Joseph Phillip BeJeaux

December 15, 1940April 30, 2013

A loving husband, father, and grandfather went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at the age of 72. He graduated from Istrouma High School in 1958 and then attended LSU until he joined the US Army. After serving the country, he worked at Exxon until retiring in 1996. He was a Deacon for the Diocese of Baton Rouge at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He did nursing home and prison ministry for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. He was an Adoration Chapel adorer at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, and various other ministries including Knights of Columbus and the Ushers Society. Visitation will be held at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church on Thursday, May 2, 2013, from 5 PM until 9 PM and will resume on Friday, May 3, 2013, from 9:30 AM until the funeral mass at 11 AM. Interment will be at 3 PM at LA National Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Wilson BeJeaux; three children, J. Paul BeJeaux and wife, Nichol Lacy, Suzanne BeJeaux Ozier, and Amanda BeJeaux Milton and husband, Matt; six grandchildren, Nicholas and Joshua BeJeaux, Kyle and Victoria Ozier, and Matthew and Madison Milton. He is preceded in death by his parents, Numa and Helen Mason BeJeaux. A special thanks to his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Sandra and Jerry Gainer and Connie and Butch Breaux for your companionship over the years. Pallbearers will be Gerald Gainer, V.W. “Butch” Breaux, Gene Wilson, Joe Wilson, Richard Wilson, Jimmy Ferriell, and Vernon Pastorick. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Phil’s name to St. Vincent de Paul Society 1466 North St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802.


  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, May 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2013

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May 20, 2013

Betty, Debbie just called me to tell me of Phil's passing. (Her memory is like mine). So sorry I am finding out about this so late. We are so grateful for his officiating at our parents funeral's. He was a awesome man and I know you will miss him. We are so Sorry for Your Loss. God Be With You.
Pat Achord and
Debbie Cantu

Greg & Mona Laird Miller

May 7, 2013

The BeJeaux Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Deacon Phil will indeed be missed by all those who knew him & whom he helped during his ministry at St. Alphonsus. We indeed will miss his sermons at mass. He served God on earth & will continue to serve God in heaven. God Bless You All.

Robert and Gail Corbin

May 4, 2013

Dear Betty and family,
We are so sorry for the loss of Phill. We will sadly miss him. He was such a wonderful person to be around.
The funeral today was so beautiful. Madison sounded like a song bird. I'm proud of her for being strong enough to finish that song. It was absolutely beautiful. It was so moving to see all the Priest and Deacons there to send him off. We are all blessed to have known Phill and all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
We Love You.

daniel/patricia breaux

May 3, 2013

We love you Uncle Phil. We will always remember our special day when you married us. Patricia and I will miss you so much.

May 3, 2013

We love you and will miss you uncle Phil. We will always remember the family gatherings down Ednie lane. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

David,Paula,Devin and Cody

Julie & Mitch Rios

May 3, 2013

Deacon Phil was truly a special man. It was so apparent how much he loved the Lord. He always knew what to say and had the most gentle disposition. There will always be a special place in my heart for him. I know we will see him again and that he is rejoicing with the Lord. There is no doubt in my mind he heard, "Well done good and faithful servant."

We are truly going to miss you Deacon Phil.

May 3, 2013

Betty and family. I am so sorry about Phil's passing. I know this is very difficult for the family, but knowing that he was such a faith filled man, he is definitely in a better place. He is looking down on all of us from his new place with the Lord. My prayers will continue to be with you and your family'

Debbie Sartwell

May 2, 2013

Mrs. BeJeaux, I am truly sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Paw Paw touched many lives, including mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Craig Ozier

May 2, 2013

Mrs. BeJeaux, I am truly sorry for your loss. Mr. Phil will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. Paw Paw touched many lives, including mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Frances & Byron Beverly

May 2, 2013

Betty, we are so sorry to hear of your loss of Phil. We've known you both for a long time. Phil was such a blessing to our family during my mother's illness. She always enjoyed his visits. He was a wonderful Deacon and the Parish was truly blessed to have had Phil's many talents. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy.