Ted Joseph Bordelon

May 23, 1944March 9, 2019

Ted J. Bordelon left this world on March 9, 2019. He was born in 1944 in Marksville, Louisiana, to Morris H. and Lottie M. Bordelon. He was a resident of Greenwell Springs. He has one sister, Gertie and one brother, Enoch. He has been married to Patricia Hitchcock Bordelon since 1966, and she was the great joy in his life. He had a great working career and retired May, 2010. God gave to Ted and Pat three wonderful children, Ted Jr, Patrick and Nancy and three unbelievable grandchildren Jackson, Luke and Anna. Ted thanks God for the wonderful blessings in his life and is blessed to have his in laws Joe Craig (Gertie), Marilyn Morvant Bordelon (Enoch) Nicola Miele Bordelon (Ted, Jr), Katy Stowe Bordelon (Patrick), and Jesse Bessette (Nancy). His most treasured possession was his wife and family. Ted grew up on a farm located in Magnolia near Marksville. He first drove a tractor when he was 7 years old. Through the farm work experience, his parents gave him the foundation of knowing the attributes he needed to become a good adult. The family raised cotton, corn, soybeans and a large family garden. During high school years, he made his spending money cutting grass with an 8N Ford tractor and bush hog. Ted and Pat's property purchased near Mansura and Cottonport was a very special place to him and gave his family many moments of satisfaction. His favorite place to sit was at his property, on the bench under the tall pecan trees which were near the bayou crossing his property. His Ford 3600 tractor was a treasure of his. He loved cooking (and eating) jambalaya, using his 170 year old recipe. He cooked for his church and special fund raisers for about 20 years. He loved music; his favorite music was Southern Gospel especially the Cathedrals Quartet. The Celebration of Life will be at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge on Saturday, March 16, 2019 with services at 10:00am and visitation from 8:00am to 10:00am. Interment will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, March 16, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, March 16, 2019

Ted Joseph Bordelon

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David Breidenbach

March 16, 2019

I was saddened to learn today that Ted had passed on. I worked with him for several years at Ethyl Corporation, and we shared many fun times working and spending lunchtime together. He was a very nice man, smart and very hard working; he had a great sense of humor and was very caring of people. I haven't had contact with him for many years, but had looked forward to seeing him again, but now, sadly, I won't be able to. I wish his family well, knowing they will have many wonderful stories and memories of him to treasure going forward. My sincere condolences to his wife, Pat, and to his children.

Bob Taylor

March 15, 2019

Mr. Ted was our neighbor on Canyonland drive in Park Forest When I was a teenager. He and Ms. Pat were always so kind and Happy. They were the best neighbors anyone could ever hope for. Though these days are destined to come for all of us, it saddens me that such a fine man has left this earth. Ted was a great example of how we should all be to each other.

Mark 12:31 "The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.".

My sincere condolences to this great family.

Bob Taylor

Susan McCown

March 14, 2019

Ted and I were hired on the same day in 1966 by Ethyl Corp. We were both new to the big city, both being from small towns (Marksville and Welsh) and both newlyweds. We worked in the same department for several years and I loved his personality and wonderful sense of humor. We both left Ethyl but I used to enjoy seeing and catching up on family when I would go to St. Luke's Arts and Craft fair, where he was cooking.....and we shared a love for Cajun cooking. Ted was a warm and considerate man. Although we hadn't seen each other in years, reading about his death truly touched me. He so loved his family and was so proud of his children. Although I will be unable to attend Saturday's celebration of his life, my thoughts will be with his family. Goodbye, dear friend.

Lori and Pete Ignagni

March 12, 2019

Dear Bordelon Family,
We hold fond memories of our times together throughout the years. The Christmas in North Carolina, the Halloween when the kids were very young, the many in-between visits, and of course the wedding of Nicci and Ted. May you all be comforted with the happy memories throughout the years and know you are all in our thoughts. May he Rest In Peace.
Pete and Lori Ignagni

Missy Thomas

March 11, 2019

Mrs Pat,

So Sorry for your loss. He was a nice man and really enjoyed my conversations with him He was so seeet and caring when Kevin and I moved back to Louisiana after Brian died and was always so attentive to Kevin.

He will be missed.

Debbie Ignatz

March 11, 2019

I am so sorry to learn of Ted's passing. I loved him dearly. I look back on the years I shared with the two of you at SUPRA conferences with a smile. He was a true original who cared so much for individuals with disabilities. I will always remember his warm smile and kind heart. My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Debbie Ignatz

Lori Miele

March 11, 2019

While I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Bordelon I do know his son Ted and grandson Jackson. My deepest sympathies to the Bordelon family and extended family for their loss. I will say a prayer for him this Sunday at my own church in Rhode Island. Rest in peace Mr. Bordelon.