Joliessaint "Ted" Pourciau

April 17, 1930February 8, 2019

Joliessaint "Ted" Pourciau went to his heavenly home surrounded by his daughters on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the age of 88 years "young." He was born in Lakeland, Louisiana on April 17, 1930 and resided there until he was drafted by the U.S. Army for The Korean Conflict in 1951 - 1953. Upon returning after the war, Ted traveled to Chalmette, Louisiana in hopes of obtaining a job at Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, where he worked & retired in 1981 after 33 years of employment. This trip and employment is what brought Dad and Mom together as they met in New Orleans. He never returned to New Roads to live and took residence in St. Bernard Parish in 1962 through February 8, 2019 with the exception of Hurricane Katrina. He was a faithful member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Ted was known for his quiet disposition and sweet natured spirit. He was devoted to his family and friends. His early hobbies were hunting for rabbits & squirrels, and he also tried his hand at trawling. He also loved watching sporting events like football, basketball and baseball games, as well as doing his own yard work. Later in his life, his hobbies consisted of playing the lotto and buying scratch offs (which was lucky for him). He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ethel of 41 years, his best friend & son-in-law Randy Boleware, his parents, Faustin and Anita Pourciau, Sisters- Juanita Rozarto, Hilda Causey, Una Hunt. Brothers - Ivy, Tefose, Wallace Sr., Norman Sr., Harry, and George. He is survived by his devoted & loving daughters - Brenda Boleware and Pat Pourciau, his adoring grandsons - Brad and Robert Boleware, (Heather) and his two precious Great grandchildren, Ella and Beau Boleware, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his sister, Beatrice Rost. We would like to thank Dr. Bragg, Drs. Smith, Paige, and Ramirez for caring for our father during his battle with lung cancer. Thanks also to the many health care providers on his team. A special thank you goes out to Compassus Hospice Staff for helping us with the care of our father during his final days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2621 Colonial Blvd., Violet, LA on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will begin at 2:00 PM. He will be laid to rest with his beloved wife in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens with military honors. In lieu of flowers, masses and/or donations to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, February 16, 2019

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U L Dubroc

February 16, 2019

I am so sorry for your lose

Keith Black

February 16, 2019

Your dad was truly a gentile soul and a great man. I am so glad I had the chance to know him. I'll never forget him sitting on Santa's lap. R.I.P. brother soldier and thank you for your service and sacrifices. God bless you.

Shirley Nicosia Erato

February 15, 2019

Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers. Shirley


February 15, 2019

Words can not express the deep loss I feel in losing my Uncle Ted, When he spent time here after Katrina we would have him over for supper a couple times a week. One day he came over and taught Maggie how to make his homemade vegetablesoup) She still uses his recipe today [We enjoyed listening to his old stories of the family. He was truly the definition of a Southern Gentlemenn as yall girls quoted in the obit. When it was time for him to go back to his family, it was hard to lose him then but I would talked to him on the phone and I felt a little better. I will miss our french conversations. Love you and will miss you but GOD has called a true saint. We love you Brenda & Pat and we are here if ever you need anything.

Rebecca Patterson

February 14, 2019

Brenda and Patricia, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's death. Reading his obituary brings so many childhood memories of growing up on Maureen Lane to mind. Your mom and dad were both really nice people and because of them I have fond memories of that precious time in my adolescent. What a nice gift to leave behind.
Take care..your families are in my prayers.

Annette Beal

February 14, 2019

So sorry to hear this. I am very honored to have had the privilege of spending many Fridays with your father. Several times just him at the table and I would stop by and sit with him. He never had a lot to say and I did most of the talking, but it was truly my pleasure. God has gained a true Angel.

Dale Morris

February 13, 2019

Brenda , Patricia and your families
We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad .
What a southern gentleman he is ....
Always kind to all of us .
Our Mom and Dad Mim and Thelma loved him as well .
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

Please take care 💟

Jimmy , Dale , and. Alice Landry

Jennifer Prestridge

February 13, 2019

Dear Brenda, Patricia, and family,

Thank you so much for sharing your dad with us, and helping us along our journey to find Kirk's bio family. Our meeting in 2017 is a lasting memory that will stay with us forever. We are praying for you and your families for comfort, peace, and joy. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.


Jennifer and Kirk Prestridge
Denham Springs, LA

Laurie Pourciau-Olinde

February 12, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you both Patricia & Brenda. May God hold your hearts in his tender care as you grieve the loss of your Father. I will keep you & all who Love Uncle Ted in my prayers. I Love you two wonderful ladies. God Bless...

Belle McCormick

February 12, 2019

Heaven has gained one of the most kind and gentle souls that ever walked this earth. Your Mom and he must be smiling down upon you two, bursting with pride and love. My heart is with you Pat and Brenda.