Nelson S. "Rock" Barras

September 27, 1943January 12, 2013

DELCAMBRE - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Nelson S. "Rock" Barras, age 69, at 3:00 pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Herb Bennerfield will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 6:30 pm. The funeral home will reopen on Tuesday from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm.

A native and lifelong resident of Delcambre, Mr. Barras passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Dauterive Hospital, with his family at his side.

Nelson, known by family and friends as "Rock", was a driver with the Vermilion Parish Police Jury with over 20 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an alligator trapper for many years. He was a devoted father, grand and great grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed dearly.

Survivors include his children, Gina Barras Theriot and husband David and Robbie Barras and wife JoEllen LeBlanc Barras all of Delcambre; Christina Schouest, whom Nelson looked upon as his own daughter; his grandchildren, Corrie Saunier, Alyssa Theriot, Alex Barras, and Alaina Barras; two great grandchildren, Blaise and Jorrie Vital; and his brother, Sheldon Barras and wife Frances of Erath.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lorena Broussard Barras.

Serving as pallbearers will be Leonard "Pigeon" Schexnayder, Tommy Hebert, Ronnie Barras, Carl "Dukie" Landry, Lester Miguez and Charles "Duck" Romero, Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be David Theriot, Alex Barras, Sheldon Barras, Kenzel Barras, Terrell Broussard, and Tommy Mire.

To view the online obituary, video tribute, and sign the guestbook, please visit

Evangeline Funeral Home of Delcambre (337) 685-4434 is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 15, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, January 14, 2013
  • Rosary Service Monday, January 14, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Harriet Kellams

January 15, 2013

Nelson was a classmate at NISH. My condolences to his family.

Lucrese Saunier Copeland

January 15, 2013

My condolences to the family. I grew up next door to Nelson and his family back in the forties and fifties. The memories will always be with me. He will not be forgotten.

Bonnie & Herman Viator

January 14, 2013

Gina & Robbie, we are so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Prayers sent to both of you.

Jim & Tanja Hegland

January 14, 2013

Gina and Rob,

May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow. Uncle Nelson will surely be missed. You are in our prayers.

In Christ's love,

Jim, Tanja, Anna, Peter, Laura, Sarah, Andrew & Joseph Hegland

Stacey Boudreaux and Family

January 14, 2013

When Sara informed me of Nelson's passing, I was shocked. I was reminded of the many times I would stop and chat with him in passing in Bayou Tigre. I would always find him working in the yard. On many occasions I would encounter him driving the truck for he parish, where he would always wave, acknowledging me. I'm really sorry about his passing. I truly liked Nelson. Seems the days of old in Bayou Tigre or slowly coming to pass. As many times as my dad would go overseas in the Air Force, we lived at my grandmothers in Bayou Tigre. I still have vivid memories of Simon, Harry, Sam and of course Nelson. He will be missed. May God provide comfort and understanding in the family's time of loss. if anyone needs my help with anything please contact me.

Mark & Jodie Pharr

January 14, 2013

Hey Gina, Natalie and I were looking at the pictures and enjoyed sharing your memories of your dad. It looks like he had a good life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mitch Pere

January 14, 2013

Robbie and Gina,I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad.I will not be able to attend but you are in my prayers.God Bless

Omar Smith

January 14, 2013

Gina, Our condolences to you and your family from the N. Court Chase Branch.
Omar Smith/N Court

Lance Romero

January 14, 2013

R.I.P. Rock, you will never be forgotten !

Lance Romero

January 14, 2013

Nelson was a great man, new him since early childhood, he will be forever missed, r.I.p. nelson "rock"