Ourso Funeral Home


Roy Anthony Schneider Sr.

August 22, 1928November 17, 2020

Roy Anthony Schneider Sr. a native of Florida and a longtime resident of Donaldsonville passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the age 92.

A devoted and faithful Catholic, Roy was a longtime member of Our Lady of Hope and Our Lady of Sorrows. Roy was also a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He enjoyed gardening, music, wood working, spending a lot of time outside, and spending time with his family and friends.

Those left to cherish Roy's wonderful memory are his children, Roy Schneider Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, Lisa Schneider and her fiancé, Michael Mistretta, Mary Blanchard, Vivian Olano and her husband, Donnie, Claudia Keen and her husband, Mark, and Beth Landry and her husband, Kevin; fifteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Schneider; his parents Roy L. and Florida Schneider; his son-in-law, Tim Blanchard; three grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be observed on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 9am until time of services at 11am with a Mass of Christian Burial being held for Roy at Ourso Funeral Home in Donaldsonville. Following services, Roy will be laid to rest in the Ascension Catholic Cemetery. Father Jean Morel will be officiating.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the personnel at Pinnacle Hospice, Johnathan Lyons, Brandi and Veronica; Roy's sitter, Laura Coleman, as well as Roy's granddaughters, Michelle, Nicolette, and Lizzie for their care and support of Roy.



  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Jennifer McKeithen

November 19, 2020

I was grieved to learn the news of my grandfather's passing.

Papa's family was his entire world and he counted each of us as his treasures. Devoted to the Archangel Raphael, I believe he often recalled the blessing on Tobias: "...may you see your children, and your children's children, unto the third and fourth generation: and may your seed be blessed by the God of Israel, who reigneth for ever and ever." (Tobias 9:11)

Growing up, Papa sheltered and cared for my family when we fell on hard times. Before bed, he would sing and play his guitar for us kids. On Sunday mornings, he'd wake me up early to have coffee and breakfast together before going to Mass.

One of my last conversations with him was when he told me about his service in the Pacific during World War II. He said that at the time he didn't know how he'd get through it. But he later realized it was because he was meant to have his six children and all of his grandchildren. That same evening, he proudly showed me his published poem, "Adam Had'Em."

+ Requiescat in pace +

Patricia Lee

November 19, 2020

I have many positive memories of my grandfather. In my earliest recollection, he would play his guitar and sing for my siblings and myself. He loved music, and it was not until I was a little older when I learned he was a composer and how much songwriting meant to him. He always had a little rhyme or riddle each time we met, and showed his sharp wit and playful nature throughout the day. He provided love and humor for his family at each opportunity he could find.

I remember often visiting him and my grandmother throughout the year, seeing them on Sundays, and at each family gathering. He and my grandmother helped instill in me the importance of family and a devotion to religion. Whenever we visited, we all said the Rosary together. He provided spiritually for his family.

He was a gardener. We would explore the garden that he had made and sometimes help him collect the harvest. He grew vegetables, and fruits but I remember corn, green beans, figs, and cantaloupe the most. I remember he used to give the bounty of the harvest away to family members and friends while preserving the rest in the freezer for the off-season. He provided food for his family and he knew how to persevere.

He was a carpenter and a self-starter. He built the house that he and my grandmother lived in and where many of my childhood memories stem from. He also helped build the chapel that I attended for 21 years. He provided an always-welcoming home and shelter for his family and a community for Catholics.

These are just some memories among so many and more. I had been so blessed to have been part of the family he created and cared so much for.

God the loving, merciful, and eternal, we entrust the soul of Roy A. Schneider, Sr., to you.

I love you PawPaw.

With condolences, prayers, and love,

Patricia "Trisha" Elaine Lee

Vivian Pamblanco

November 19, 2020

Roy married my sister, Betty, when I was 7 years old. I was the flower girl in their wedding at St. Mary's Star of The Sea Church in Key West, Fl. So, he was part of my life for 70 years.
Roy was strong in his faith, a wonderful dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. He was the oldest of 10 children.
He was a great punster and teased a lot, some of his jokes are forever etched in my memories!
My husband, John and I, extend our love and prayers to his six children and his numerous grands and great-grands.
With love and prayers,
John and Vivian Pamblanco

Jason Pamblanco

November 19, 2020

I will always have very fond memories of Uncle Roy. I loved his humor and smile! I’ll never forget the time he and Aunt Betty came to watch me while my parents went to Israel. We had a grand time!

My favorite quip of his (that I still use myself)... when asked how you’re feeling, he’d reply “with my hands.” Classic Uncle Roy.

We send our love to all the extended family, and pray for God’s peace to surround you during these days.

Jason, Christina & Judah Pamblanco


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