Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA


Brian Jerod Champagne

May 8, 1943September 29, 2019

Brian Jerod Champagne “Papa”, age 76, was surrounded by his family as he entered the gates of heaven on Sunday, September 29, 2019, at 11:42 am at West Jefferson Medical Center. Brian was an amazing, loving, caring and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 8, 1943, and was a resident of the Westbank his entire life. He worked at Avondale Shipyard as a trade superintendent and he retired after 39 years of commitment. “Papa” was selfless, hard-working, family man who always put others first. He was adored and loved by everyone he met. He was the true definition of what it means to love. He loved his wife, daughters, grandchildren and friends so much. Survived by his wife, Janes Gros Champagne, the love of his life for 56 years of marriage. Preceded in death by his parents, Lecester Champagne and Annie Pichoff. “Papa was raised by his Uncle Milton Pichoff and Aunt Thelma Pichoff that taught him to be the loving and respectful man that he grew up to be. Brian was a loving father to Marie C. Boudoin (Adlis, Jr.), Bernadette C. Lanata (Tommy), Sandy C. Phillip (Victor, Jr.), and Denise A. Larsen (Freddie), whom he loved like a daughter. A proud grandfather of Victor S. Phillip III (girlfriend Macy), Madison M. Boudoin (boyfriend Michael), Vance G. Phillip (girlfriend Elizabeth), Nicholas D. Boudoin, Thomas W. Lanata, Jr. and Anna M. Lanata. He was also survived by his brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Donald Gros (the late Mary), Alton Gros, Jr. (Geraldine), and the late Sally Vedros (the late Wilton). He was also survived by his four legged companion, Gracie, numerous loving nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Brian last words to Janes was “Mama, we have a beautiful family”. Brian would like to thank his family for their constant everlasting love and support. The family would like to thank all of the nurses, physicians and the staff at West Jefferson Medical Center for the compassionate care given to him until the last days of his life. Relatives, friends and former co-workers are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expy., Marrero, LA on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm. Visitation beginning at 9:00 am. Interment following in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery, Westwego, LA. Online condolences available at www.westsideleitzeagan.com


  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 4, 2019


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Coral Bouvier

October 7, 2019

So sorry, worked with him (Avondale) R.I.P.

John Ernst

October 3, 2019

Brian Champagne was the most unselfish person I have ever met He couldn’t do enough for me at Avondale no Job was to big for him he made me look good, I will sorely miss him, may the good lord bless his soul.

Janet Hebert Lee

October 2, 2019

Brian was my cousin. Uncle Milton took care of him, Aunt Thelma was the sister of my Daddy (Joseph Loney Hebert). They called him Pete.

My condolences to his family and friends.
I lost track of him a long time ago. I am glad that he was a good man, Husband, Father, Grandfather and many good friends.

Danny Scuoppo

October 1, 2019

Mr Brian was like a father to me as I was growing up. He was always there for me. He was my confirmation sponsor. He showed me what it was like to be a good family man. It was his influence that made me the father to my children that I am today. His family always came first. I learned so much from him. There will never be another like him. He will be truly missed. I love you Mr Brian