Joan Rita Rodrigue Courville

September 8, 1933February 5, 2013

Joan Rita Rodrigue Courville joined her loved ones on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the age of 79. She was born in Gretna, LA and was a resident of Marrero, LA for the past 73 years. She was the daughter of the late Euzebe Rodrigue and Julia Blank Rodrigue. She was the beloved wife of David Courville for the past 49 years and the devoted mother of 2 wonderful daughters, Pamela Felty (Shayne) and Melody Clark (the late William). She was the sister of the late Joyce Rita Rodrigue. Wonderful grandmother of Lucas and Jack Felty and David and Shiloh Clark. Joan never met a stranger and she was loved by everyone and she loved everyone she met. She had a heart of gold and she has seen the good in everyone she knew and met. This wonderful woman will be sadly missed by everyone who had the honor of meeting and knowing her, family and friends. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Westside Leitz Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 5:00 PM until 10:00 PM and again the next morning from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM. A Prayer Service will be held in the Chapel of the funeral home and burial will be held in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery in Westwego, LA. Condolences may be offered online at


  • Visitation Wednesday, February 6, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, February 7, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 7, 2013

Joan Rita Rodrigue Courville

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Russell Richardson Sr.

February 18, 2013

To Mr David and Melody, may the Lord bless and strenthen your family at this time. I'll always remember Ms Joan. You guys made me feel like family when I became your mailman, after Peanut retired. I'll keep praying you all. Love always!!!

Marilyn Wiliams

February 7, 2013

My heartfelt condolences to my "adopted family" for their loss. Joan was such a sweet,kind and wonderful woman that I loved. I will pray for you all.
Marilyn Williams Gretna,La

Louisa Spiers

February 6, 2013

Love u aunt Joan u will be missed


February 6, 2013

Thee are so many things that come to mind when I think about Aunt Joan. She always had a good word to say when your were down, and she has so much LOVE to give!!! Melody and Pan there are no words that can tell you how much I LOVED HER and how much she will be missed. Lets just say GOD needed our Angel. My prayers are with you !!LOVE MABEL

Rebecca & Brett Courville

February 6, 2013

Our deepest condolences to Aunt Joan's entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your cherished memories of this wonderful woman. May God bless everyone. RIP Aunt Joan.
Love, Brett & Rebecca Courville,Fly and Revigne "CHU CHU" Guidry

Elaine and Darrel Brasseaux

February 6, 2013

our condolences to the Courville family, she was a great woman and will be missed greatly. We are unable to make the services but our prayers are with all of you.


Elaine and Darrel Brasseaux