Westside/Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home

5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA


Ronnie David Esta

October 27, 1960May 13, 2020
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Ronnie David Esta entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 5:28 am at the age of 59. He was a lifelong resident of Marrero, Louisiana. Beloved husband of Vickie Gauthreaux Esta. Loving father of Albert John Contranchis of Marrero, LA, Ricky Paul Bergeron, III (Layla) of Luling, LA, and Beau David Esta (Genie) of Braithwaite, LA. Proud Grandfather of Krislyn and Kenneth Hebert, Kaitlyn, Collin, Trent, Lucas, Alexis, Bethany and Gavin Alfonso-Esta. Son of the late Patricia Ann Williams Esta and Malcom J. Esta. Brother of Gillis Esta. Godfather of Amy Levet, and Christy Dufrene. Brother in law of Angelle Martin, Hubert Gauthreaux, and the late Michael Gauthreaux. Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Family and friend are invited to attend a Funeral Service at White Dove Fellowship Church, 3600 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058 on Monday, May 18, 2020 at 1:00 pm with visitation beginning at 10:00 am, at church. Interment will follow in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, 1225 Whitney, Gretna, LA. Online condolences available at www.westsideleitzeagan.com The Esta family request that all guest and family members adhere to the Social Distancing requirements during the visitation and services, and kindly ask that all guest wear mask. Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expy. Marrero, LA in charge of the arrangements. Information 341-9421.


  • Ronnie David Esta

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  • Ronnie David Esta

    Monday, May 18, 2020


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Cindy Gagnard Junker

May 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to Vicki and the family. Words can not describe the pain from the loss of such a well loved & great person but he will always be right at your side in spirit. I know he was meet by many people. He is my cousin from my mothers side and I have a lot of memories of him especially from our teen years going to his house and sitting on the porch and going to OLPS fair. He made sure no that no one bothered me. I’m sorry that I couldn’t say my final goodbyes to him but I live out of state. His kind and loving spirit will always live on. Fly high cuz because you well earned your angel wings.

Emily Riemer

May 19, 2020

There is the family you’re born into and then there is family that you’re blessed to meet. Ever since I was 15 years old Ronnie treated me as family. Just like real family, no matter how long had passed since I last saw him, I always felt at home when I visited. I would leave with my cheeks literally hurting from laughing so much. The love that he showed for you and kids was beyond measure. Ms. Vickie, the love that you two showed for each other was something I have admired since I was young, it may not have always been easy or perfect, but it was so genuine and true. It was something to aspire to, and when I brought Nathan around I was so happy that y’all accepted him with open arms and loved him too. Ronnie is gone much too soon, but he left a big impression on me and I will strive to be the spouse and parent that he was. To have a good time and laugh often, just like he did. I will cherish all of the memories and hopefully make more with y’all while keeping his memory alive. My love to the whole family ❤️

Genie Esta

May 19, 2020

When I was about to meet Mr Ronnie for the first time I was scared. On facebook he looked tuff and intimidating. I wanted him to like us but, I figured his son marring a women with 7 children, he probably wouldn't. I was so wrong!! Our first time at his house he fell in love with Gavin and fed him dipping dots till he threw up ( literally threw up at their home). He wasn't mad he smiled and laughed. He never made me feel odd for having all these children he openly excepted them and from day 1. He was pawpaw. He loved me too he would call me baby girl he made me feel like I mattered! I cut myself at christmas and while everyone else was panicking he sprung into action and bandaged me up like a dad would do! He would call me and say" don't do anything today just go be with those kids" "have fun". I have never met someone like him he loved people for real without motive just from his heart. One morning he texted me "hey what you doing let's go to the zoo today" and we did and it was one of the best days we had. Gavin walking around saying pawpaw Ronnie come see this. I regret not knowing him longer! My all time favorite memory was the wedding I sat across the table from him. The love in his eyes and he asked about all the children and he asked about our dog thea. I thought to myself my gosh he is rare. He is a good man and this good man raised good men! In the short time I knew him I love him like a father. If you ask my children He is their pawpaw! I know he is happy in heaven with God enjoying eternity but my gosh he is missed by so many. His love will live on in all the lives he has touched. Each and every one of us will take a piece of him into how we live the rest of our lives. You are forever loved and forever missed! Love your daughter in law (daughter) Genie.

Sherry Disotell

May 18, 2020

I am so sorry for your lost. He was a very nice and sweet man. He could talk your head off. But I didn't mind at all. He always had a smile on his face when ever I see him. Ronnie you will be missed by many and loved by all.
Rest In Peace

Frank and Jackie Marullo

May 18, 2020

Frank and I are so sorry for your loss!!
Cherish all the beautiful memories you have and remember he is looking at you and you can feel him in the sunlight and breeze!!! I trust that Pascal was there to meet him as he arrived in heaven!!! May God Bless you and your entire family...

Pascal Romano, Jr.

May 18, 2020

Rest Easy Mr. Ronnie, You Will Sincerely Be Missed By Many.

Angelle Martin

May 17, 2020

Sister, I’m crushed seeing this, it makes it all true & final. We can’t wake up and say it was all a bad dream. I wish we could Rewind time a week or so, losing another man in our family is killing me. I wish I’d answered all those calls he made to me when I was in the hospital no matter how weak I was. What I wouldn’t do to hear him say “I love you sister.” When he ended a phone call with me or when we were together & y’all were leaving that’s what he would say. He loved & cared deeply. But, he also hurt deeply when someone he cared for did something to him. I will always love & miss you my dear brother until we meet again, rest in the arms of Jesus, with no pain, no hatred & no evil just love & kindness. My heart ❤️ is broken 💔

James G Jimbo DuFrene

May 16, 2020

Dear Vickie, Beau, Albert Ricky, please accept my deepest, deepest condolences!🤲
Jimbo, is absolutely Flatline, by news of my cousin Ronnie passing!💔
I'm doing the best I can with the message!
As you know Vickie, my son Tee-James, passed away on March 4th 2020.
At tender young age of 20 years old!
It makes it 10 times harder hearing about my cousin Ronnie, who I love very much!💔😥💔
Never forget I love each and everyone of you!
I know that Jesus Will Comfort you all, and give the you strength to deal with this grief!
I wish I had the strength to be there, but in dealing with my son. Wayne then Ronnie 2 Days Later!
Jimbo's wiped out!
I'll be praying for each and everyone of you!
If you need me for anything!
Call me at 704-742-6964 And remember, Jimbo loves you and I'm praying for each and everyone of you, in Jesus's name!

In Christ,
Evg. James Jimbo Jr.!🙏

Marie Stass

May 16, 2020

Vicky, Al and Ricky
My condolences, love and prayers are with yall. May the Lord be with yall during this difficult time. Guys We lost our stepdad 6 months ago and understand your heart ache.
Love yall, Marie aka Mother Goose

Laurie Burrell

May 16, 2020

This is an amazing picture of Ronnie. Our moms were sisters and we spent a lot of time together from childhood to our teens. I remember watching Elvis Presley movies together in my living room and Ronnie showing off his impressive dancing skills. He will be missed and is in good company with so many wonderful people now,. He worked hard and made a wonderful life for his wife and family. My thoughts are with Vicky, Beau and all who he called family. God Bless all.


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