Calvin West Broaden
September 14, 1929 – June 6, 2018
Calvin West Broaden died peacefully at the age of 88 on June 6th, 2018, in his home in New Orleans, LA. Calvin was born in Clinton, LA. on September 14th, 1929 to Henry and LouBertha Broaden. He was married to Mattie Brooks Broaden for 27 years. He is survived by 6 children, Cheryl Broaden (Charles) Shelia, Tracy B. Jefferson ( Percy), Edward Cooper Jr. (Daffalyn), Donald Cooper (Tawanna), Belinda Cooper; 16 grandchildren Jonathan, Bianca, Brittinia, Briania, Percy, Perchell, Pernell, James, Dominique, Edward, Edgerinn, Edrionne, Henry, Tajshi, Lamar, and Quedric; 7 greatgrandchildren, Benjamin, Roman, Christopher Jr, Paisley, Marley, Carter, Taylor; a host of family members, his brothers and sisters, Joseph Broaden ( Sharon ) of Baton Rouge, Jessie of Baton Rouge, Shirley B. Smith of Colorado, Bertha B. Wilcox of Baton Rouge, Willie Lee B. Stone of Baton Rouge, Dorthy B. Smith of Baton Rouge. Calvin is preceded in death by John Broaden, James Broaden, Lucille B. Smith, Gladys Broaden, Odal B. Edwards, Bernice B. Bullock, Rose B. Hayes, and Gertrude B. Lanns Brother-in-laws & Sister-in-laws, Robert E. Brooks (Rose) of New Orleans La. Minnie K. Brooks, of Texas, Carrie M. Brooks of New Orleans, La. Annie B. Hubbard (Lester) Johnny Brooks of California, Vonnie Ward of Massachusetts, Simon L. Brooks of New Orleans, La. Clarence Brooks of New Orleans, La. Jimmy J. Brooks of Cuba Alabama, and Charles H. Brooks of California. He was baptized at an early age in Clinton, LA at St. Peter Methodist Baptist Church, preceding his death he was a member of Historic Second Baptist Church, under Pastor Robert B. Jackson, where he regularly attended and was a member of the choir until he got down sick. Calvin attended School in Clinton, LA. and returned to school at Delgado Community College in New Orleans, LA. Calvin served as a sergeant in the United States Army and after an honorable discharge he moved to New Orleans, LA. He was a chef and loved to cook. He cooked in the French Quarter for some years, then Maison Blanch, were he retired and enjoyed his life, always putting GOD first, no matter what trials he faced. He loved his family and his brothers, Joseph and Jessie. When he spoke of them his heart would smile. His life was a great blessing, the 88 years GOD graced him with on this earth. He lived on Urquhart St. until his house was destroyed by a fire. He was rescued from the fire and GOD prolonged his life till June 6th, 2018. He lived everyday as a blessing, being grateful and thankful.