Rodney Paul Comeaux

September 18, 1950March 25, 2013

NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Mr. Rodney Paul Comeaux, age 62, at 11:00 am on Monday, April 1, 2013 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Fr. Gary Schexnailder will serve as the celebrant and Fr. Charles Langlois will serve as the concelebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Sunday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday and remain open until service time. A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Comeaux passed away at 11:30 pm on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Lafayette General Hospital.

Mr. Comeaux was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and as a member of the Adoration Chapel Ministry. He also served his county in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Rodney was an Eagle Scout and also a member of Our Lady of the Oaks Men’s Retreat Group. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from U.S.L. and was the founder of C&S Safety Systems located in New Iberia. In his free time, he enjoyed boating, fishing, shrimping, camping, spending time outdoors and gardening. He especially loved all of his children and grandchildren and spending time with his family. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Bailey Comeaux of New Iberia; sons, Bryan Comeaux and wife Kelly of New Iberia, Dr. Blake Comeaux and wife Danielle of New Iberia; daughter, Leah Comeaux Reaux and husband Chuck of New Iberia; mother, Betty Comeaux of New Iberia; brothers, Donald Comeaux and wife Stephanie of New Iberia, Mike Comeaux of New Iberia; sisters, Cathy Koch of New Iberia, Dr. Mary Beth Winmill, of Abbeville, Louise Gaspard of Bayou Vista, Jane McCurley and husband Robert of New Iberia; grandchildren, Emmaline Reaux, Ella Comeaux, Caroline Comeaux, Carson Comeaux, Jase McCoy, Brandon Reaux, Ashley Camille; father-in-law, Raymond Bailey; mother-in-law, Emma Bailey, Godchildren, Dusti Louviere and Ethan Bailey and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ray Joseph Comeaux and grandson, Noah Alan Comeaux.

Pallbearers will be Chad Bailey, Bret Bailey, Benjamin Bailey, Nicholas Bailey, Mike Comeaux, Donald Comeaux, Byron Perry and Ryan Winmill.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ethan Bailey, Malcolm Migues, Lonnie Myers, Frank LeDoux and Gerald Faulk.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Rosary Service Sunday, March 31, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013

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April 9, 2013

Today is April 9, 2013. I have just learned of Rodney's death from a friend that lives in New Iberia. I now live in Eunice, LA. It is with great sorrow that I write .Please accept my belated condolences. May God be with each and everyone of his family. I remember him as a kind and gentle person with good thoughts and wishes for all. He is with our Lord and Savior in Heaven. If you would like to contact me my phone number is 225-931-5109. My address is 110 Harold Street, Eunice, LA 70535.

Perry & Mona Leleux

April 5, 2013

Karen, we are so very sorry for your loss. Your memories are the legacy of God's love. May your faith help you through this difficult time.

Steve Landry

April 2, 2013

We just learned about Rodney's passing this afternoon (4/2) what a shock to us all. Know that you and your family are in our prayers and may God continue to watch over you . . .
Steve & Gail Landry

Suzanne Blanchet

April 2, 2013

dear Karen, I am in Katy with Connie and heard of Rodney's death. I am so sorry for your loss and it reminded me that those who have touched our lives are with us forever! Take good care of your heart and know that you have the prayers of many supporting you. Time and the love of God will fill the empty space you now will feel!!

Charlene Fleming

April 2, 2013

Karen, I was so sorry to hear of Rodney's death. I know these are difficult days for you and the family. I am continuing to remember all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Charlene C. Fleming

Scot Rudolph

April 1, 2013

Karen and family. We just learned of Rodney's death and are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you all. Scot & Connie Rudolph

Faye Landry

April 1, 2013

Leah, my deepest condolences to your family on your Dad's passing. Our prayers are with you. Love, Aunt Faye and Uncle Tony Landry

April 1, 2013

Karen and Family, Very sorry to hear of Rodney's passing. Rodney was a great friend and such an inspiration. Rodney will be missed and remenber always. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family. Bill & Sharen Howerton, Spring, Texas

Marilyn Delaune Derise

April 1, 2013

Keeping ya'll in my prayers. JMJ.

Virginia Planchard

April 1, 2013

So very sorry to learn of Rodney's passing. I know that you all will miss him. You are in my prayers.