Ronald James Noel
June 5, 1965 – July 5, 2021
Ronald James Noel, known by family and friends as Mr. Ronald, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 5, 2021, in New Orleans with his wife at his side. He was 56 years young.
Ronald was born June 5, 1965 in Zachary, Louisiana to the late Morris Noel and the late Barbary Fontenot Noel and was the youngest of four children born to that union. From an early age, he always had a strong work ethic. Working as a carpenter from the age of 16 years old, his hands were his life, and he used his skills and knowledge to help build industries throughout the area. His wife, Susan, recalls one of his proudest moments of working tirelessly during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as the lead foreman at the main breach in the 9th ward working to rebuild infrastructure. During a private meeting with his superintendent, former President George W. Bush put his hand on Ronald’s shoulder and told him that he could be proud of his efforts because he was making history. He was later coined by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for those same efforts and his picture and work site featured in an article written by Newt Gingrich in Time magazine. It was a difficult assignment but was truly the high point in his career and certainly one that he would never forget.
Outside of his work Ronald lived a pretty simple life, albeit a life filled with everything important to him. He was a true Louisiana outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing, although Susan said he never really caught many fish. From the harvest of his hunts, he made his own smoked sausage with the best seasonings around. As Micheal recalled, the entire family looked forward to his venison jerky every Christmas. Many great meals were shared with family and friends.
Above all, Ronald’s greatest attributes was his tremendous faith and love of family. A simple man, in words only, yet a great man in stature. Rest well Ronald for we will be reunited one day.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 16 years, Susan Moore Noel; his stepdaughter, Geri Lynn Aucoin (Dwayne), stepson Dustin Bonin; four stepsons, Micheal Gautreaux (Dana), Wesley Gautreaux (Jenny), Steven Gautreaux, and Daniel Gautreaux; two granddaughters, Sarah Leiser and Gabi Aucoin; his sisters and brother, Karen Fuller (Ed), Janet Cheeks, and Johnny Noel; his mother-in-law, Foy Madine Turner (Edric) dear friends Harry Hebert, Freddie Crawford, and JR Aucoin, and his nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he is now reunited with his son, Ronald Maurice Noel.
Funeral services celebrating Mr. Ronald’s life will be held at 11:00 am Friday, July 9, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home. Bro. Chris Jeffus, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, will officiate. Following services, Mr. Ronald will be laid to rest at Palestine Baptist Church Cemetery in Grant, Louisiana at 3:30 pm.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 am until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the St. Francis Diner, Attention Mrs. Juanita Lewis, 1201 Hopkins Street, New Iberia, LA 70560.
Family and friends are encouraged to share the condolences and memories by visiting Mr. Ronald’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
- Susan Moore Noel, Loving wife of 16 years
- Geri Lynn Aucoin (Dwayne), Step Daughter
- Dustin Bonin, Step Son
- Micheal Gautreaux (Dana), Step Son
- Wesley Gautreaux (Jenny), Step Son
- Steven Gautreaux, Step Son
- Daniel Gautreaux, Step Son
- Sarah Leiser, Granddaughter
- Gabi Aucoin, Granddaughter
- Karen Fuller (Ed), Sister
- Janet Cheeks, Sister
- Johnny Noel, Brother
- Foy Madine Turner (Edric), Mother-in-law
- Hary Hebert, Dear Friend
- Freddie Crawford, Dear Friend
- JR Aucoin, Dear Friend
- Ronald Maurice Noel, Son (deceased)
- Morris & Barbary Fontenot Noel, Parents (deceased)
- Micheal Gautreaux
- Dennis Craft
- Kyle Johnson
- Kyle Brack
- Chris Fox
- Dwayne Delcambre
- Freddy Crawford, Honorary
- Edric Turner, Honorary
- Harry Hebert, Honorary
A Celebration of Life Gathering
Friday, July 9, 2021
Funeral Service Celebration
Friday, July 9, 2021
Ronald James Noel
July 8, 2021
I will miss our banter when I would call. Rest peacefully. You are greatly missed. Jacqueline aka Cherie
July 6, 2021
Thank you for all the Grand Isle trips you took us to. That’s where I learned about crabbing,fishing,and begging you if we could please take some hermit crabs home.You instilled a love of Ole Time Classic Country music in my soul.Along with a lot of other great song artists You taught me how to drive a standard in our yard,lol. I had you jerking all over but you were patient and I learned. I still remember the burnt bbq chicken from the grill oh and the garlic was like a rock. But you sure cooked a good gravy. I remember family gatherings where you men would get together and cook a Jambalaya on a wood fire,those were the best memories. Thank you for all the dad and daughter talks. We may not have been biological but that didn’t matter. You was an awesome paw paw to my girl. Susan was an awesome Maw Sue. I love that lady you married. She never made me feel like I wasn’t part of the family. She adored my girls as well. I’m glad we got to talk a lot over the phone this past year and glad we were able to talk about the new ,old and past. I will still be there for Ms.Susan if she’ll have me. My condolences to the extended family as well. Until we meet again. Come visit me in my dream .