OBITUARY

Troy Thomas Bienvenu

August 16, 1961January 23, 2021

Troy Thomas Bienvenu, a loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many, entered into his eternal rest on Saturday, January 23, 2021. He was 59.

Troy was born August 16, 1961 in St. Martinville to Delores Fremin Bienvenu and the late Leonard J. Bienvenu, Sr. and was one of five children born to that union. He was a proud graduate of South Louisiana Community College and a business owner in New Iberia. He and his wife Chrys owned and operated Music Vision for many years, and Troy recently opened Troy's Accessories. He was sought after and respected for his quality craftsmanship in custom built audio equipment and for automobile customizations. His work and passion for automobiles led him to his involvement with "Cajun Cruisers". It was a great time for him and the many members when they got together to showcase their vehicles to the public. When not working, and that wasn't often as Chrys said, Troy enjoyed listening to all types of music, baking his famous rum cakes, and following his favorite sports teams, the New Orleans Saints the LSU Tigers. Troy was a longtime and faithful member of First United Methodist Church where he and Chrys sang in the Choir.

The following tribute was written by Troy's daughter, Alyssa.

"My dad passed away suddenly yesterday morning. It came as a shock to all of us; he was only 59 years old. The hole this has left in my heart feels like a chasm that is so wide and so immense--I have no words to express this feeling other than sadness beyond measure.

My dad was stubborn, hard-headed, and a bit boisterous on occasion. We joked last night that he must have been in the top 20 most stubborn men in the world. I think that was generous--I'd put him top 10. He also had a wild sense of humor and matching laugh, compassion for all, and an especially soft spot for his friends and family. He would do anything for someone he loved. He was a good ol' Cajun, complete with a reasonable accent, a deep love of weekend fishing trips, and a taste for spicy foods. He loved Saints football, music of every genre and style, and classic cars, and he would gladly tell you that he knows enough about all three to win any debate on those topics. He was my biggest fan, and he pushed me to go where my dreams took me--even if that meant letting his little girl go to grad school very far away from home. I miss him so much already.

A virtual service will likely occur soon. I will post details once we have them. Until then, my mom is likely not the person to contact for now. I have the space to answer messages if you need or want more information. Please give her a little more space as we grieve. Prayers and support are appreciated. Thank you."

Those left to cherish his memory is his wife of 29 years, D. Chrystine Lord Bienvenu; his daughter, whom he loved dearly, Alyssa V. Bienvenu; his mother, Dolores Fremin Bienvenu; his mother-in-law, Linda G. Lord; his brothers and sisters, Leonard "Squeaky" Bienvenu, Jr. (Libby), Stacie B. Hartweck (Robert), Corey Bienvenu (Shanon) and Leah B. McClelland (Neal); and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard J. Bienvenu, Sr.; and his father-in-law, Dr. Thomas A. Lord.

A memorial service will be celebrated for Troy at a later date and will be announced on his memorial page. The family asks that family and friends keep them in prayer during this difficult time.

Those wishing to share a memory or their condolences with the family, may visit Troy's memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • D. Chrystine Lord Bienvenu, Wife of 29 years
  • Alyssa V. Bienvenu, Daughter
  • Dolores Fremin Bienvenu, Mother
  • Linda G. Lord, Mother-in-law
  • Leonard "Squeaky" Bienvenu, Jr. (Libby), Brother
  • Stacie B. Hartweck (Robert), Sister
  • Corey Bienvenu (Shanon), Brother
  • Leah B. McClelland (Neal), Sister
  • Leonard Jerome Bienvenu, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Dr. Thomas A. Lord, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

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Lori Sonnier

January 28, 2021

Chrys and Alyssa, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you both.
Lori & Breigh

Richard Brownlee

January 26, 2021

We always enjoyed our relationship with Troy. We met he and Chrys twice unexpectedly, when we lived in Baton Rouge. Once on the moon walk, and once at the Outlet mall. Unexpected joy!

I (Richard) always remember that, on one of my trips to Louisiana, he spent a day installing an antenna for my amateur radio. He was good, and will be missed.

Richard and Barbara Brownlee

Ruby Newcomb

January 26, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of his death,he was a special young man.Always willing to donate raffle items for our Azalea Garden club and art guild,always had a smile on his face,praying for the family.Living now in Slidell will always remember Troy and his family,love and prayers to you . love Ms. Ruby Newcomb.

Andy Smith

January 26, 2021

Troy will be missed by so many that he touched it’s impossible to count. I am struggling to find the words to express the impact I have felt from this although I wasn’t as close to him as many of my friends. He followed his passions and always seemed to take the road less traveled fortunately for many of us. I’ll never forget the time he got all the local bands to play outside his shop on Jefferson Terrace. Always hustling to help someone. Thank you Troy and family for your never ending service to this community.

Ray Champagne

January 26, 2021

As I sit here in total disbelief that my brother,my best friend has passed my heart is saddened,and hurting but my heart also knows that he is in a place where sickness, pain,no longer there one week ago was the last time I spoke to him
Chrys,and Alyssa,yall in my prayers if there is anything I can do just let me know
My deepest condolences for out to the family
Troy when the thunder goes boom I bet it's going to be a lot louder, deeper,and longer of a sound

Ronda Trahan

January 25, 2021

Steve and I are so sad for the loss of Troy. He was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed by so many people including us and our church family. We are keeping ya'll in our daily thoughts and prayers,

Helen Lester

January 25, 2021

Troy mentored my youngest son. Had him set with his boom anddid comptitions. 10 months ago he became my grandsons godfather. He bought Mathew his first Saint football and he was so proud of that. Brian sends his condolences. Please let us know if there's anything we can do for y'all. Love the Lester family.

Diana Leblanc

January 25, 2021

Chrys and Alyssa, I am so sorry to hear of y’all loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and family..

Murphy Meyers

January 25, 2021

So sorry to hear of Troy’s passing. I saw him last week at the old Valero store east of town, and naturally the conversation was about our old trucks and custom sound systems. He could make it happen. Godspeed Troy! Miss you already.

Jeri Ann Waltrip

January 24, 2021

We love you dearly Chrys and Alyssa. Our sincere sympathies to the family and friends.

FROM THE FAMILY