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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

Norman Routier Comeaux

April 26, 1962June 23, 2020

Norman Routier Comeaux died peacefully at his home on June 23, 2020 at the age of 58. His absence will be felt deeply, but for those who were lucky enough to know him, the memory of his humor, compassion, and generosity is everlasting. Norman was born on April 26, 1962 to parents Corinne R. and S.W. “Buddy” Comeaux, Jr. He graduated from Saint Stanislaus, attended Nicholls State University, and served a lifelong career with his father’s business, Comeaux Furniture & Appliance. His charismatic personality, deep knowledge of the furniture retail industry, and work ethic were valued by customers and colleagues alike. His most important role, however, was that of husband, father, and grandfather. Norman’s dedication to his family knew no bounds. He offered them unconditional love, support, and encouragement. His granddaughter Blaire filled his world with light and love. Norman extended his warmth and kindness to extended family, cherished friends, and strangers. He made others feel valued, included, and welcome. His wife, children, and granddaughter proudly carry on his legacy. He is survived by his beloved wife, Melissa Comeaux; three daughters, Alexis, Mallory, and Morgan Comeaux; two sons, Norman “Buddy” Comeaux, Jr. and Bryson Cotton; granddaughter, Blaire Godwin; brothers, Michael, Sterling “Chip”, and Rene Comeaux; sisters, Lisa Theriot and Linda Boucree; and mother, Corinne R. Comeaux. Norman is preceded in death by his daughter, Madison Comeaux; father, S.W. “Buddy” Comeaux, Jr.; nephew, Jason Theriot; and brother-in-law, Steven Marks. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 901 Beverly Garden Dr. in Metairie, on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 12:00PM. A visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00AM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. To view and sign the guest book, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Memories

Norman Routier Comeaux

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Jeannie Bell

July 1, 2020

Pookie, Michael, Chip, Rene, and entire family...So sorry to hear about Norman. You are all in my prayers! He was so young. I pray the Comforting arms and grace of God be upon his wonderful, loving family during this time of loss. Breaks my heart.
Jeannie Bell

John Datri

June 30, 2020

I was hired by Norman to work at his store and immediately took a liking to this man. He was funny, gregarious, had a GREAT laugh and very particular, I might add. (When I cleaned and dusted sections of his store, I would often rearrange the statuettes and accessories because I thought it “looked better”. I was unaware that he put them back in the EXACT same spot! Once he found out it was me, he chided me for “messing up his displays!” We had a good laugh over it but trust me, I never moved any of his wares again!) That’s Norman. He’d be serious for a moment because “business is business“ then he’d let me do my own thing because he trusted me to do the job well. Honestly, I never viewed him as my boss but a mentor/friend type of guy. He saw the good in everyone and rolled with it. And we shared the love for Lance’s Peanut Bar. Even after I left his company, I would often drop by to chat with him and leave a small case of Lance’s on his desk.

Norman was such a wonderful, wonderful man and I’m so heartbroken that he left this world far too soon. To the entire Comeaux family and friends, my heart grieves with you. May you all find comfort, sympathy and love during this most difficult time.

And to you, Norman, you were an indelible presence in my life, you’ll never be far from my mind and heart. Until we meet again, rest in peace, my brother.

Pamela Baudot

June 30, 2020

Dear Melissa and Family,
My dear sweet cousin, I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family have certainly endured a lot of pain and sorry over the loss of love ones in such a short period of time. It is unthinkable to know what you and your family has had to experience. May God give you all the strength and courage not only to carry on Norman's legacy, but to continue life as Norman would want for you all.

With our deepest sympathy and love,
Pam Baudot & Family

Danny Buckman

June 30, 2020

I also want to let Pooky, Chip, Michael, Lisa, Linda, and Rene how much I hurt for them. This has been a really rough 4 years for everyone. My heart hurts for you. I've always been treated as family, and I am forever grateful for you.
I pray for strength in this, yet another dark hour.
Much love.

Danny Buckman

June 30, 2020

Tomorrow, 1 week will have passed since you were called home. You are smiling again with your Madison, something you really haven't done since she left. You are looking down on Melissa and your kids. We often talked about how proud you are of your children. Well, I want you to know they are hurting by the loss of their Dad. They look strong but i know a huge part of them is missing.
I have so many great memories of when we were young and stupid. Times at the boathouse. Driving around in your Monte Carlo. Somehow, my best memories include food. We were talking the other day about all our favorite restaurants and the best dishes there.
We have been friends since 1977. Alot of good times. Even though we could go months or years without seeing each other, when we did,we didn't skip a beat.
Your smile was infectious. Your laugh, unforgettable. I can still hear it while sitting on my tailgate after our walks.
I am so lucky to have called you my friend but more importantly, you were a brother to me. I promise to look after your family and continue telling stories. Eventually, even the ones we said we wouldn't.
Love you my brother.

Kelly Ford

June 29, 2020

, Michael , Loren , Mikey & Rae thinking about you and so sorry for your loss , Prayers to the entire Comeaux family , Love you all Kelly & Jack

Charles A "Big Charlie" Hewlett

June 29, 2020

Mike , Chip & Rene:

So sorry to learn about your brother he always helped me whenever I visited your store and I considered him (like you Chip and Rene) to be a friend. I know this is a devastating loss to the three of you and also to his family. I don't know your sisters but my heartfelt condolences go out to them also.Big Charlie

Fred L.Cambas

June 28, 2020

I went to St. Stanislaus with Norman. We had some good times. He will be missed. My youngest daughter were friends with Norman's daughters. She is saddened by your loss. Prayers will go out for the Comeaux family. Rest in peace my friend.

Donna Rieder

June 28, 2020

To the Comeaux Family,
Our family condolences for the passing of Norman. Buddy we were so sorry for finding out that your Dad died. May he rest in peace with the lord and may he be with the angels watching over him.
With symphony,
Donna and Elton Rieder
Kenner,;La.

Cindy Hooker

June 27, 2020

Pookie, Michael, Chip, Rene. Family...So sorry to hear about Norman I have such fond memories of him growing up in the store when I worked there. He was always so jolly...you all will be in my prayers!

FROM THE FAMILY