Richard Allen Stansbury, Sr.

August 2, 1934April 1, 2021

Richard Allen Stansbury, Sr. passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2021. He was 86 years of age. He was born in New Orleans on August 2, 1934 to the late Woodrow and Vonnie Fernandez Stansbury; and the brother of the late Susan Pellerin (Joseph). Richard is survived by the love of his life, and wife of 35 years, Cynthia M. Norman; his four children, Cynthia Barsalou (Randy), Richard Stansbury, Jr. (Carol), Gay Lynn Bourque (Paul), and Michael Stansbury (Suquin); brother of Bonnie Provensal (Robert); grandfather of Kenny Barsalou, Jennifer Feist (Greg), Steven Barsalou (Whitney), Richelle Wilkinson (Forrest), Travis Stansbury, Brandy Bourque, Christopher Bourque (Kacie), and Austen Lejeune; and great-grandfather of Rachel Rodrigues, Alex Feist, Olivia Feist, and Mallory McFarland. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Richard was a graduate of Nicholls High School, and was enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. He was a crane operator for B & G Cranes and worked with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office Reserve Traffic Division. Richard was a great man, who was well respected by his peers, and very loved by his family. He was a hero to many people and will be remembered for his Good Friday crawfish boils. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering at The Ridgeway of Old Metairie located in the American Legion Hall, 2431 Metairie Rd. in Metairie, on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2:00PM until 4:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Richard's memory to the New Orleans Mission,

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  • Memorial Gathering

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


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Loraine Clark

April 12, 2021

So sorry for your loss.Had many good times with you both.

David Norman

April 8, 2021

Richard is a great dependable guy. And a great cook.always willing to help you. He will be missed.

Cindy Barsalou

April 5, 2021

We'll all have the great memories of the many Good Friday crawfish boils you gave and the fun volleyball games we played there.
You will be forever in our hearts.

Guy Poché

April 4, 2021

On behalf of the staff at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, please accept our condolences for your loss.