OBITUARY

Candice Tate Roussel

March 10, 1952February 6, 2019
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Candice Tate Roussel passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the age of 66, after a brave battle against Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy. She was the beloved wife of Wayne Roussel for 42 years and the loving mother of Caroline Parrish (Stephen), Adam Roussel (Danielle), and Jules Roussel (fiancee’ Kathleen Underwood) and the proud grandmother of Claire and Tate Parrish. She is also survived by her brothers, Michael Tate (Maureen) and Randy Tate (Vicki). She was preceded in death by her parents, Alphan and Viola Tate and her brother, Melvin Tate. She was a native of Mamou, LA and a resident of Destrehan for many years. Candice was retired from the St. Charles Parish School System where she taught English, French and Spanish for 30 years. She was a member of the St. Charles Women’s Club and an active parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church having been involved with the CCD Program, the adoration chapel, the church fair and serving as a lector at weekday masses. Candice loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and traveling with her family and friends. The family wishes to give a special thank you to Rona Wiltz for her friendship and loving care. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral Mass on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at noon at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 13396 River Road Destrehan, LA 70047. Visitation will be held in church from 10 am until mass time. She will be laid to rest in the church mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders: NINDS, Financial Management Branch, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 3280, MSC 9531, North Bethesda, MD 20852. To view and sign the online guestbook please visit www.HCalexander.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders, NINDS, Financial Management Branch

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, February 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Candice Tate Roussel

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Steven Griffith

February 20, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are now with the entire Roussel family.
Having known Wayne and Candace for many years, I can say that seeing Wayne and her walk in the morning together as a couple will be a lasting memory for me.
She will be missed by all that knew her.
May her soul and spirit rest in eternal peace.

Jeanne MacKenzie

February 15, 2019

My condolences to all of the Roussel family on the loss of a special lady. She was truly a gifted and caring teacher and I feel blessed to have been her student at DHS.

Edgar Guedry

February 15, 2019

I will always remember her as a beautiful and fun individual who taught Spanish class and the times we had in Mexico on our senior trip. Classy lady and beautiful inside and out.

Angela Bergeron

February 14, 2019

Wayne and family--we were so saddened to hear about the loss of your beloved Candice. She was truly a beautiful person, inside and out. May she now rest in peace in the loving arms of Jesus and our Blessed Mother.

Angela and Lenny Bergeron

Jenny Deshotels Cagle

February 13, 2019

My condolences to Candice’s family. My memories of Candice are of when we were growing up in Mamou! She was such a sweet girl. She was also my cousin on my grandmother, Clara Tate Deshotels., side! May you Rest In Peace, Candice in the loving arms of our Lord!

Shannon Seymour

February 12, 2019

My sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Candice. Mrs. Roussel was one of the greatest teachers ever. She made such an impression on me. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.

Tracy Cambre

February 12, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to you and the family Wayne. Mrs. Roussel was a wonderful teacher whom I will always remember from my high school years. She was always so sweet and caring. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, God Bless.

Kevin Welsh

February 11, 2019

Coach Wayne: I am so sad for your loss. Candice was a dynamite teacher. I will always remember her big laugh and her sense of humor. I do not know how she survived Sam Barthe. She always caught the cheaters, not me of course.

What a fun Lady. Memories make me smile big. Candice, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kevin Welsh

Susan Simon

February 11, 2019

My heartfelt condolences and prayers are extended to the Roussel and Tate families. I worked with Candace for many years. She was a beautiful person.May God bless and keep you in his care.

Ramona Hollier Yarbrough

February 11, 2019

Candace and I were good friends and teammates in High School. I have always held those memories dear to my heart. The last time I saw her was at her mom's when her daughter was maybe 2 or 3. I tried reaching out to her through Facebook several times since last year, unsuccessfully. My prayers are with your family. God Bless you in your time of despair due to her loss.

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