James Joseph Cedotal

April 8, 1948February 11, 2018
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James Joseph Cedotal, 69, a native of Donaldsonville and resident of Belle River passed away on February 11, 2018. James was a loving brother, son, Godfather, uncle and friend to many. Early on he coached baseball but had a love for the fire department. He was a former elevator operator at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, past member of Pierre Part Fire and Rescue, life member of St. Martinville Volunteer Fire Department and a member of Sons of American Legion Landry Domingue Post 328. He was also a proud life member of the Belle River Fire Department as a Secretary. He never met a stranger and had the kindest, most soft heart! He is survived by two sisters, Betty Cedotal Gros, and Bernice Cedotal Aucoin (Newton “York” Aucoin); one brother, Emmet J. Cedotal, Jr. (Jean Ann Hardouin); a host of nieces and nephews, Godchild Tammy Cedotal Dudoussat, Emmet Cedotal III, Wiley Gros, Jr., Jimmy Gros, Sr., Shelby and Dina Aucoin, Linda Stohm; ten great nieces and nephews, Joshua, Zachary, Kaleigh, Caleb and Kaitlyn Dudoussat, Brandy Gros, Jimmy Gros, Jr., Trevor and Tyler Aucoin, and Joseph Gros; along with three great-great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Annette and Emmet Cedotal, Sr.,; Nannie Ezal Marie Gros; grandparents, Dolsilva and Donatile Cedotal, Cecilia Parez Daigle and Eddie Daigle. The pallbearers will be Emmet Cedotal, Jr., Emmet Cedotal III, Wiley Gros, Jr., Jimmy Gros, Sr., Shelby Aucoin, Jr., and Trevor Aucoin. Honorary pallbearer will be Tyler Aucoin. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home in Pierre Part on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. To continue on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian burial for 2:00 pm at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Pierre Part. Father Al Davidson will be officiating. Burial to follow in the church mausoleum. If you would like to send the family condolences, please sign the online guestbook at



  • Visitation Thursday, February 15, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 16, 2018


  • Burial

James Joseph Cedotal

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Floyd & Linda Gaudet

February 15, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Charles/Clara Leonard

February 15, 2018

Our prayers for the family at the loss of James. He will be remembered by everyone he never met a stranger.

Patricia St Romain

February 14, 2018

RIP James! You will be missed dearly. May you rest among all other angels as you watch over your family and friends. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. You will be missed!

Andrew Metrejean, Jr.

February 14, 2018

R.I.P. James your brothers will take it from here. Prayer for the family and friends.

Cookie and Brad Womack

February 14, 2018

We are so very sorry for your loss. James was such a kind man who showed love to everyone he met. I know that James will be deeply missed. We pray that you find peace in your pain knowing, for a Christian like James, to be absent from the body means being present with the Lord.

February 14, 2018


Nadine Theriot

February 14, 2018

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. James never met a stranger and was always so kind to everyone. May he rest in eternal peace with God and his family.

Lebet Daigle

February 13, 2018

My heart is broken over your loss. You could not find a kinder more loving person if you looked for a hundred years. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Staff of Ourso Funeral Home

February 13, 2018

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Debbie Stevens

February 12, 2018

York and Bernice, and Betty Lou--

So sorry to hear of James passing. He will truly be missed by many. May you find peace and comfort in all the memories you have of the time you spent together.

Love, Debbie Stevens