2020ObituariesCharles Odell Durand, Jr.

December 29, 2020by SealeUser18

January 19, 1967 ~ December 29, 2020

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. II Timothy 4:7,8

Charles Odell Durand, Jr., 53, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at his home in Denham Springs, LA. He is survived by his three sons, Charles Odell Durand III, Cory Lee Durand, and Evan Jace Durand; mother Sandra Sanders Durand; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laurie and Mark Friedman, and Kelly and Jeffrey Gully; sister-in-law, Melanie Hickman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Odell Durand, Sr.; brother, Steve Hickman; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Chalmas Durand; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sanders. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Sunday, January 3, from 1 p.m. until celebration of his life at 3 p.m. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.




  • C. Feske

    February 15, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Rest in peace brother. Can’t wait for that great revival. Can you imagine the beautiful music that will be made!!


  • Marianne Elam

    January 4, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    I knew Charles when he lived in Cedar Park, Texas. I remember Trey and Cory but I also remember he had a nine month old daughter (at the time) named Paige. He was a good singer. We always wondered what happened to Charles. He just disappeared from Cedar Park one day and no one knew where he moved to. Sorry to hear about his passing. My thoughts are with Trey, Cory and Paige.


  • Rena Gunther

    January 3, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Meme, Kelly & Laurie, Trey & siblings, Gavin James & cousins, grands of Charles:
    My heart has ached with and for you. May the Peace of Christ lift you up and carry you through this season. May the love of the Father overwhelm and swallow up the ache of loss. May an awareness of the closeness of the Comforter bring you sweet solace. May the Words of Isaiah 61:1-3 be fleshed out in each of you. Beauty for ashes; joy for mourning; praise for heaviness.
    Much love,


  • Kay Clouatre

    January 3, 2021 at 12:52 am

    To the family of Charles Durand: I never met Charles, but I know Chrisy, the mother of Evan, and I grew up with his newly found brother, Steve Hickman. I had been living in Baton Rouge many years when Charles and Steve were united. I was so excited for both of them to finally meet. I recently moved back to Tupelo, and I keep up with Evan through Chrisy’s Facebook page. I didn’t know Charles had been ill, and I’m so very sorry for your loss. I know Steve and Charles are together again, and God is watching over them. May your family find peace during this time of mourning.


    • Chrisy

      December 23, 2022 at 1:39 am

      I’m just seeing this! I love you so very much!! Thank you!


  • Melanie Hickman

    January 2, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Praying for God’s hands to wrap around you and give you strength and peace. Love y’all.


  • Warren and Deven Cavalier

    January 2, 2021 at 8:15 pm

    We are so very sorry for the pain you are enduring from his departure, yet we rejoice in knowing we will have an eternal celebration when we meet our loved ones again. You all will be in our continued prayers for Our Father’s Comfort and Grace.


  • Susan Johnson

    January 2, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Sandra a mother should never see her child go to rest before her. I’m so glad he was ready to meet our Lord Jesus I remember him coming on his bike on Gene Buckle to see Donalyn. I pray that the peace that passes all understanding be with you and your family🙏🏻



    January 2, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Dear cousin, you will be missed. You always had such a big heart for family. May you now rest in peace.
    Thoughts and prayers to the family as they now live on without you.
    Love, Dianna Leslie


  • Sally Womack

    January 2, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Charles, you will always have a Special Place in my Heart. I’m thankful you are no longer in pain.
    Sing in the Heavenly Choir!
    Hugs and Blessings; until we meet again.


  • Denise Tanner

    January 2, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I’m so thankful to have met so many members of the Durand family!! So many times I wondered if Charles Jr. was really a Durand!! 😂 His conversation with U could be confusing but before it ended U always understood what he was saying!! I could disagree with him but he never held a grudge and was always so kind to me!! He’ll be missed!! I’ll be there Sunday in spirit with a sad heart but sending up prayers for all the family!! Just remember where Charles Jr. is and it’s a better place than we’re at!! ❤️🙏


  • James D. Robinson

    January 1, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Our love and prayers are with you Sandra and all your family.So very sorry for your loss. James & Cheeta Robinson;Gavin Durand’s Great Grandparents


  • Cheryl Street

    December 31, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Kelly and family my heart and love go out to guys. Much love and prayers to you guys.


  • Wendie McKenzie

    December 31, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    You were such a good friend to me. Always made me smile and singing me songs. I will miss you!
    Sending prayers to all of your family. Your in my thoughts.
    Wendie Mckenzie


  • Vance and Debbie Sutton

    December 31, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    Sandra and family, our prayers are with each of you.
    Vance and Debbie Sutton.


  • Amy Freeman

    December 31, 2020 at 2:51 am

    Mrs Sandra and family; broken hearts and tears here; but the sweetest joy, brightest peace and purest love there for Charles!


  • Melanie Gautreaux

    December 31, 2020 at 2:06 am

    Rest In Peace my friend. I know you’re in a better place with no more sickness. Will always have the memories of our karaoke days and singing together. A great friend and father. You will be missed here .


  • Danny and Martha Durand

    December 31, 2020 at 1:49 am

    Sandra and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying God will give you strength during this difficult time. Danny and Martha


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