Joseph “Jode” Eli Delatte II , 18 of Watson’ La. passed into the arms of his savior on February 25, 2021 after a 17 month battle with cancer. He was a senior at Live Oak High and had a passion for marine biology and wildlife. Jode had a contagious personality and lived for the laughter of others even thru immense struggle. He survives by his parents Cassidy and John Martin, siblings include Olivia Delatte, David Martin, and Jesse Rousseau also 2 nieces Ansley and Oaklynn Rousseau and long time friend Wesley Austin. Many aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and friends to many to name but loved by him all the same. Memorial service will open for visitation on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10 am at Faith Crossing Methodist Church in Walker, La. Service will begin at 11 am and will be officiated by Pastors John Gilmore and Kathy Fitzhugh. An informal burial of remains will take place at the Whites Family Cemetery in Husser, La for any wishing to attend. Social distancing and wearing of masks are required. Due to the outpouring of love and support from our community the concerns of overcrowding forces us to ask that indoor seating be reserved for immediate family and close friends only. Anyone who would like to listen to the service may do so outside the front of the sanctuary.
In honor of Jode’s love for the ocean a tropical dress theme is also encouraged. Immense gratitude and thanks goes to the staff at the St Jude Affiliate Clinic at the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. We wish to also recognize his homebound teacher Mrs. Tinita Blount for making his diploma dreams possible.
Any monitory donations are to be made in Jodes honor and should be sent to Dreams Come True of Louisiana or Perry’s Posse of Garyville, La.