February 15, 1993 ~ April 30, 2022
Our youngest son and brother Nathan Jesus Petit, 29, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022. Nathan was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and was raised in Central, Louisiana where he was a graduate of Central High School. Our son was an extremely intelligent, beautiful gift from God. He loved his family immensely and was proud of his siblings, brother-in-law, sister in-laws and all of his nephews and nieces. One of the things he loved most was to connect with people and make them laugh. He enjoyed sitting and talking, and loved to explore the beauty of the world the creator gave to us.
Nathan spoke openly about his struggles with sin and depression. Nathan was ashamed of his sin and fought with it for many years. His only hope was in Christ alone. He had printed copies of Romans 7:21-8:17 that he kept near his nightstand and would remind himself of what war he was fighting in this world.
He also understood his unworthiness in the face of a perfect God.
Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Nathan is now at peace and his struggle with addiction is over. His parents take comfort in knowing that He has entered into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
Remember the bible says “this life is like a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.” Our wish to everyone who loved and knew Nathan is to make your “mist” count in this world.
Our prayer for each of you is that our Loving Father comfort each of you and give you “peace that transcends all understanding.”
He will be missed by his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his Paternal Step-Grandmother, Maria Elena Agel Petit “Mirna,” and Maternal Grandparents, Eugene Marinus Manning and Joan Stanier Manning. He is survived by his parents, Wilmer Ramon Petit and Elizabeth Manning Petit, six siblings, Wilmer Ramon Petit Jr.; spouse Kelli Kaiser Petit, Sandy Petit Duplessis; spouse Chase Duplessis, Jacob Antonio Petit; spouse Kristina Solar Petit, Benjamin Taylor Petit; spouse Katelyn DeMoura Petit, Joel Gabriel Petit, and Emily Alejandrina Petit, paternal grandparents Hermes Ramon Petit and Alejandrina Violetta Contreras and Julio Cesar Contreras, eighteen nephews and nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
“A memorial service with bereavement to follow will be held Thursday May 5, 2022 from 5pm-7pm at Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70818.”
May 7, 2022 at 3:20 am
My heart is so heavy for the sorrow you are carrying. Your family always made my heart happy seeing your children in church and the love the older ones showed towards the younger ones. I am praying for peace and strength as you and your family face the future and that God will fill your heart and mind with the beautiful memories of Nathan.
Cynthia and Skip Abshier
May 6, 2022 at 2:12 pm
Liz and Wilmer, We are so sorry to hear of Nathan’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.
Edie and Austin Myer
May 6, 2022 at 2:36 am
Liz, Wilmer and family- our hearts are heavy and we are praying for you all. Life is such a mystery and often doesn’t seem fair, but we rejoice in knowing that Nathan received the miracle of eternal life. Praise God, for his grace and mercy is available to all who profess him as Lord and Savior. Hallelujah.
May 3, 2022 at 6:42 pm
Rest Easy my friend. One of the most loving, generous, caring, stubborn souls I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. I cherish every memory I have of you and our time together. At least I got to see you last month. Man it was like no time had passed and you helped me when I really needed it. To his parents: I’m so sorry for you loss, a loss of a child is never easy but please take comfort in knowing he truly helped and touched so many lives in his time 🙏
Laura Helen Marks
May 3, 2022 at 4:26 pm
I taught Nathan at LSU in his freshman year and stayed in touch with him for some years after. I vividly remember how funny he was, how he and another classmate honoured me by wearing suits on the last day of class. Such a sweet and talented guy. I am devastated and shocked to discover his passing. Sending warm wishes to the family and friends of this remarkable individual. I will be sitting with my memories today.
May 3, 2022 at 3:49 pm
My deepest condolences. He was a great guy I worked with him for two years at xpo great guy. 🙏 RIP
May 3, 2022 at 1:59 pm
Condolences from North Carolina, Nathan was one of the friendliest people I’ve ever known and always gave off a welcoming presence regardless if he was experiencing his own personal struggles or not. I think that says a lot about a person’s character is how nice they are even when things are tough because it’s easy to be nice when things are good but very telling when someone remains the same when things are bad. I’m honored to say that I was friends with such a lovely individual and I know he’s finally content and experiencing nothing but pure happiness now.
May 3, 2022 at 1:20 pm
Liz and Will, I pray God carries you both thru this time of sorrow. NaNa was a beautiful soul who had a loving heart, a beautiful smile and the heartiest of laughs. He loved unconditionally and our grandkids were blessed to have had Uncle NaNa in their lives. Our God is a mighty God and thru this sorrow he will bestow beauty and goodness.
May 3, 2022 at 11:59 am
Our prayers for your family for peace and comfort. Nathan was a great young man.
May 3, 2022 at 11:57 am
Sorry for your lost. I will be praying for y’all!
Donna & Kevin Schoonmaker
May 2, 2022 at 11:40 pm
Liz, Wilmer and family, our hearts break along with you. Praying for you constantly. Well see him again. Hold onto Jesus.
May 2, 2022 at 10:33 pm
Liz, Wilmer and family, my deepest condolences for you all. I will be praying for God’s peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead. May God bless and keep you all in his loving arms.
May 2, 2022 at 10:27 pm
God knew his struggles, and thank God He is good. Prayers and love to all the family. He was a gift. Love you, all Aunt Genie.
Marinus and Corinne Manning
May 2, 2022 at 10:03 pm
Nathan was a wonderful young man, usually with a smile on his face. Our prayers are with his precious loving family. Nathan will never be forgotten.