February 13, 1935 – July 25, 2022
Edward Lee Averette of Denham Springs went home to be with the Lord Monday morning July 25th, 2022, at his residence in Denham Springs with his wife by his side. He was 87, born in Frost on Feb 13 th , 1935. Survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, Brenda Wascom Averette; a daughter and son in law, Brenda and Darryl Yawn; three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael “Mike” and Karen, Doug and Amanda, and Jason and Lindsay Averette; two brothers and a sister-in- law Malcom, Richard and Donis Averette. Granddaughters: Ashley (Brady)Bagwell, Kimberly (Bradley) Vercher, Emily, Morgan, Brennan, and Hayden Averette. Grandsons: David Gautreaux, Michael Brandon (Sarah), and Justin Averette, Brody McCoy, Ty (Brittney) and Dylan Welch. Nine great-grandchildren: Kaden and Remy Averette, Avery and Emery Bagwell, Mary Clare, Madelyn and James Gautreaux, Kent, and Luke Vercher. Also, numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Elmo and Johnie Lea Averette; mother and father-in-law, Percy & Olivia Wascom; two brothers and three sisters-in-law; Ray and Earline, Raymond (Boo) and Wanda, and Carol Ann Averette. He was a member of DSHS Class of ‘53 of which he had a strong relationship with all his classmates. Ed lived his life by loving God, family, friends, and entertaining people through music. He was a loving husband, father, Paw Paw, great grandfather, brother, and a loyal and passionate friend to many. His legacy will live on through generations to come. He enjoyed life to the fullest with family and friends, and the Happy Camping Bunch. He played music with various country bands in his younger days. Later he and his brothers formed the Averette Brothers Band and were seen at the Old South Jamboree most Saturday nights. He also played for many wedding receptions, Christmas and private business parties, events at nursing homes, assisted living and Council on Aging. In his earlier years he worked in the local grocery stores, including Art’s Supermarket and later A & P. After his marriage he changed careers and retired from East Baton Rouge School Board. He loved traveling to various places with his wife Brenda and many times in caravan style with other campers. And of course, the Happy Camping Bunch played music and that entertainment was a highlight of the camping trips. October usually found Ed and Brenda in Mt. View, AR where many friends from various states would meet and play music. He met and made many long-lasting friendships along the way and traveled many miles including driving to Canada and Alaska. Visiting will be at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs on Wednesday, August 3rd from 5-8 pm and resume at 10 am Thursday. A celebration of life service will be held in the chapel at noon conducted by Paul Carlin. Burial in Evergreen Memorial Park. Honored to serve as pallbearers are David Gautreaux, Brady Bagwell, Michael Brandon and Kaden Averette, Ty Welch, and Cole Villines. Honorary pallbearers are Ronald and Robert Harris, Wallace Trahan and Dale Lafleur. Special thanks to his wonderful caregiver/friend and “Boss” John Cardy that gave him so much compassion and care this last year. Also, thanks to the wonderful staff of St Joseph Hospice these last three months. If you would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Edward, please do so at St Jude Children’s Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/donate. Please sign our online registry book.
August 10, 2022 at 1:18 pm
Thanks Page! Many fond memories of our OSJ family!
Grady L. Cutrer Jr.
August 3, 2022 at 8:31 pm
Like Page commented, I spent many Saturday nights at the Old South Jamboree in Walker. I played bass guitar for the Anthony Brothers and later for the staff band at Old South. Edward was a fine gentleman and a gifted singer and musician. I have fond memories from those early days and was blessed to know Edward. My prayers for his wife and family.
August 10, 2022 at 1:14 pm
Thanks Grady. We have many fond memories made at the OSJ. Loved when we got a Saturday night off and Lester Hodges would book y’all to back up singers and we could have a family Sat nite date nite. Would love an update on the Anthony brothers. Still living, playing or retired taking it easy? I am Brenda Wascom Averette on FB if you use that. We loved our OSJ family. So glad to reconnect with some of you! Loving memories of you all.
August 3, 2022 at 4:55 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time! Uncle Ed is jamming with Jesus in person now!
August 10, 2022 at 1:15 pm
Greg and Ann O'Neal
August 2, 2022 at 12:49 pm
Brenda and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. May he Rest in Peace and God bless his family.
Greg & Ann O’Neal
Pierre Part, La
August 10, 2022 at 1:17 pm
We haven’t been to the camp in about five years. Miss seeing you and Ann!
Mr. Page Dew
August 2, 2022 at 8:47 am
We spent many a Saturday night working with Ed at the Old South Jamboree. My prayers are with Brenda and his family. R.I.P.
August 10, 2022 at 12:55 pm