Carlton "Pop" Boudreaux Jr.

July 30, 1962 ~ December 13, 2023

Carlton Boudreaux, Jr., 61, of Carlyss, La., passed suddenly from this world into his Heavenly Father’s arms on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, in Carthage, Mississippi, after surviving several health issues.

He was a devoted family man who loved his girls and whose greatest joy was spending time with his grandson and just being together. He had a passion for cooking and shared his love with everyone through his food and humor. If he was picking on you, he liked you. He never met a stranger and wouldn’t hesitate to help anyone, no matter what their need. His generosity and huge heart left his imprint on everyone that knew him. He welcomed everyone into his home and treated them as family. When he wasn’t out with others or working, he was enjoying his time at home with his wife, dogs, and cat, or out in the yard manicuring it and making it beautiful. He loved fishing and believed you would catch anything with dead shrimp. He enjoyed camping and meeting new friends. People would say he was a “gentle giant” a big man with a big voice but in a gentle and caring way. He had a passion for sharing his wisdom to help others grow and succeed, he was a magnificent mentor to all who heeded his advice.

He began working at the young age of 13 and was a hard worker and provider, until his body made him slow down. He began his 40-year career offshore at the age of 18. He started out as a roustabout and worked his way up to superintendent. He began working with Marlin, then H & P Drilling and ultimately ended up working with Shell. Throughout his years offshore, he gained many friends and extended family at his home away from home. He was admired and respected for his knowledge and dedication to the job and the safety of everyone he worked with on the rigs. He was a member of St. Theresa Parish and the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 41 years, Jennifer Akers Boudreaux, who was the love of his life at first sight. His daughters, Christen Boudreaux Barrow (Raymond) of Sulphur, Michelle Boudreaux Duhon (Justin) of Orange, Texas; grandson James Barrow of Sulphur, Siblings; Carolyn Boudreaux of Sunset, La., Robert Boudreaux (Yudeles) of New Iberia, David Boudreaux (Ann) of Sulphur, and Corbia Boudreaux of Carencro, La., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and Mary Ann Boudreaux of Sunset, La.

A special thanks to Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage, MS., and Johnson and Robison Funeral Home for the great care in bringing him home.

Funeral services to honor Carlton “Pop” Boudreaux, Jr., will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Reverend Sibi Kunninu, M.S. will officiate. Visitation will be 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday, December 18, 2023, with a recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 PM, at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Visitation will resume at 8:00 AM Tuesday, at Johnson and Robison Funeral until the time we depart in procession to St. Theresa Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery South.

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Visitation: Monday, December 18, 2023
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Rosary: Monday, December 18, 2023
6:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Visitation: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
8:00 am - 10:30 am

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Funeral Service: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
11:00 am

St. Theresa Catholic Church
4822 Carlyss Drive
Sulphur, LA 70665

Burial: Tuesday, December 19, 2023
12:00 pm

Mimosa Pines Cemetery South
Main Street
Carlyss, LA 70645

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  1. Candle 1Hugs and prayer to the Boudreaux’s. We have many wonderful memories of the times we spent with Boudreaux as we called.

  2. God bless his soul and comfort his family. Prayers are with you all.
    Chris and Toni Michie

  3. Candle 1I will always remember how much he loved you Jen from day one! He always treated me like a sister! He will be missed!

  4. I had the good fortune to work with Boudreaux when H&P 202 was being constructed and used on the Ram Powell and Brutus projects. Carlton was a big reason these projects were successful and I have so many good memories from those times. We had a lot of challenges on those projects and Carlton contributed so much to the team – his knowledge, dedication, and that never ending stubbornness he had which would never let him (or us) admit defeat. More than anything I remember how his face would light up when talking about his wife Jennifer and his daughters – Christen & Michelle. He could go on for as long as you’d let him about how he fell in love with Jennifer when they were both still kids and she was the best thing that had ever happened to him – and he spoke of his daughters with the same passion, pride, and happiness – whether it was talent competitions, boyfriends, etc. He loved his family as much as anyone ever could – with that big ol heart of his. I enjoyed working with Boudreaux and respected him greatly. He cared, he cared a lot.

  5. Jennifer and family,
    My deepest sympathy in the loss of Carlton. He was a kind gentleman and I truly enjoyed working with him at Shell. I will always remember his love of family, his puppies and that he was the best at making pralines!
    Again, my heartfelt sympathy.
    Earleen Solomon

  6. Candle 3Rest in Peace my friend. You were and still are a caring person with a big heart. I miss our days Offshore and meetings in the office working on solving issues. Prayers to You and Your family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  7. Candle 1Respect and care, a true description of Carlton. I’ve worked with Carlton at Shell for many years and I considered him a dear friend. He certainly was the kind of guy you could go to and he had a way of putting things into perspective. He had a genuine care for everyone’s safety. I am convinced his hard work and care in our company has made a difference for the overall good. I always enjoyed hearing him talk about his family, especially his grandson and sharing pictures of them together. The obituary was very well written, a beautiful description of a man well loved by his family, he will be missed by so many. May God bring comfort to his family.

  8. Candle 2Jennifer, Christen, Michelle, James and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your hearts are hurting. May God carry you through this time and bring you comfort, healing and love. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Jen,
    From these pictures, I can tell that Carlton put a lot of living into those 61 years. All of you remain in my prayers and please remember that God’s grace is sufficient and Grief is not a place to stay, it’s the price of Love.

  10. Carlton was our superhero when we were kids; strong as an ox, athletic, and if he was your friend, he had your back. He had a great sense of humor, was very good natured, and always a lot of fun to be around! Riding to school with him was always an adventure, he didn’t slow down for curves (we never told Mrs. Mary Ann how he drove her car)! I am very thankful for the memories of our youth, and I am very happy that he had so many who loved him in his life. He definitely deserved that! Rest in peace, dear friend.

  11. Candle 1Sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with Carlton at Shell, he was a great co-worker and all around great guy. Prayers and condolences.

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