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Clarence "Brownie" Goodreau Jr.

May 10, 1941 ~ August 5, 2023

Jennings

Clarence “Brownie” Goodreau, 82, of Jennings, Louisiana passed away at home surrounded by his family on August 5, 2023.  Born on May 10, 1941 Brownie was the second son born to Clarence and Belle Goodreau.  From this time forward Brownie has lived and worked in Jennings except the years he attended Northeast Louisiana State College (ULM).

After graduating Pharmacy School in May of 1963, he began working at Lynn’s Drug Store for five years before moving to Stewart’s Drug Store on Plaquemine Street.  Brownie and Junius Autin, owner of Stewart’s had a great working relation for 45 years.  He later purchased Stewart’s in 2006 and continued to run the store until retiring in 2013.  He very much loved his career and employees.

He attended and supported the Methodist Church of Jennings.  Brownie served on many committees of the church.

He served as Pack Master for Pack 65.  He served on the Jeff Davis Parish School Board for eight years.  Brownie also was active in the Jennings High School Quarterback Club.  He has held many offices and served on different committees of the Jennings Lions Club. At the time of his death, he was still very active in the club.  He has received the Lion of the Year Award and the Melvin Jones Award.  One of his favorite activities of the Lions Club was the Cub Sight Program.

After retiring he enjoyed working in his woodshop, making desks and toys for his grandchildren.  During that time, he built wooden houses for birds and donated them to auctions.  

Brownie is survived by his wife of sixty years, Emma Jean Gandy, their two sons Bryan (Heather), and Brennon (Jolie); eight grandchildren Adam, Cameron, Landon, Brayden, Logan, Tanner, Grayson and Emmie; one great-grand child Genavieve; three brothers Ronnie, Darrell (Judy) and Kenny; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. in the Miguez Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Walter Parker officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.  

Cremation will follow the service under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.  Inurnment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Jennings Methodist Church.

The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the Heart of Hospice, the staff at Ochsner American Legion Hospital and night sitters.

 

Services

Funeral Service: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

Visitation: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. Dear Emma, Darryl, Ronnie, Kenny and all the Goodreau family,
    It is with a heavy heart that I offer condolences from our Cresap family to yours. Our parents were best of friends, and we have fond memories of all the good times we had together. Your family always came to our house on Christmas Eve to visit and for many years Emma and Brownie kept that tradition going. Brownie had a good heart and was always kind and caring to all who knew him. He will be missed.
    Carolyn, Rocky, Shannon and Keegan

  2. Brownie and I were high school class mates. He was always such a "nice guy" with a little "rascal" going on in the background. The special type of person that the world needs now and he will be sorely missed. Delores Davis

  3. Brownie was certainly a great man that we enjoyed being around, as was Emma. We met through our daughter, Krista, and Jolie and Brennon’s friendship. We always enjoyed seeing them and visiting on Morris-Dickson Drug Co. trips. They were a lovely couple. Our love and deepest sympathy to Emma, Brennon, Jolie and all of their family.

  4. Mrs Goodreau
    My prayers are with you and your family!
    We are out of town and I just saw this !
    Mr Brownie always had a big smile for me any time we crossed paths! I was blessed to
    Have known him and you!
    May Gods give you comfort!

  5. Mrs. Goodreau, i am so sorry for your lost. I know he was loved by many people. I knew Mr Brownie from Stewart’s . He was alway helpful and kind to me, and especially with my mom. I know he will be missed by many. May your memories, love and support from family and friends, and God help you get through this sad times. John 5:28,29

  6. Emma Jean, Conrada and I are very sorry to hear of Brownie’s passing. Brownie as a very good man who cared so much about his family and others. He will be so very much missed by family and friends. Our most sincerest prayers are being said for you and your family. God Bless all of you. Love Conrada and Joe.

  7. Dear Emma Jean & family.
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Brownie. I was just getting to know you both. I enjoyed Brownie's humor. I know he will be greatly missed by you, your family and JMC. May God's perfect peace surround you all at this sorrow-filled time.
    Sherry Rister

  8. My family is deeply sorry about the loss of Mr. Brownie. As you and your family grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring him with prayer.

  9. I am so saddened to hear of the passing of my sweet friend. He added heaps of fun ,joy and laughter to our gatherings. I know he will b greatly missed because he was always greatly present. Live on, my friend…

  10. Although I haven’t seen Brownie for over 60 years I remember him as the nicest guy. Always smiling and friendly. From reading his obituary I can see he continued to be the kind of person who was a good citizen and accomplished many great things. Condolences to the family.

  11. The Garretts, Cresaps, & Goodreaus….neighbors & good friends so long ago! Brownie & I were friends from childhood thru high school ‘59. When I would visit in Jennings & see Brownie it was like I’d never been gone…always welcoming & sweet! I know he will be greatly missed. My sincere sympathy to Emmajean & the family.
    With fond memories, DeEtte 💔🙏🥲

  12. To Emma and family. Just want you and the family to know that Brownie was the nicest person I came to know. Don’t know if the boys are aware of this, but Brownie, Kenny Doucet, J C suire, and Wilbert Comeaux in1958, set the JHS school record in the 440 relay, that lasted until 1972. The relay team won quite a few relay events in the toughest districts in the state. I admired Brownie’s positive attitude and his desire to win. I will miss you “old JHS bulldog teammate. J.c. and Cynthia Suire.

  13. My deepest sympathy for your loss Emma Jean. Brownie’s absence will be felt in so many places here in Jennings! Prayers for you and your family. May he rest in peace.

  14. Bryan and Mrs. Emma Jean your family is in our thoughts and prayers m❤. Sincerely, Dionne & Rick Robicheaux & Myrtle Mallett

  15. Bryan and Mrs. Emma Jean your family is in our thoughts and prayers 🙏❤. Sincerely, Dionne & Rick Robicheaux & Myrtle Mallett

  16. Oh , Emma Brownie will be so missed. Gosh he was certainly a very special guy for our class of '59. I thought of him as a really great friend. We knew one another since childhood. He grew into a great person for this City also, a good guy with a smile and special word for everyone and usually a twinkle in his eye. Really smart, very kind and willing to go the extra mile. May God give you and your family comfort.

  17. Oh , Emma Brownie will be so missed. Gosh he was certainly a very special guy for our class of '59. I thought of him as a really great friend. We knew one another since childhood. He grew into a great person for this City also, a good guy with a smile and special word for everyone and usually a twinkle in his eye. Really smart, very kind and willing to go the extra mile. May God give you and your family comfort.

  18. Mr. Goodreau was such a humorous and kind hearted patient to work with. The whole family was supportive and kind, never leaving him alone. The love in that room was strong. Even through his pain and suffering, he managed to show his love and gratitude for everything I could do for him. May God bless this family. Thank you all so much for allowing me to take care of your loved one.

  19. To the Goodreau family, I offer my sincere condolences. I was Brownies UPS delivery driver in the late 80's and early 90's. There was not a single time when I delivered to Stewart's Drugs Store that Brownie and I would not joke around. The thing I remember the most was that smile and his always jolly mood and his friendly staff. I was deeply moved at finding out about his passing. May God bless your family and I will keep y'all in my prayers


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