Rocky Benoit

November 29, 1959 ~ May 7, 2023

Rocky Lynn Benoit was born on November 25, 1959 and adopted by Rufus and Stella Benoit in Jennings, Louisiana. Rocky passed away peacefully on May 7, 2023, in Houston, Texas after a valiant battle with cancer. While attending college at Louisiana Tech, he met the love of his life Tammie Tharpe Benoit. They married in 1983 and he began his long-standing career with Amaco / BP relocating to Lafayette, LA, Houston, TX and Durango, CO. His faith is what defined him. Over the years he held many church leadership positions such as serving on the Deacon board, participating in mission work, teaching children’s ministry, and leading men through a Bible Study Fellowship program for over 13 years.

His family was his greatest treasure. His wife Tammie has been his rock for nearly 40 years-full of love, commitment, and adventure. He loved his two sons, Weston and Will more than anything. He was so proud of the legacy they have created and the men of God they have become. He was overjoyed to finally have two daughters join the family and often sided with Danielle and Cat over his own sons.

His faith in Jesus was a guiding principle for the family over the years. He started every morning with a hot cup of coffee and God’s Word. As an avid fisher and outdoorsman, Rocky would often be found relaxing in his brown leather chair researching lures, rods, and fishing conditions. He created so many family traditions we look forward to continuing, such as watching White Christmas while working on a puzzle during the holidays, enjoying his prized chicken and sausage gumbo recipe, and digging into a bowl of Bluebell during a game of dominos. 

His memory is cherished by his lifelong love Tammie Benoit, his sons, Weston (Cat) Benoit and Will (Danielle) Benoit; sister, Kim Babineaux LeBlanc; and grandchildren, Boone, Bode, Teagan, Tate, Beckham and Levi.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

We are also grateful to the dearest of friends and family for their prayers and love over the years.

Rocky’s family invites you to attend a visitation on Friday, May 12, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a celebration of life held at 3:00 p.m., at First Baptist Church of Haughton, 105 E Washington Ave, Haughton, LA 71037 with Brother Bill Collins officiating.

An additional visitation will be held on Saturday May 13, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Miguez Funeral Home, 114 E Shankland Ave Jennings, LA 70546. Burial will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Greenwood Cemetery in Jennings, LA, under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home. 

Memorial donations to honor Rocky may be made to For All Mankind Movement, Bible Study Fellowship or First Baptist Church of Haughton Children’s Program 


Burial: Saturday, May 13, 2023
3:00 pm - 12:00 am

Greenwood Cemetery

Funeral Service: Friday, May 12, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First Baptist Church of Haughton

Visitation: Friday, May 12, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Baptist Church of Haughton

Visitation: Saturday, May 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings

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  1. We send our love to you all… Our hearts are broken for you as you grieve Rocky's passing. We pray that the God of comfort will fill your hearts and minds with peace that passes human understanding. We are grateful for his life filled with love for the Lord and love for his family. The blessing of his legacy will live on through Will, Weston, and the precious grandchildren. Hugs and prayers … Thomas and Charmane Vanya

  2. My heart is heavy thinking we will not be able to share more fun times with Rocky here on earth but the sweet things about that man will always be remembered. Oh, what a smile and laugh he always had. That man found joy and laughter in everything and never seemed to let things trouble him. He was such a ROCK, solid and faithful servant of our loving savior. I will continue to pray for you and the guys as we all look for God’s comfort each day.

  3. So sorry to learn of Rocky’s passing. He left such an inspiring Christian legacy. Our prayers are with the family. Love, David and Roxy

  4. Tammy, Peanut will be at the funeral Saturday but it would be very emotional for me since I have cancer also. Many times I have thought of you and Rocky and prayed for you and the family. You have been so kind to us through the years and especially when Mrs Newman passed. We love you. May God be with you, the boys and families. Brenda

  5. Tammy and sons, daughters, grandchildren: This is a beautiful tribute and shows the character Rocky had. We lived behind him and spent many hours playing together with his Tonka trucks under his wisteria bushes or within the rows of corn at our house. Even as we became older, Rocky was always like a brother to me. I still felt such a connection with him and treasure those memories even though we hadn’t seen each other in years. May you find comfort in God’s arms during these days ahead. My prayers are with you all.

  6. Dear Tammie,
    I have thought often of y’all through the years, but once my folks and the Miss Stella were deceased I did not know how to contact you. I am so sorry to learn the news of Rocky’s death; I will certainly be praying for you and your family, that you will know the deep and abiding love and compassionate care of God for you right now, meeting all your needs in Christ Jesus. I will be meeting our daughter this weekend in Nashville so I will not be able to attend the visitation. I will be praying for you though. Despite the separation of years and distance, you remain very dear to me.

  7. Tammie and family. Im praying for you all as you learn to live life without Rocky here on this earth. I know you rejoice for him that he is finally healed from all sickness and disease and is in heaven but I know the reality of life without him present with you is difficult. I pray for Gods perfect peace to surround you in the days and weeks to come.

  8. We're going to miss you Rocky, we had some uplifting and fun times together in BSF. Praise God for your faithfulness and servant's heart. It was our privilege to serve alongside you. Go in peace my brother.
    John Soul, (BSF)

  9. I remember when Rocky came to Stella and Rufus. They were our next door neighbors and were so filled with joy to welcome him into their family! I have fond memories of him as a little boy. I pray for peace and comfort for all the family.
    Marilyn Broussard Andrus

  10. Worked with Rocky for a lot of years. Great man!!! He will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!! RIP Rocky!

  11. I was so sad to hear of the passing of Rocky. I got to know him through the Roxanna Foundation. He was a true trooper and so full of Jesus. Thinking of you guys during this time. Just know you all were truly loved and cherished by him. He spoke of all of you, your travels and especially the grands.

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