Opelousas - Funeral services will be held for Brad Joseph Marks at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 10, 2018 in the Skip Montet Chapel in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. The Very Reverend Monsignor Keith J. DeRouen will be conduct the service. Burial will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Marks, age 42, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Brad was a graduate of Acadiana Prep and T.H. Harris as a diesel mechanic. Brad was an outdoorsman all his life. He enjoyed fishing, hunting deer and ducks and loved muscle cars. He was known by family and friends as the "best crawfish boiler in the world". Brad will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Brandi Richard Marks; his parents, Charles and Linda Bergeron Marks; his brother, Dustin Charles Marks and wife, Dawn; his sister, Amy Marks France and husband, Laird; his father-in-law, David Richard; mother-in-law, Rhonda Richard and brothers-in-law, Aaron Richard and Aric Meyer. He is also survived by his godson and nephew, Ashton Brent Marks; his niece, Kyleigh Marks; and his goddaughters, Brooke Chaisson and Maggie Bergeron.
He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Oralie and Rita Mae Caillais Marks and his maternal grandparents, Ferdie Joseph Bergeron and Elma Comardelle Bergeron.
Pallbearers will be Blaine Joubert, Thomas Quirk, Aaron Richard, Todd Bergeron, Chris Marks, Laird France, Dustin Marks and Shane Bergeron. Honorary pallbearers will be Bryan Monte', Ashton Marks, Aric Meyer and Michael Prados.
Visitation will be held at in the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM on Saturday evening by Mr. Edwin Broussard. The funeral home will reopen on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the arrangements.
To the family and friends of Mr Brad. I am so sorry for your loss. He seemed like a wonderful person that will be deeply missed. I hope you find some comfort in God's word during this difficult time.
Jehovah God wants to help us deal with situation like this, for “he is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.” (Ps. 147:3) Even in severe situations, God can bring relief to a stricken heart if we pray to him in full faith and observe his commandments.- 1 John 3:19-22; 5:14, 15.
The Bible speaks of a promise at Rev 21:3-4 of a time when there will be no more tears, or pain or even mourning because death will be done away with. I look forward to this. You can too.
Again, I am so very sorry for your loss,
Michelle JohnsonOpelousas, LA
My deepest sympathies to the Marks family. Brad is now in heaven looking down on his loved ones smiling. My prayers will be with y'all through this difficult time. God Bless y'all.
Patty HigginbothamBranch, LA
I am glad to have worked with Brad when he worked for Ryder. My Almighty God grant him eternal rest.
Michael GeraceOpelousas, LA
Charles and Linda my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God Bless and be with you all.
Janice stellyPatterson, LA
My love and prayers to you cousin Brandi and family. My heart is saddened with the loss of your dear Brad. Let God hold and comfort you during this loss. Remember the good times and know you will be together again. I love you girl.
Donna Fadaol EarleyLafayette, LA
Thoughts and prayers to Brandi and family. I’ve been constantly thinking of everyone during this heartbreak. Keep faith on your side to lift all of you up. So sorry. Stay strong Brandi.
Tibby FigueiredoGrand Prairie, LA
may he rest in peace with god speed !!!!!!
baverly & sybil comeauxrayne, LA
My prayers are with all of the family and loved ones. My deepest condolence to each of you. We love you’ll and pray for comfort through this difficult time. God bless
Rebecca O’ReillyOpelousas, LA
My deepest condolences to the family. I went to high school with Brad. I am praying for ya’ll 🙏
Maghann Davy JudiceLafayette, LA
Brandi, I am so sorry for you'll lost. You'll have my deepest sympathy, I will keep all in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace. If you need anything please let me know. Love you. Dolly
DOLLY MOREAULAWTELL, LA
To the Marks family. I am so sorry for your lost. May he Rest In Peace and god help you through this time of need.
Katherine ArceneauxRayne, LA
Dear Linda and family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. I can't imagine how you can bear this. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. May Our Lord embrace your son.
Susie Le Blanc HeloRayne, LA
Sending my deepest sympathies and condolences to the Marks family. May god guide them they this time of need
Cody ThibodeauxFremont, CA
My condolences to the family. I will always remember Brad as a sweet guy with a big heart and an even bigger smile. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Lace ThibodeauxWashington, LA
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of your family.
Cindy Bratton SuteraSunset, LA
Our love and thoughts and prayers are with you we love you all.
Clark and Kelly HigginbothamBurkburnett, TX
My deepest sympathy for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs Linda.
Patsy Lantier BienvenuThe Woodlands, TX
So sorry for the loss. I will have the whole family in my prayers.
Debbie QuebodeauxHindsville, AR
Linda and Charles- my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Jackie SturgisCarencro, LA
Lots of love and prayers are with y'all at this time.
Glenn, Gaila & Ivan ElyDeRidder, LA