Alex Broussard, the third generation director of Broussard's Mortuary, died Friday at his home at the age of 85.
Broussard's Mortuary was the area's first funeral parlor, started in the late 1800's. Alex Broussard was the founder's grandson.
Besides his success as a business owner, Broussard was a prominent member of many area civic organizations.
On the funeral home's web site, the family issued the following statement on the patriarch's passing:
"We tearfully share the news that our husband, father, brother, mentor and Pop Pop died this morning in his home, and we are grateful for all the prayers and support our family has received during the journey we have taken with him over the past several months."
Funeral arrangements are pending.
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