Christopher Goudeau

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Christopher Brian Goudeau, 34, passed away Feb. 23, 2011, at his home. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2308 N. Valley Mills Dr., with Michael Richardson officiating.

Christopher was born Aug. 7, 1976, in Natchitoches, La., to Adrian and Theda Goudeau. He married Leigh Ann Melton Jan. 24, 2009, and worked with his father at Kustombilt Cabinet Shop. Christopher was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and, as such, was active in sharing his faith with others and devoted to his family.

Christopher will be greatly missed; he was the light in his family’s lives. His love of life was demonstrated in his optimism and the joy he had doing things with or for his family and others.

He is survived by his loving wife, Leigh Ann; three children, Alex, Abby and Adam; parents, Adrian and Theda Goudeau; one sister, Monica Goudeau; one nephew, Mitchell; and grandmother, Margaret Rowell, all of Speegleville.

All of Christopher’s loved ones draw comfort from the sure hope of the resurrection, but in this time of great grief, appreciate all the acts of kindness shown by family and friends.

Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at

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Condolence Messages

  1. My sweet, tender hearted nephew will be missed by all that knew him. My love goes out to all.

  2. Berry and Lori Bailey

    Burnie: We are so sorry for the loss of your son. We are praying for you and your family to find peace and comfort.

  3. Dear Leigh Ann, Alex, Abby, Adam, I send my love to you. It breaks my heart that you must cope with the loss of your father and husband. May you hold on to the real life and remember your tears are precious to Jehovah. He has a longing desire to awaken our loved ones from death. Although these pains will soon pass away, never tire out from day to day sorrow. Hold on until the promises are realized. Remember what is ahead and that your family, spiritual family and father in heaven will always be there to hold your hand as time passes. I hope to one day meet you and Christopher in the new world. Your Sister,Candace

  4. Charles uLaney, M.D.

    I did not know Christopher personally, but I do know members of his family and many of the friends of the family. I realize losing one so young is very difficult, but I wish peace for each of you.

  5. Dan and Theresa Julian

    Dear Mr and Mrs Goudeau, We were so saddened to read of your son’s passing in this morning’s paper. Just wanted to write and let you know another family is united with yours in prayer. May you be blessed with peace at this time.

  6. Sending sympathy and hugs in this sad time

  7. Adrian, Theda, Monica, Leigh Ann, Mitchell I am so sorry for your lost. I know how much Chris meant to your family and it saddens me very deeply of the pain you are going through. May Jehovah give you srength. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Please accept my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Chris Goudeau. My thoughts and prayers are with you while you cope through this unexpected great loss. I

  9. Jennifer & Jeremy Collins

    We know there are no words that can take away the pain you all are experiencing. We hope knowing that Chris was loved by so many and that he is safe in Jehovah God’s memory brings you some comfort. We look forward to seeing him again in the resurrection. All of you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  10. We are so sorry for your loss. In this time of reflection, we celebrate the joys of a life well lived and mourn the loss of a light in this world. May your joyful memories comfort you now and in the days ahead. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family. Joe Shaw and his family

  11. Our prayers are with you my dear friends. Wish I could carry part of your sorrow for you. God Bless and peace to each member of your family. Ken Mays

  12. Kenneth and Loretta (Baker) Easter

    So sorry for your untimely loss. Really hard when some one is so young with a young family. May you find comfort and peace in your faith, family and friends.

  13. Kevin & Sonya Elliott

    Sonya and I wish to express our deep sorry and prayers to Chris’ family and friends on such an unexpected loss. Such tragedies cause pain that only Jehovah can remove. May his spirit grant all the peace of mind he promises while we continue in faith and endurance as we await the time when we can see Chris again on a paradise earth…

  14. I always Knew that Chris Loved Dodge Ram Trucks

  15. I also wanted to Mention
    My Thoughts and Prayers go to the Family He will always be Mised


  16. So sorry for your sudden loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  17. Mitchell Goudeau

    We Will Remember You Always

  18. My brother, How do I say he is missed? We spent years in our youth making touble for our parents. They, always rolling their eyes and wondering how much more we could get into. Speaking almost daily and even though he was my baby brother I looked up him. He told me the day before this happened when we were talking about his family and marriage that he had found the way it was supposed to be and he was happier than ever could have been imagined. I am so happy that he had found that happiness. Of course it should have been so much longer. I am not sure how to make it without him. But with Jehovah’s loving guidence I will. We look forward to seeing him again soon. Our parents, LeighAnn and the kids and Mitch and I will all be waiting with open arms to greet him in the Paradise that has been promised. Oh the days we are facing, Oh Jehovah please allow us to throw this burden upon you and grant us the strength to make it through without Chris here.

  19. To all of the Goudeau family: My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Jehovah give you comfort.

  20. Sam And Stephanie Balderas

    Our hearts go out to you all.
    We are so sorry for your loss.May you draw strength from Jehovah during this sad time, throw your burdens upon Jehovah.Everyone of you all are in our Prayers & thoughts.

  21. Sandra & Frank Damato

    We are sorry to hear of your loss, and we will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Susan & Les Nokes

    Our deepest sympathy and love to Chris’ family. He had the sweetest, ready smile and such a kind attitude. Remember "…Jehovah is close to those broken in spirit…"

    May you draw comfort in knowing he is in Jehovah’s memory and will be remembered fondly by many friends until we see him again.

  23. It brought joy to my heart to see the happiness that Chris, Leigh Ann, and the kids shared as a family. I only wish they could have had much, much more time together. You could tell Chris loved his family dearly, and he was so good to them and to the rest of us in his extended family. The loss of Chris most certainly has left a tremendous hole in the lives of Leigh Ann, Alex, Abby, Adam, his parents, sister, nephew, and grandmother and in the lives of the rest of his family. I pray for Jehovah to give his family the strength to endure as they keep focused on the hope for the future.

  24. The Baker Family

    It was with a great sense of loss when we heard of Christopher Goudeau’s death.

    We wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened.
    Christopher was more than just a wonderful person; he was always so kind and considerate to us that we always welcomed seeing him at every opportunity.

    And, we know that his passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him.

    Christopher will always remain within our hearts, and we have included Christopher and your family in our daily prayers to Jehovah. May Jehovah give you strength.

  25. Tim and Laura O'Brien

    Dear Leigh Ann, Adrian, Theda, Monica and the rest of the family. Laura and I are so sad about the new of your dear husband, father, son,brother and our spirtual brother. Jehovah’s memory thankfully contains his name and we will indeed without doubt see him again if we remain faithful. We will keep you in our prayers. We send you our love as you Christian Brother and Sister.

    Tim and Laura O’Brien

  26. Tony and Vicki Marquez

    Leigh Ann and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Chris was a good man and will be greatly missed.

  27. Wayne and Dee Dee Mooney and Nona Muse - Northcrest Congregation

    To the Goodeau family,
    Jehovah is a God of comfort. May he put his arms around you all and comfort your family at this time. May he soothe your grief and sorrow. May he comfort all your disquieting thoughts. – Ps. 94:19

  28. Yvonne Zollicoffer

    We are so sorry to hear of this sudden tragedy,only Jehovah can fix.However, it pains us all.As a brother once said in his talk, "we are now minutes away from the resurrection!"Hold on to that thought and lean upon Jehovah and let him comfort you and the friends. sisterly love,Yvonne

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