Benjamin Auzenne passed away on Monday, July 6, 2015 after a short illness. He was born on March 31, 1940 to Amayar Guient Auzenne and Casimer Auzenne in Leonville, LA. He attended school in Leonville and Grand Coteau, LA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and later moved to Texas City to become one of the first African American Process Operators at Amoco Chemical Company. He retired after 32 years of service.
Benjamin was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, uncle as well as a faithful friend to many. He was very involved in the Catholic Church, the Knights of St. Peter Claver and he loved to spend time with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Henry Auzenne, Charles Auzenne, and Vincent Auzenne, sister Helene Auzennesisters in law Bertha Johnson Auzenne, Ella Mae Henry Auzenne, Anna Belle Martin Simien, Agnes Martin Milton, Sister Eva Regina Martin SSF, and Mary Alice Martin Roberts, brothers-in law Willie Lazare Sr, Marshall Lazare, Andrew Landry, Sylvester Milton, and Peter Roberts as well as mother and father in law Adeline "Ka'tine" Charles Martin and Felix "Buck" Martin.
He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Helen Martin Auzenne; daughter, Melissa Auzenne Brewer (Marcus); son, Reginald Auzenne (Monique); grandson, Martin Brewer; granddaughter, Chelsy Davis; brothers, Israel Auzenne (Wilda) and Joseph Howard Auzenne; sisters, Verdna Auzenne Lazare, Sister Mary Benjamin Eva Auzenne SSF and Julia Auzenne Lazare; sisters-in-law, Mathilda Dugas Auzenne, Mary Martin Landry and Theresa Martin as well as numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.
Visitation Services are Friday, July 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM with the Rosary at 6:30 PM and a Vigil at 7 PM. All services are at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City, TX 77591. Viewing at the church will be Saturday July 11, 2015 at 9:30 AM; a Rosary at 10 AM followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 AM at Queen of Peace Catholic Church 1224 Cedar Drive La Marque, TX 77568. Burial will be Monday, July 13, 2015 at 12:30 PM in Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Other memorials may be sent to Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591.