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Michel “Mickey” Charles Brondum Jr. SGM (R)

Michel “Mickey” Brondum, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, formerly of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, died at his residence, December 15, 2020. He was born November 24, 1928, to Michel Charles Brondum, Sr. and Beatrice White Brondum.

He was retired from Louisiana National Guard. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. He was a 4th Degree Knight’s of Columbus, a member of several outstanding clubs including, Boy Scouts of America as Advisor for Explorer Post 935, Southwest Gun Club, Mississippi State Firearm Owners Staff (Rifle-Pistol), USA Shooting, American Camellia Society and Louisiana National Guard Enlisted Association.

Due to his love for the camellia, he has planted a large Memorial Camellia Garden in honor of Gloria. They had started growing them in 1950 and was starting over again. This will be garden number five, as Katrina destroyed garden number four, but God called Gloria home.

Preceding him in death are his parents; spouse, Gloria Mary Lambert Brondum; and son, Bruce Gerard Brondum.

Survivors are his daughter, Lois Ann Brondum Cochrane; four grandchildren, Michelle Marie Mortara, Bruce Gerard Mortara, Holly Ann Cochrane and Adrien Laurence Cochrane; and nine great-grandchildren, Arianna Echar, Seth Bergeron, Rene Marchetta, Jasmine Mortara, Ariel Mortara, Bruce Mortara Jr., L.J. Halley V, Emmah Pigrenet and Raeleigh Deroche.

Condolences and other information are available online at www.riverwoodfamily.com.