Melvin Joseph Simon transitioned from his earthly life on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, peacefully at\nhis home in Vacherie, Louisiana. He was 67 years old, a native and resident of Vacherie,\nLouisiana.\n\nMelvin “Joe Black” was born July 29, 1955, to the late William Simon Jr. and the late Victorine\nDumas Simon. He devoted his life to Christ on August 7, 1955, at St. Philip Catholic Church. He\nis survived by his wife of 41 years Mary Lewis Simon; children Brock (Shanika) Lewis, Ashley\n(Darius) Williams; grandchildren Sanaya, A’shiren, Damontre’ Braylen, and Bonus grandson\nLaron Esko Jr. Siblings Jean Amenta (S-ankh) Rasa, Beverly (Antoine) Bailey, Jacqueline\n(Rodney) Guss, Martin (Mary) Simon, the late Leo (Amanda) Simon, Larry (Carolyn) Simon, George (the late Marie) Simon, William (Tharon) Simon. Godfather of Jamal Gros, Victoria Simon, and Ralinda Guss. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.\n\nHe was preceded in death by his parents William Simon Jr. and Victorine Simon; Father and\nmother-in-law James and Wilberine Louis; grandparents William Sr. and Aldonia Simon. Brother\nLeo Paul Simon.\n\nMelvin worked as a painter at Dow Chemical, St. Charles Parish for over 30+ years. He retired\nat age 65. Although his retirement was short lived he made the best of it by helping anyone he\ncould.\n\nFamily and friends are invited to attend a public visitation held on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E Airline Highway, Gramercy, La 70052. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm.\n\nA Mass of Christian burial honoring Melvin Joseph Simon will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 13281 LA-644, Vacherie, La 70090. Fr.Matthew McCaughey, celebrant. Visitation begins at 9 am. Mass will begin at 11 am. Entombment to follow at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church Cemetery. Final care and professional services are entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E Airline Highway, Gramercy, La 70052. \n\nFamily and friends who are unable to attend the Mass of Christian burial honoring Melvin Joseph Simon will be able to view his Celebration of Life via our Facebook page. Search Treasures of Life Funeral Services, LLC. \n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE"!!