?Ronald Louis Brignac passed away on September 6, 2021. He was born in New Orleans on May 31, 1927. He is preceded in death by his loving bride of 66 years, Roxanne Montreuil. As Ronnie always said, “Roxie was the greatest thing since sliced bread!” He is survived by his children Sandra Macdonald (Jim), Ronald L. Brignac, Jr. (Terry), Barbara Eschete (Lee), and Roxanne McCracken (Mike), and his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by his parents Horace L. Brignac and Ethel Cocke Brignac, his sister Janice Grillot (Irwin), his brothers Reverend Horace L. Brignac Jr., George Feldner Brignac and Jacques Brignac. He is the brother-in-law of Jacqueline Carron Lowe and Marcelle Milner. Ronnie was loved by many nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues. He will be forever missed for his zest for life and his devotion to his family.
Ronnie was in the Army and stationed in the Aleutian Islands as a second lieutenant of the 36th Infantry and later commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve serving 28 years of active and reserve. Ronnie received the Charles E. Dunbar and the Man of the Year awards. He was President of the Southwest Region of NAHRO. Ronnie later joined the Urban Corporation whose purpose was to solve the city’s housing problems leading to the creation of the Louisiana State Housing Finance Agency. Later in life, Ronnie developed housing solutions including the Audubon Trace Condominiums and housing for seniors which include The New Orleanian, Ville Ste. Marie, Windsor Senior Living, and Williamsburg Senior Living under the Williamsburg Management Company. Many of these communities continue to provide the highest quality of care to our senior population.
Ronnie led an extraordinary life of love, fun and family. The Brignac Clan celebrated life’s milestones together including holiday parties, New Year’s Eve parties, LSU tailgates and 51 years of Florida family vacations with 41 family members in attendance. The family will continue the celebration of Ronnie’s life privately “as the melody lingers on!” The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.schoenfh.com.
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