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Pierre Young

March 24, 1950 — November 12, 2020

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral Services will be held at a 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Chataignier, on Monday, November 16, 2020 for Pierre Darwin Young, 70, who passed away peacefully on November 12, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.

Father Andrew Killeen will be celebrant of the mass and conduct services.

Burial will take place at Evangeline Memorial Cemetery.

Pierre Darwin Young was born in Ville Platte, LA on March 24, 1950 to Pierre and Essy Prudhomme Young. Darwin wore many hats and was a pillar of the community.  He was a coach and principal at Chataignier High School for many years.  He went on to become the mayor of Chataignier and later served on the water board.  Darwin also farmed rice and crawfish.  When he wasn’t serving those in his community he was an adventurist.  He enjoyed riding ATV’s and traveling to Canada and Mexico. He and his wife, Betty had a passion for trail riding in his mule drawn covered wagon and mule riding.  He always had an interest in this 19th century way of travel. He and Betty enjoyed trail rides across the state.  His greatest love was the love he had for his family.  Darwin was a strong, kind, and loving husband, father, and grandfather.  His family was his pride and joy and family time was important to him.  He will be truly missed by his children, grandchildren, family, and many friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Betty Brasseux Young; daughter, Vicky Young Thibodeaux and husband, Brad of L’Anse Aux Pailles; two sons, Andy Young of Point Blue and Scotty J. Young and wife, Sadie of L’Anse Aux Pailles; six grandchildren, Olivia Claire Thibodeaux, Owen Michael Thibodeaux, Aubree Jo Thibodeaux, Tanner James Young, Colton Scott Young, and Jodi Brooke Young; and his godchild, Christina Brasseux Barron.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pierre Young and Essy Prudhomme Young.

At the request of the family, visitation will take place at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Sunday, November 15, 2020 from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM.  A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM.  Visitation will resume on Monday from 8:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Young family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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