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Alfred Joseph Mix

August 15, 1919 - September 14, 2017

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Obituary for Alfred Joseph Mix
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Alfred Joseph Mix peacefully passed from this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 98 on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. He was born in New Roads, Louisiana on August 15, 1919 to Arthur and Aimee Morel Mix. He married Hilda Pourciau,...

Obituary for Alfred Joseph Mix
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Alfred Joseph Mix peacefully passed from this life to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the age of 98 on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. He was born in New Roads, Louisiana on August 15, 1919 to Arthur and Aimee Morel Mix. He married Hilda Pourciau, his childhood sweetheart and devoted wife of 64 years, before entering the United States Army in 1942 as Tech 4 Sergeant combat medic and surgical technician with the 79th Cross of Lorraine Division Medical Detachment, 315th Infantry Division. He went ashore on Utah Beach in the invasion of Normandy shortly after D-Day. He participated in the battles of LA Madeleine, Cherbourg, St. Lo, Northern France-LA Havre, Avranches-Mantes, the Ardennes Forest-Forest de Parroy Bastogne, and the Battle of the Bulge. For his service, he was awarded the Bronze Star, order of the Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Army Campaign Medal with Four Battle Stars, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the French Thank You America Certificate. He was honorably discharged in 1945. In January of 2017, he was honored at a ceremony at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans with the French Legion of Honor Medal. The Legion of Honor Medal is the highest French decoration given to a civilian and was presented to him by the Consulate General of France. This was quite an honor for him, as was the day that he laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery as part of the Honor Air Flight in 2008. He was a proud World War II veteran having served his country well. Alfred was a resident of Baton Rouge for 77 years and was retired from Ethyl Corporation. A devoted Catholic, he served as usher and altar server for many years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, and Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 18th from 10:00 am- 12:00 pm at St. George Catholic Church with a mass of Christian Burial at noon celebrated by the Reverend Michael Schatzle. Entombment will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park Mausoleum. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Alma Mix Roy and John D. Roy, son and daughter-in-law, William "Randy" Mix and Karen Williams Mix; grandchildren, Amy Roy Abadie and husband Creighton, Jennifer Roy Gibson and husband Beau, Amanda Mix Cook and husband Jimmy, and Bryan Mix and wife Carrie; eight great-grandchildren, Madeline, Olivia, and Thomas Abadie, Caroline Yiannopoulos and Nathan and Megan Gibson, and Garrett and Ty Mix; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Pourciau Mix, his parents, his brothers, Milton Mix and William Mix and his sister, Rita Mix Ward. Pallbearers will be Bryan Mix, Thomas Abadie, Creighton Abadie, Beau Gibson, Lawrence "Bubba" Pourciau, John Pourciau, Ralph Dickerson, and Tommy Dickerson. Special thanks to Theresa Byrd and to the staff of St. Joseph's Hospice and the Carpenter House. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or St. George Catholic Church.