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“I am lost for words may GOD bless this family RIP SHAWN u your a good guy u will be truely miss ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Ronneika butler - Kenner, LA

“A los seres queridos de ShawnDeseo que en estos momentos tan difíciles toda su familia y amigos reciban el consuelo que necesitan. Juan 5:28,29...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Ester T

“MY prayers are with the family! ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Troye Poche - Houston, TX

“I knew Shawn from working Avondale Shipyard. Great guy. He loved talking about his family. He will be missed. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Rodney Faciane

“My sympathy to the family. ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Gayle Cortez - Vacherie, LA

“Please accept my condolences as I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you find true comfort in the scripture found at John 11:20-25 ”
6 of 24 | Posted by: R G - CA

“Norris, Celeste, Shawna, and Families,What a beautiful couple they were. So very sorry for your loss. Was so tragic but they are together. You all...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Vanessa Loupe - Thibodaux, LA

“My deepest and sincere heartfelt condolences to Bayou, Celeste, Lucas, Angie, and Jaidan. My prayers are with y'all and the entire Cortes family. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Jo Stevens - Thibodaux, LA

“Celeste, Bayou, Angie, Lucas and his daughter, the pride of his life. Nothing can replace Shawn and Cheryl in your lives and no words can express...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Duet family

“I still can not believe this. Shawn and Cheryl, you guys were always so happy. Your love for each other was so evident. The one thing Shawn and...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Sherry Bell - Vacherie, LA

“Leave a condolence or a memory. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Shawn ketchens - vacherie, LA

“I didn't know what to say when I heard the news. I still don't know what to say. It's been a long time since I've seen Shawn and Cheryl. It's...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Phil Ridge - Walker, LA - Friend

“Everyone has My Sympathy this was my classmate.I will be praying for everyone ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Atha Martin - st james, LA

“As I look toward the sky wishing I could have said good bye before you moved on and were for ever gone one thing I will never forget is my sorrow...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Lucas Cortez - thibodaux, LA

“Going to miss you my friend. ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Eddie Bowers - Metairie, LA

“The life of Cheryl and Shawn was expressed by love for each other along with joy extended to everyone. It seems impossible that both are gone. They...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Roy and Sylvia Borne - Vacherie, LA

“Shawn thank you for your unconditional friendship. Cherished memories we have of you and Cheryl. May you Rest in Paradise! You will be deeply missed...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Tessie Borne - Vacherie, LA

“As you danced in the light with joy, love lifted you. As you brushed against this world so gently, you lifted us.. ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Scott Robinson - St James, LA

“THE FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS. SORRY FOR YALL LOST ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: LIZA LANDRY - ST JAMES, LA

“THE FANULR ARE IN MY PRAYERS. SORRY FOR YALL LOST ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: LIZA LANDRY - ST JAMES, LA

“To the family of Shawn Cortez, my family and I just want to let you all know we are praying for your hearts. Much Love, James "Booza" Gros, Jr....Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Chasity Gros - Darrow, LA

“Our deepest sympathy to the Family of Shawn Cortez. My family will forever cherish those great times at the camp and in the duck blind. He was a...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: John Gravois - Thibodaux, LA

“So sorry for your loss Shawna my prayers are with you and your family ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Petee - thibodaux, LA - friend

“Words can't describe what I'm feeling ! Shawn an awesome guy I will miss our talks , our laughs about Cheryl and she would be standing right there!...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: betty baptiste - vacherie, LA


Shawn Cortez, 38, born February 11, 1977, a native and resident of Vacherie, died on Friday, March 27, 2015 in a boating accident.
Visitation will be from 9AM until funeral time Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12PM, at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
He is survived by his daughter, Shawna Cortez; step-son, Trevor Simon, Jr.; parents, Paul Norris "Bayou" and Celeste Cortez; sister, Andrea Cortez; nephew, Jaidan Cortez; brother, Lucas Cortez; maternal grandmother, Bessie Rouge and a host of numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl H. Cortez; maternal grandfather, John Rouge; paternal grandparents, Joseph F. and Elvire Cortez.
Shawn was an avid fisherman and loved hunting. He was also a huge sports fanatic! He worked at Avondale shipyards for numerous years and was currently an employee of SGS Petroleum Service Corp.