2 Timothy 4:7 “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.”
Loretta Ann Andre Sicard, age 79, a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana passed away peacefully on September 11, 2022. Loretta was born in Erwinville, LA on November 9, 1942 to Emory and Dorothy Andre. Having grown up in rural Louisiana, Loretta enjoyed her country upbringing and cherished her time there. Upon the sudden death of her father, she moved to Baton Rouge where she resided for the remainder of her life. Loretta attained her State Board of Cosmetology license and delighted in her field of study. During this time, she met the love of her life, Donald Sicard, and began her greatest adventure when they married in 1964. Their love story lasted 58 years. They had 3 beautiful children (Donna, Mary and Andre) that brought Loretta so much joy. She was the happiest in her kitchen preparing delicious meals and desserts. She especially delighted in preparing and serving lemon pies and chocolate cake that she produced from scratch. Loretta touched many lives with her love and generous openness to anyone she met. Whether it was through a smile, a hug, a complement or a dessert, Loretta could be counted on to bring joy to others. Eventually she was blessed with two granddaughters, Ashley and Kelli Albert.
What set Loretta apart was the grace which with she cared for her special son, Andre. Loretta felt that God gave her a special needs child because he knew she would love and care for him always. This was her true vocation – one of service to others. Loretta’s devotion to God and the Blessed Mother drew others to request prayers in their intercession. She prayed many hours for those needs and the needs of her family, thanking God for the many graces bestowed upon her.
Loretta is survived by her darling husband, Donald; daughters Donna Sicard Albert (Craig) and Mary Sicard Hornsby (Irby) and son Andre Sicard; granddaughters Ashley and Kelli Albert; siblings: Janice Andre Laiche; Mary Morales Rogers, Dottie Morales Richard (Jim), and Walter Morales III (Jenny); and numerous members of the Sicard, Andre and Morales families.
Preceded in death by: Emory J. Andre (father), Dorothy B. and Walter Morales (mother and stepfather), Marcie and Mildred Sicard (mother and father-in-law).
Visitation will be at St. Jude Catholic Church, 9150 Highland Road on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 10:00 until noon with Mass of Christian Burial at noon. Interment will be at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Jude Catholic Church, 9150 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 in Loretta Sicard’s name.