Brent Jude Villemarette
January 8, 1959  -  October 27, 2018

Brent Jude Villemarette

St. Marys Assumption Catholic Church
808 Front St
Cottonport, LA  71327
Friday, November 2, 2018
9:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
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Funeral Mass
St. Marys Assumption Catholic Church
808 Front. St.
Cottonport, LA  71327
Friday, November 2, 2018
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St. Marys No. 2 Cemetery
498 Indian Bayou Road
Cottonport, LA  71327
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Funeral services for Brent J. Villemarette will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 beginning at 12:30p.m. in St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church in Cottonport. Visitation will be held Friday morning beginning at 9:30a.m. in the church. Burial will follow in St. Mary Church Cemetery #2.

Mr. Villemarette, 59, resident of Baton Rouge passed away on October 27, 2018 at Oschner Medical Center in New Orleans.

Brent graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in petroleum engineering in 1981. He began a long and distinguished career in this field working both domestically and internationally for Apache Energy. He served as international reservoir engineering manager for new ventures while in Houston, TX. In 1997, his career with Apache took him to Perth, Australia where he held several senior level positions, including reservoir engineer manager for new ventures. After leaving Apache, Brent served as operation director for Latent Petroleum, a private oil and gas exploration company which he co-founded. He also served as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Technical Officer for Transerv Energy Ltd. Until he was called home by God, he served on the board of directors for 88 Energy, another gas exploration company which he co-founded. Brent enjoyed his time in Perth and held dual citizenship in the United States and Australia.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Melody Laborde Villemarette of Baton Rouge; parents, Daniel and Jeanette (Juneau) Villemarette of Cottonport; sisters, Mary V. Lemoine (Blaine) of Mansura, Tina Ducote (Dean) of Mandeville, Amy Flake (Robert) of Denham Springs. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Escude Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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  1. Les Kurylowicz
    Perth, LA

    I just learnt about Brent's passing away. Mary and I send our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. It was good to know Brent when he was working at Apache in Perth.

  2. Joey Ducote
    Knoxville, TN

    So very sorry to hear of Brent's passing. He was a wonderful guy and was a pleasure to spend time with at the Career Develop.Center in Cottonport as well as times I enjoyed with several Cottonport boys, also times at LSU. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  3. Jack Goodacre

    Melody - So sorry to hear the news about Brent. We did a lot of good work and had a lot of laughs during my time at Apache from 1999-2006.
    With my deepest sympathy

  4. Carol Foster

    Dear Melody
    I was so very saddened to hear of Brent’s passing. I have such fond memories of the time we worked together at Apache Australia. Brent was a good friend as well as a colleague and we shared many stories and laughs throughout the time we worked together.
    Sending you and the family my love and deepest sympathy.



  6. Ivor Alexander

    Dear Melody, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. It was an absolute pleasure to have known Brent as a colleague, and a good mate. Thank you both for sharing your time in Australia with us. Our love and deepest sympathy to you and the family. Ivor and Vicki.

  7. Guy and Helen Marchesani

    We are so sad to hear about the passing of Brent. He was a wonderful colleague and we certainly had some laughs along the way while working for Apache in Perth. Our thoughts and prayers are with Melody and Family. Deepest Condolences,
    Guy and Helen Marchesani

  8. Eve Howell

    Deepest sympathy to Melody and Brent's family. Fond memories of many happy times from 1997 to 2006 working with Brent and the rest of the Apache Energy team.

  9. Wayne &Judy LeBleu
    Keller, TX

    Mel and all the Villemarette family,
    Brent was an outstanding young man. We always knew he would be successful and make a difference. He certainly did! Our hearts are broken and our prayers are with you during this hard time. Please know our thoughts are with you. Brent was a blessing to all of us! God grant you peace.

  10. Craig Duncan

    My deepest sympathy to you at this difficult time. Brent was a good man and I enjoyed working with him during his Apache years in Perth. We had many interesting discussions about US politics. A real gentleman.

  11. Wayne Villemarette
    Bossier, LA

    Daniel, Jeanette & Girls, so sorry to read about Brent's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time and also his wife Melody. Brent had achieved what most people only dream of and was a great young man. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Your cousin, Wayne Villemarette.

  12. Steve Moss

    Deeply saddened to learn that Brent is no longer with us. I greatly enjoyed working with him in Apache Australia and appreciate everything he taught me. My heartfelt commiserations to Melody and his family for his loss.

  13. Bruce Lake
    Perth Western Australia,

    A pleasure to work with, very sharp and on the money and always good for an impassioned discussion on voting and seatbelts. Always a gentleman. Many thanks for sharing some time with us all in Australia. To Melody our deepest sympathy for your loss .

  14. Russell Stephenson

    Dear Melody and families, Please accept our deepest sympathy on Brent's passing. He will be missed. Russell and Pam.

  15. Christine( tina gauthier )Campbell
    Sunset, LA

    Time has come that Our Master has called you home my friend. Had alot of good times together in our younger years. Those were times that your CHS friends can treasure for life. It is not time to say goodbye but to say we shall see each other again one day. You are now one of our Angels up above. Mrs. Jeanette, mr. Daniel, Melody and family , this a time to mourn but please remember with our faith Brent has accomplished his life on earth and now enters the kingdom of peace. I see my old friend Mrs. ELLA MAE with a smile to take care of Brent for you all. That's why you are here to take care of her kids and grandkids. Our Master said " I give you life and I shall return to take you home". Blessings and prayers at this time my friends. Friends forever in Christ, tina gauthier campbell

  16. Trey Gilmore
    Cypress, TX

    Brent has been such a good friend since I started working at Apache in 1995. I will miss his wise and humorous conversation. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  17. Dianne Smith Swilley
    Pensacola, FL

    Dear Daniel, Jeanette & girls; I am deeply saddened to hear about Brent’s passing. May God give you strength in the coming days and May you find some comfort in your memories.


    Dear Daniel, Jeanette & girls. I'm so very sorry to hear about Brent. I cannot imagine the sorry you are feeling at this time. May God give you peace and comfort.

  19. Brett Lemoine
    Ft. Worth, TX

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  20. Ricky D. Ducote
    Washington, LA

    So sorry to hear about Brent's passing. We had many good times in high school. Rest in Peace. My condolences to the family.

  21. Charlie Delcambre
    Vance, AL

    So sorry to hear that you have left us, you are in God's hands now.Rest in peace my friend


    Dear Daniel & Jeanette & girls. I cannot image the sadness your are feeling at this time. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God give you peace at this time.

  23. Richard Ducote
    Opelousas, LA

    He was old dear friend. Will be missed by all who knew him.

  24. Angie Lemoine Lakvold
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Dear Villemarette Family,

    We are so sorry to here about Brent. Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and in the months to come. He was a brilliant and caring person. He will be greatly missed.

    Angie and Dave Lakvold

  25. Pauline Hansen
    Perth Australia, LA

    A wonderful man, taken too soon. Great memories of working with you in Perth, WA. Sincere condolences to Melody and all his family. Vale Brent.

  26. Susan Gradney Hessel
    Richmond, TX

    My deepest sympathy to Melody and all his family and friends. He was always polite and had a great sense of humor. Even years ago he was always a nice person.

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