Romie Terrell Moffatt, Jr. entered peacefully into heaven surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the age of 93. Terrell was born on October 19, 1926 in Brookhaven, MS to Nettie Smith Moffatt and Romie T. Moffatt, Sr. He was raised in Mississippi and joined the US Navy in 1944 to serve his country during WWII. He relocated to New Orleans in 1946 where he met and married the love of his life, Sue Friedman, on April 15, 1952. Partnering with two of his three brothers in business, they opened Moffatt Brothers Shell Service on Canal Street, St. Charles Avenue and Prytania Street in New Orleans. Together, the three brothers then opened Moffatt Brothers Hardware in Metairie where he retired in 1999 after 42 years in business. Terrell served dutifully as a member of the Grand Lodge of the State of Louisiana Free and Accepted Masons – Crescent City Lodge for nearly 70 years. His strong work ethic, sterling character, entrepreneurial spirit, humor, generosity and devotion to family and friends will be cherished and remembered by all who knew him. Terrell is survived by his beloved wife of over 67 years, Sue Moffatt; his four daughters Debbie Moffatt, Terri (David) Trammell, Julie (Billy) Laurent, and Joan (Stephen) Coffman. He was the proud “Papa” of 8 grandchildren including Rochelle Cazaubon (Brent), Kori Matherne (Ron), Celeste Clark, Stephen M. Antoine, Jr. (Randi), Billy Stowe (Holly), Stephanie Schwankhart (Phil), Heather Laurent (deceased), and Eric Laurent along with 12 great-grandchildren Caitlyn Cazaubon, Taylor Harris, Skylar Clark, Saige Clark, Ryleigh Cazaubon, Blaine Stowe, Sarah Clark, Garrison Stowe, Hogan Stowe, Brent Cazaubon, Randall Antoine and Jace Schwankhart, 1 great-great grandson Elijah Landry and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Terrell was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Lamar Smith Moffatt, James Moffatt, Mildred Cockerham and John Harold Moffatt.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Funeral Service on Sunday December 22nd at 1pm. Visitation will begin at 11am until service time at the Garden of Memories on Airline Highway, Metairie, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to East Jefferson General Hospital - ICU Department.
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