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“Aunt Janice, Carla, Lisa, and Buffy: My most sincere condolences to you and your families. Uncle Coral will be greatly missed by all who knew and...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Cissy Bove Marshall - Destrehan, LA

“To Carla and Lisa, my deepest sympathies to you and your families.. Your Dad was the nicest adult to me as I remember from my childhood days growing...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: David Burleigh - Centerville, LA

“Rest in Peace, "Hammer Head". ”
3 of 19 | Posted by: Guy Stirling - Franklin, LA

“✝ My deepest, heartfelt sympathy to Aunt Janice, Carla, Lisa, Buffy & the Miguez family. Wishing you all peace to bring comfort during this...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Nicki Bove Mendez - New Orleans, LA

“We both worked the same job with different companies, same occupation helping one another at different times. You will be deeply missed my friend. ”
5 of 19 | Posted by: Donald Prados - Franklin, LA

“Definitely one of the impressive ones. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Johnny Boudreaux - Goodyear, AZ

“Uncle Carl Rest In Peace. Your not hurting anymore. Love you, Tiger ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Tiger Bove - Franklin, LA

“Sending my prayers and condolences to the families of Mr. Miguez. Earth has no soerow, Heaven can't heal. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Ella Bob - franklin, LA - Friend

“Janice & family, we are so very sorry to hear of Coral passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. He was a good man & a dear friend - he will...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Chip & Leslie Peltier - OH

“Buffy and familySo sorry for the lost of your father. Please accept our condolences. ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Wilbur and Martha Pontiff - LA

“I met Coral and Janice at Franklin Health Care Center after my mother became a resident there a year ago. It was easy for me to fall in love with...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Laura Bergeron - Franklin, LA

“Ms Janice and familyI am so sorry for your loss. Mr Coral was a very nice person, I remember you both when you lived across the street from us on...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Karen Harrison - Franklin, LA

“so sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathy to the family. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: benny and pat ancona ancona - LA

“My deepest sympathy to Janice and the family of Coral. We were in the same grade at Glencoe School. Always a nice guy. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Mary Ann Bergeron Keegan - FL

“Our deepest sympathy to the Miguez family for their loss. May he Rest In Peace ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Effron & Patsy Savoy - Baldwin, LA

“So sorry Lisa ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Kimberley Ashley - Franklin, LA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.With deepest sympathy, Linda & Terry Cortez, Jim, Karen, and Aaron Bodin and their families. ”
17 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Cortez - Morgan City, LA

“Buffy and family, I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I know the heartache too well. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Tammy Segura Himel - Franklin, LA

“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Coral rest in God's eternal peace and...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

Coral Miguez, a native of Louisa and a longtime resident of Franklin, passed away at the age of 77 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Franklin Health Care Center. Coral was born on August 16, 1939 to the late Rudolph Miguez and the late Annie Kennedy Miguez, the youngest of eight children.

He was a 1959 graduate of Franklin Senior High School where he was greatly known for his accomplishments on the football and track field. Friday night lights was the highlight of his life only until he met the love of his life Janice Bodin. He quickly gave up four football scholarships to start his life and family with her. Coral and Janice were joined in Holy Matrimony on June 10, 1961, a union that has stood the test of time and blessed them with five children, whom they shared their love with unconditionally. Coral devoted his life to providing for his family, spending his entire career in the Oil Field, retiring from Texaco as a pump operator after 38 years, and then Magnum Mud as camp caretaker for 19 years, where hunters enjoyed his company and loved his cooking.

Throughout the years Coral has had many passions, none topping the time spent with his children, grandchildren and other loved ones. In his spare time some of Coral's favorite activities were hunting, fishing and gardening. The bleeding heart, which is easily recognized by its heart-shaped flowers, were his favorite. He was greatly known for his love of music, that you could always hear playing on his radio that he kept near him.

To know Coral was to love him. Along with his many jokes, "You said that twice" will forever be our favorite. He was the light in every room, and the reason for everyone's smile when they entered and long after they left. He will be missed tremendously by all his family and friends who knew and loved him.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 56 years, Janice Bodin Miguez; three daughters, Carla Miguez Trosclair and her husband Timmy, Lisa Miguez Bourgeois and Angela "Buffy" Miguez Landry and her husband Keith; 13 grandchildren, Brandee Trosclair Simoneaux and her husband Chad, Matthew R. Trosclair, Katelin Trosclair, Jared Pontiff, Lauren Pontiff, Brandon Bourgeois, Erin Bourgeois, Brendin Miguez and his wife Kendall, Brandt Miguez, Alyssa Miguez, Bryce Miguez, Brittany Landry and Corey Landry; 18 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Brent Coral Miguez; his daughter, Sheila Miguez Pontiff; and seven siblings, Frances Miguez, Gloria Bann, Nancy Bove, Vernon Miguez, Bernice Ewing, Jeanette Jones and Eunice Bruno.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the Church of the Assumption in Franklin from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at the church at 12:00 p.m., with burial following in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Lloyd Benoit will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services. Serving as pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jared Pontiff, Brandon Bourgeois, Brendin Miguez, Brandt Miguez, Bryce Miguez and Corey Landry; and family friend, Toby Hebert. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandson, Matthew Trosclair, sons-in-law, Timmy Trosclair, Keith Landry, Chuck Bourgeois and Ray Pontiff; and grandson-in-law, Chad Simoneaux.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to CIS of Houma, Franklin Health Care Center, Franklin Foundation Hospital, Heart of Hospice and Dr. Roland Degeyter for the loving and compassionate care given to Coral.

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