Morgan Nelson “Black” Faulk, 88, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023. He was born on Dec. 6, 1934, in Grand Lake, to Nelson and Lona Theriot Faulk.
Black grew up during tough times and learned a strong work ethic at an early age. He worked in the rice fields and construction before retiring from Calcasieu Parish Gravity Drainage as a Heavy equipment operator. He was a hunting guide for many years and loved being in the Marsh whether hunting or operating an excavator. A man of many talents, he played several musical instruments by ear, including one of his favorites, the dobro.
He enjoyed riding around on his four-wheeler with a cold beverage checking his cattle. At times he was loud and spoke rough, true to his Cajun heritage, but was a tender-hearted man with a soft spot for children and animals.
Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Janice Landry (Chris), Mondell Garcia (Raul), Ricky Faulk, Kevin Faulk, Jared Faulk (Beth), Richard Faulk, and Terry Faulk (Monica); his son in law, Joey Babineaux; his 10 grandchildren, Joey Babineaux Jr (Lisa), Mitchell Babineaux (Nici), Cheri Compton (Chris), Heather Miller (Mike Sneed), Chase Landry (Rachel), Shaun Garcia (Angela), Gabriel Garcia, Garrett Faulk, Gavin Faulk (Anna), Cayden Faulk; his Grand Dog, Sarge; 12 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Great-Great-Grandchildren; and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Melba Faulk; and one daughter, Charlene Babineaux.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, located at 11054 LA Hwy 384, Grand Lake. Msgr. James Gaddy served as Celebrant. Burial followed in Grand Lake Community Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.
Visitation was held at Johnson Funeral Home, located at 4321 Lake St., Lake Charles on Tuesday evening, July 18, from 4 until 9 p.m., with a rosary recited at 6 p.m., and visitation resumed on Wednesday morning at 8 a.m., continuing until leaving in procession to the church at approximately 9:30 a.m.
Pallbearers were his grandchildren and Honorary Pallbearers were his great-grandchildren.
The family would like to give special thanks to Rosewood Nursing facility and Harbor Hospice for the great care given to him.
Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.johnsonfuneralhome.net.