David Gerard Stanga fell asleep on Monday, September 4, 2017 at 10:36 p.m., at his home, then immediately joined the holy angels in glory giving honor and worship to Him that liveth forever and ever! “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were created.” David is reunited with his daughter Tara and his sugar love, Audrey. David loved his kids, work, cooking, and serving the Lord. David loved all people! He was a true people person and very much loved by so many. He was a master butcher and former meat market manager of National Supermarket stores for 15 years. He was owner of Mr. David’s Specialty Meats in Denham Springs, LA. He enjoyed teaching his trade to anyone and was very quick in giving away his 40 years of experience/knowledge to anyone in the business. David’s smile was infectious and was known as a very gentle and humble man. He will be sorely missed and remembered for many years to come. He was 56 years old, born on November 7, 1960 in Hammond, LA and a resident of Port Allen, LA. He graduated from Hammond High School and studied Theology at Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and Seminary (WEBC). He was a member, deacon, and usher at Family Worship Center. Visiting at Family Worship Center, 8919 World Ministry Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810 on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Visiting on Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until service at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Bro. Dave Smith. Graveside service at 12:30 p.m., at Stanga Cemetery, in Bedico, LA (near Ponchatoula, LA). Survived by his wife, Billie Jo Stanga; daughter, Amity Hurd and husband, Joey; two sons, Byron Stanga and wife, Misha, and Brady Stanga and wife, Jen; four step daughters, Samantha Olivier and husband, Stephen, Tabatha Knoll and husband, Daniel, Candice Bacon, and Elizabeth Bacon; two step sons, Thomas “TJ” Distefano Jr., and Jacob Moak; mother, Carol Stanga; three sisters, Geri Stoetzner, Gina Menke, and Joann Stanga; brother, James Stanga Jr.; and seven grandchildren, Marissa, Carson, Paityn, Ainsley, Annaleigh, Noah, and Saylor. Preceded in death by his daughter, Tara Stanga; granddaughter, Audrey Bacon; father, James Stanga Sr.; and brother, John Stanga. Ascension Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Please visit the online guestbook at www.ascensionfuneral.com.
Though i never met Brother David, I am both praying for his family during this time and rejoicing that He is now with the Lord Jesus in his permanent home.
Lisa EytchisonLinton, IN
Dear Stanga family, please accept our sincere condolences on Mr David's passing. He was truly a kind and talented person.
Yvonne and Jackie JonesBaton Rouge, LA
Brother Dave was a great example of the love of Christ. He did a great job as an usher because he cared for the people, had a great servants heart.
We will miss him.
The Lira family
LIRA FAMILYGonzales, LA
Such a wonderful and kind man. I loved going in his store and he and I would share recipes. Generous, Helpful, Kind, and Caring. Heaven must have heard how delicious his Boudin is. The cajun celebration with the angels must surely be a beautiful site. My prayers are with all of Mr Davids family. Our community has lost a wonderful member and Heaven has gained a wonderful angel.
Tina CarltonWalker, LA