Freddie Lavern Seal

Luling – Freddie Lavern Seal, age 89, devoted husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully Saturday night, September 16, 2023 surrounded by family.

Freddie was a resident of Luling, LA since 1960. He was born on November 29, 1933 in Angie, LA. He was a 1951 graduate of Angie High School and a 1956 graduate of Southeastern Louisiana College. Freddie began his lifelong career as an educator in January of 1956 at Destrehan High School as a teacher. He served in the United States Air Force from June 1956-June 1960 and then returned to St. Charles Parish where he served as a Business Education Teacher at Hahnville High from 1960-1967; Assistant Principal at Hahnville High School from 1967-1968; Principal of JB Martin Junior High School from June 1968-November 1978; Business Manager for the St. Charles Parish School Board from November 1978-July 1986; Administrative Assistant for Finance July 1986-August 1989; Executive Director for Financial and Support Services from August 1989-February 1992; and then finally as Assistant Superintendent for Financial and Support Services from February 1992 until he retired on January 1, 1995. During his years of service he served as the President of the Louisiana Association of School Business Officials and many other professional organizations.  Freddie was a founding member of the German Coast Federal Credit Union which was established for St. Charles Parish School employees. After retirement he volunteered with the Council on Aging Advisory Board from 1999-2021.

As a strong Christian and a man of deep faith, he was an active member of First Baptist Church of Luling for 63 years. His years of ministry included serving as a Sunday School teacher, a deacon, a member of numerous committees and treasurer of the church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Seal and mother Lear Knight Seal; brothers, Herbert Seal, Thomas Joseph (T.J.) Seal, Henry Lavelle Seal, William Monroe Seal; sisters, Bessie Seal Koski and Ruby Seal Thomas; grandson, Matthew Jason Seal.

He is survived by his wife Joyce Husser Seal; son and daughter-in-law, Kenny  and Debbie Seal; son and daughter-in-law Dale and Jennifer Seal; daughter and son-in-law Trudy and Neil Hicks; son and daughter-in-law, Ronny and Melanie Seal; grandchildren: Kourtney and Cole Taylor, Steven and Sherri Hicks, Nathan and Sara Beth Seal, Kristen Seal, Danny and Lauren Seal, John David and Elizabeth Seal, Paul Seal; great-grandchildren: Maddox and Eli Taylor and Ethan Hicks; also numerous beloved nieces, nephews, family and church members and friends.

Visitation will be at First Baptist Church of Luling on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 9:30AM-11:30AM followed by a funeral service at 11:30AM with Reverend Steve Hicks and Reverend Cody Cunningham officiating.

Burial and graveside service will follow at the New Sharon Baptist Church cemetery in Husser, LA at 3:00PM.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Cole Taylor, Steve Hicks, Nathan Seal, Danny Seal, John David Seal, and Paul Seal.



  1. Fred and Joyce were an influential couple in my life, mostly due to their constant, strong belief in the lord. The congregation of First Baptist and the community benefitted from their leadership. Joyce, you are one of the best people I have ever known. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God carry you through this difficult time.
    Kay Pastor Philadelphia, PA

  2. Joyce, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I was always blessed by you and Freddie. Do you still play the piano? I’m afraid I didnt keep up my practicing so have a difficult time now. I still think about FBC and the people who were extra special to me. I lost my husband of thirty years Nov. 24, 2020. Sure do miss him. Remember that you will be lonely but you are not alone.. Love to you!

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