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Edward "Eddie" Alphonse Favre

April 20, 1954 — February 11, 2024

Bay St. Louis, MS

Mr. Edward “Eddie” Alphonse Favre

Bay St. Louis, MS

Mr. Edward "Eddie" Alphonse Favre, 69, of Bay St. Louis, MS entered eternal rest Sunday, February 11, 2024, surrounded by his beloved family and many friends.

Eddie was born on April 20, 1954 and was a lifelong resident of Bay St. Louis.  Eddie was the proud father to two sons, Jonathan and Jamie, and he was married to Jan.  Eddie was a 1972 graduate of St. Stanislaus College.  He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Eddie was a devout public servant who retired twice, once as Mayor of Bay St. Louis after a 28 year long career and a second time as County Administrator after 6 years of service, having first started his public service career as City Clerk of Bay Saint Louis.  The common thread in all of Eddie’s professional pursuits was his dedication to politics, as he was a politician at heart and truly believed in the power of change.  Eddie was steadfast in his desire to do what was best for his hometown, Bay St. Louis, and Hancock County as a whole. 

Taking lead from his mother, a public servant for over fifty years, Eddie was passionate about his work in Bay St. Louis and most remembered for his efforts to rebuild a better and brighter city after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  During his twenty- year tenure as Mayor, Eddie coined the city's tagline, A Place Apart, to represent the uniqueness and hospitality that he felt made Bay St. Louis the best place to live, work, play and pray.  He knew firsthand that his hometown was a great melting pot of culture and charm, and a place where people would want to raise their children and grandchildren for years to come. He once described the city as a "great gumbo" made with the freshest ingredients and just the right amount of spice, and no analogy could have said it any better.  Eddie was most appreciative of the work done by his colleagues and staff, particularly those on his A Team, as nothing would have been possible without them keeping him on track, in line and "trying" to keep him on time.  Eddie was a culinary great who truly believed in serving up "fixings" for everyone he could.  Anyone that encountered him can attest to his uplifting ability with a great hug and kiss on the forehead, his way of assuring you that everything would work out. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Nelius Favre Sr. and Ethel Ladner Favre; his sister, Marie Louise Favre; and his sister- in- law, Elizabeth Chevis Favre.  He is survived by his wife, Jan; his children, Jonathan and Karen Favre, Jamie Favre, Josh and Robin Hayes, Seth and Patty Hayes, and Stephen and Cali Manning; his grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison, Lakyn Favre, Rainey Favre, Breann, Annabelle, Reid, Lucas, Khloe, and Angel Hayes, Sebastian and Kali Hayes, S.J. and Lucy Manning; his great granddaughter, Saige Bowman; his brothers and sister in law, Nelius Favre and Michael and Sissy Favre; his niece and nephews Erin Favre Blanchette, Casey Favre and Nelius Favre III.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Sergio Barrios and his nurse practitioner, Carol Raymond, the staff at Lakeview Hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and St. Joseph Hospice’s The Carpenter House for all of the care they provided to Eddie.  Eddie was able to visit with family and friends in his final week, and it truly provided peace knowing he was constantly surrounded by familiar faces and loved ones. 

A wake will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home with traditional services being held at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church with Pastor Michael O'Conner as officiant on Monday, February 19, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a Mass at noon. Burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bay St. Louis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s preferred charity or Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis.

As Eddie would say, “Everything is going to be okay baby.”

Edmond Fahey Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edward “Eddie” Alphonse Favre.


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Visitation

Sunday, February 18, 2024

6:00 - 10:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Monday, February 19, 2024

9:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church

228 S Beach Blvd, Bay St Louis, MS 39520

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Mass

Monday, February 19, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church

228 S Beach Blvd, Bay St Louis, MS 39520

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Interment

Monday, February 19, 2024

1:30 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

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