Otis James (Mike) Mazoué was uplifted into the loving embrace of his Heavenly Father on Tuesday March 3, 2020 after a long struggle with kidney disease. Preceded in death by his father, Otis Louis Mazoué. Survived by his mother, Jo Ann (Renehan) Mazoué and brother James Mazoué, all of Metairie. He was 71. Mike was born in Detroit, Michigan and was a life-long resident of Metairie. He was a parishioner of St. Angela Merici Church. Mike graduated from St. Joseph Seminary in St. Benedict, La. and then attended Loyola University in New Orleans. Before completing his studies in music he enlisted in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War and served as Yeoman Second Class with the Hurricane Hunters in Jacksonville, Fl. After military service he enrolled at the University of Toulouse, France and earned a Diploma in French Language followed by graduate studies in French at Tulane University. He played several musical instruments, sang in the choir at Holy Name of Jesus Church, was a tropical fish enthusiast, and enjoyed painting, reading, and watching old movies. Mike spent much of his adult life working with thoroughbred racehorses at racetracks nationwide. For many years he was in the employ of Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Beloved by many cousins and friends, Mike was a kind and generous soul. He leaves a legacy of selfless and loving concern for others whose needs he placed before his own. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday March 12 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Angela Merici Church with interment to follow in St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery in St. Benedict, La. Donations in his memory may be sent to St. Joseph Abbey.
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