C J Costa  passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 68. He was born on Saturday, October 22, 1949 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was a resident of Independence, Louisiana.

C J is survived by his 3 sons, Eric Costa and his wife Stacey, Joshua Costa and Jonathan Costa and his wife Nicole: daughter, Tara Lynn Burkhalter and her husband James; grandchildren, Luca, Liam, Madyn, Noah, Ethan, Chad and Nikki; great-grandchildren, Eden and Rylan; sister, Barbara St. Cyr; and former wife, Paulette Costa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carlo and Frances Costa.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 609 3rd St. - P. O. Box 349, Independence, Louisiana 70443, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, at Harry McKneely and Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 & Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church.

Interment will follow in Loranger Community Cemetery, Loranger, Louisiana.