A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at The Assumption Catholic Church in Mire for Roy Joseph Melancon, 85 who passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 9:58 A.M. at the Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings.
Fr. Michael Arnaud, Pastor of the Assumption Catholic Church will be officiating for the services. Burial will be in the Assumption Catholic Church Mausoleum in Mire.
The family has requested the visitation to be held on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne. A Rosary will be recited at 6:45 in the evening in the Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne. Visitation will resume on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. until time of services.
Survivors include his wife for sixty two years, Elina Marie Matte Melancon of Mire; two daughters, Phyllis and husband, Gene Daigle of Mire, Nona Lyons of Breaux Bridge; one son, Kurt and wife, Carleen Melancon of Mire; two brothers, Mitt and wife, Beautrice Melancon of Crowley, Overton Melancon of Church Point; five sisters, Margie Duplechin of Ragley, Fannie Miguize of Alexandria, Nora Miller of Lafayette, Eva Duplechin of DeRidder, and Nola Harmon; six grandchildren, Jared Daigle, Haley Hernandez, Derek Melancon, Tyler Melancon, Austin Melancon and Amanda Rawlins; twelve great-grandchildren.
Mr. Melancon was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Toyna Grossie; his parents, Ovey and Eurma T. Melancon; two sisters, Emma Higginbotham and Ruby Thibodeaux.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences to Mr. Melancon’s family online at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.
Duhon Funeral Home-Rayne, (337)334-3600, 900 East Texas Ave., Rayne, LA 70578 is in charge of all of the arrangements.