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701 S. Broadway
P O Box 320
Church Point, LA 70525
Phone: 337-684-5552
Fax: 337-684-3338
Raleigh Gilbert

Raleigh Robert "Pineapple" Gilbert Jr.

Wednesday, March 7th, 1945 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Rayne- Funeral Services will be held for Raleigh "Pineapple" R. Gilbert, Jr., 74, on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM in the Duhon Funeral Home-Rayne Chapel with Deacon Denis LaCroix officiating. Visitation will begin in the Duhon Funeral Home-Rayne Chapel on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM with a Recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:00 PM and will resume on Saturday at 8:00 AM until 9:30 AM. Interment will follow the chapel service and will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Scott, LA. Mr. Gilbert passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
Mr. Gilbert was born on March 7, 1945 in Hilo, Hawaii and moved to Rayne, LA at the age of 9 in 1954 and was welcomed and loved by the Comeaux’s and the Gilbert’s. He joined the U.S. Army in 1963, served a tour in Vietnam; was discharged in 1966 and shortly after met the “love of his life”, Barbara Alleman whom he married December 17, 1966. Together they had two beautiful children, Tracy Gilbert Meche and her husband, Jody and Mark Gilbert; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Marcy Ledig. He began his employment with Magnolia/Republic Liquor in 1967 and retired with 43 years service in 2010.
He was preceded in death by his parents , Raleigh R. Gilbert, Sr. and Kaname “Nora” Nakamure Gilbert. His father-in-law, Lovic Alleman and mother-in-law Marie Alleman.
Pallbearers will be Chris Guilbeaux, Jody Meche, Mike McWilliams, Brennen Meche , Shawn Ledig and Mark Gilbert. Honorary pallbearers will be Laila Gilbert and Katie Gilbert.
Mr. Gilbert’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Chris Guilbeaux and David Foote for being there for Mr. Gilbert as well as big thanks to The Heart Hospital in Lafayette, LA and Cornerstone in Lake Charles, LA.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences online to Mr. Gilbert’s family 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.
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Service Details

  • Public Visitation

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 3:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Rayne
    Address
    900 E. Texas Ave
    RAYNE, LA 70578
    GPS 30.234981, -92.26063
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  • Rosary

    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 6:30pm
    When
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Public Visitation

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 8:00am - 9:30am
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
    Location
    Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Rayne
    Address
    900 E. Texas Ave
    RAYNE, LA 70578
    GPS 30.234981, -92.26063
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Rayne
    Address
    900 E. Texas Ave
    RAYNE, LA 70578
    GPS 30.234981, -92.26063
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    Officiant
    Deacon Denis LaCroix
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Peter & Paul
    Address
    1110 Old Spanish Trail
    SCOTT, LA
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Craig P. Hebert

Posted at 06:29pm
It is with much grief and sorrow when I learned of Raleigh's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for 13 years at Magnolia/Reliable Liquor Company, and we shared many fine moments that bonded our sales team as a cohesive unit. Raleigh always spoke fondly of our times together, and of course his love for Barbara and family. I sincerely hope that Raleigh is at peace with our heavenly father and he is visiting with old friends that have gone before him. I will really miss him and my condolences go out to the whole Gilbert family----rest in peace "Pine"!

Craig P. Hebert
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Harry thibodeaux

Posted at 02:41pm
Nice man very frindly.
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Jerry R. Overfelt

Posted at 04:06pm
Raleigh “Pineapple” you will truly be missed my friend. I always looked forward to running into you while we were working for a good conversation between friends. We always talked more than the politicians. Thank you and may God Bless you for being the person you were. I don’t think you ever met a stranger. My condolences to your family . Your friend Jerry Overfelt, Retired LSP.
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Evans Thibodeaux

Posted at 11:47am
Joe, I'm sorry I didn't keep in touch any better than I did. Know that I loved you and Marcy as if you were my actual family. Rest in Peace my Friend.
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