A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:00 P.M., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for George Melancon, Sr., 81, who passed away on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2:15 P.M. at Lafayette General Hospital in Lafayette.
Fr. Bordelon, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne will be officiating for the services. Burial will be held in St. Joseph Catholic Church New Cemetery in the Mausoleum.
The family has requested the visitation to be held on Monday, February 03, 2020 at 3:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Rayne. A Rosary will be recited on Monday at 7 o’clock in the Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will resume on Tuesday at 8:00 A.M. until time of services.
Survivors include one daughter, Gayla and husband, Ronald Alleman of Duson; two sons, T-George and wife, Lesslie Melancon of Rayne, Gerard and wife, Annette Melancon of Scott; his companion, Betty Michaud of Rayne; and the mother of his children, Ruby Melancon of Rayne; three sisters, Georgia and husband, Edison Mier of Rayne, Alice Knowles of Rayne, Majorie Lavergne of Rayne; five grandchildren, Georgette, Mandy, Jansen, Jonas and Alayna; six great-grandchildren, Drew, Abby, Jayden, Emmitt, Jacey, and Isley.
Mr. Melancon never met a stranger. He enjoyed talking and meeting people. He loved telling jokes and making people laugh. He was a policeman for four years before becoming Chief of Police for Rayne and served that position for sixteen years.
Pallbearers for the service will be Jansen Melancon, Jonas Melancon, Drew Wingate, Danny Melancon, Chris Richard, and Todd Daigle. Honorary Pallbearers for the service will be Jordan, Logan Dogie and Jayden Dugas.
Mr. Melancon was preceded in death parents, Lenis and Bella S. Melancon; one daughter, Gazelda Ann Melancon.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences to Mr. Melancon’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.