James Rabalais Sr.
James Rabalais, Sr. passed away on December 29, 2008. Beloved husband of Bena Genusa Rabalais. Father of Mary Jane Rabalais Hasney and James Rabalais, Jr. Father-in-law of Joseph Hasney and Tiffany Rabalais. Grandfather of Lauren Nicole Rabalais and Hailey Marie Rabalais. Preceded in death by his parents, Elam Gustav Rabalais and Armaid Laborde Rabalais; his brothers, Jennings Lawrence Rabalais and his twin, Joseph Rabalais. He is a U.S. Army veteran, sErving his country in the Korean War and was injured in a mortar attack. He once hiked 25 miles in the snow, suffering frostbite to attend religious services. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA, on Friday, January 2, 2009 from 11 AM to 3 PM. A Funeral Mass will follow. Graveside services will be held at St. Mary Cemetery in Cottonport, LA on Saturday, January 3, 2009 for 1 PM. For further information or directions, call 504.366.4343.
Times Picayune Jan. 1, 2009