Raymond Johnson Fuqua


Posted June 23rd, 2010  Avoyelles Today


Funeral services for Raymond Johnson Fuqua of Cottonport will take place at the St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church of Cottonport on Thursday, June 24, 2010, beginning at 1:00pm. Visitations will be held at the Escude’ Funeral Home of Cottonport on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, and will resume Thursday morning at 8:00am. A rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 6:00pm, and burial services will commence at the St. Mary’s Mausoleum #2.

Raymond Fuqua, age 82, passed away at the Grace Home of the St. Francis Cabrini Hospital on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Rosemary “Diddle” Chenevert Fuqua; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lester Fuqua; brothers, Lacy and Jerry “Slim” Fuqua; sister, Lyria Fuqua Reynolds. He is survived by his; nieces, Nancy Reynolds Stone & husband Harry of Arkansas, Michelle Chenevert Lasyone & husband John, Tiffany Chenevert Rabalais & husband Jason, all of Cottonport. Surviving nephews are Ernest “Buddy” Reynolds & wife Janette of Baton Rouge, Johnny Lacaze & wife Melba of Pineville, Troy Chenevert & wife Noriko of Japan, Travis Chenevert & wife Krishell of Marksville and numerous great and great-great-grandnieces and nephews.

Raymond, a carpenter by trade, was a lifelong resident of Cottonport where he was employed by and retired with Cassidy Tire and was also a farmer. He served 5 years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged with rank as a Corporal.

Services and funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude’ Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers it is requested that donations be made to the Disabled Veterans’ Administration.