Raymond Joseph Ducote
Raymond Joseph Ducote passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 in Mansura, LA. Raymond was born on June 7, 1928 in Cottonport, LA. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at 11:00 am at Church of the Little Flower - 2912 Main St. - Evergreen, LA. Services will be conducted by Fr. Bartholomew Ibe. Entombment will take place in Church of the Little Flower Cemetery under the direction of Melancon Funeral Home, Bunkie.
Raymond, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, lived in Evergreen, LA. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Amanda Gremillion Ducote and five children; Richard Ducote and wife, Joy, of Lafayette; Julienne Spencer and husband, Tracy, of Evergreen; Wayne Ducote and wife, Susan, of New Iberia; Joel Ducote and wife, Laura, of Plaquemine; and Anita Gabriel and husband, Scott, of Lake Mary, Florida; ten grandchildren; Andre Spruill (husband, Bill), William Spencer (wife, Becky), Aimee Duplechin (husband, Shane), Wesley Ducote (wife, Chrissy), Ryan Ducote (wife, Staci), John Ducote (wife, Brittany), Lauren Ducote, Jennifer Little (husband, Josh), Brad Ducote, and Ann Gabriel; and seven great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Eloise Guillory (husband, Allen), of Mansura, LA; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John Alvin Ducote of
Cottonport, LA and Winnie Moreau of Cottonport, LA, and his brother, Anthony A
Ducote. Raymond was a graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Institute of Lafayette,
LA in Vocational Agricultural Education and later received a Master Degree in