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Henry Richard

Visitation:
Thursday, December 27, 2012
4:30 PM until 10:00 PM
Matthews and Son Funeral Home
511 N. Cutting Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

Visitation:
Friday, December 28, 2012
8:00 AM until 2:00 PM
Matthews and Son Funeral Home
511 N. Cutting Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

Service:
Friday, December 28, 2012
2:00 PM
Our Lady Help of Christians Church
Jennings, LA



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Henry Richard

Jennings: A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Jennings, LA on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM honoring the life of Henry Richard, age 75, who passed from this life on December 26, 2012. Mr. Henry will be laid to rest at a later date. Father Charles McMillin officiating his services. A rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM on Thursday.

Mr. Henry was born in Grand Chenier LA. on March 31, 1937 to the late Effie Nunez Richard and the late Aldis Richard. He was a graduate of Cameron High School Class of 1954. He worked for P.H.I. for 38 years as a mechanic. He later worked for the City of Jennings as a Crossing Guard at OLI Catholic School for 10 years. He loved watching over the kids. Even after his job ended he continued watching over the children. He greeted every passer-by with a friendly smile, a wave and a thumbs up sign. He was voted Citizen of the Year in 2004 for the City of Jennings. Mr. Henry loved to read and watch wrestling. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. He especially loved playing with his great granddaughter.

He is survived by the love of his life of 49 years, Mona Richard of Jennings, LA., one son, Reginald Richard (Robin) of Lake Charles, LA., two daughters, Rhonda Breaux (Frank) of Jennings, LA., Melody Steele of Zachary, LA., one adopted daughter, Peggy Blanchard; two brothers Freddie Richard of Lake Charles, LA. and Alton Richard of Cameron, LA., one sister, Mary Ruth Nevels of MS. Eleven grandchildren, Tony Roberts, Aerial, Shadd, Katelyn and Tyler Richard, Cassondra and Aliceyn Sonnier, Kendal and Markis Breaux, and Chasity Blanchard and Brian Cormier, Jr. Mr. Henry also had nine great grandchildren and one great great grandson.

Mr. Henry now rest in Heaven with his beloved family who preceded him in death: his parents, Aldis and Effie Richard, two brothers, Dulva and Aldis, Jr., two sisters, Marylan and Emma.


Carrying Mr. Henry to his final resting place will be Tyler Richard, Shadd Richard, Frank Breaux, L.J. Guilbeaux, Lawrence Mallett and Michael Sonnier. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Roe and Mathias Saltzman.

Visitation will be held at Matthews & Son Funeral Home in Jennings on Thursday, December 27th from 4:30 PM until 10:00 PM and resume on Friday at 8:00 AM until the time of his services.

In lieu of flowers, the family request monetary donations.


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