EUNICE~It is with heavy hearts that the family of James Raven Dupre announces his passing on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in the comfort of his home with loving family by his side. He was 78. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Eunice. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery with Msgr. Romero Celebrant.
A proud veteran, James served in the United States Airforce. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him. He had over fifty five loving years with his wife, Joyce Christ Dupre of Eunice; a wonderful father to three lovely children, Mary Laure Brecher and husband, Benjamin of Santa Barbara, CA, Dale Anne Dupre of Eunice and Christine Marie LeBlanc and husband, Damon of Angel Fire, NM; a wonderful and loving grandfather to fourteen grandchildren, Audrey and Kate Brecher, Colton and Dominic Dupre, Wyatt Kennedy, Bridget, Gideon and Rose Gorham, Aidan, Alexandra, Ava, Anna, Arrington and Amelia LeBlanc; as well as extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Ruby LeJeune Dupre and a brother Richard Dupre.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
Joyce, Dale Anne and family, I was so sorry to hear of James’ death. May he Rest In Peace. You are all in my prayers. Fr Tom V
Fr Tom VoorhiesVille Platte, LA
Sorry to hear about James. I found out after the burial. Will be praying for you and your family. If there’s any way I can help, please let me know.
Eloise LeJeuneEunice, LA
I am so sorry to have missed all of you. I was looking forward to reconnecting with family. James Raven was always ready with a smile and story... and his stories left you smiling too. He will be missed.
Gregory Lynn DupreEunice, LA
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. James was a good man and friend and he will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.
Andrew & Monica LejeuneEunice, LA
Joyce,sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are you and your family at this time. May he RIP.
Irvin & Sylvia BoyerEunice, LA
"And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing." (1 Corinthians 15:26) I am so sorry for your loss. God promises that he will soon wipe away and reverse the effects of this enemy that causes so much pain. Your precious James will be brought back to you and you will never have to experience the pain of saying a goodbye ever again! (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4,5) Jw.org
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
I am sorry for your loss. Raven & I have not seen one another in many years. Our lives took separate paths, but still not far from each other. We get involved with our own lives and sometimes forget we have cousins we grew up with. Glad to see he had children & grandchildren to carry on his legacy.
Dale C. Dupre'Lafayette, LA
I am so sorry for your loss! James was a good man and he loved his family. May his memory comfort your loss.
Lynn and Elaine LangeyEunice, LA
Prayers for the family!
Becky and Deacon Robbie LegerEunice, LA
Joyce ... you and yours are in our prayers. So happy to have visited him a short time ago. I was honored. May he now rest in the bosom of Jesus
Deacon Gary GaudinEunice, LA
Bob Bob and Robert SpikesLake Charles, LA
Joyce and family,my prayers and sympathy are with you.I feel so fortunate that Augie and I had the opportunity to visit with him and reminisce .Again,prayers to going to our classmate ,Dale Sittig
Dale SittigEunice, LA
So sorry for your loss. Raven was a good man, wonderful husband, father and grandfather. His memories will live on with so many. His kindness will be remembered!
Ching WasmuthEunice, LA