Raymond Lawrence Johnson
November 24, 1951  -  November 12, 2018

Raymond Lawrence Johnson

Ardoins Funeral Home
709 W. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Ville Platte, LA  70586
Thursday, November 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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Funeral Service
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
708 E. Main St.
Ville Platte, LA  70586
Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:00 AM
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Christian Cemetery
Cheneyville, LA  
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KINGWOOD, TX – Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte on Thursday, November 15, 2018, for Raymond Lawrence Johnson, 66, who passed away on November 12, 2018 in Kingwood, TX.

Deacon Gary Gaudin will conduct all services.

Burial will take place in Christian Cemetery in Cheneyville, LA.

Raymond Lawrence Johnson was born in New Orleans, LA on November 24, 1951 to Ambrose Johnson, Sr. and Ebbie Burns Johnson. Raymond was known for his honesty, integrity, making people laugh, and influencing many people throughout his life. He had a great ability to motivate people and helped many people along the way. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, and listening to music on the weekends. Raymond’s greatest joy was his family and did nearly everything with them. He loved them immensely and instilled many great values into his children. He worked hard to provide for his family and always wanted their lives to be greater and better than his own. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories his beloved wife of 47 years, Elizabeth Ann Manuel Johnson; three sons, Clint Johnson and wife Tanya of Kingwood, TX., Cory Johnson of Breaux Bridge; and Christopher Johnson and wife Kaleigh of Kingwood, TX; granddaughter, Ava Johnson; sisters, Annette Mayeaux of Lake Charles and Ann Trahan of Johnson Bayou; and brother, Ambrose Johnson, Jr. of Kingwood, TX.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Ambrose Johnson, Sr. and Ebbie Burns Johnson; and mother in law, Anna Lee Manuel.

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Thursday from 9:00 AM until time of service.

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Johnson family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin's Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Shari Ziebarth
    Kingwood, TX

    Dear Liz & Family,
    So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.

  2. Virginia K. Deville-Simpson
    Katy, TX

    To: Raymond Johnson's Family
    You had a wonderful Husband, Father and Grandfather. I was one of Raymond's many Friends from High School and I knew him well, we had several classes together. What a FUN and FUNNY guy he was, always making jokes about something or someone...I just loved his style, he was a great Guy and his humor made going to School a lot more Fun! Rest in Peace my Friend ...
    "We were Great, We were Heavenly, We were the Class of 1970", Rapides High School. May, the Lord continue to Bless the Johnson Family, as they morn the lost of their, Loving Father. In Christ, V.Kay Deville-Simpson

  3. Ronny and Mary Ann Hounsel
    Atlanta, TX

    Liz and Family, Right now we don't have the words to express our deepest sorrow for losing Raymond. We pray for peace and strength for you and your family with faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. His mercy endures forever. We love all of you so very much.

  4. Richard and Linda Kelly
    Woodworth, LA

    Much love and prayers being sent for all of Zockie’s family. Wish we could be with you at this time but unable to do so. May God comfort you all through your loss.

  5. Kenny Van Ness
    Youngsville, LA

    Both Kathy and I were saddened to hear of your loss. Raymond was such a gentle spirit, mentor and friend to so many people over the years. He will be sadly missed.

    Very Best Regards,

    Kenny & Kathy Van Ness

  6. Anne Kinnett
    New Orleans, LA

    Dear Liz, Greg and I were so sorry to hear about Raymond. Raymond was always so fun to be around. Growing up with him and attending Catechism classes in Cheneyville was something to experience. Will be saying our prayers for you and your family. Love Anne

  7. Tommy Rasberry
    Jennings, LA

    Sincere condolences to Raymond’s family. I haven’t seen Raymond in many years, as young men we were very good friends. I still vividly remember some good times we had fishing and camping, and being with him, when he met his future wife, Liz. Truly a great guy, I will never forget. Rest In Peace.

  8. Victor Lige Dupuis
    Lafayette, LA

    Liz, my sincere condolences to you and your family for your great loss. Have fond memories of Raymond. He was a fine person, Liz, if I can help in any way, please let me know. Always

  9. Dwight Vorpahl
    Sugar Land, TX

    My sincere condolences to the family. Raymond was one of my favorite people and I cherish the conversations he and I have had over the years, especially those when he gave me cooking tips. RIP old friend.

  10. Doug & Bonita LaFleur
    Breaux Bridge, LA

    We’re so sorry to hear of Raymond’s passing. Just last week, I thought of the two of you, wondering how Raymond’s health condition was going. Bonita and I wish you solace and courage during these difficult times. Regrettably we will not be able to attend the services as I had eye surgery yesterday and Bonita has a debilitating eye condition that has rendered her unable to drive, save for emergency situations. Don’t know if you are still living in BB but if you need, please feel free to call upon us at 337-332-5121. God bless.

  11. MaryBelle Marshall
    Alexandria, LA

    Sending you so much love and keeping you in my heart, prayers and thoughts. I loved him so much!

  12. DeVon Bench
    Garden Grove, CA

    Clint and all your family I want to express my deepest sympathy at your loss. My thoughts are with you hoping that you'll be able to get through this trying time.l

  13. Matt Carter
    Bossier City, LA

    Sorry for your loss... Praying for you

  14. Diane & Brent Meche
    Lantana, TX

    Liz and Family, sending you prayers and hugs! So very sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories we made together in our younger days with yall! Please know we are praying for you all and holding you close in our hearts!
    Love, Diane & Brent

  15. Ardoinin's Funeral Home
    Ville Platte, LA

    On behalf of the staff at Ardoin's Funeral Home, we send our deepest condolences to your family. May your many memories bring you comfort.

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