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Ray "R.L." Prejean

March 18, 1932 — January 20, 2021

VILLE PLATTE – Funeral Services will be held at a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte, on Saturday, January 23, 2020 for R. L. Prejean, 88, who passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Father Tom Voorhies, pastor at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, will be celebrant of the mass and conduct services.

Entombment will take place at Evangeline Memorial Park Mausoleum.

R. L. Prejean was born on March 18, 1932 in Lawtell, La to Harry and Beah Olivier Prejean.  R.L. worked offshore for about 20 years. He then opened his own business, Production Safety Equipment and Repair Inc., in Houma, La. He repaired valves and safety equipment for offshore companies for the next 20 years. R. L. loved traveling and playing in golf tournaments with his loving wife, Gloria.  In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and watching his children play sports. He also loved playing sports from couples bowling league to men’s softball league to playing in horseshoe tournaments. He was a generous loving husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca (Becky) Fontenot and husband, Danny of Ville Platte and Christine Hudspeth and husband, Roy of Ville Platte; three sons, Wayne Prejean and wife, Laura of Bella Vista, AR, Michael Prejean and wife, Mona of Houma, La and Robert Prejean of Ville Platte; ten grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and one brother, James “Jimmy” Prejean and wife, Mona of Ville Platte.

He is preceded in death by his wife Gloria Prejean; his parents, Harry and Beah Olivier Prejean; and three sisters, Betty Joy Prejean Reaper, Carolyn Prejean Cedillo and Catherine Prejean.

At the request of the family, visitation will take place at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  A rosary will be recited at 12:00 PM.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the Prejean family at

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

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