LOREAUVILLE — A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Mr. Larry James Rochon, 70, at 11 a.m. Monday, January 20, 2014, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Loreauville, with the Very Rev. Thomas James, SVD, VE and the Rev. Joseph Padinjarepeedika, CMI, celebrants.
He will await the resurrection at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Loreauville.
A gathering of family and friends will begin on Monday at the funeral home 7-8:30 a.m. then resume at the church 9 a.m. with a Rosary and ritual by the Knights of Peter Claver Council No. 63 at 10 a.m.
He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette, a member of the Knights of Peter Claver Council No. 63 of New and a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He was director for SMILE for 15 years, the chairman of the Board of Acadiana Legal Service for 30 years and, lastly, he was president of the Sunlight Society of Olivier for 24 years.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Mrs. Ruby R. Rochon, of Lafayette; his mother, Mrs. Delores L. Rochon, of Loreauville; one daughter Lita Christophe (Mike) of Houston; precious daughters Willona Robertson, Dominic Vallier, Chatora Williams, Marietta Thomas, Cindy Demochet, Nakisha and Lakesha Linzer, Lakesha Lastrapes, Edele James, Dixie Roy, Lexie Aultman, Hannah Davis, Labreka Williams, Jasmine Chartaen, Taylre Brown; two brothers Everette Charles Rochon Sr. (Jacqueline) of Dallas and Sylvester “Mac” Rochon (Dianna) of Piscataway, N.J.; three grandchildren Samantha, Briana and Analise Christophe; his mother-in-law Blanche Reed Pratt of New Orleans; his sisters-in-law Linda Paisant, Diane Green (Willie), Gail Davis (Kenneth), Brenda McCree (Mac), Tracie Copper (Validamir); brothers-in-law Frank Reed, Michael Reed (Marlene), Retired Judge Morris Reed (Hazel), Minister Terrence Reed (Stephanie), Kenneth Reed (Mary); two godchildren India Eames of Houston and Tanya Wallace of Jeanerette; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sylvester Rochon; and maternal grandparents, Otto Lewis and Marie B. Lewis; and paternal grandparents, Joseph Rochon and Virginia Castille Rochon.
Active pallbearers will be member of the Knights of Peter Claver Council No. 63.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Everette Rochon Sr., Sylvester “Mac” Rochon, Alvin Jones, Raymond Fontenette, Kenneth Davis, Michael Reed, Edward Jones, Clifton Jackson, John Ford, Lyle Mouton, Mark Louis, and members of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fletcher Funeral Home, 609 West Admiral Doyle Drive, New Iberia, LA 70560. Condolences may be expressed at www.fletcherfuneralhomes.org.