JEANERETTE — Services will be conducted for Solomon “Moe” Richard, 39, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Morning Pilgrim Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Moncriffe officiating. Interment will follow at Hope Cemetery. Visitation will begin Saturday at 9 a.m. until time of service.
Mr. Richard died on Monday, March 1, 2010, at Lafayette General Medical Center following a brief illness. He was employed with Alex Lovett Funeral Home of Jeanerette as a driver. He loved all types of music, was an excellent cook and an exceptional person. All who knew him will truly miss Moe.
He is survived by his mother, Joyce Marie Richard of Jeanerette; six brothers Cleveland (Audrey) Gilbert of South Bend, Ind., Abraham (Laura) Gilbert, Glenn (Indernetta) Gilbert, Felix (Molly) Richard, all of Jeanerette, Larry (Janet) Richard, Carl (Ava) Richard of New Iberia; ten sisters Rita (Clarence) Fuselier of Abbeville, Linda (Dennis) Clark, Brenda (Perry) Batiste, Elizabeth (Xavier) Moten, Shirley Richard, Mary Ann Richard, Gloria Richard, Stacy Richard and Judy (Albert) Lively, all of Jeanerette, Joyce (T-Otis) Andrus of New Iberia; one sister-in-law Lamonica Richard of St. Martinville; two godchildren Stacy Richard of Jeanerette and Wendell Johnson of Atlanta Ga.; step-parents Roger (Judy) Williams of Atlanta, Ga.; step-grandparents, Henry (Gladys) Little of Jeanerette; stepsisters Twanna Williams of Atlanta, Ga. and Shemekia Williams of Houston, Rose (Gary) O’Brien of Lafayette, Karen Johnson of Jeanerette and Adrienne Johnson; stepbrothers Christopher Johnson and Ricky Little Sr.; special parents, Alex (Bessie) Lovett of Jeanerette; a very special friend Linda Little of Lafayette, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
His father, Abraham Richard; brother Donald Richard; sister Bertha Richard; grandparents, Bertha Gage Stevens, Solomon Richard, Mary O’Brien and Felix Gilbert and sister-in-law Judith Richard preceded him in death.
Pallbearers will be Gary O’Brien, Anthony Lewis, Gregory Jones, Roger Williams Jr., John Paul Londo, Darius Johnson, Desmond Johnson and Harry Francis.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Cleveland Gilbert, Abraham Gilbert Sr., Carl Richard Sr., Perry Batiste Dennis Clark, Glen Gilbert Sr., Felix Richard Sr., Lloyd Rankin Jr. Xavier “Shawn” Moten, Wyndell Shelton Sr. Larry Richard, Clarence Fusilier and T-Otis Andrus.
Alex Lovett Funeral Services of Jeanerette is in charge of arrangements.