April 15, 1937 - August 22, 2021
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in St. Joseph Catholic Church of Milton, for Reul "Ray" Broussard Jr., 84, who passed away on August 22, 2021. Rev. Fr. William Schambough, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Milton, will be Celebrant of the Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery of Milton. Ray, a resident of Opelousas, was the son of the late Reul Broussard Sr. and the former Althea Desormeaux. A graduate of Southwestern Louisiana Industrial Institute (SLII), Class of 1960, with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. Ray entered the service immediately after graduating, serving with the United States Army after the Korean Conflict. An avid reader always with a book in hand, he was a man of great knowledge and wisdom. Ray loved all sports, especially the Saints, LSU, and ULL. A man of great faith, Ray was a devout Catholic. He could always find the good in anyone; remembered by all as a kind, gentle, and generous spirit. Above all, Ray's passion was his wife and family; "Pa" loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Effie Simon Broussard; daughter, Alisa Clair Broussard Crappell (Joseph "Joe"); sons, Kevin P. Broussard (Lauren) and Timothy "Tim" C. Broussard (Rizabel); granddaughters, Chelsea B. Kempton (Jeff), Lauren A. Broussard, and Miranda O. Broussard; grandsons, Garrett A. Turner (Suzy), Joseph "Joey" Crappell (Taylor), William H. Sedlak (Candace Clement), Andrew D. Sedlak, and Jeremy L. Broussard (Betsy Davis); great-grandchildren, Scott, Beau, Travis, Ben, Kinsley, Jada, Savannah, Adalyn, Evelyn, Cade, and Ala; and brother, Nolan J. Broussard (Joyce). He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Ashley Rae Blanchard; parents, Reul and Althea Broussard; sister, Bertha B. Domingue; and brothers, Burley Broussard Sr, Louis Broussard, and Persley Broussard. A private visitation will be held with only immediate family; however, the public is welcomed to join them for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Milton. Pallbearers will be Timothy "Tim" Broussard, Joseph "Joe" Crappell, Garrett Turner, Joseph "Joey" Crappell, Andrew Sedlak, and Jeremy Broussard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Scott Turner Sr, William Sedlak, Scott Turner Jr, Kenneth Pontiff, and Nolan Broussard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center of Houston, TX. Personal condolences may be sent to the Broussard family at www.delhommefuneralhome.com. Delhomme Funeral Home, 1011 Bertrand Drive, Lafayette, LA is in charge of funeral arrangements.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 in St. Joseph Catholic Church of Milton, for Reul "Ray" Broussard Jr., 84, who passed away on August 22, 2021. Rev. Fr. William Schambough, Pastor of St. Joseph... View Obituary & Service Information
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