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Elliott, Robert John  
Robert John Elliott A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 24, 2015 at 11:00 am at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport, LA for Robert John Elliott, 60, who passed away Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA, after a struggle with cancer, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Visitation will be observed on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette, LA and will continue on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 9:00 am until the time of services at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Lockport, LA. Interment will follow the Funeral Mass on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Holy Savior Cemetery in Lockport, LA. The Very Reverend Robert C. Rogers, VF, Pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church in Houma, LA will officiate. Robert was born in Raceland, LA and grew up in Lockport, LA. He attended Holy Savior Central and Central Lafourche High School where he graduated in 1974. Robert attained his Bachelor's Degree in History and Pre-Law, graduating in 1978. He later attended Loyola Law School in New Orleans, LA, where he attained his Juris Doctorate. After several years in private practice, Robert went to work for the Department of Social Services for Children's Advocacy, in the legal area of Child Protection. He was a zealous advocate of protecting children in the legal systems when they were abused, neglected or mistreated. Robert is survived by his life partner of 30 years, Michael McDonald of Carencro, LA; his mother, Theresa Nina Toups Elliott of Lockport, LA; his sisters, Theresa "Tessy" Marie Elliott of Laurel, MS and Rebecca "Becky" Ann Elliott Simon and her husband, Richard of Carrier, MS; his brothers, Dr. Melvin Paul Elliott, Jr. and his wife, Myra of Matthews, LA and Edward James Elliott and his wife, Tish of Missouri; his cousin, Kathleen Crago and her husband, Jeri of Metairie, LA; his godmother, Annie Morillion and her husband, Willie of Katie, TX; his friends, Louis Daigle of Lafayette, LA, Steven Dilday of Lafayette, LA and Patrick Rauche of Carencro, LA and numerous dear nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Paul Elliott, Sr. The family wishes to thank his niece, Dr. Amy Crago of Manhattan, NY, Dr. Lauren Byers and the doctors of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the entire staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, LA for the care given to Robert during these difficult times. A special thank you is extended to the staff of Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and the members of Holy Savior Catholic Church for the work done for the family. Memorials may be made in Robert's name to a child advocacy group of your choice. Online obituary and guest book may be viewed at . Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora St., (337) 981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Town Talk on July 23, 2015
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