LEONVILLE - A Mass of Christian burial was held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville, LA, for Mr. John Arceneaux, 71, who entered eternal rest, Monday, November 24, 2014 at his residence in Leonville, LA.
Interment was in St. Leo the Great Catholic Cemetery in Leonville, LA. Father Kenneth Domingue & Deacon Dwayne Boudreaux will officiate at the Mass.
As a young adult, John worked alongside his father as a coffin builder for Fenelon Funeral Home. He also worked as a carpenter's assistant. For several years he was a deputy for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office. Later he was employed by Western Auto as an auto mechanic.
Mr. Arceneaux was survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mrs. Rita Mae Eaglin Arceneaux of Leonville, LA; three sons, Marvin Keith Arceneaux (Jennifer) of Sunset, LA, John Dwayne Arceneaux (Sandra) of Eunice, LA and Jereme Reginald Arceneaux (Dana) of Sunset, LA; three daughters, Debra A. Ramsey (Keith) of New Iberia, LA, Stephanie A. Childers of Lafayette, LA and Melanie A. Woodard (Lawrence) of Alpharetta, GA; 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and special friends.
Mr. Arceneaux was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Russell Arceneaux & Pauline Lemelle Arceneaux; two sisters, Mary Christine Jolivette and Geralyn "Ann" Comeaux; his father & mother-in-law, Lawrence and Alice White Eaglin; three brothers-in-law, Dallas Lazard, Lionel Eaglin and Davis Eaglin.
Visiting hours were observed from 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Williams Funeral Home in Opelousas, LA. A Rosary will be recited at 10:30 A.M.
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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Williams Funeral Home of Opelousas, 337-942-2037.
Published by Daily World from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2014.