John Arceneaux
1943 - 2014
Williams Funeral Home - Opelousas
817 East South St.
Opelousas, LA
John Arceneaux

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.
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May you find comfort in knowing that your loved one is home with his maker and you will see him again. May the peace of God keep you. Love Tim and Cynthia Taylor, Sumter, S.C.
Cynthia Taylor
December 5, 2014
Uncle John -

My favorite memory of you is visiting your house as a little girl & you showing us your animals. Although I'm not a big animal person, you made it fun & you always made us laugh. I can also remember the volleyball games we would play at your house. We certainly had some fun times. I'll miss you until we meet again!
Monica Guillory
November 29, 2014
May your family draw strength in our great God of comfort and his wonderful promise of life on a paradise earth where, "no resident will say, I am sick" Isa 33:24
November 29, 2014
You are my hero. I have always looked up to you through out my life. You always seemed to have the right answer for all my questions and problems. I can admit that I didn't always listen to your advice the first time around but in the end you were always right. The beauty of that was you never looked down on me for not listening, rather you had patience and let me learn from my mistakes which helped me to become a better person. You showed me everything that I know and I thank you for that. I could go on and on about the good times we have shared together. You have left us enough memories to last a lifetime. You fought a good fight. You never backed down and didn't give up, it was just your time. I hate to see you go but I know your in a better place now. You can rest peacefully with no pains. Please continue to watch over me and my family as you did here on earth. Your gone for now but never forgotten. Your presence will always be with me. I love you!!
November 26, 2014
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