Ronaldo Owen Handy, Jr. nicknamed 'Bubby' was born on April 13, 1938, in New Orleans, La, to the parentage of the late Ronaldo Owen Handy, Sr and the late Ruby Fulton Handy. He transitioned to eternity with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the age of 83 surrounded by his loved ones at Lafayette General Medical Center. Ronaldo was a resident of Lafayette, La and a Native of New Orleans, La. where he graduated from Booker T. Washington Senior High School participating in track and football. He went on to serve in the United States Air Force and continued his education at Southern University in New Orleans where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree. He worked as a Bus Driver for over 20 years at Greater New Orleans Regional Transit Authority until retirement. He was a member of the Autocrat Social & Pleasure Club in New Orleans. Affectionately admired for his infectious smile, his love of watching westerns and his hilarious debates over football games. His zest for life and love of fun enriched those around him. He will truly be missed! He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronaldo Owen Handy, Sr and Ruby Fulton Handy; his siblings, Ulysses Handy (Sandra), Nadine Duronslet (the late Curtis) and Denise Landry. He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife of 51 years Agnes Luckett Handy; His children, Ronaldo Owen Handy III, Pernell Patrice Thomas and her husband, Clyde Burnell Thomas; His grandchildren, Gabrielle Slack and Direon Handy; His sister, Johnnie Bea Bailey (Ronald) and a host of nieces, nephews, in-laws, extended family, and friends. Relatives and Friends of the family are invited to attend the Visitation only from 11:00am-1:00pm July 21, 2021, at Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue, LA. Interment: Restlawn Park Cemetery at 3450 Hwy 90 West Avondale, Louisiana.
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Published by The Times-Picayune from Jul. 17 to Jul. 20, 2021.