Rita Jane Brignac Valentine
1925 - 2021
Greenoaks Funeral Home
9595 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA
Peacefully and surrounded by her family, Rita Jane Brignac Valentine of Greenwell Springs, LA, passed away on Friday July 23, 2021 at the age of 95. She was a graduate and salutatorian of St. Joseph's Academy. Rita worked for the USO in The Officer's Club. She climbed the corporate ladder in the financial world and eventually retired as Vice President of Fidelity National Bank/Hibernia National Bank after 42 years of service. She was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Louis King of France & St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Rita was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas St. Francis of Assissi court #1915, an officer of St. Louis King of France Altar Society and she enjoyed watching her LSU Tigers and Saints football. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, James "Jim" Valentine; parents, Paul Winchester & Evelie Waguespack Brignac; sisters, Theresa Terrell& Rose Mae Valentine; brothers, Johnny, P.W. "Noonie" and Martin Brignac; her infant son, Charles Ray Valentine; great-granddaughter, Reese Lynn Jarreau; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo "Cookie" Valentine; and her loving dog "Molly Mae". She is survived by her children, Susan Ricaud (John "Buddy"), Steve Valentine, Nancy Tate (Donald). Grandchildren, Trey Ricaud (Alison), Nicole Jarreau (Brian), Ryan Valentine (Holly), Ross Valentine, Brooke Feduccia (Anthony), Jill Twidwell Corrente (Troy), Susan Mayeux (Keith), Don Tate (Brittany), & Jennifer Tate. Also survived and loved as "ReRe" by many great-grandchildren, Gavin & Luke Jarreau; Allison Miceli, Ansley & Parker Valentine; Tomasin & Nicola Corrente; Blair & Blake Leblanc, Mason, Madison, & Amelia Mayeux; Tylar & Tucker Tate; & Camden Courtney. A celebration of her life will take place Thursday July 29 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church located at 11441 Goodwood Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70815. Visitation from 9:30am -11am followed by Catholic Mass of Christian burial at Green Oaks Cemetery officiated by Reverend Michael Alello. Pallbearers will be Trey Ricaud, Ryan Valentine, Ross Valentine, Brian Jarreau, Anthony Feduccia, and Keith Mayeux. Honorary pallbearers Buddy Ricaud, Donald Tate, & Butch Brignac. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The family would also like to give special thanks and recognition to the paramedics and staff from East Baton Rouge Parish EMS, all of the nurses and ER physicians at Our Lady of the Lake Emergency Department, especially Amber Thibodeaux, along with Patty Tate and Janis Donellan for all of your love and assistance during her recent hospitalizations.

Published by The Advocate from Jul. 26 to Jul. 29, 2021.
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Sorry to hear about Rita, passing. I work with Rita at Fidelity National Bank. I enjoyed working for her, She was a great person a good friend. Patricia Prudhomme Olinde
Patricia Prudhomme Olinde
August 4, 2021
Miss Rita was one of my favorite "work mothers" long ago at Fidelity Bank. She was always a real Southern lady and expected us female employees to conduct ourselves like one. She was a wonderful example of professionalism - you have my condolences.
August 4, 2021
I only knew Ms. Rita from a short distance from our days at St. Louis. Her warm happy smile exudeted her kindness. May God Bless all family members during this time.
Clara Earl
August 1, 2021
to Steve, Nancy, Don, Susan, Buddy, Ryan, Brook, Ross and family. what a special lady Miss Rita was to me. thank you for sharing her and caring for her. Sorry I missed the service. Did not want to share my cold with you. Please accept my condolences.
Rusty Tucker
July 29, 2021
Nancy and Susan, I am saddened to learn of Mom's passing. She lived a good long loving life, and I know she will be missed. May the Good Lord give you all peace and comfort. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Jim Duplantis
Jim Duplantis
July 27, 2021
Remember Rita well. My husband, Tommy Deen, lived across street from her sister, Nan (Rose), growing up. Remember seeing her at gatherings at Nan´s many times. She was such a sweet person, always so friendly. Prayers for the family & friends during this time.
Dianne Deen
July 27, 2021
Worked with Rita for several years. I admired her, she was a wonderful person.
Emile Poche
July 26, 2021
It was a Joy and Privilege to be seated next to this grand Lady for the past few Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations at her home as well as that of my cousin and his wife, Donald & Nancy Tate.
Maurice Wascom
July 26, 2021
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