Final farewell for fire victims set Saturday
Funeral services for the four young Rayne children who lost their lives in a mobile home fire on Saturday, April 21, will be held at Starlight Baptist Church, 206 Webb Street, on Saturday, May 5.
Funeral services for Brian Steiner, Jr., 2; Lashay McDade, 5; Amous Mouton, Jr., 7; and Jamari McDade, 8; will be held at 11 a.m. following wake services beginning at 9 a.m.
Burial will follow in the Rayne Protestant Cemetery.
Funeral preparations and a casket have been donated by Gossen Funeral Home of Rayne.
A private individual has donated a headstone and burial vault for the children.
All proceeds from a barbecue dinner benefit on Sunday, April 29, at the Union Hall will be placed in the Tyrin K. McDade Trust Fund for the surviving sibling of the four fire victims.
The trust account (Account #0123661) is located at Church Point Bank and Trust. Trust executor will be Tim Jones, athletic director and special education at Church Point High School.
A fund, originally set up by Martin Petitjean Elementary officials and the Diamond Eyed Motorcycle Club to pay funeral expenses, will be used to pay related funeral costs, such as flowers, etc. All remaining funds will be transferred into the trust fund at the Church Point bank.