James "Stephen" Prevost II

RAYNE – Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rayne for James “Stephen” Prevost II, 23, who passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at his family’s home after his battle with cancer, which spanned more than two years. His battle took him to Indianapolis, Indiana and Seoul, Korea for months of treatment.

He fought the disease with courage, and did it with a smile on his face.

Reverend William P. Ruskoski and Reverend Clint Trahan of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Rayne will conduct the funeral services.

James Stephen Prevost was born on February 7, 1986 to James Stephen Prevost and Aileen H. Prevost in Eunice, Louisiana. Stephen was a ULL student while working in his crawfish pond and lawn care business. Stephen’s favorite pastimes included activities such as hunting and fishing, and when he was not outdoors, he was usually cooking or spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Granger Prevost of Abbeville; his parents, Aileen and Jimmy Prevost of Rayne; a sister, Katherine Claire Prevost, and a brother, John Andrew Prevost, both of Rayne; and his grandparents, Harold and Louise Prevost, and the late Norma Z. Prevost of Rayne, and Jesse and Mary Harington of Eunice.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Gossen Funeral Home from 12 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2009 to 9 p.m. and continue on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m.

A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

Pallbearers will be Andrew Prevost, Mike Prevost, Mark Prevost, Barry Prevost, Jeremy Prevost and Nick Vondenstein.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Ben Leonards, Kevin Jones, Marcus Segura, Tyler Redd, Steven Stuart, Billy Davenport, Tyler Hornsby, Brandon Zaunbrecher, Brandon Meche, Drew McFarlin, Adam Fisher, Daniel Heard and Ryan Miller

Stephen’s family would like to say thank you to all his friends and family who supported him through his struggle.

Donations may be made to The Cure Stephen Prevost Fund at Rayne State Bank, Acct.# 1266764 to help with medical and travel expenses and to form a scholarship in his name.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home of Rayne.

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