Josette Marie Thibodeaux Melancon

Memorial service will be held at a later date for Josette Marie Thibodeaux Melancon, 57, who died Monday, July 25, 2011, at her residence.

Surviving are one son, Brady Duplantis of Rayne; one daughter, Krissie Duplantis of Rayne; two grandchildren, Alex Farque of Eunice, and Katie Rougeau of Eunice; mother, Elizabeth Legnon Thibodeaux of Rayne; three sisters, Rebecca Miller and husband, James, of Orange, TX, Ann Smith and husband, Melvin, of Lake Charles, and Kathy Ghaly of Katy, TX; two brothers, Donald Thibodeaux and wife, Patricia, of Lafayette, and Michael Thibodeaux and wife, Donna, of Orange, TX.

She was preceded in death by first husband, Dickie Duplantis; and father, Wilfred S. Thibodeaux.

She was born Tuesday, November 3, 1953, in Lake Charles, daughter of the late Wilfred Thibodeaux and Elizabeth Legnon Thibodeaux.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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