Lily Katherine Richard

Funeral services will be held at Philadelphia Worship Center near Church Point on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. for Lilly Katherine Richard, 72, who died Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at

American Legion Hospital in Crowley.

Interment will be in Elizabeth Memorial Baptist Cemetery in Branch.

Surviving are three sons, Leldon Richard and wife Charlene of Rayne, Darwin C. Richard and wife Bernice of Rayne, and Sigmund C. Richard and wife Marie of Rayne; one daughter, Marla Taylor and husband Carson of Branch; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one brother, William Jeffers and wife Marggie of Lake Charles; and one sister, Elnora Harmon of Rayne.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hugh Richard; one grandchild, Ian Brody Richard; and her parents, Curley Jeffers and Lilly Hayes Jeffers.

She was born Friday, October 16, 1936 in Branch, daughter of the late Curley Jeffers and the late Lilly Hayes Jeffers.

Friends will be received Thursday, April 2, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., and Friday, April 3, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until service at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

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

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