Lorella “Bea” Richard

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Elizabeth Memorial Baptist Church in Branch, La. for Lorella “Bea” Richard, 81, who passed away at her home in Branch on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:50 a.m.

Br. Kevin Colson, Pastor of Elizabeth Memorial Baptist Church will be officiating for the services and Br. Kevin Richard will be the co celebrant for the services as well.

The family has requested the visitation to be held on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. then 9:00 a.m. until time of services on Friday.  Burial will be in the Elizabeth Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery in Branch.

Survivors include one son, Jay and wife, Melanie Richard of Branch; one daughter, Diane and husband, Wyatt Gilbert of Branch; one sister, Rena T. Jones of Vidor, TX; three grandchildren, Ashlie Gilbert, Brandon and wife, Jessica Gilbert and Taylor Richard and life partner, Allyson Stelly; five great-grandchildren, Dax Moore, Beau Moore, Tabitha Royer, Jackson Gilbert and Madelyn Gilbert.

The Pallbearers for the services will be Robert “Bub” Taylor, Wyatt Gilbert, Brandon Gilbert, Dax Moore, Donnie Taylor and Layne Taylor.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Jackson Gilbert, Beau Moore and Tony Leger.

Mrs. Richard is preceded in death by her husband, Hershel Richard; her parents, Ernest and Irene Taylor, three brothers, Ernest Taylor, Robert Taylor and Nolan Taylor; two sisters, Aline Prather and Viola Hayes.

Please send personal condolences to the family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com

Duhon Funeral Home, LLC of Rayne will be in charge of the arrangements.  

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