Rufus Mitchell LaCroix, Sr.

Funeral services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monday, November 28, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. for Rufus Mitchell LaCroix, Sr. , 79, who died Thursday, November 24, 2011, in Rayne.

Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery #2, Rayne, LA.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Stutes LaCroix; daughters, Josette L. Bates and husband, Dean, and Pauline A. LaCroix, all of California; sons, Daniel J. LaCroix and wife. Brenda. and Michael W. LaCroix and wife, Mona, all of Rayne; 11 grandchildren; Jude, Chad, Benji, Brock, Spencer, Tyler and Chris LaCroix, Chaz O’Campo, Cameron Bates, Tabetha Wingate and Nicole LaCroix; 15 great -grandchildren; sister, Rose L. Fontenot and husband, Andrus, of Rayne; brothers, Leo LaCroix and wife, Carol, Martin LaCroix and wife, Mo

na, and Alex LaCroix and wife, Linda, all of Rayne.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Claudia LaCroix; brothers, Francis and Cleo LaCroix; sisters, Irene L. Junot, Claudette L. Richard and Dorothy L. Duhon; sons, Rufus Mitchell LaCroix, Jr., Timmy LaCroix and Tommy LaCroix; and one grandson, Brandon Meche.

He was born Wednesday, September 28, 1932, in Lafayette, son of the late Alex LaCroix and the late Claudia Cormier.

Friends were received from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., Sunday, November 27, and 8:00 a.m. until services, Monday, November 28, 2011 at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne.

Contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements were entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne.

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