Russell Lee Thibodeaux

Rayne—A Mass of Christian Burial for Russell Lee Thibodeaux, 70, will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 1:30 P.M. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rayne, LA. Father William Ruskoski will serve as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery #2 in Rayne.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 12:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. in Duhon Funeral Home, Rayne, with a rosary being recited at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will continue on Wednesday from 8:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. in the funeral home.

Mr. Thibodeaux passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2012 in a Lafayette hospital.

Mr. Thibodeaux had lived in Acadia Parish for most of his life, and had recently moved to Scott. He retired as a supervisor with Frank’s Casing Crews, having spent his career in the oilfield working for several casing crew companies. He was a sports fan, especially boxing and horse racing. He was a wonderful cook, and he loved to feed his friends and family. His greatest joy in life, though, was spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Mary Thibodeaux of Scott; sons, Steve Thibodeaux of Scott, Tyler Thibodeaux of Scott, Micah Thibodeaux and fiancé, Randi Stevens of Baton Rouge, and Kalehm Thibodeaux and fiancé, Claire Doucet of Scott; sisters, Belva Meche of Rayne, Lois Quebodeaux and husband, Terry of Church Point, Martha Simoneaud and husband, Claude of New Iberia, Marquitha Thibodeaux of Lafayette, Sandra Gary of Scott, and Mona LaCroix and husband, Michael of Rayne; grandchildren, Brittany Thibodeaux, Skyla Thibodeaux, Landyn Thibodeaux, Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, Blaire Thibodeaux, Alexis Thibodeaux, Deuce Thibodeaux, Kristen Thibodeaux, and Jeremiah Thibodeaux; and Godchildren, Alaina Pellissier, Brian Richard, Dawn Schexnayder, and Randy Meche.

Proceeding Mr. Thibodeaux in death were his parents, Louis Thibodeaux, Sr. and Edez Doucet Thibodeaux; sisters, Autherine Thibodeaux and Carolyn Lavergne; and brothers, Louis Thibodeaux, Jr. Kenneth Thibodeaux, Hershell Thibodeaux, and Wayne Thibodeaux.

Serving as pallbearers are Tyler Thibodeaux, Micah Thibodeaux, Kalehm Thibodeaux, Craig Thibodeaux, Brock LaCroix, and Landyn Thibodeaux. Named as honorary pallbearer is Brock Kibodeaux.

Duhon Funeral Home, L.L.C. of Rayne has been entrusted with arrangements.

You may express condolences online at www.duhonfuneralhome.com .

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