John Joseph Richard
Port Barre - Funeral services for John Joseph Richard will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, 2019, in the First Baptist Church of Krotz Springs. Burial will follow in the First Baptist Church Cemetery in Krotz Springs, LA. Rev. Benji Richard will officiate the services.
John, age 16, was a resident of Port Barre and passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Port Barre.
John was a fun-loving person who lived life to the fullest. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Most of his time was spent being outdoors around the bonfires, swimming in the bayou, kayaking, mudding, frogging, riding dirt bikes, hunting, and shooting guns. He played video games especially Fortnite with his cousins and friends and singing karaoke. John had a loving personality and was a very giving person who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his mother, April Martin of Port Barre; brother, Michael Richard III of Port Barre; great grandfather, Herbert Martin of Palmetto; aunt and godmother, Annie Claire Soileau and husband, Cody Soileau who was also his godfather of Port Barre; godfather, Roger Taylor and wife, Bambi of Port Barre; uncle, David Paul Martin and wife, Jennifer of Lafayette; cousins, Tori Hayes, Tristen Hayes, William Nelson, Olivia Nelson, Charles Chas Taylor, and Caleb Taylor; best friends: Corey Hunley, Chance Hunley, Braxton Soileau, Clayton Soileau, Tristan Hayes, and Brandon Soileau, all of Port Barre; father, Michael Richard, Jr. of Eagan, LA; paternal grandparents, Michael Roy Richard, Sr. and Judy Daigle Richard of Morse, LA; his aunt, Rena Richard Bertrand and husband, Mark, of Morse, LA and his uncle, Shane Foster of Kaplan, LA. He is also survived by a host of cousins, friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Glenn Paul Martin; great-grandmother, Emily Johnson Martin; uncle, Walter Dugas; great-uncle, Leroy Martin; great-great-uncle, Pierre Martin and his aunt and godmother, Kitzie Richard Foster.
Visitation will be held in the Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home in Krotz Springs on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. On Thursday, visitation will continue from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Corey Hunley, Cody Soileau, Michael Richard III, Tristan Hayes, Brittany Coates and Bailey Castille. Honorary pallbearers will be Les Hunley, Brandon Soileau, and Chad Fontenot.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com. LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 8th Street, Krotz Springs, LA 70750 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
You will be missed by so Many John always had the biggest heart. And I will miss Him dearly.
Sorry for your lost. Even though I never meet John, my heart hurts to know he is no longer with us. In the sweet arms of Jesus. Great Aunt Linda Daigle Arthur
Gary & Linda (Daigle) ArthurBoyce, LA
Sending prayers for his family may God be with y'all at this time of sorrow
Sandra DonnellCrowley, LA
RIP John Ms. Shari will always love you baby boy.
Sharon PerdueMeridian, MS
Miss you man. like another son to me. we all feel the loss . you was awesome young man. we love you.
Les hunleyport barre, LA
Corey Hunleyportbarre, LA
I'm one of his best of friends. I'd like to go to his funeral to pay respects.
Chance HunleyOpelouas, LA
May God be with you April as you go threw this painful time plz know I love you an if you need I'm a phone call away...
Connie TaylorLake charles, LA
May God B With U & FAMILY SENDING HUGS & prayers love yall Sandy Tremie
SandyLake Charles, LA