Melville - Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 7, 2018, for Cyprien Joseph Duplechain in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel in Melville. Rev. Fr. Michael DeBlanc will officiate the service. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in St. John Cemetery in Melville.
Cyprien Joseph Duplechain, age 85 and a resident of Melville, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.
Cyprien was a proud constable of Melville for many years. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Melville. He loved animals and livestock and served as an auctioneer for a long time. Cyprien enjoyed the joys of life, as well as, spending time with his family which he loved more than anything. He always had an open ear for everyone and was a big people person. Cyprien will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jerald Corrine Duplechain of Melville; son, Ricky Matthew Duplechain; daughter, Violet D. Whiteside (Clarence); two sisters, Ella Casse and Maryann Basco (Alton); one grandchild, Memory Whiteside Salter (Joshua); and two great-grandchildren, Emerson Salter and Beckham Salter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Duplechain and Elise LeBlanc Duplechain.
Pallbearers will be Clarence Whiteside, Joshua Salter, Ray Casse, Dennis Casse, Kirt Cashio, and Waylon Frame.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Melville. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday evening. Visitation will continue on Friday, September 7, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville, LA, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
As I try to find words here to comfort the family and say just what this man meant to me I realize there are none. A term hasn't been assigned to Define much he changed my life from the first moment I saw him. It wouldn't surprise me for a hundred people to comment here that he was like a dad to them but he was truly like no other man I've ever met and I loved him just like a father. He was at Warrior for God he had an eye for exactly what a person needed to hear and a way to say it so that a person would receive it. From the second I met him and sat down on the ground by his chair I have been a different person and I understand more about God and spirit and myself than I ever could have dreamed. There's not a lot of men on Earth that can have one sentence be so powerful that it changes the way you look at everything in life. God let him be a butcher and have a family and be blessed and he didn't mind telling you how could he be so lucky! I love you Uncle Neg . This family is my family and I love each and everyone of you because he loved me. I will pray and pray and pray for all of you and miss him dearly.
Dana VasseyForest City, NC
Ms Corrine, Violet & Ricky, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Son & Dora Satterley & family
Karen SatterleyMelville, LA
Keeping everyone in my thoughts, prayers, and heart. He was a great man and an amazing friend.
Misty HopkinsMandeville, LA
Ms Violet I Am Pray For You And Your Family
Gloria MorganBaton Rouge, LA
Uncle Neg was so loving and kind to everyone!! He will never be forgotten. He loved his Lord and Savior. I am so happy I will see him again😘. Our love and prayers are with you all!
Jane OHairLancaster, CA
I’m so so sorry.my thoughts and prayers to the family.my he Rest In Peace.we love y’all.
Cheryl and Marshall Moses
Cheryl MosesPort Allen, LA
So sorry for loss a great friend
Patricia Soileau HuntHouston, TX