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Thomas Rouse, Sr.

December 1, 1951 — April 9, 2021

Melville - Funeral services for Thomas Glynn Rouse, Sr. will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Melville.  His uncle, Bro. Glenn Davis and Chauncey Davis will conduct the service.  Burial will follow in the Melville Baptist Cemetery.

Thomas Glynn Rouse, Sr. was born on December 1, 1951 and passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on April 9, 2021 in Grayson, La.

Thomas painted by trade and loved cooking for family and friends.  Everyone loved his red beans and rice.  He also enjoyed shopping at Walmart with his wife and daughter.

He is survived by wife, of 50 years, Mamie Rouse; his children, Scotty Rouse and wife, Shannon, of Opelousas, La., Thomas (Tommy) Rouse and wife, Rebecca, of Krotz Springs, La., Shelly Duchesne and husband, Sambo, of Herbert, La., Andrew Rouse of Melville, La., Joseph Rouse of Grayson, La., Patrick Rouse of Grayson, La.; his sisters, Charlene Olivier and husband, Alvin, of Arnaudville, La., Barbara Worley and husband, Daniel of Fordouche, La., Judith Wasburn and husband, Scooter, of Sealy, TX, Tracy Whitstine and husband, Carl, of Jackson, La., Emily Rouse of St. Francisville, La.; his brother, Kenny Rouse and wife, Brandy, Jackson, La. and his uncle, Glenn Davis and wife, Patsy of Elton, La.  He is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Skylar, Dusty, Meagan Rouse, Joshua Billodeau, Taylor Ellis, Thomas (Tootie Bug) Rouse, III, Logan Bates, Sydni Bates, LB Almond, Lane Almond, Jada Rouse, Jayden Rouse (Thomas raised Jayden like his own child), Hunter and Andrew Rouse and six great-grandchildren and one on the way.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Barbara Rouse (Tom & Bobbi); his brother, Lawrence Rouse; his sister, Becky Rouse and his mother and father-in-law, Sidney and Lena Naquin.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Rouse, Logan Bates, Dusty Rouse, Joshua Billodeau, Taylor Ellis and Kenny Rouse.  Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Rouse, III (Tootie Bug) and Bentley Rouse.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 from 7:00 AM until 8:00 PM in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Melville and reopen on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 8:00 AM until time of services.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Thomas Rouse, Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 12, 2021

7:00am - 8:00pm (Central time)

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville

607 1st St, Melville, LA 71353

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Re-Open

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

8:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville

607 1st St, Melville, LA 71353

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)

Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home (Melville)

607 1st St, Melville, LA 71353

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Burial

First Baptist Church Cemetery of Melville

505 2nd St, Melville, LA 71353

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