Raymond Leleux, 75, passed away on October 7, 2019, at his home in Orange, Texas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Kaplan, Louisiana.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Vigil Cursillo Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas.
Born in Kaplan, Louisiana, on
September 29, 1944, he was the son of Wallace Leleux and Emilda Meaux Leleux.
Ray was a hardworking man who ran his own barber shop called “Rays” in Bridge
City for nearly 40 years. He was loyal and reliable, and served as a second
father to many who were blessed to have him in their lives.
Ray faithfully loved the Lord, his wife, his family, and his friends. He was very close with his nephews and always enjoyed spending time with them, especially camping. Ray was known as a jokester and had many that referred to him as the “keeper of the fritters” because you could always count on him to have apple fritters to share. He never met a stranger and was always there to help anyone in need. The world will be a little less bright without his shining smile. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Linda Leleux; parents, Wallace and Emilda Leleux; siblings, Wilfred Leleux, Viola Watson, and Alvin Leleux; brother-in-law, Bill Watson; and his great-nephew, Johnathon Leleux.
Those left to cherish Raymond’s memory include his nephews, Marvin Leleux and wife Mona, of Ringgold, LA, Kevin Leleux and wife Donna, of Maurice, LA, Winn Leleux and wife Betty, of Orangefield, Dexter Leleux and wife Debbie, of Lumberton, and Michael Leleux and wife Amy, of Bridge City; great nieces and nephews, Erica Baxley and husband Brandon, of Martin, LA, Travis Leleux and wife Elizabeth, of Broussard, LA, Nathan Leleux, of Lafayette, LA, and Ashley Alexander and husband Grant, of Youngsville, LA; great-great nieces and nephews, Madalynn and Jace Baxley and Dani Rae Alexander; sisters-in-law, Delo Trahan and husband Linest, of Abbeville, LA, Jeanette Stelly, of Forked Island, LA, Wanda Noel, Abbeville, LA, and Rita Leleux, of Maurice, LA; and his brother-in-law, Joe Noel and wife Shirley, of Owensville, MO.
Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Leleux, Nathan Leleux, Brandon Baxley, Grant Alexander, Michael Leleux, and Ron Jackson. Honorary pallbearers are Kevin Leleux, Jace Baxley, and Vance Chauvin.