Joseph Ernest "Joey" Prather, Jr.
September 21, 1951  -  August 9, 2008

Joseph Ernest "Joey" Prather, Jr.

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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, August 10, 2008
210 p.m.Mon. 8 a.m.serv.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Landry Catholic Church
1020 North Main Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, August 11, 2008
2:30 p.m.
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Rosary Service
Sibille Funeral Home Chapel
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Sunday, August 10, 2008
7:00 p.m.
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Bellevue Memorial ParkH
4833 Highway 182
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Joseph Joey Prather

Opelousas Funeral services for Mr. Joseph Ernest Joey Prather, Jr, age 56, will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2008, in the St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas. Interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park of Opelousas. Msgr. Robert Romero will conduct the Mass of Christian Burial

Joey was born in Eunice, and was a long time resident of Opelousas. He passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at his residence after a lengthy illness.

Joey worked for the Lafayette Parish School Board as a Systems Analyst, he received BS degree from UL of Lafayette. Joey served on the Advisory Committee for LSU-E in their Computer Department. Joey was a great husband, father, son, brother and friend to all those that worked with him and just knew him. He is going to be sadly missed by all.

Survivors include his wife, Seeta Kuber Prather; sons, Benjamin Scott Prather, Jonathan Paul Prather, Seth Matthew Prather; daughter, Lori Jo Prather; parents, Joseph Ernest and Mary Maudry Doucet Prather, Jr; mother-in-law, Joyce S. Kuber and brother, Randall James Prather and wife Cindy Prather all of Opelousas; sisters, Karen Prather Burley and husband Mike Burley, Denham Springs, Karla Prather Watts and husband Randy Watts, Gonzales and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his father-in-law, Shree Kuber.

Visiting hours will be observed in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas on Sunday, August 10, 2008, from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. On Monday, visitation will continue from 8 a.m. until the time of services.

A Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.

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Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.


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    Ms Maude, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Know that God will get you through this difficult time.

  2. Emily Guidry
    San Antonio, TX

    I was sorry to hear about Joe. When I went to the school board to visit my sister Rose, I would also drop by and talk to Joe. He will truly be missed by all.


  3. Karen Cahanin
    St. Francisville, LA

    My heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. Love and prayers to all of you

  4. Carol and Marie Ortego
    Gulfport, MS

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you....

  5. Steve Cheryl Lancon
    Greenwell Springs, LA

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I realize that you are going through alot right now and if we can be of any help please dont hesitate to call on us. We love yall and our Prayers are with all of you.

  6. Deborah Carrier Crawford
    Laurel, MS

    Seeta and family, I was so sorry to hear of Joeys passing.
    God be with you all and give you comfort and peace.

  7. Ellen Guidry
    Lafayette, LA

    Our prayers are with the Prather family at this time. Mr. Joe was a very kind and patient man who always went out of his way to help us in our office.

  8. Rose Marie Guidry
    Church Point, LA

    The office will never be the same without Joes wonderful sense of humor and the way he was always willing to help.
    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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