Opelousas- A Rosary Service will be prayed for, Christopher "Chris" Richard, on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. by Deacon Dwayne Joubert at Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. The family requests visitation be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2018.
Chris, age 41, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Opelousas General Health System. Chris enjoyed fishing with his brother, having cook outs, and spending time with his son, Gage and his dog, Boo Boo. Chris will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife, Shawntell H. Richard of Opelousas; son, Gage Kameron Richard of Opelousas; father, Dudley Paul Richard, Jr. and wife, Lisa of Port Barre; mother, Cathy Jeffers and husband, Michael of Sunset; paternal grandmother, Joyce Bourque of Opelousas; maternal grandfather, Joseph Wilbert LeBlanc of Opelousas; brothers, Gabriel Richard and his significant other, Whitney of Lafayette, and Dustin Leblanc of TX; sisters, Elizabeth Richard of Sunset and Cyclie LeBlanc of Port Barre; his godchild, Ava Irene Richard; and a host of neices and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his son, Drake Lane Richard; brother, Paul Richard; paternal grandfather, Dudley Richard, Sr.; maternal grandmother, Nora Stoute; and his nephew, Travis Devonte Moten.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to help with the cost of funeral expenses.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Our loving God hates death; he views it as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) He has a longing to conquer that enemy, to undo death by means of the resurrection. He yearns to bring back those who are in his memory and to see them live on earth again.—Job 14:14, 15.
To the Richard family I send my deepest condolences. To lose someone special and dear to our hearts can leave us pained. Yet God sees and understands how you feel because he cares for you. (Ps 34:18) I also hope scriptures such as Rev 21:4 can bring you comfort where we see God’s promise to rid death forever. May scriptures such as these soothe your hearts during this difficult time.
Words cannot express my sadness. Wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Chris. May the comfort of God help your family through this difficult time.
Tammie LandryBoutte, LA
Chris I don’t know where to start!! Big brother nothing will ever be the same again. Just about every move I made in life was because you gave me the strength in mind to do it. You were always the One standing right next to me telling me you can do it Gabe!!! And because of you I did Man I miss you so much words can’t explain. I love you so much brother!!! R.I.P. brother no more pain. I will live for you bro. Fly high and catch all and the biggest fish. Love you man 😭😭😭😢😢😢🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Gabriel richardLafayette, LA
My Deepest Sympathies Goes Out To The Richard Family And May God Bless 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 !! Rest In Peace 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏🙏🙏
Vickie StevensMeville, LA
Our deepest condolences.May God heal your hearts and strengthen you.
Debra and Jimmy VidrineMcmMcMinnville, TN
My heart goes out to all the family. I remember Chris so very fondly as such a happy baby. I was in the Navy with Dudley. So very very sorry for your loss..
Rich SpicklerVallejo, CA
I can't believe this is real. I'm going to miss getting those phone calls. But I know you are in no more pain. My God wrap his arms around you and our family at this time of need. You were truly an amazing person I have looked up to you my whole life and I'm proud to say you was my brother. Rest now brother.
Elizabeth RichardSunset, LA
I miss you so much. When you died it felt like time stopped. It’s still not moving and I don’t want it to be real. I’m gonna be real strong for Gage. Love ya babe ❤️ This is not goodbye, it’s see you later; until then TiTts and CraCkErs xoxo 💋
My heart goes out..
So sorry for your loss Shawntell and family. May The Good Lord be with all of you now and days ahead . Love and prayers
Emma Gay BertrandMelville, LA
I was in the Emergency Room at the time of his passing. I am deeply sorry for your loss. My Daddy was in there, He has really bad Dementia. I will be going through this one day.
Mike TateOpelousas, LA