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“Sandra and Family, Sherman and I are so sorry to hear about Ray. It has been many years, but the memories of you both will never be forgotten .Ray...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda Billedeaux - Lafayette, LA

“Sandra, Rod, Ragan and family, I was disappointed to hear of Ray's passing before I had a chance to visit with y'all since we moved back home. It...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Guy Stirling - Franklin, LA

“Ray, I was Blessed to have you has my Godfather , I know we lost touch over the years But,I wanted to Thank You for the times you helped me from a...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Tommie Joseph Chaisson - LA

“Sandra, I cannot make the service this morning. Please know how much Ray's passing saddens me. He was so fun to be around. We have so many...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Judy Luke - Centerville, LA

“Sandra & Family, my thought and prayers are with you'all at this difficult time. I have fond memories of Ray. He was never lost for words, his...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Larry D. Bodin - Franklin, LA

“Sorry for the loss of Ray. Thoughts and prayers for the family. ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: Susan Dumesnil Boudreaux - LA

7 of 30 | Posted by: BRENDA CONCIENNE MILLER - LA

“Thank you, Ray may you rest and know how much you are loved ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Vickie Simmons - Morgan City, LA

“Sandra and family, my prayers are with you all at a difficult time. Since I was little boy going to Centerville every Saturday Ray was always so fun...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Matt Barrilleaux

“Please accept my sympathy for the passing of Ray. I pray that God's love sustain all of you at this difficult time in your lives. ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Sarah Belle Minor - Thibodaux, LA

“So many sweet memories of Ray. As a young single mother working for Acme Truckline in the early 90's, I depended a lot on my work family for advice...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Liberty Louviere - Morgan City, LA

“So sorry for your family's loss. Mr Ray was always such a nice man. Sending prayers to you all. ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: Kimberly Tyler Vasquez - Berwick, IN

“It was such a pleasure growing up with this family. There was never a dull moment. I absolutely loved Mr. Ray and will definitely miss him. My...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Corey Pellerin - Youngsville, LA

“Deepest condolences from our family...I did not know Mr. Ray well but could tell he was a wonderful and righteous human being!Your family will always...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Chip. (Frank) Cali - Patterson, LA

“Dear Sandra and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry that I won't be able to make the trip for the funeral at this time, Wish that...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Patricia Ann Bishop - Hogansville, GA

“no one like Mr Ray. The stories were very entertaining. a good man. ”
16 of 30 | Posted by: lynn alexander - abbeville, LA

“Sincere condolences to all of the family on the passing of Ray. All are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Ray will definitely be missed by...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Brenda Concienne Miller - LA

“My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Rodriguez family. Mr. Ray was truly a man amon men. RIP Mr. Ray ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Mike McDonald - Franklin, LA

“Juliet and Family, please know that I am praying for the repose of Ray's soul and for all the family. I didn't know Ray personally, but Juliet and I...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Cora Bouton - Franklin, ME

“Sandra and family.I was distressed to hear about Ray. His entire demeanor always impressed me from the grand smile, to the humor, his hard work,...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Johnny Boudreaux - Goodyear, AZ

“I am so sorry for your loss....I have to say Mr Ray was one of a kind.....always had me laughing at work.....He has taught me a lot when we worked...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Janet Hebert - Bayou Vista, LA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers sent for Ray and all of your family! The football games will not be the same without his presence! ”
22 of 30 | Posted by: Colleen Fontenot - Morgan City la

“Sandra, Rod, Ragan, Juliet, Daniel, Rhena, Rene, Darleen: My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I have such wonderful memories of Ray. I can...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Barbara Boudreaux Pestinger - TX

“Just wanted to send my condolences to his family and friends. Saying prayers. I remember meeting him years ago. ”
24 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Johnson - Orlando, FL

“Sandra & FamilySorry to hear of Ray's Death. Ray was truly one of a kind and always full of life, and enjoyed living life to it's fullest. Sue and I...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Dale Robicheaux - Franklin, LA

“RIP Parrin ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Darleen Concienne - Franklin, LA

“So sorry to hear about Ray. Prayers go out to all the family during this time. ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Daniel McManus - Lafayette, LA

“Sandra, Ronnie and I are so sorry we can not make the funeral. So sorry for Ray's passing, he will be greatly missed. Love you and the family bunches...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Renee Falgout - Kingwood, TX

“Sandra and Ragan, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the suffering the family has gone through with your loved one. Take comfort in knowing he is...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Bonita Peltier - Bayou Sale, LA

“Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Ray rest in God's eternal peace and may...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - LA

Memorial services for Ray Joseph Rodriguez will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville during an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Inurnment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Father Ruben Primor will be the Celebrant for the Mass and conduct the services. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with the Holy Rosary being prayed at 10:00 a.m.

Ray was a native of Ashton and a 49 year resident of Centerville who passed away at the age of 74 at his home on Saturday, October 28, 2017. He attended Hanson Memorial School and went to work on the family farm at a very early age. He enlisted and served in the Louisiana National Guard. Because of Ray's love for animals, he "custom fitted" and showed Brahma cattle throughout the country. After working in the oilfield for a few years, he started Ray Rodriguez Trucking Co. He ran the 18-wheeler business for over 30 years before retiring. Ray was an avid vegetable gardener and loved following his children and grandchildren for their various sporting events. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved telling jokes and making people laugh. The world will be a little less bright without Ray's big smile and cheerful laugh. He will truly be missed.

Those he leaves to cherish his memory include his wife of 49 years, Sandra Boudreaux Rodriguez; two children, Roderick Beauregard Rodriguez and his companion April Michelle Adams and Ragan Eliska Rodriguez Alcina and her husband Allen; four grandsons, Hunter Cole Rodriguez, Braxton Joseph Alcina, Bently Wilson Alcina, and Bacadi Graceson Alcina; five siblings, Juliet Rodriguez Peterson and her husband Earl, Daniel Rodriguez and his wife Betty, Rhena Rodriguez LaGrange and her husband Terry, Rene Rodriguez Jr. and his wife Jody, and Darlene Dumesnil Concienne and her husband Lloyd; sisters-in-law, Elaine Rodriguez and Carolyn Gauthier; his nephew, Derek John Broussard and his wife Dacia; his niece, Tara Elizabeth McDonald and her husband Bobby; as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, godchildren, family members, friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rene Rodriguez Sr.; his mother and step-father, Hazel Bodin Rodriguez Dumesnil and Louis "Copete" Dumesnil; and two brothers, Philip Rodriguez and Gerard Dumesnil.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.