Funeral services for Alfred “Fred” Joseph Rabalais of Mansura will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 beginning at 11am at St. Paul Catholic Church in Mansura with Fr. Irion St. Romain. Visitation will begin on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 5pm until 11pm at Escude Funeral Home in Mansura. Rosary will be recited at 7pm Monday. Entombment will be in the St. Paul Mausoleum. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
Alfred “Fred” Joseph Rabalais, age 79, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix & Mamie Rabalais.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 60 years, Geneva Rabalais “Honey” of Mansura; daughter, Christine Rabalais of Yukon, OK; sons, Nick Rabalais (Ann Holley) of Baton Rouge and Robert Rabalais (Henrietta) of Jackson, LA; brother, Bernard A. Rabalais of Alexandria. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Taylor Johnson, Abigail Johnson and Ian Rabalais; and niece & nephews, Barry, David, Bridget, & Michael.
Fred retired from Sears after 35 years of service. He loved his family and his beloved dog, Dixie. He loved a good joke and to sit and talk. Hunting, fishing, & gardening were some of his favorite hobbies. If there was an LSU baseball or football game on, he was sure to be watching. His endless love, support, and constant concern for the family will be missed. And yes Fred, "Dixie has water."
I never Had the privilege of meeting Mr. Fred. I know from Sara he was dearly loved. My thoughts and prayers I Send to you Geneva and your family. Love Connie
Send to you Geneva and your family. Love ConnieBaton Rouge, LA
Connie BouquetBaton Rouge, LA
I love you so much and will miss your pleasant voice when you answered the phone and had our little conversations before talking to Geneva. Also will miss seeing you too. Watch over Geneva, Christine and family, Robert and family and Nick and Anne.
Mom loved you so much too. Thanks for all you did for her when you were well.
Reap in Peace. Hoped I typed this correctly. Can't even read (see) what I typed
SaraBpuquetBTon Rouger, LA
Fred was loved and admired by so many. There will be a big hole in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Steve had talked about trying to record/save some of the great stories Fred would tell.
Richard and Kathy JohnsonRio Rancho, NM
Dad, I cannot describe the pain I feel in my heart. You are, and always have been my hero. The thought of not seeing you or hearing your voice again is almost unbearable. I love you daddy❤️ See you on the other side.
Christine rabalaisYukon, OK
Rest In Peace Fred. You will be so missed. What an amazing grandfather you have been to my beloved Taylor and Abby, and wonderful father to Christine. My brother, Steve, thought the world of you and enjoyed your company so much. We've shared so many funny funny stories about you over the years. Our world is a little darker without you. Rest In Peace.
Geneva, Nick/Ann, Robert/Henrietta/Ian: We are so sorry for your loss. Know you each are in our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort. <3
Rhonda DennisYukon, OK
Uncle Fred can rest easy in heaven now. It won't stop him from riding a 4 wheeler to a duck blind and cooking up a feast for the angels to enjoy!
I have fond memories of hunting with him when I was just a kid. I also remember checking trotlines in pitch blackness with him and Dad. Fred was a kind hearted soul and I never saw him angry.
May all the peace in the world come to you, Geneva, and I hope you have a long, happy life.
Michael RabalaisLafayette, LA