A Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond "Ray" Cecil Couvillion will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, in the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church with a Rosary being prayed at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Monsignor Keith DeRouen will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will be held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington, LA.
Mr. Couvillion, age 92, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at his residence.
In 1947, Ray became the pitcher for the New Iberia Pelicans baseball team. His proudest moments were remembering crowds from his hometown of Melville attending the games. After his baseball career, Ray retired from the U.S. Post Office in Scott, LA as Postmaster after 25 years of service. He lived in Melville most of his life until he married and then moved to Opelousas. Ray enjoyed traveling, watching baseball, reading his newspaper and watching the news. He also was a proud member of the Elks Lodge in Opelousas.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Dolores Soileau Couvillion of Opelousas, LA; his daughter, Angela B. Chastant and husband, Paul, of Richardson, TX; his grandchild, Caroline Chastant of Richardson, TX and two step-grandchildren, Mallory Rodrigue and Paul Chastant, III.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alberta Sutton Couvillion; his sister, Ollie Ferina and his brothers, "Bea" Albert, Hansel, Kermit and Stanley Couvillion.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Delores and Couvillion family, our thoughts & prayers are with you for your loss. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Mavis ConnollyLafayette, LA
I've known Raymond since I was about 15 years old. One of our friends had a camp near Melville and on Saturday's, we went to Melville to meet the girls and shoot pool at Raymond's little bar room. Don't think he allowed us to drink, but we were able to shoot pool. What a fine gentlemen he was!
Bobby DupreOpelousas, LA
RIP Mr. Couvillion. Prayers for you and those you left behind.
Suzanne EnlundOpelousas,, LA
Ms. Dee sorry for your lost. He is in a better place. My prayers goes out to you and your family.
Nancy FontenotOPELOUSAS, LA