Elliott Sons Funeral Home

2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA


Luisito Martin Lafuente

Passed away on April 23, 2020

Luisito Martin Lafuente, 70, of Hephzibah, GA passed away on April 22. His family and friends affectionately called him Louie. He enjoyed being around people, and everyone can agree that he was a fun and easy-going guy. Louie loved his cars almost as much as he enjoyed food. Oh, how he enjoyed attending parties and long driving.

Mr. Lafuente entered the U.S. Army in 1972 but found his calling to serve as dental technician in the army, which he did for fourteen years. After the military, he became a devoted civilian technician at the Dental Laboratory in Ft. Gordon serving for twenty-five years until his retirement. There, his co-workers appreciated his positive attitude and looked forward to seeing his mischievous smile which was always coupled with an entertaining joke.

More than his years in a laboratory, Mr. Lafuente can be described as a family man. He is survived by Joy Lafuente (wife), Anita Lafuente (mother), Brian Lafuente (son), Mila Lafuente Concepcion (sister), Pamela, Pauline, and Marylou (nieces), Maricar, Marjorie, and Harold (step-children). Though he only had one biological son, he was a father figure to many. Mrs. Lafuente affectionately describes her husband as very loving, sweet, and true. The family misses his laugh and infectious smile.

During this time, there will not be a public viewing. The family has elected for an intimate cremation with a celebration of life to be planned for a later date. Ultimately, Mr. Lafuente will be laid to rest in Vancouver, Canada where his wife’s family resides. You are welcome to contact the family to express your sentiments. Special thanks to the staff at Fresanious Kidney Care in Hephzibah and Veterans Hospital for taking care of him over the years.


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Jackie Lambert

May 3, 2020

I knew Louie for 40 years. I guess we grew up together at the ADL. He was always positive, mischievous, and referred to me as his little sister. My youngest daughter’s response was, “Mom, this makes me sad.” He always answered the phone and would say Jackie Lynn, it’s your baby! That isn’t my name by the way, but that was the name Louie gave me. He was a special friend and will forever live in my heart. My prayers for all of his family at this time. He will be missed but his memories will last forever in our hearts. God bless you all.

Victor Nin

May 1, 2020

I worked in the same dental laboratory from 1992 until 1997. I interacted with Louie many times. Always a gentleman and always nice to me. Tremendous sense of humor. my condolences to his family and friends.

Melquea Marie Eustaquio

April 28, 2020

Melarie Joy Eustaquio

April 27, 2020

Melarie Joy Eustaquio

April 27, 2020

My Lolo Louie was many things for those who knew him: a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a friend. It is such a blessing that I had the privilege of knowing him. He was one of the most gentle, patient, unselfish and beautiful people I have ever met. I thank God for being so kind as to give my Mama Joy a man that has given her so much joy and showered her with unconditional love.
I am so grateful for all the love, kindness, generosity, and affection that he showed my family and me all these years. His laugh never failed to put a smile on my face. He was such a special person and an amazing grandfather with a unique place in my heart. I cherish every laugh, smile, hug, and memory I got to share with him.
I will miss him so much.

Melquea Marie Eustaquio

April 27, 2020

I love Lolo Louie!
He is one of the kindest men I know. He has loved my grandma and my family unconditionally.
He has put a kind smile on my Mama Joy's face in ways no one has ever done before. Their marriage was full of delight, love and peace. They were lovers and best friends.
He has such a big heart. Lolo was very supportive of our dreams, very caring and loving.
This man is a true gift in our lives.
We will never forget him..... He will surely be missed.

Josephine Melton

April 27, 2020

I truly will miss Mr. Louie’s smile and kind spirit. I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you all at this time. Joy, you all are in my prayers.

Maricar Eustaquio

April 27, 2020

"Family is not defined only by last names or by blood; it's defined by commitment and love."
We would like to honor you and thank you for the precious years we had with you, the kindness you have shown and the love we knew. You have given yourself to us unselfishly.
They say that a child cannot have too many people who love them and want to see them succeed. God has surely thought of us when He gave you to our mom. We never felt that we were just part of the package deal that you have to accept if you wanted our mom in your life. But you lovingly embraced us, treated us and called us your own.
I will never forget all the advice you have given me. I have respected and loved you the first time I met you in Winnipeg 12 years ago. I knew deep inside that you will be a special person not just in my life but to my whole family. My children, Melquea and Melarie, adore you and speak highly of you.
We cannot thank you enough for loving our mom and showing her the love she deserves. You are truly her soulmate. Thank you for being a great lolo to our children and a kind dad to us. We will never forget your sweet smile. We will always celebrate you in our hearts. We love you Papsi.

Harold & Marijel Castro

April 25, 2020

You accepted me as your own, gladly welcoming us as part of our new family when you promised to love forever my mother. Never treating us as anything other than your own, you boldly accepted the challenges of our upbringing and brought your gentle smile to the task. We may call you stepdad, but in all the ways that matter to us we're happy to call you Father as I thank you. Malachi, Maceo, Marijel and I will see you again! We love you!!

Marjorie Rivera

April 25, 2020


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