Greenoaks Funeral Home & Greenoaks Memorial Park

9595 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA


Rufus Jules Coco

October 3, 1941January 11, 2020

Rufus J. “RJ” Coco a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the age of 78. He began working at Goudchaux’s at the age of 17 as a stock clerk, then later became a buyer/store manager. After retiring from more than 50 years in retail, RJ later worked as a bridal consultant at Billy Heroman’s. For the past several years, he has been an active member with the Art Guild of Louisiana. RJ married his childhood sweetheart at the age of 17, Beverly Blanchard Coco and were married for 51 years. RJ was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Blanchard Coco; his parents, Alton B Coco and Mary Belle Williams Coco; a brother, Alton Donovan Coco. He is survived by his two daughters, Kay Crystal Vikowski (Robert) and Tina Trahan (Vince); four grandchildren; Brandon Vikowski, Kaycee Vikowski, Eva Nicole Vikowski & Britney Trahan; four great-grandchildren, Colton Vikowski, Zoe Vikowski, Cooper Gonzales & Charley Gonzales; god-son, Eric Burton; nieces, Tonya Burton, Tracye Yochim & nephew Blane Coco. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of RJ’s life on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 1pm-3pm at The Legacy, 1655 Sherwood Forest Blvd. Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70815.


25 January

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Legacy

1655 Sherwood Forest Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70815


Rufus Jules Coco

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Catherine Hamilton

January 14, 2020

What a ray of sunshine. What a kind , vibrant and interesting man.
R.J. 's presence lit up any room he entered. I met R.J. and Beverly in 2007
What a wonderful couple,will hold them both close in my heart. After losing the love of his life in 2010 he was never the same.
All that knew him will truly miss R.J.
Rest in peace my friend.