OBITUARY

Lorena "Topee" Richard

November 27, 1928March 11, 2019
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Lorena “Topee” Richard, 90, passed away on March 11, 2019 in Grand Cove Nursing Home.

She was born to Frank and Bell LaBove in Creole on November 27, 1928. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was employed and retired from the Cameron Parish School as a bus driver. She loved living off the land from trapping and hunting to planting and harvesting her huge gardens.

She is survived by he daughter, Diane Oliver and husband Andy of Sweetlake; sister, Matilda LaBove of Grand Lake; grandchildren, Misty (Barry), Angie (Willard) and T-Andy all of Sweetlake; great grandchilden, Brayden, Garen, Marci and Danon, great-great grandchild, Alec, step great grandchildren, Amanda, Alysha and Josh, step great great grandchildren, Oliver, Judah and Adeline and numerous nieces and nephews that she adored.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bell LaBove, husband, Alvin “T-Van” Richard, step daughter, Lou Ethel Melancon, siblings, Oliver LaBove, Ellen LaBove, Annie LaBove, Emile LaBove, Charlie LaBove, Carrie Clement, John Clement, Ida Davis and Irene Picou, great grandchild, Jaden Romero.

Pallbearers are Brayden Romero, Garen Romero, Danon Pruitt, James “Bodie” LaBove, George “B-Boy” Conner and Bryan Davis.

Honorary Pallbearers are Tod Miller, Gannon Miller and Pat Daigle.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 12 noon until 8pm with a rosary at 6pm and resume Thursday at 9am until time of service at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Services will be Thursday at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at LaBove Cemetery, Happy Ridge Rd, Creole, LA. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by he daughter, Diane Oliver and husband Andy of Sweetlake; sister, Matilda LaBove of Grand Lake; grandchildren, Misty (Barry), Angie (Willard) and T-Andy all of Sweetlake; great grandchilden, Brayden, Garen, Marci and Danon, great-great grandchild, Alec, step great grandchildren, Amanda, Alysha and Josh, step great great grandchildren, Oliver, Judah and Adeline and numerous nieces and nephews that she adored.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bell LaBove, husband, Alvin “T-Van” Richard, step daughter, Lou Ethel Melancon, siblings, Oliver LaBove, Ellen LaBove, Annie LaBove, Emile LaBove, Charlie LaBove, Carrie Clement, John Clement, Ida Davis and Irene Picou, great grandchild, Jaden Romero.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brayden Romero, Pallbearer
  • Garen Romero, Pallbearer
  • Danon Pruitt, Pallbearer
  • James "Bodie" LaBove, Pallbearer
  • George "B-Boy"Conner, Pallbearer
  • Bryan Davis, Pallbearer
  • Todd Miller, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Gannon Miller, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Pat Daigle, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Rosary Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 14, 2019
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Biography

Lorena “Topee” Richard, 90, passed away on March 11, 2019 in Grand Cove Nursing Home.

She was born to Frank and Bell LaBove in Creole on November 27, 1928. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was employed and retired from the Cameron Parish School as a bus driver. She loved living off the land from trapping and hunting to planting and harvesting her huge gardens.

She is survived by he daughter, Diane Oliver and husband Andy of Sweetlake; sister, Matilda LaBove of Grand Lake; grandchildren, Misty (Barry), Angie (Willard) and T-Andy all of Sweetlake; great grandchilden, Brayden, Garen, Marci and Danon, great-great grandchild, Alec, step great grandchildren, Amanda, Alysha and Josh, step great great grandchildren, Oliver, Judah and Adeline and numerous nieces and nephews that she adored.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bell LaBove, husband, Alvin “T-Van” Richard, step daughter, Lou Ethel Melancon, siblings, Oliver LaBove, Ellen LaBove, Annie LaBove, Emile LaBove, Charlie LaBove, Carrie Clement, John Clement, Ida Davis and Irene Picou, great grandchild, Jaden Romero.

Pallbearers are Brayden Romero, Garen Romero, Danon Pruitt, James “Bodie” LaBove, George “B-Boy” Conner and Bryan Davis.

Honorary Pallbearers are Tod Miller, Gannon Miller and Pat Daigle.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 12 noon until 8pm with a rosary at 6pm and resume Thursday at 9am until time of service at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Services will be Thursday at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at LaBove Cemetery, Happy Ridge Rd, Creole, LA. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com