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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Rayward "Yute" Segura

August 2, 1941September 10, 2020
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Rayward Joseph “Yute” Segura, a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 79.

Rayward, known by family and friends as “Yute” was born August 2, 1941 on Avery Island to the late Armance Segura, Jr. and the late Amanda Trim Segura. Rayward was a direct descendent of Francisco Segura of Malaga, Spain (one of the founders of New Iberia) and celebrated his Spanish heritage during the Spanish Festival in New Iberia. He proudly served as a board member and was Spanish Festival King II in 2017.

He was retired from Cargill Salt Mine (formerly ISCOLA and AKZO) with 43 ½ years of faithful service. During those years, he worked with all aspects of the mine, especially with his skills as a carpenter. He was on the first ever mine rescue team in 1969, ISCOLA Salt Mine Rescue Team, and was inducted into the Mine Rescue Hall of Fame for his actions during several rescues. Outside of his work, he was involved in many organizations including American Legion Post 335 and was First Vice Commander, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight and 4th Degree Color Core Commander of Monsignor J M Langlois Assembly 0321, a faithful parishioner and usher at St. Marcellus Catholic Church, an original member of the Rynella Volunteer Fire Dept since 1979, and the Teche Woodworkers Club. His favorite pastimes were working with wood and carpentry, fishing, and cooking for his family and the many organizations he belonged to. Above all, his family and grandchildren were his world. He leaves a legacy of love and kindness that will live on in the hearts of all who loved him.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of 55 years, Dolores Comeaux Segura; his four children, Tessie Segura Dore’ (Buddy), Barry Segura (Gigi), Lane Segura (Cherie) and Beau Segura (Ashley); his eight grandchildren, Madison S. Picard (Anthony), Gabe Segura, Drake Dore’, Lezli Segura, Kylie Segura, Luke Segura, Kadience Segura and Landon Segura; and his sisters, Lois Romero and Judy Rivers.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Segura; and his in-laws, Noah and Lula Hebert Comeaux.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Tuesday September 15, 2020 at St. Marcellus Catholic Church. Fr. James Ngyuen will be the celebrant. Following the mass, he will be laid to rest at St. Marcellus Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being led by the Knights of Columbus at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Tuesday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Pallbearers are Barry, Lane, Beau and Gabe Segura, and Buddy and Drake Dore’. Luke Segura and Anthony Picard will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Georgios Constantinou and the Infusion Center Medical Staff, Acadian Home Health and Acadian Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Rayward. You are all greatly appreciated.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Rayward’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com to share your memories and condolences.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Dolores Comeaux Segura, Wife of 55 years
  • Tessie Segura Dore' (Buddy), Daughter
  • Barry Segura (Gigi), Son
  • Lane Segura (Cherie), Son
  • Beau Segura (Ashley), Son
  • Madison S. Picard (Anthony), Grandchild
  • Gabe Segura, Grandchild
  • Drake Dore', Grandchild
  • Lezli Segura, Grandchild
  • Kylie Segura, Grandchild
  • Luke Segura, Grandchild
  • Kadience Segura, Grandchild
  • Landon Segura, Grandchild
  • Lois Romero, Sister
  • Judy Rivers, Sister
  • Amanda Trim Segura, Mother (deceased)
  • Armance Segura, Jr., Father (deceased)
  • Jerry Segura, Brother (deceased)
  • Lula Hebert Comeaux, Mother-in-law (deceased)
  • Noah Comeaux, Father-in-law (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Barry Segura
  • Lane Segura
  • Beau Segura
  • Buddy Dore'
  • Gabe Segura
  • Drake Dore'

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Rosary

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Memories

Rayward "Yute" Segura

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Gerald Oubre

September 18, 2020

Barry and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort in your time of sorrow.

Melody Dupre

September 17, 2020

Delores, We are so sorry for your loss. He was so kind to us every time we would see y’all. We are praying for you. I miss you.

Ricky and Maryann Gachassin

September 16, 2020

Sorry to here about your father, peace be with y'all.
Ricky and Maryann

Chad Comeaux

September 14, 2020

From as long as I can remember I have many things I can say but I think back an I can laugh at the time I was running from lanes room wide open to go outside n play an ran rite in to nanny D glass door all I can do is giggle every time I think of that day. All the times I'd always ask for his advice for anything he'd always lead me in the right direction allways will miss you n love you Paran thanks for being In my life n my family's life we will always remember you am all the things you have teached me love you . Chad Comeaux. Nicole Peltier. Kylin &Brayden Comeaux

Korie LeBlanc

September 14, 2020

Gram and family, Just know that Gramps was loved by many and looked up to by all. He was a strong, kind, gentle, loving man. He will always be Sydni's king and will truly be missed by all. Gram we are always here for you. Thank you for sharing him with our family!

Love, Korie, Chad, Sydni and Brock LeBlanc

Chuck and Angela Barras

September 13, 2020

Mr Rayward was a great friend to my dad and was highly respected by the community. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family and may God bless you all.

Cherie Segura

September 13, 2020

For Lane,
My Hero
Your the man I want to be like, I would follow your every move since I could walk. I may not be just like you thought I would be, but I followed your steps through life and even when I have fallen or failed every now and again, you were always there to help me when I got back up. You would dust me off and “say you got this ‘sha’ there’s a lot left in you, just keep trying.” I will never be able to fill your shoes exactly like you. Just know that you are the one I think of and look up to every time I put my shoes on. You are my hero I’m so many ways. I want to thank you for all the days we had together. My hero, my friend, my father.
By Cherie

Jackie & Sam Kennedy, Jr.

September 13, 2020

Be grateful to God for putting your Dad in your life and the time you had together. May precious memories and God's presence give you comfort until you all are reunited.

Carrol & Belva Lopez

September 13, 2020

Lane and family,
May you sense God's loving hand and be comforted. We'll pray the rosary for all of you since we can't be there.

Patti Comeaux

September 11, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with mrs Delores and her family we will always remember the good times we spent with mr rayward at the fire station over the years he will be greatly missed by everyone

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Biography

Rayward Joseph “Yute” Segura, a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully with his family at his side after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 79.

Rayward, known by family and friends as “Yute” was born August 2, 1941 on Avery Island to the late Armance Segura, Jr. and the late Amanda Trim Segura. Rayward was a direct descendent of Francisco Segura of Malaga, Spain (one of the founders of New Iberia) and celebrated his Spanish heritage during the Spanish Festival in New Iberia. He proudly served as a board member and was Spanish Festival King II in 2017.

He was retired from Cargill Salt Mine (formerly ISCOLA and AKZO) with 43 ½ years of faithful service. During those years, he worked with all aspects of the mine, especially with his skills as a carpenter. He was on the first ever mine rescue team in 1969, ISCOLA Salt Mine Rescue Team, and was inducted into the Mine Rescue Hall of Fame for his actions during several rescues. Outside of his work, he was involved in many organizations including American Legion Post 335 and was First Vice Commander, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight and 4th Degree Color Core Commander of Monsignor J M Langlois Assembly 0321, a faithful parishioner and usher at St. Marcellus Catholic Church, an original member of the Rynella Volunteer Fire Dept since 1979, and the Teche Woodworkers Club. His favorite pastimes were working with wood and carpentry, fishing, and cooking for his family and the many organizations he belonged to. Above all, his family and grandchildren were his world. He leaves a legacy of love and kindness that will live on in the hearts of all who loved him.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of 55 years, Dolores Comeaux Segura; his four children, Tessie Segura Dore’ (Buddy), Barry Segura (Gigi), Lane Segura (Cherie) and Beau Segura (Ashley); his eight grandchildren, Madison S. Picard (Anthony), Gabe Segura, Drake Dore’, Lezli Segura, Kylie Segura, Luke Segura, Kadience Segura and Landon Segura; and his sisters, Lois Romero and Judy Rivers.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jerry Segura; and his in-laws, Noah and Lula Hebert Comeaux.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Tuesday September 15, 2020 at St. Marcellus Catholic Church. Fr. James Ngyuen will be the celebrant. Following the mass, he will be laid to rest at St. Marcellus Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being led by the Knights of Columbus at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Tuesday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am.

Pallbearers are Barry, Lane, Beau and Gabe Segura, and Buddy and Drake Dore’. Luke Segura and Anthony Picard will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Georgios Constantinou and the Infusion Center Medical Staff, Acadian Home Health and Acadian Hospice for their care and compassion shown to Rayward. You are all greatly appreciated.

Family and friends are encouraged to visit Rayward’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com to share your memories and condolences.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

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