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Michael Richard

November 17, 1966 — January 12, 2023

VILLE PLATTE - A Graveside Service will be held for Michael Todd Richard at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at St. Bridget Catholic Church Cemetery in Lawtell, LA. Deacon Chuck Ortego will conduct services.

Michael Todd Richard, 56, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at his residence. He was born on November 17, 1966, in Ville Platte, LA to Robert Lee and Betty Jane Lavergne Richard. Michael was a loving father, grandfather, and son. He loved to hunt deer and ducks, catch turtles, but his passion was fishing.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his parents, Robert Lee and Betty Jane Lavergne Richard; daughters, Ciera Paige Richard of Williamsport, PA and Ashley Payne Richard of Lafayette; son, Jared Michael Richard of Sulphur; grandchildren, Noah Regan, CJ Turner, Tobias Gabrielle Turner, and he was anxiously awaiting the arrival of Lillianna Jane; sisters, Yvette Michelle Richard and Krystal Richard; uncles, Felton Richard and wife, Gloria; Kermit Lavergne and wife, Janet; and Curtis McGee and wife, Mia; aunt, Ramona Lavergne and partner, James Guillory. Michael is also survived by the mothers of his children, Tina Clark and Susanna Powell; brother in laws, Tony Fontenot, Jody Ortego, and Al Edwards; great-aunts, Pearlie Hebert and Alice Duhon; great-uncle, Curley Meche; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his daughter, Angel Dawn Richard; granddaughter, Diamond Diane Regan; brothers, Robert Troy Richard, Anthony Shane Richard; and Jared Laine Richard; maternal grandparents, Cam Lavergne and Lillian Meche; and paternal grandparents, Willis and Nola Richard.

Visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM. A rosary will be led by Deacon Chuck Ortego at 6:00PM. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM.

Pallbearers are Jared Richard, Tony Fontenot, Jordan Ortego, Ross Veillon, Deandre Doucet, and Casey Tate. Honorary Pallbearers are Ceira Paige Richard and Ashley Payne Richard.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and employees at Savoy Cancer Center for their care and support.

Family and friends may send condolences to the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com.

Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

10:00am - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Recitation of the Rosary

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

8:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Bridget Catholic Church Cemetery

3915 LA-35, Opelousas, LA 70570

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