A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Randy Thomas Richard, 61, who passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. The Reverend Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church will officiate the ceremony. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Walters Funeral Home from 4:00 – 9:00 pm, with a short memorial at 6:45. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm Tuesday evening. Visitation will resume on Wednesday morning at 9:30 am until service time.
Survivors include the love of his life for 23 years, Tammy Labat Richard; two sons, Samuel Thomas and Jacob Stewart; one daughter, Catherine Claire; his father Vernon; one brother Chris and his wife, Angela, and their children Ella and Nina.
Randy was born on October 14, 1954 to Ethel and Vernon Richard. He was a native of Opelousas and resident of Carencro. He worked as an independent medical representative and on his personal endeavor, Old South Wetlands, until the time of his illness. Randy was known for his easygoing nature and took pleasure in the simple things in life, like sitting on the porch visiting with family and friends, or enjoying a cup of coffee with a World War II book. He intrinsically knew how to be the best father, son, and brother. His love and appreciation of hunting and outdoors is the gift he shared with his boys. He and his “little girl” had a special bond, and the two together brought each other endless joy, especially during his illness. He stayed close to his Kappa Alpha Fraternity from his college days, which made them brothers for life.
The Richard Family would like to express their appreciation to Hansberry Adult Day Healthcare, Acadiana Brain Center, and the kindness of caregivers CJ Duffy, La Shonda Solomon, Sue Ducote, St Joseph Hospice, friends and neighbors.
Randy’s body is being donated in an effort to continue medical education and research, which represents our contribution to aid in diagnosing and treating Frontotemperal Dementia (FTD).
Memorial contributions can be made to the Hansberry Adult Day Center for Community 1606, I-49 N. Service Rd., Grand Coteau, LA 70541; or celebrate life with a “Randy day”—be there, be present with those you love…all you have is now.