Arnaudville- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 26, 2022 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church for Joseph Leland Richard, 77, who passed away at Opelousas General Hospital.
A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM and will continue on Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM on Thursday by Roma Angelle.
Father Travis Abadie will officiate at the funeral mass. Reader will be Rachelle Simon, Raven Jimenez and Alaini Patin will serve as giftbearers.
Interment will follow at St. John Francis Regis Cemetery.
Mr. Richard loved spending time with his family, working on cars and attending car shows.
He is survived by wife of 53 years Dianna Richard; nieces Lisa Johnson(Godchild), Cindy Lagrange, Peggy Robin and Annette Richard; nephew John Lee Richard; friends Felix Arceneaux and Richard Mizzi; and his dog Tippy.
He is preceded in death by his son, Allen Joseph Richard; parents, Willie and Olivia Bergeron Richard; brother, Larry Richard; and sister, Mary Alice Lagrange.
Pallbearers will be Richard Mizzi, Tyson Thibodeaux, Vaughn Davis, Sr., Derrick Johnson, Randy Talbot and John Lee Richard.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lisa Johnson.
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.