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Funeral Service

Pellerin Funeral Home - Arnaudville
Sunday April 18th, 2021
9:00am

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Ralph Francis Willis

Survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Dolores Ann “Dolly” Stoute, and five daughters: Rozlyn Anne Rider (John), grandchildren Matthew Christopher and Leah Rachael Standley (Jeremiah Arthur), great-grandchildren Osha Willis and Cléli Pearl Arthur; Patrice Marie Willis; grandchildren Nathan David and Justin John Sibille; Susan Lynn Boutté (Calvin), grandchildren Raphe Landon and Evan Reed Boutté; Lisa Louise Peck (Paul); grandchildren Allison Lee and Katherine Lauren Peck; Clela Catherine Dantin (George III), grandchildren Natalie Joy Johnson, Annie Clélie and Madeleine Brooke Dantin, great-grandchildren Zachary Michael and Catherine Ann Johnson; and sister Lucille “Tillie” Willis. Preceded in death by his youngest daughter, the late Nicole Marie Willis, and brothers Donald Lee and Joseph Aubrey “Bobby” Willis. Ralph was affectionately known by friends and family as “Papa” and “Gramps.” He loved outdoor work, land, adventures, reading and, most of all, his family. He was a pharmacist for 60+ years and received an honorary PhD from Loyola University in New Orleans. Ralph was a member of the National Guard in high school and in his later years, took a detour to live and work in Alaska for a few years. Ralph lived a full and blessed life, for which his family is eternally grateful. The family would like to express heartfelt appreciation to extended family, friends, and healthcare professionals during this season of caregiving. A private service will be held for the immediate family. Condolences may be expressed via pellerinfuneralhome.com or with cards or letters to PO Box 555, Arnaudville, LA 70512. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice (Lafayette, LA) or charity of your choice. Pellerin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Such a great man who was loved by so many. Love and prayers for his family.

Carole Boudreaux Apr 23 2021 12:00 AM

Arlene Calais Apr 19 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers for Mr. Ralph's family.

cindy Romero Apr 19 2021 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss prayers for the family and friends

Wallace Matte Apr 17 2021 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your great loss. This is not only a loss for your family, but also to all of us many friends that loved and admired Ralph. We all have great memories of our associations with him. Godspeed my old friend!

J. Harvey LeBlanc Apr 17 2021 12:00 AM

Our memories of Ralph and Dolly are laughter, talks about our children and shared grandchildren and of course a lot of story telling (and there were some whoppers!). I am sure we will pick up where we left off when we meet again in Heaven! What a wonderful Savior we have! May the peace of God that passes all understanding be with all through this challenging time..... George and Jackie Damon

George and Jackie Dantin Apr 17 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers and condolences to Ralphs loving family May the good Lord deliver his soul to God the most high Ralph was a lovable and always optimistic and enjoyable character to be with Godspeed my dear cousin to his eternal heavenly peace!

Paul Hardy Apr 17 2021 12:00 AM

I have lost a cousin and GREAT FRIEND. I share your sorrow with you.

James Hamilton Apr 17 2021 12:00 AM

Sha Ralph, RIP. Sad to hear of his passing. Ill never forget his smile & humor. He made me laugh . For fly & ms Dolly

Suzanne Stelly Apr 16 2021 12:00 AM

Deniece Hebert Apr 16 2021 12:00 AM

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