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Robert Lee "Black Rawlins, Jr.

November 20, 1936 — July 11, 2021

New Iberia - A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 16, 2021, at Pellerin Funeral Home in New Iberia for Robert Lee "Black" Rawlins, Jr., 84, who passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at his home in New Iberia.Rev. Garrett Savoie will be the Officiant.Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.A gathering of family and friends Friday from 8:30 am until 2:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home.A rosary will be prayed at 12:00 pm on Friday. Robert Lee "Black" Rawlins, Jr. was born in Weeks Island, Louisiana on November 20, 1936. An avid outdoorsman, his hobbies included growing fruit trees, shrimping, fishing, horses, cattle, and camping, but what he cherished most was time spent with family and friends. He will be deeply missed. Mr. Rawlins is survived by his loving wife, Deanna Rawlins; three sons, Johnny Bonin (Patricia) of St. Martinville, Orien Bonin (Putts) of Youngsville, and Otto Bonin (Christie) of Jeanerette; a daughter, Paulette Delahoussaye (Michael) of New Iberia; two sisters, Merline Verret (Fernand) of Patoutville, and Irene Stevens of Texas; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by three daughters, Mona Dore, Sylvia Perez, and Maria Romero; his parents, Robert Rawlins, Sr. and Lydia Verret Rawlins; three sisters, Lorraine Thibodeaux, Mildred Chavin, and Hazel Guidry; and abrother, Whitney Rawlins. Pallbearers will be Orien Bonin, Johnny Bonin, Otto Bonin, Michael Delahoussaye, Dwayne Armentor, and Claude Hebert.The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Heart of Hospice, especially Skylar and Elaine, for extraordinary care and compassion; and to Carol Comeaux and Dwayne and Deb Armentor. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or Heart of Hospice. Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331) is in charge of arrangements.<iframe class="ts_player" allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" frameborder="0" height="330" scrolling="no" src="https://www.tributeslides.com/videos/embedded_video/YWWN86RL4PKL3JCG" width="512"></iframe>
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Friday, July 16, 2021

8:30 - 8:30am (Central time)

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Friday, July 16, 2021

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Friday, July 16, 2021

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502 Jefferson Terrace, New Iberia, LA 70560

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