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Steve J. Richard, Sr.

October 22, 1969 — February 24, 2023

St. Martinville

St. Martinville, Louisiana - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 4, 2023, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Catahoula, for Steve Joseph Richard, 53, who passed away February 24, 2023 at his residence.

A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Friday from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM and will continue on Saturday, from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 PM on Friday. 

Fr. Bill Melancon will officiate at the Funeral Mass.  Readings will be read by Minnie Landry.

Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery in Catahoula, LA

Steve was born on October 22, 1969, in Loreauville, Louisiana to Anna and Joseph "Arthur" Richard. He married his high school sweetheart, Carmen Taylor, in September 1988. Together, they raised three children, Steve, Jr., Alton, and Rebecca. 

Steve loved spending time with friends and family. He would often refer to his grandson, Oliver, as "The Boss" because when he was in Steve's care, Oliver got what Oliver wanted. His daughter and grandson affectionately called the seat next to Steve "The best spot in the world." 

In addition to being a beloved husband, father and grandfather, Steve was an active and caring member of the Youngsville community and the Knights of Columbus. He was always one call away for a chat or a pot of award-winning jambalaya. Those who knew him will remember him for his Cajun cooking and ability to make everyone feel included. 

Steve was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Richard, in-laws, Maudry Saucier and
Alton Taylor, Sr.; brothers-in-law, Alton and Kyle Taylor, and nephews, Keiland Rebert, and Jacques Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Carmen Taylor Richard, mother, Anna Richard, children, Steve Richard, Jr and wife, Reagan, Alton Richard and girlfriend, Kara Hebert, and Rebecca Richard, grandsons, Oliver and Hudson Richard, brother, Shane Richard, his wife Brandi, their son Deven, sister-in-law, Jacquelyn Smith, her children Roxy Finney, and husband Bill, Ricky Smith, Jr. and Minnie Landry and numerous other nieces, nephews, and godchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Steve, Alton, Shane and Deven Richard, Bill Finney, and Ricky Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Lawrence, Hubert Pollitt, Tim Touchett, P.J. Rebert, and Chris Finn.

Pellerin Funeral Home, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582 (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 3, 2023

3:00 - 11:00 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - St. Martinville

112 N New Market St, St. Martinville, LA 70582

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Rosary

Friday, March 3, 2023

7:00 - 7:30 pm (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - St. Martinville

112 N New Market St, St. Martinville, LA 70582

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Visitation

Saturday, March 4, 2023

7:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Pellerin Funeral Home - St. Martinville

112 N New Market St, St. Martinville, LA 70582

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, March 4, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Saturday, March 4, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Our Lady of the Lake Cemetery

Catahoula, SAINT MARTINVILLE, 70582

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