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Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at an 11:00 AM Mass of Christian Burial in Martin & Castille's La Fleur de Lis Chapel in Lafayette for Richard Charles Ellis, age 65, who passed away at 3:26 AM on Monday February 20, 2017 at his residence in Lafayette, LA.  Inurnment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Mausoleum in Scott.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Miriam Foreman Ellis; his six children, Lauren Triplett and husband Patrick, and Natalie, Kevin, Eric, Jessica, and Grant Ellis; two grandchildren, Ellis and Anais Triplett; three sisters, Juanita Robins and husband Mike, Winona Noble and husband Richie, and Margaret Meyer and husband Greg; four brothers, Albert Ellis and wife Sherry, Jay Ellis and wife Janet, Ivan Ellis, and Sherman Ellis and wife Tina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Julaish and Verna Ellis; and his brother, Bob Ellis.

Richard was born in St. Charles, Missouri on April 25, 1951 and attended Hazelwood High School. A resident of Lafayette, LA for 40 years, Richard worked as an independent insurance agent for 31 years. He coached hockey and baseball, but he most enjoyed coaching and refereeing soccer for 20 years for various teams including several LYSA teams, LJ Alleman, and Lafayette High JV.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's SOUTHSIDE location on Wednesday from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Thursday from 8:00 AM until time of service.  A Rosary will be prayed Wednesday at 7:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in Richard Ellis' name to St. Jude Children's Research
Hospital,, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

Special thank you to Dr. Stephen Celinski and staff at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, and to Dr. Brierre, Eric Buller, PA, Dr. Kaufman, Joan Broussard, NP, and their staffs for the compassionate care given to Richard for the last six years.

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02/21/17 09:32 AM #1    

Dirk Ahle

Rich, Rest In Peace.  God bless you for all you did in your short time on this earth.  Col. Dirk Ahle USMC (ret)

02/21/17 02:10 PM #2    

John M. Fetters

I used to run around with him when we were kids. Spent a lot of time with him

in Missouri bottoms. He was a friend. RIP

02/21/17 02:49 PM #3    

Kerry Tebbe

Rest in Peace Rich. My thoughts and prayer go out to your family and friends.

Kerry Tebbe.

02/21/17 06:50 PM #4    

Louis Williams

Very sorry to hear. R.I.P. Rich.

02/22/17 09:31 AM #5    

Gregory W. Alexander

Aw Rich, I'm so sorry to hear this, afterall we go all the way back to 4th Grade together.  We had more laughs in High School than the law allowed. I will miss corresponding with you on FB.

Rich  You fought the good fight my friend, and at least you are now at peace and have no more pain.  I have been so inspired by your positive attitude throughout all of your health problems.

I am praying for God to provide comfort for all of your family.

Greg Alexander

02/23/17 06:48 PM #6    

Deborah Drummond (Marshall)

So sorry to hear this.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Rest in Peace.

02/24/17 11:53 AM #7    

Gregory M. Grass

We had Mrs. Schultz for fourth grade at Russell school. Another teacher, Mrs. Eakers, was mean to Rich once. I've never forgotten how unfair that was. Funny, the things we remember when we reflect back on someone else's life. A life well-lived, Rich. 

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