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James "Brud" Harold Richard

May 16, 1946 ~ June 23, 2019 (age 73)

MAMOU-Funeral Services will be held at a 2:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, for James Harold Richard, 73, who passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Mamou, LA surrounded by his loved ones.

Father Brad Guillory, Chaplain and Captain in the United States Air Force, will be celebrant of the mass and will conduct all funeral services.

Burial will take place in L’Anse Meg Cemetery.

James “Brud” Richard was born on May 16, 1946 in Mamou, LA to Nelson and Edna Richard.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Emma Richard of Mamou; son, Kevin Richard and wife Tommye of Arkansas; daughters, Susie LeBlue and husband Jared of Kinder and Kristie Deshotel and husband Kevin of Mamou; seven grandchildren, Garret Richard and wife Talia, Colin Richard, Madison LeBlue, Brett LeBlue, Natalie Balfa and husband Chase, Kourtnie Deshotel, and Tobie Deshotel; two great-grandchildren, Zane Balfa and Knox Balfa; and sister, Shirley Duplechain and husband Robley of L’Anse Meg.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Nelson and Edna Richard; brother, Dudley Richard; and sister, Mary Jane Landreneau. 

The family requests that visitation be observed at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Mamou on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 1:00 PM – 1000 PM. A rosary will be recited by Father Brad Guillory at 6:00 PM Tuesday.  Visitation will resume on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM until time of service. 

Family and friends may view the online obituary and/or leave condolences for the Richard family at

Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Mamou is in charge of arrangements.

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