Melville - Funeral services for Cilton Joseph Ducote will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021, in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Melville, LA. Reverend James Fallon will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the St. John Catholic Church Cemetery in Melville, LA.
Visitation will begin on Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Melville with a rosary being prayed at 1:30 p.m.
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Cilton Joseph Ducote, age 82, on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Opelousas General Health System.
Cilton retired with the Army Corp of Engineers after more than 25 years. He loved being outdoors, fishing and taking care of his nets in the Atchafalaya. He also enjoyed taking care of his vegetable garden. Cilton will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Ellen Barbay Ducote; his sons, Mark Ducote, Roger Ducote and his brother, Terry Ducote. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Coby Ducote, Skye Ducote, Christy Sanchez, David Ducote, Markie Ducote, Brooklyn Ducote, Hayden Ducote, Stephanie Mangum and eleven great-grandchildren, Kelsie, Karlee, Kinzlie, Connor, Emma, Anna Grace, Belle, B.J., Michael, Dylan, Kassi,, Haileigh, McKinely and Luke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elsma Ducote and Ivy Laborde; his sons, Scott and Tommy Ducote; his brothers, Jessie Ducote, Elsma Ducote, Jr.; his grandson, Luke Ducote and his great-granddaughter, Peyton Ducote.
Pallbearers will be Coby Ducote, David Ducote, Larry Mangum, Dylan Beard, Michael Beard and Hayden Ducote.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville, 607 1st Street, Melville, LA 71353, (337-623-5823) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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