Victor H. Raphael
Victor H. “The Godfather” Raphael, 76, passed on Monday, May 13, 2013. He was a licensed funeral director and mortician.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 11 a. m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Jennings.
Visitation will be held from 8 a. m. until the hour of service, with father Offor serving as celebrant. Interment will be in Park Cemetery.
Professionally, Victor was known affectionately as “the Godfather” because of his “take charge” and brutal honesty. He was a loyal member of the New Orleans Embalmers Association (NOEA) and life member of the Louisiana Funeral Directors & Morticians Association and life member of the National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association. Victor was a faithful parishioner of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Peter Claver Council #77.
Victor leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Ella Marie Duhon Raphael; three daughters, Brenda Hayes of Richmond, Calif.; and Bella and Barbara Raphael of Raleigh, N.C.; one stepdaughter, Brandy White of Baton Rouge; two stepsons, Robert and Quincey Duhon, both of Jennings; one sister, Jerry R. (Dr. James) Caillier of Lafayette; one brother, Adonis Raphael of Houston, Texas; one aunt, Lucy Vallot Hebert of Abbeville; 23 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three godchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend. Arrangements by The Louisiana Funeral Directors & Morticians Association and Heritage Funeral Directors (504) 944-5500.
Online guest registry @ heritagefuneraldirectors.com.
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