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Let us rejoice for today, December 24, 2019, our loving and devoted Mom, Ruth Roussel Minvielle has joined our family of angels with our Lord and Savior.

Ruth was born in Paulina, LA and has been a resident of Gramercy, LA for the past 64 years. She was the best to all who knew her, whether it be as mom, grandma, sibling, sister-inlaw, aunt or friend. Ruth loved spending time with her family and friends. She took much pride in her accomplishment of being a lifetime weight watcher member. Ruth was a former Catholic Daughters of America member; a faithful perpetual adorer. She also loved crocheting, sewing, gardening and riding her trike.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Kim (DeeDee) Minvielle, Thomas (Anna) Minvielle; Daughters, Jessica (CJ) Richard, Jr., Rachel (Floyd) Alleman, Charlene (Eric) Roussel; Grandchildren, Shannon Lochte, Michael Minvielle, Brandi Harper, Brad Richard, Johnnis Richard, Stephanie Mason, Adam Richard, Megan Alleman, Ryan Alleman, Tyler Minvielle and Mason Minvielle; Great-Grandchildren, Julia Minvielle, Bertrand Lochte, Kaylee Harper, Everette Harper, Rosalee Harper, Leigha Richard; Step-Grandchildren, Calvin Pafford and Mason Ainsworth. Ruth is also survived by her sister, Jeannette R. Dornier and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth is preceded in death by her Husband, Joseph T. Minvielle, Jr.; Son, John T. Minvielle; Parents, Octave T. and Ella Boudreaux Roussel; Sisters, Ethel Martin Taylor, Helen Schexnaydre, Idola Hoover, Nancy Stein, Emelie Thoms; Brothers, Whitney Roussel, Melvin (Teg) Roussel and Octave T. (T-boy) Roussel.

The family would like to thank Dr. Jerry Poche, Mary Bird Perkins Center and the Legacy Hospice Staff. Our special ladies who helped in her care: Juanita Scott, Theresa Walker, Jeannette Granier and Jennie Vedros as well as previous caregivers. Also, devoted homebound Eucharistic Ministers, Daisy Parker and David Bourgeois.

Family and friends were invited to attend funeral services at The Most Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 616 Hwy. 641 (Main St.) in Gramercy, LA on Saturday, December 28th, 2019. Visitation was held at 9:00 a.m. until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment followed in St. Joseph Catholic Church Mausoleum in Paulina, LA.

Rose Lynn Funeral Services was entrusted with the funeral arrangements. If you would like to sign the online guestbook, please visit

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