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Ray Fruge

Ray Fruge

Thursday, January 9th, 1941 - Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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Obituary

Services for Ray J. Fruge will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, 2/27/2021 at First Christian Church Alexandria/Pineville (3500 LA-28, Pineville LA 71360) with Rev. D.C. Sills officiating. Visitation will be at the church from 10 am until the service at 2 pm. His ashes will be interred at a later date at the cemetery of Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Ville Platte, LA under the direction of Magnolia Funeral Home, Alexandria. Ray, 80 years old, passed away on 2/22/2021 at his home in Pineville. Those left to cherish his memory include his sisters Brenda Guillory and Jamaine Amy (Doug), sister-in-law Polly Fruge, brother-in-law Roderick Fontenot, three nephews, five nieces, many great nieces & nephews, and loving members of his extended family. Ray will be deeply missed by his special friends Fayrene Albert Morgan, Harry Beverley & David Carson. Pallbearers will be Ritchie Fruge, Troy Fontenot, Todd Fontenot, Benjamin Watson, Dusty Soileau, Jordy Lanthier. Ray lived in Vidrine, Louisiana until he graduated from high school and joined the United States Navy in 1957. He served his country for nine years and then continued in the Naval Reserve. In 1967, he worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Southern California. Ray was especially proud of his work as an addiction counselor at the Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, California from 1982 to 1995. Upon returning to Louisiana, he continued counseling until he retired from the State of Louisiana in 2011. Ray was a kind and beautiful soul who shared much love and wisdom with everyone he knew. He was always ready with a wise crack and a smile to brighten people’s day. He was loved for his stories and the fact that even in imperfect health, he would say “I thank God for the health I have today.” Over the years, he was a wise mentor and sponsor to many grateful friends. The world is a darker place without his light shining among us.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Location
    First Christian Church
    Address
    3500 Highway 28 East
    PINEVILLE, LA 71360
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, February 27th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    First Christian Church
    Address
    3500 Highway 28 East
    PINEVILLE, LA 71360
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Darlene Landreneau

Posted at 05:48pm
Our family and Ray's friends will be forever blessed for having known him and having him in our lives. He will remain in our hearts forever.
JA

JaMaine Fruge Amy

Posted at 09:39pm
I don’t know how many people ever told The President of The United States No but I do know my brother Ray once told The President of The United States No
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Liz Steilkie

Posted at 07:12pm
Ray brought me back to church here at FCC-he said he needed a ride or did I offer? Either way such a blessing to me for all the soulful wisdom and chats the funny laughter and the seventh step work. Ray said if I couldnt forgive myself I was trying to be more powerful than God. We were friends. But no more than that Ray was my brother. And brought me my sister Brenda another angel. I know that you and Joe and Polly are setting up that meeting in the sky. We will stay vigilante and prayerful until then. Ray saved not just many people's lives but their souls as well. Forever you will be a reminder of Gods power and grace your blithe spirit aloft cheering us on. Love you forever my brother and sister...

John Harper

Posted at 04:17pm
I am so sorry to learn of Mr. Ray's passing. I don't think I ever met him, but my mother always spoke so fondly of him; she really liked him. I am praying for all of you during this difficult time.

John Harper
Baton Rouge, LA
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