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Former Avoyelles Parish Superintendent passes away

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Ronald Mayeux, 69, of Hessmer passed away at his home on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  He was a life-long educator who began his career as a vocational agriculture teacher.  He then became a supervisor and later served two separate terms as Superintendent of Avoyelles Parish Schools.  He also served as principal and coach at Hessmer High School.  Ronald most recently returned to his roots in vocational agriculture, working for the LSU Ag Center as the Executive Secretary of the Louisiana FFA.

Ronald was an alumnus of Louisiana State University and an avid Tiger fan.  He also had a passion for baseball and softball and served as coach for many teams on several different levels.  He was instrumental in bringing Little League to Avoyelles Parish.  Ronald helped to educate, motivate, and inspire a countless number of people throughout his lifetime.

Ronald is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; mother and father, Eunice and Paul Mayeux; mother-in-law, Jannel Lambert; and brother, Gerald Chatelain.  He is survived by his children, Eric Mayeux and his wife Lisa, Jill Paul and her husband John, Toni Dubroc and her husband Randy, Kipp Mayeux and his wife Jennalyn; grandchildren, Tory Parks(Thad), Ryne Mayeux(Dakota), and Tyler Gagnard; great grandchild,  Emalynn Margaret Mayeux;  father-in-law,  Anthony Lambert; sister, Penny Lucci; sisters-in-law,  Vicki Douglas(John Dale) and Janice Chatelain; nephews,  Warren Douglas and Corey Chatelain; and grand-niece Allyson Douglas, as well as other family members and friends.

Funeral Services for Ronald Nicholas Mayeux will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at St.  Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Belledeau.  Visitation will take place at Escude’ Funeral Home of Mansura on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will resume Friday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisiana FFA.

Pallbearers will be David Bailey, Kodie Brouillette, Bradley Coleman, Warren Douglas, Tyler Gagnard , and Ryne Mayeux.
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