April 23, 1961 — September 11, 2013
Melinda Richard, 52, born in Morgan City, and a resident of Belle River, left to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Melinda leaves behind to cherish her memories her soul mate of 38 years, Kim “P-Lou” Richard of Belle River; one son, Jacob Richard and his fiancé, Joei Poulsen, of Belle River; two daughters, Kim R. Crappell and her husband, Mark, of Stephensville and Kelly Richard of Belle River; her stepdad, Thomas Giroir of Pierre Part; two sisters, Charlene Blanchard (whom was also her best friend) and her husband, Adam, of Belle River and Rhonda Landry and her husband, Paul, of Pierre Part; two brothers, Joe Richard and his wife, Debbie, of Morgan City and Troy Giroir and his wife, Rachel, of Bayou Vista; her stepbrothers, Tommy Giroir and Ronnie Giroir and his wife, Sherie; her stepsisters, Debra Vidos and her husband, Metz, and Tammy Aucoin and her husband, James “P-noon;” seven grandchildren, Alyssa and Zachary Crappell, Gavin and Joeb Richard, Kade and Kaylan Richard, and Layla Gros; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Melinda is preceded in death by her parents, Barbara Giroir and Gerald Richard; and her brother, Curtis Richard.
Melinda loved and lived for her family and friends. She enjoyed going to church. As a pastime, she liked the simple things, like sitting on her porch, being outdoors. Her house was always open to anyone, and you can bet there was always food prepared.
A time of remembrance and reflection will be observed from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Hargrave Funeral Home and will continue Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, at Hargrave Funeral Home from 8 a.m. until services at 10 a.m. in the Hargrave Funeral Home Chapel. Melinda will be laid to rest in The Morgan City Cemetery.