Peter “Milkman” Ruffin, 77, a native of Houma and a resident of Patterson, died Monday, January 16, 2012 at 10:10 a.m., at his residence.

Visitation will be at Good Hope Baptist Church in Patterson Friday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. until funeral service at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in the Patterson Memorial Cemetery.

Milkman leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Brenda Augustine Ruffin of Patterson; seven sons, Anthony (Samantha) Ruffin of Pierre Part, Alphonso Ruffin of Patterson, Gary (Vanessa) Francois of Lafayette, Peter Lewis and Timothy Lewis, both of California, Jessie Johnson of Franklin and Leslie Lewis of Gibson; four daughters, Shelia Little of Gibson, Bernadette McCray of California, Gerenda Bradford of Morgan City, Angela Griffith of Lafayette; four stepdaughters, Christian Boulanger, Connie Roberson, Claudine Jennings and Cora Butler, all of Patterson; four sisters, Etta Bourgeois and Catherine Paul, both of Centerville, Myrtle Bouttee of Patterson and Ida Brown of Houston, Texas; 42 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please visit to send condolences to the family.

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