Memorial services for John Ducote of Mansura will take place at the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Mansura on Friday, April 20th, 2018 beginning at 10:00am with Fr. Irion St. Romain officiating. A rosary will be recited before the memorial service beginning at 9:30am. Burial will commence at the St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. Services and arrangements are under the direction of Escude Funeral Home.
John, age 63, passed away at his home in Mansura on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018. John had an extensive career in the aviation industry. He was lead mechanic at many different companies like: H & L Air, Nascar in Daytona Beach, FL, he later formed his own company, Crescent City Aviation at the Lakefront Airport. He later worked at Grey Insurance Corp. He was a corporate jet mechanic and in 2005 he was released of his duties due to the onset of Parkinson’s Disease. In 2005, he moved from Slidell to Mansura. His main hobby from then on was to keep his and the surrounding properties and his community clean and free of litter. He was not alone in this chore, he would be accompanied by his dog, Buddy. His illness progressed, despite many treatments at the Neurological Medical Center Clinic in Baton Rouge.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Erline Marie Ducote; grandparents, Alma & George Ducote, and Clarise & Hector Claudel. He is survived by his father, Harris Ducote and his special friend Diane Turner; sister, Patrice Robinson (Thomas) and their children, Thomas Robinson, Jr. (Adair), Lt. Col Timothy Robinson (Wendy), Dr. Aimee Watts (Chris); brothers, Steve Ducote (Monice), Jeffrey H. Ducote, Gregory Ducote and his children, Aaron Ducote, Derek Ducote, & Angela Ducote. He is also survived by his friend, Sissy, and many close family and friends who loved and admired him.
We have no control over death. May the words of the bible soothe the heart of the family this day.
Prayers for the Ducote family and all of John's friends. Godspeed Johnny, you will be missed...
Tom KreuzkampSt. Louis, MO
Praying for all of you in this time of loss and pain. I will be offering Mass for John and for thé Ducote family. God bless and keep you!
Fr Chad PartainAlexandria, LA
God bless the Ducote family our prayers are the family
Wallace & Jeanette MatteOplelousas, LA
I am a friend of Patrice and her wonderful family. I am truly sorry for your loss and will keep John and the Ducote family in my prayers, God bless...
Lillian Harelson HollidaySt. Gabriel, LA
On behalf of John's family, we would like to send our sincere thanks for the outpouring of love and concern for our family, especially our dad. Please PRAY!
Patrice & Tom RobinsonVentress, LA