Published 12:54 pm Friday, January 5, 2018
“For I am now ready to be offered… 2 Timothy 4:6
On the morning of January 1, 2018, God called one of His children home to Rest In Peace. Lester Ducre was born on January 8, 1951 to Raymond Ducre and the late Martha Ducre in Bonfouca, Louisiana. He was a member of Pentecost Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Gary Wood.
Lester was educated in the Saint Tammany Parish school district, and he graduated from Slidell High in 1970. He worked at Saint Tammany Timber for many years, Northshore Hospital, Huey Stockstill Inc. and Cooper’s Inc. Although he worked various jobs, his passion was landscaping. He would strategically turn a lawn into a work of art. He was a servant in all of his endeavors
He leaves to cherish his memory, four daughters, Clarissa (Gregory) Page of Atlanta, Georgia, Sametra (Christian) Bickham, Christine (Derrick) Johnson of Slidell, Louisiana, and Tayla Alestra Ducre of Poplarville, Mississippi.; two stepsons, Torriano (Deborah) Robinson Sr. of Poplarville, Mississippi and Leonard Ducre of Slidell Louisiana, two stepdaughters; Tokiwa Gordon of Picayune, Mississippi and Tanieka (William) Ryan’s of Slidell, Louisiana, his father, Raymond Ducre of Slidell, Louisiana; one brother, Ronnie Ducre Sr. of Slidell, Louisiana; five sisters, Marian Sams of Mandeville, Louisiana, LuVerta Ducre Geraldine (Alfred) Winzy of Slidell, Louisiana, Rosa Ree Miller of Hammond, Louisiana and Thelma (Thomas) Jefferson of Slidell, Louisiana; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one aunt, Marguerite Parker of Slidell, Louisiana and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Martha Ducre; his grandparents; Edward and Loutitia Joseph, John and Louvinia Ducre and one brother in law, Samuel Sams.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at Pentecost Missionary Baptist Church in Slidell, Louisiana at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment will be in Green Cemetery Slidell, Louisiana
Services Entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home