Mary Doris (Reed) Ritter LAFAYETTE - Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church for Mary Ritter, age 78, the former Mary Reed, who passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at her residence in Lafayette. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. Father Gary Schexnayder, pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, will officiate at the services. Mrs. Ritter was a native of Mamou and a resident of Lafayette for most of her life. She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church and participated in The Woman's Cursillo #154. Mrs. Ritter was a lover of life; she enjoyed her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Jim "J.D." Ritter of Lafayette; one son, Jimmy Ritter, II of Scott; two daughters, Donna Marie Sarosky of Lafayette and Denise Ann Gros and her husband, Walt, Jr., of Youngsville; one brother, Donald Keith Reed and his wife, Faye, of Lafayette; seven grandchildren, Christy Thibodeaux, Michael Ritter, Stephen Sarosky and his wife, Renee, Adam Sarosky, Mary Sarosky, Sarah Sarosky, Kimberly Riley and her husband, David and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents Curley Reed and the former Adeline Marie Fontenot; two brothers, Gerald Reed and Jeffery Reed; one sister, Gayle Reed Manuel; and one grandson, Johnathan James Daigle. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Monday and will continue from 8:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net . Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.
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