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Marguerite Rillieux Parent passed away peacefully on Friday July 14, 2017. Raised by her grandmother, Eleanor Poplous, Marguerite was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Melvin Parent, Sr.; her parents, Arnold and Carmen Rillieux; and three children: Israel Parent, Denise Buckles, and an infant, Marianne; and a granddaughter, Toya Michelle Parent. She is survived by two sons: Melvin Parent, Jr. (Stephanie) and Ronald Parent (Lynnell). In addition, one daughter-in-law, Ermence DeBose-Parent and one son-in-law, Michael T. Buckles; grandchildren: Gregory (Renae), Melanie, Shanda, Derrick, David, Alexis (Keith), Avanna (Thomas), Carmen (James), Candice, and Christian; great-grandchildren: Devin, Malcolm, Paige, Jacob, Kaitlyn, and Leo; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Christian burial mass will take place on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. preceded by visitation from 8:00-10:00 A.M. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, located at 2022 St. Bernard Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. 

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  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Charbonnet Labat Funeral Home
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017
    Send my condolences to the Parent family. Just seen the obituary Sunday 7-23-17.
    ~ Greg Guidry   New Iberia, LA
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise of a resurrection. Isaiah 26:19. Acts 24:15. Sincerely, C.P.
    ~ C P