Merlina Ray Menard

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Merlina Ray Menard, 97, passed away July 31, 2022.
She was a lifelong resident of Lake Charles, La., and was a member of the Christian Faith and Glad Tidings Church. Merlina was a homemaker and loved to help anyone that was in need. She always had a smile on her face and enjoyed cooking and visiting with family while spoiling her grandchildren.
She is survived by her sons, Richard L. Bruno and wife Monica of Lake Charles, Timothy J. Menard and wife Cheryl of Texas City, Texas, Danny Bruno and Charlene of Lake Charles; and daughter, Tammie Dubois of Baytown, Texas; sister, Emma Hornsby of Lake Charles ; and eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Joseph Menard; granddaughter, Stephanie Cooper; brother, Elmer Ray; sister, Kate Canter ; and parents, Henry and Hattie Ray.
Pallbearers will be Jody Ainsworth, Reese Ainsworth, Tm Menard, Terry Hornsby, Bryan McManis and Bobby Cholley.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles with the Rev. Gary Evers officiating. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Park Cemetery.
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