Barbara Gale Rhoades, 57, of Orange, went to be with her Heavenly Father July 7, in Port Arthur, surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Bobby Granger and Rudy Elizondo. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Port Arthur, Sept. 5, 1958, she was the daughter of Herman LaFleur and Grace (Guillory) LaFleur. Barbara enjoyed camping and going to the river. She loved being around her family and eating crawfish. She also enjoyed bowling, especially when she was beating Gary. Barbara was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Linda LaFleur and Tina Bandeau; sister-in-law, Valerie Crownover and her brother-in-law, Darryl Hornback.
She is survived by her loving husband, Gary Rhoades; children, Ronald LeBlanc and wife Amanda and Michelle Richardson and husband Shayne, all of Bridge City; grandchildren, Audrey LeBlanc, Caitlyn Richardson, Texie LeBlanc and Austin Richardson; brother, Ricky LaFleur and wife Becky, of Orangefield; sisters, Debbie Guillory and husband Guy, of Deweyville, Sandra Williams, of Nederland and Wendy Lawrence, of Bridge City and her sisters-in-law, Sharon Jones and husband Nate, of Garland and Lisa Carter and husband Rick, of Murphy.
Serving as pallbearers will be Corey Guillory, D.J. Montgomery, Joseph LaFleur, Brandon LaFleur, Justin McCarver, Lil’ Jay Bandeau, Possum LaFleur and Raymond Bandeau. Honorary pallbearer is Tommy McCarver.