Ralph Edwin Redd

Published 12:46 am Sunday, December 28, 2014

BROOKHAVEN — Funeral services for Ralph Edwin Redd, 88, of Mandeville, who died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Brookhaven Funeral Home.

Graveside services will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Brookhaven.

Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Mr. Redd was born in Bogue Chitto on Aug. 30, 1926, the son of Samuel Jefferson Redd and Ada Ion Smith Redd.

He was a resident of Natchez from 1959 to 2002 before making his home in Mandeville. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Covington and a former member of First Baptist Church in Natchez. Mr. Redd was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a loyal employee of the B. F. Goodrich Tire Company for 33 years, retiring at the age of 57. He enjoyed the great outdoors, beagle field trials, hunting and was known for his vegetable gardening. His faith in Jesus Christ was enduring to the end and he loved to spend time with his precious family and friends.

Mr. Redd died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lowery Redd; and two sisters, Evelyn Redd, and Lucile Redd Leggett.

Survivors include his devoted wife of 65 years, LaNeil Noble Redd; four children, Judy R. Robertson and husband, Paul, of Sugar Land, Texas, David Redd and wife, Carol, of Ten Mile, Tenn., Lucy R. Dykes and husband, Elven, of Mandeville and Gayle R. Humenansky of New Orleans; four grandchildren, Chad Robertson and wife, Cathy, Charise Roberston Wilson and husband, Bruce, all of Brandon, Alister Humenansky and wife, Lauren, of Mobile, Ala., and Penelope Humenansky of Miramar, Fla; four great-grandchildren, Camryn, Caleb and Conner Robertson; and Abigail Wilson; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, step-grandchildren and their families.

Pallbearers will be Chad Robertson, Bruce Wilson, Alister Humenansky, Bill DuBose, Kevin Dykes and George Forbes.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Redd’s caregivers over these past few years for their wonderful care; Ashley, Tonia, Rose, Paula, Barbara and Sheila. They would also like to thank St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice for their loving support.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or the Building Fund of First Baptist Church, 16333 Highway 1085, Covington, LA 70433.