Kenneth Roy Ducote

February 13, 1932 ~ January 3, 2024

Kenneth Roy Ducote (91), of Hackberry, passed away in his residence surrounded by family following a short illness.  Kenneth was born February 13, 1932 to the late Roy Anthony and Etna Johnson Ducote. He was raised in Hackberry with his brother Lionel, twin sister Marilyn, and cousin Laurence Williams. As a teenager, Kenneth worked as a motion picture operator at the Hackberry movie theater. He joined the Marine Corp at the age of 18 and was stationed in North Carolina.

Upon returning from service, Kenneth married the love of his life, Lillie Mae Trahan of Johnson Bayou and together they had seven children. Their home in Hackberry was always filled with laughter, love for God and each other. Many cups of coffee were shared with family, friends, and strangers around the kitchen table.

Kenneth worked many years at Cities Service Refinery, from which he eventually retired. Kenneth was a member of the Cameron Parish Police Juror for over fourteen years, including two terms as president. He loved his community and was honored to humbly serve.

Kenneth’s quick wit, gentle ways, and domino skills will be dearly missed by his family. His legacy includes 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters; Dianne (Joseph) Hantz, Evelyn (Michael) Backlund, Elizabeth (David) Vaughan, Michelle (Walter) Ledet, Rachael (Ferrall) LeBleu, Rebakah Dees, and daughter in law, Leesa Fenetz Ducote.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Mae; only son, James Ducote; grandsons, Christopher Ducote and Ryan Backlund; great-grand daughter, Heather Backlund; brother, Lionel Ducote; cousin and best friend Laurence Williams.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Teresa Terrazas for the loving, sacrificial care she provided for their parents. Also, a special thank you to Jesse Simon, Jr for his regular visits and handy man skills he graciously provided.

Funeral Services for Kenneth will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home with officiation by Pastor Paul Burke. Burial will be at the Hackberry Community Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be 2-8 PM Friday, January 12 and will resume at 10 AM Saturday.


Visitation: Friday, January 12, 2024
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Visitation: Saturday, January 13, 2024
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Funeral Service: Saturday, January 13, 2024
1:00 pm

Johnson and Robison Funeral Home
107 W Napoleon St.
Sulphur, LA 70663

Burial: Saturday, January 13, 2024
3:00 pm

Hackberry Community Cemetery
W. Main Street/ Hwy. 390
Hackberry, LA 70645

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Memories Timeline


  1. Candle 5Your smile and laugh will forever be with me. I love you Uncle Kenneth. Say hello to Aunt Lillie Mae for me.

  2. As a young boy and growing into my teen years, I remember the countless times that my father (Leo), Uncle Joe, Mr. Kenneth and I would play golf at Frasch Park golf course. The laughs would start from Hackberry, thru the 18 holes and back to Hackberry. Mr. Kenneth will always be remembered for his kindness, great sense of humor and laughs. R.I.P.

  3. Candle 1He was genuine, welcoming from the first time I stepped foot in his home. I really enjoyed his spirit, sense of humor, and domino-logic abilities. He was a good man whose legacy will live on for generations. I love all of you greatly, and my thoughts and prayers are with you on this day, and those to come. ❤️❤️❤️

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