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Cleveland Crochet

January 30, 1919 ~ November 28, 2011

Cleveland Crochet, 92, of Lake Charles, LA died on Monday, November 28, 2011 in a local hospital.


Mr. Crochet was born to Camille Crochet and Melina Trahan Crochet on January 30, 1919 in Jennings, LA and has lived in Lake Charles since 1927. He served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Ironworkers Local #678 for a number of years. He was know for his singing and was inducted into the CFMA Hall of Fame. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Mr. Crochet enjoyed spending time with the "Lawnmower Shop Group" and enjoyed riding his bike, hunting, and fishing.


Mr. Crochet is survived by his wife, Sarah G. Gaspard Crochet; daughter, Betty Bruney of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Gavin Bruney, Kevin Bruney, Teresita Bruney, Sarita Scheufens, Robin Prejean, Roxanne Bacarisse, Ken Thibodeaux, and Kendra Doughtery; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mable Ewing Crochet; daughter, Gloria Thibodeaux; grandchild, Leonard Bruney; and eight brothers and sisters.


His funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Monsignor Jace Eskind will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a rosary at 6:00 PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 8:00 AM until the start of the service.

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  1. I am Robert(Bob) Thibodeaux's girlfriend and I just wanted to tell the family that I loved Mr. Cleve and that I loved his music ever since I was a little girl. I spent one Christmas Eve at Robin's house and cooked a seafood gumbo and Mr Cleve told me that he hasn't tasted a gumbo that good in years. I want you'll to know how proud I was to hear that from such an old coon-ass that had tasted a lot of gumbos in his time. He was always a favorite of many. He was a legend in his own time. R.I.P. Mr. Cleve I will always love the day that I meet you. I never thought that I would meet him in person but I did and I thought I was honored. Love you for who you were and what you did for THE FRENCH MUSIC of our heritige. Again we all Love You.

  2. I LOVED UNCLE CLIVE VERY MUCH,HE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY.HE WAS ALWAYS SMILEING AND HAD FUN ANYWERE HE WENT.I LOVED HIS MUSIC.I KNOW HES IN HEAVEN NOW DOING WHAT HE LOVES. PLAYING HIS MUSIC AND SINGING.R.I.P. UNCLE CLIVE.I LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU

  3. It's been a very long time since I saw PawPaw Cleve. He was the only PawPaw I knew besides my Grand-daddy. He was married to Mercedes, my dad's mom. I always remember going my Grandma's and PawPaw Cleve's and playing with his boot thing. He played for cajun day at my elementary. I'm glad my nieces got to meet you.

  4. Mr. Crochet played for my senior prom in l959 in Hathaway , La. Met him once at Coushatta, and he remembered playing for us. So sorry to hear of his passing, he was a great musician and singer Sugar Bee

  5. to the crochet family, sorry i could not make it, cleve was a good man, esp. to my mom, my prayers and thoughts are with you, god bless each and every one of you, burt


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