Lloyd Ryder, Jr.

July 12, 1946 ~ January 9, 2019

Lake Arthur 

Mr. Lloyd Ryder, Jr., 72, of Lake Arthur, passed away on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 in Jennings American Legion Hospital.

Friends and family will gather at Miguez Funeral Home in Lake Arthur on Sunday, January 13 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Following this visitation, they will gather at St. Anthony Cemetery to lay Mr. Ryder to rest. Services and burial are under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

Mr. Ryder was born in Lake Arthur on July 12, 1946 to Lloyd and Lorina O’Blanc Ryder, who preceded him in death. He was a 1965 graduate of Lake Arthur High School. He enjoyed playing music and in his younger years was a member of several bands including Nomads, Soul Trippers among others. He was a former member of the Lake Arthur Fire Department and Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a grandson, Robbie Benoit.

Those left to cherish his memory are his companion, Darlene Leger; daughter, Toni LeJeune; sister, Lois Spell and brother, Jerry Ryder; one grandchild, Krystal Benoit and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.


Burial: Sunday, January 13, 2019
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

St. Anthony Cemetery

Memorial Service: Sunday, January 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Lake Arthur

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  1. Thanks for sharing your musical talents…my late husband and I spent many nights dancing to music you played. Prayers for all the family and friends.

  2. May you rest in peace L J and may God be with your Family. You were an inspiration to many with your incredible talents and generosity. You will be missed by many.

  3. Your fellow musician in Soul Trippers and others, we played saxophone side by side for many years in many places. Love you brother, we will play together again soon. Along with your firebird , our memories are still so vivid. Looking forward to playing togther with our soul brothers in heaven. Adding my name to the above because I was standing there with you playing my trumpet. We will miss you bro!!! Wayne and Jerry Worley

  4. RIP dear cousin. I am so thankful we were able to meet later in life at our family reunion in 2011 to catch up. Heartfelt condolences to your family.

  5. Was happy and bless got to relive some good times of youth with you at family reunion , 2011. You were your dads son. I will miss your teasing. "Radio" Lois, my love and prayers to the family.

  6. So sorry to hear of Lloyd’s passing. We played music together some and were friends for many years. Always a smile and good words when we were able to reconnect. Hope he is at peace now. Going to miss him. Don

  7. R.I.P. Lloyd, you can finally rest . You were such a great musician. Maybe one day we will meet again in another lifetime. May God be with your family

  8. Dear Ryder Family, I’m so sorry for your loss, Lloyd seemed like such a lovely man, who brought joy to so many, and will be missed dearly. Hold close to you the hope found in the Bible.Isaiah 25:8 “He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” God promises us a future here on earth where we can welcome back our loved ones, by means of a resurrection.

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