Dr. Rodney R. Lafon, 63, passed away on Monday, May 12.
He was born in New Orleans on May 13, 1950, and has resided in Luling for the past 34 years.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Joyce Connor Lafon. He also leaves behind his mother, Yvonne Dauenhauer Lafon; sister, Sharon Lafon Saia (husband Keith Saia) and niece Rhonda Sharon Thibaut. He was the son of the late Roy Henry Lafon.
Dr. Lafon was retired from the St. Charles Parish Public School System after almost 40 years of service, 18 of which he presided as Superintendent of Schools. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home at 3827 Canal Street in New Orleans on Thursday, May 22 from 2 to 6 p.m.
The funeral service will begin at 6 p.m. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Charles Parish Public Schools Foundation Dr. Rodney Lafon Performing Arts Center Fund. Checks should be made payable to St. Charles Parish Public Schools Foundation with a note in the memo referring to the Dr. Rodney Lafon Performing Arts Center Fund.
Donations may be mailed to the SCPPS Foundation at PO Box 389, Luling, LA, 70070 or made online at https://npo.justgive.org/scpsfoundation.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoenfh.com. Arrangements under the direction of Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home in New Orleans.