Claude Wallace Celestin Sr.
Jul 31, 1935 Feb 15, 2016
Affinity Funeral Service
Fri, February 19, 2016
12 : 00 PM – 1 : 00 PM
On February 15, 2016, Claude Wallace Celestin Sr. passed away at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. He was originally from Baton Rouge, LA, but resided in Richmond, VA for over 20 years.
Claude retired as Maintenance Supervisor from the Baton Rouge Regional Airport in Baton Rouge, LA. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Felix Marx Celestin and Beatrice Romero Celestin; a son, Claude Wallace Celestin, Jr.; six brothers; and six sisters. He is survived by his children, Steven (Debbie) Stout, Paul (Terri) Stout, David (Geri) Stout, Tammy (Mike) Woodward, Kenny (Susan) Celestin, Cindy Celestin and Dale (Layna) Celestin; two brothers, Jack (Terry) and Danny (Sandra) Celestin; sister, Norma Burns; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Claude enjoyed gardening, yardwork, and cooking, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his four legged friends.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the entire staff at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond who cared for him over the years. They would also like to extend a special thank you to his friend and neighbor, Vickie Habboush.
The family will receive friends from Noon to 1pm Friday, February 19, at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294.
A graveside service will be held at 2pm at Greenwood Memorial Gardens, 12609 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23238.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.
DADDY-O YOU WILL BE MISSED..I AM GONNA MISS YOUR PHONE CALLS..TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL..WE LOVE YOU..LSU LOST A TRUE FAN WHEN YOU LEFT US..WE LOVE YOU AND REST IN PEACE!!! PAUL,TERRI AND WILL STOUT
My sweet Uncle Claude, I will always remember your kindness and gentle manner. I know you have joined your family and friends in heaven, and I know they welcomed you joyfully. We will miss you immeasurably until we graduate too and you are there to welcome us. I love you so much.
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To Cindy and family; We send our deepest sympathy to you guys; rest assure that “Earth has no sorrows that Heaven can not heal.” We love you and praying for you all.
Love you Uncle Claude
I am going to miss your laugh. Your good hearted nature. Your wit, charm and smile. I know you will be with us always. Rest in peace PawPaw.