Roland J. Cheramie, a retired teacher, administrator, and supervisor for Lafourche Parish School System, died Saturday, March 10, 2018.
He was 77, a native of Galliano, LA and resident of Luling for the past 15 years. He was graduated from Larose Cut-Off High School, Nicholls State University with a bachelor’s degree, and Louisiana State University with a Master’s degree. He was employed as a teacher at Cut Off Elementary and South Lafourche high schools; a principal at Golden Meadow Lower Elementary; and supervisor for the Lafourche Parish School Board. After retiring from the public school system of Lafourche, he served as principal of a catholic school, St. Philomena Elementary in Labadieville, LA.
He was a former parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Galliano, serving on its parish council as president; coordinator of Parish Renewal activities, lector, Eucharistic minister, and teacher in the religious education program. He was active with the local Knights of Columbus organization and served as its Financial Secretary.
Roland enjoyed accounting and record keeping, therefore, worked part-time for various legal firms and retailers in the South Lafourche area for many years as a bookkeeper. He was active in many community and civic activities in the South Lafourche communities.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Stelly Cheramie “Miss Stelly”; son, Chad A. Cheramie; daughter-in-law, Iris Savoie Cheramie; grandsons, Luke and Matthew Cheramie; son, Bennett Cheramie; daughter-in-law, Kim Van Name Cheramie; granddaughter, Madeline Cheramie; daughter, Giselle Cheramie Melancon; son-in-law, Roddy R. Melancon; grandsons, Sebastian, Griffin, and Colton Melancon. He is also survived by his adopted brother, Toby Joseph Cheramie; brother-in-law, Berch Stelly, and wife, Cathy.
His parents Antoinette ByChurch Cheramie and Ramsey J. Cheramie; his sister, Lois Cheramie Rodrigue, preceded him in death. Roland will be remembered for his dedication to educating the young for a better life. He enjoyed cooking, reading, traveling, camping, sports, nature and its outdoors with the companionship of his wife, children and grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galliano, LA on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the church starting at 12 noon with burial in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be forwarded to St. Joseph Catholic Church for masses, P.O. Box 519 Galliano, LA 70354.
Falgout Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Posted on Mon, March 12, 2018
by The Lafourche Gazette