Obituary for Relius Derouen Jr.
Relius “Paul” Derouen, Jr. of Biloxi, passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
Paul was born on March 26, 1950, in New Iberia, LA. He was a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast and a graduate of St. Martin High School, Class of 1970. Paul worked as a pipefitter at Ingalls Ship Yard until his retirement.
He is preceded in death by his father, Relius Paul Derouen, Sr. and his step-mother, Lola Kopszywa Derouen; his mother, Doris Migues Jarrett and his step-father, Jerry Jarrett and his brother, Nolly Dubose.
He is survived by his loving wife, Freda Hockman Derouen; his six children, Kenzy Allen (Lynette) Derouen, Jan Derouen Brewer, Brian (Christy) Derouen, Catherine Rivas Felton, Carolyn (Scott) Kulp, Amanda (Dusty) Reed; his grandchildren, De’Anna Raymond, Sydney Felton, Darby Felton, Leagh Derouen, Breanna Kulp, and Brandon Kulp; his sister, Rachel (Bill) Milsted; his sister-in-law, Illeen Dubose, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins whom he loved very much.
In keeping with Paul’s wishes, he will be cremated without a wake or funeral. At a later date and time, his ashes will be spread over the Gulf.
The family sends a special thank-you to the staff at Ocean Springs Hospital, Ortho Neuro floor; Gulfport Memorial, Ortho Neuro Floor and ICU; and St. Joseph’s Hospice.
Southern Mississippi Funeral Services is serving the Derouen family.
For more information, please call (228) 872-3637.