Aug. 10, 1957-May 19, 2021

Funeral services for Richard “Ricky” Larris Cason, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23 at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Olan McLaren officiating.  Memoriam will be by Raymond Aiken and music by Dianne Allison.  Interment will follow in Zion Cemetery.  Graveside music by Beverly Sauce, RN, who sang to Ricky during each and every care visit.  Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until service time  Sunday at Rockett-Nettles Funeral Home.

Ricky was born Aug 10, 1957, in Natchitoches and passed away May 19, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larris Cason; grandmother, Ezell Doolittle; grandparents, Willie and Thelma Cason; loving aunts and uncles; special aunt, Zola Mae Miller who never forgot his chocolate pie on their weekly Sunday visit; uncle, TJ Miller who built any device he needed to make his daily life easier; and best buddy, Tony Messick.

Ricky is survived by his mother, Vida Cason; sister; Brenda Riggs (Paul); brother, Tony Cason (Kay); nephews, Richard Cason (Amber) and Matt Cason (Jordan), Paul and Kyle Riggs; great-nephews, Connor, Chandler and Chase Cason, Archer, Hunter and Walker Cason, Brooklyn, Violet and Levi Riggs’ numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and best friend, Cynthia “Shack” Nealy.

Pallbearers will be Connor Cason, Chandler Cason, Chase Cason, Duggie Nealy, Kain Custis and Kyle Riggs.

Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Riggs Jr., Richard Cason and Matt Cason.

Special pallbearers will be his current Assurant Healthcare staff Cynthia “Shack” Nealy, Kristen Custis, Debi Faulk, Beverly Sauce, Kaneka Rivers, Makayla Bedgood, Whittney Winn, Madison Winn, Amber Collier, LaRue Harvey, Susan SuSu Castor, and all the women who literally carried him through life, took care of his every need, made him laugh and brightened each day for the 41 years following his accident. They were his legs and voice.

Special thanks to Dr. Carter Boyd and Dr. Brian Stucki for the personal care they gave Ricky and the laughs they had.  They saw him as a person, not just a patient.

Thanks to ALL those involved in his special care and needs throughout the years, impossible to name everyone, but you all know who you are. You will never be forgotten, he Loved you All! Unless you were a Cowboys fan. Saints all the way for Ricky  : )

Special Acknowledgement to Ray Aiken of Assurant Healthcare Services and his staff, especially Mrs. Debi Faulk who not only provided for all his care but were truly his friends.  His favorite phrase no matter what he needed was, “Call Ray.”

To all his nurses, you know he loved you all.  Just to name a few, Debi Faulk, Beverly Sauce, Kristen Custis, Amey Sepulvado, Melanie Hearold, Charlene Blanchard and many more.

The family would like to thank all his caregivers thru the years, you all were his extended family and he loved you all!  When he sees you again, he will be able to run and give you a big hug and talk without “The Board.”