Raymond Dwight "Fats" Ferchaud transitioned to his eternal home on Thursday, October 21, 2021, at Our Lady of the Lake Ascension Hospital in Gonzales, LA. He was born on February 20, 1956, to Kern Ferchaud, Sr. and Margie Monconduit Ferchaud. He graduated from St. James High School in 1974. Upon graduation from high school, he joined the United States Air Force. After being discharged, he began his long career at Mosaic Fertilizer. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church before moving to St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Gonzales, LA in 1977, where he was a member until his death.\n\nRaymond Dwight was united in marriage on January 15, 1977, to Velma Adrienne Cantrelle Ferchaud. To this union, three children were born: April, Amber, and Arienne. \n\nHe leaves a legacy of lasting memories to his wife of 44 years, Adrienne Ferchaud, three daughters: Dr. April Madu of Conyers, GA, Amber Ferchaud, MS & MPA of Gonzales, LA, and Dr. Arienne Ferchaud of Tallahassee, FL; one son-in-law Dr. Ndidi Madu; two grandsons Ayden and Austen Madu; one sister Anastasia Ferchaud (Gary Whittington) of St. James, LA; four Godchildren: Arkethia Ferchaud, Joshua Cantrelle, Raynard Geason and Tara Donald, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. \n\nRaymond was preceded in death by his parents Kern Ferchaud, Sr., and Margie Ferchaud; three brothers: Dolan Calvey, Kern Ferchaud Jr, and Anthony Ferchaud, Sr., and his mother and father-in-law, Shirley and Paul Cantrelle, Jr. \n\nA Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church, 6613 LA-18, Saint James, LA 70086. Visitation 9am-11am. Mass will begin at 11am. Entombment to follow at St. James Catholic Church Cemetery. Final care and professional services entrusted to Treasures of Life Funeral Services, 315 E Airline Hwy., Gramercy, LA 70052. \n\n"When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a TREASURE!!" \n\nTo share condolences and thoughts, and to sign guest book, please visit: www.treasurefunerals.com. \n\nDue to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines and restrictions, masks and social distancing are REQUIRED!!!