2023ObituariesElaine Lockett Raiford

April 25, 2023by SealeUser5

Elaine Raiford, 78, passed away on April 24, 2023. Diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in 2020, she fought a valiant fight for 3 years before succumbing to her illness. With her entire family gathered around her bedside, she crossed over peacefully to be with her Lord and loved ones gone before her. A native of Baton Rouge, She graduated from Baker high school, class of 1963 where she played women’s basketball. Elaine worked for the state of Louisiana for 36 years, retiring as State Risk Statistics Manager. Because of her strong faith in the Lord, she decided to courageously end treatment and seek her eternal home in heaven. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Rea Raiford Jr., stepson Ricky Raiford(Janice), father and mother Johnnie Sr. and Bertha Lockett and her brother Johnnie Lockett Jr.. She is survived by her two sons Paul Raiford(Melonie) and Scott Raiford(Lisa) her brother Phillip Lockett(Gail), grandchildren Stacey Johnston(Todd), Madison Raiford and Kennon Raiford(Taylor) and niece Angela Lockett.

Visitation will be at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, Louisiana on Friday April 28, 2023 from 12pm-2pm. Memorial service begins at 2pm.



  • Gail Lamousin

    April 27, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    I’m so sorry to see Elaine lost her battle with cancer. I loved her from the minute I met her and enjoyed working bingo with her. She was such a delight to be around. Rest In Peace, my friend.


  • Diana Darbonne

    April 27, 2023 at 3:14 am

    So sorry to hear that Elaine has passed. Even though we all know that she is in a much better place she will be greatly missed by all of those left behind, including myself. Our mutual retirements and passage of time have separated us these last years, but I have quite a few really pleasant memories from knowing Elaine. We really did have some great times working together and her memory will always be a part of my heart.


  • Terry Grimball

    April 26, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing. She was one of the funniest people I have met. She also was the only person I knew that would drink her cokes hot. Enjoyed my time with her and Scott at Risk Management. Love and prayers to the family.


  • Frank Kendrick

    April 26, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that Elaine passed Monday. Elaine had a kind heart and loved her Bingo. I miss seeing and talking to her.


  • Vanessa Weber

    April 26, 2023 at 1:09 am

    Elaine was a very dear friend to me. She will always have a special place in my heart. She may be gone but will never be forgotten. I will miss her terribly. She was such a sweet, kind lady. My heart goes out to the whole Raiford family during this difficult time and always. As hard as it is to see her leave us, I am glad she is no longer suffering and is in the arms of our Lord and Savior now. I know she will be watching over all of us. I will treasure our friendship and the time we had together and will keep her memory in my heart always. Love my Raiford family! Sending love, prayers, and hugs to whole Raiford family.


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