2024ObituariesDonald Ray Lavigne, Jr.

April 15, 2024by SealeUser7

Donald Lavigne, Jr., age 70, passed away on April 13, 2024. Don was born May 18, 1953 in Baton Rouge. Don was the oldest of four children. Don worked as a bricklayer as well as a quality control inspector in the chemical manufacturing industry until retirement. Don loved riding his Harley Davidson, and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a fan of LSU sports and loved to travel. Don loved spending time with his family, was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Don is survived by his wife of 19 years Raylene Gough Lavigne; sons, Joshua Lavigne (Shannon), Zachary Lavigne, Jaceden Wallick; grandchildren, Kaelyn Lavigne, Alexis Lavigne, Brandt Lavigne, Bentleigh Wallick, Eli Hoover; sister, Cheri Berthelot; brother Daryl Lavigne; sister-in-law, Kelli Lavigne, and hid beloved toy poodle Pipper who has traveled the world with him.

Don is preceded in death by his parents, Donald Lavigne, Sr., Mary Jane Lavigne; sister, Carolyne Lavigne; brother-in-law, Lionel Berthelot; nephew, Jeremy Berthelot.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude in Don’s name. https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html.

A visitation will be held on Monday, April 22, 2024 from 1pm – 3pm with a memorial service to begin at 3pm at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs. A celebration of life will be held at Don and Raylene’s house immediately following the memorial service.




  • Jay Martin

    April 22, 2024 at 3:21 pm

    He was a special guy.


  • Debbie Calandro Carmichael

    April 22, 2024 at 1:18 pm

    Remembering Don and our Red Oaks friends that I grew up with. Great memories. RIP, friend and prayers for the family during this difficult time.


  • Larry Smith

    April 20, 2024 at 1:57 am

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Please accept my deepest sympathies and prays for the Lavigne family.


  • Michael Williams

    April 19, 2024 at 12:47 am

    Sending our prayers to Raylene and the Lavigne family during this time. Holly, Landon and I wish we could be there with our family on Monday but each of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mike, Holly & Landon


  • Kurt Allen

    April 18, 2024 at 8:08 pm

    I’ve known Don for many years. He was a great man, and an even better friend. He will be missed.


  • Gena Sharp

    April 18, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    Rest in peace Mr. Don; sending prayers for your family.


  • Marty Mayers

    April 16, 2024 at 8:58 pm

    Rest In Peace Cuz! Sending prayers for you and your family 🙏🙏🙏


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