Nelson Dominic “Poppa” Ragas Jr, transitioned at his home in New Orleans LA., on Monday, January 3, 2022, at 4:10 P.M. He was 68 years old. Poppa was a no-nonsense kind of guy who celebrated each day with a pair of drumsticks and spending time with his family. He was the first-born son of the late Nelson D. Ragas Sr. and the late Dorothy Mackey Ragas. Poppa leaves to cherish his memories his loving children, Dorothy, Nelson III, Joseph and Lacy Ragas, and Tiffany Riley; his siblings, Alfreda Fields, Darlene Encalade, Brennie Monette (Stephen), Lolita Barnes (Terrence), Jon Jackson, Nelson Paul (Krystal) and Bobby Ragas (Kim); twenty-seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friends.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at Robinson Family Funeral Home located at 9611 LA-23, Belle Chasse LA. 70037. The viewing will begin at 9A.M. followed by a 10A.M. service. Rev. Leander Taylor will officiate, and entombment will follow in Barthelemy Cemetery in Diamond LA.
Due to COVID-19, everyone in attendance must wear a facemask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.