Ronald Lee Small

  • Born: May 2, 1943
  • Died: March 6, 2018
  • Location: Frednch Settlement, Louisiana

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Denham Springs, LA 70726

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Ronald L. Small passed away suddenly at his home in French Settlement, on march 6, 2018. He was born in Paducah Kentucky on May 2, 1943. He moved with his parents to Louisiana at a small age. He graduated from Denham Springs High School in 1961 and then graduated from Southeastern LA University in 1965. He retired from school teaching and coaching for 25 years. He also retired from the BASF Corp in Geismar, Louisiana as a Process Operator. He is survived by his wife of 31 years to Aylene Small and children Kelly Small and wife Nihal, Jeff Small, Holly Lorio and husband Brett, Debra and husband David Delatte, Michelle Gascon; sister, Diane Oliveaux and husband Bobby and numerous grandchildren. Ronald was an avid golfer who enjoyed spending time with friends whenever he could. Visitation will be held AT St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15710 Hwy 16 in French Settlement on Friday March 9, 2018 from 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 PM, Burial will follow in French Settlement Community Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers Memorial Donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ronnie will be missed, but he is with Leo and Anna B. Life long friends, So sorry Diane. Michael Thomas Jones daughter of Snooks and Oscar

Posted by Michael Jones - Boerne, TX - Acquaintance   April 15, 2018

Sorry to hear this. Ez was the heart of our state semi-final team in '61.

Posted by George Traylor    March 11, 2018

Sorry about Ronald, and able to go.will keep you in my prayers.

Posted by Mary M Guillory - Prairieville, LA   March 10, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Coach Small was my basketball coach at Southside Junior High all 3 years plus he taught me Health my 7th grade year. He was amazing an coach and man. May God be with you and your family.

Posted by Shannon Rhymes Wheeler - Gonzales, LA   March 09, 2018

So sorry to hear about the passing of Ronnie Small. He and I shared many laughs while working at BASF. He will be missed.

Posted by Wade Aultman - Sumrall, MS   March 09, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Coach Small. I remember him from when he taught at Walker.

Posted by Lodrick Price - Walker, LA   March 09, 2018

Hugs and prayers to the Small family.

Posted by LANA DUGAS PATRICK - DENHAM SPRINGS, LA   March 09, 2018

So sad to learn this news today. Ronnie and I were at Southeastern together. I enjoyed watching him play basketball for the SLC Lions and we shared several classes together. He was the nicest guy and we had many laughs together. Rest in peace,dear friend.


Posted by Claudia Allums - Denham Springs, LA - Friend   March 08, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Coach was a good man and a pleasure to be around. He will be miss.

Posted by Lenny Wells - Prairieville, LA - Coworker   March 08, 2018

My prayers and condolences to the Small family. I have many memories of "Coach" during his time at BASF. He never failed to fill a room with his charismatic humor and wit. He will truly be missed by all.

Posted by Shane Dugas - Gonzales, LA   March 08, 2018

So very sorry for your loss Holly! You and your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Tanya Bryant - Baton Rouge, LA   March 08, 2018

Sorry for the lost of your Father Holly. I pray that you find peace at this time.

Posted by Trina Thomas - Baton Rouge, LA   March 08, 2018

Prayers to the Small Family, Rest In Peace Coach.

Posted by Tonya Foster-Maher - Denham Springs, LA   March 08, 2018


Aylene and Family,We are so sorry to hear of your Husband's Passing so sudden.We offer our deepest Condolences.

Posted by Thelma,Bobby,Ronni, and Jerry - Lafayette, LA   March 08, 2018