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“Cindy and family I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Christopher my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Cecile Montgomery - Friend

“Cindy and family I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Christopher my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Cecile Montgomery - Friend

“You have our deepest sympathies. Bonnie and I are so sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Billy Koon - Baton Rouge, LA

“Ray, No words can comfort you at this horrible time. Just know that I’m thinking of you and your family with prayers that are in my heart. There...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Hunter Barrilleaux - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Terry J. Troxclair - Friend

“I was so sorry to hear about Chris I am a cashier at Walgreens or I met him I sold him many packs of cigarettes and I thought he was such a nice...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Tallia - Hammond, LA

“I'm very sorry for your loss. I loved Chris. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Zachary Chatelain - Loranger, LA

8 of 15 | Posted by: Patricia Temple Thompson - LA

“Such a sweet and polite kid!!! In the short time I took care of Christopher he touched my heart. He had a kind, gentle spirit, and I know he is in...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Gina Walden - Madisonville, LA

“Jacob, Tiffany and Christopher's family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing him at Tommy's. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Kay Misita - Amite, LA

“So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin & Claudette Gleason - LA

“I didn't know you, but I know your brother Jacob and his lovely family. May you rest easy in eternal loving arms of our Father. Prayers of comfort...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Denise Austin - Hammond, LA

“We are so sorry for your lossPlease know you are in our hearts ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Casto - Huntington Beach, CA

“So very sorry to hear about Chris, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Ann Huff - Kentwood, LA - Friend

“Cindy and family, I am saddened to hear of Christopher's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Mittie Rohner - Amite, LA

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Christopher Ray Cruse announces his passing on August 20, 2020 at 2:16 pm at the age of 34. He left this world peacefully at North Oaks Hospital surrounded by family. Chris began his journey in Baton Rouge, LA on December 18, 1985 and was a lifelong resident of the Amite countryside. He graduated from Loranger High School in 2004, continued his education in Baton Rouge and was a proud graduate of The Louisiana Culinary Institute in January 2009. Chris began his career as a sous chef - first for Jacmel Inn, then The Caboose in McComb - before becoming Executive Chef at The Caboose in St. Francisville. He was currently running the restaurant at Tommy's on Thomas in Hammond. Chris was a true seeker of knowledge, a musician, and a video game enthusiast. His considerable passion for these interests, however, paled in comparison to the pride and love he felt for his only son Desmond Kye Cruse.

Christopher is survived by his wife and son, Amber Martin Cruse and Desmond Kye Cruse of Kentwood, LA; parents, Ray and Cindy Cruse of Amite, LA; brothers, Matthew Cruse and Jacob Cruse (Tiffany Bel) of Amite, LA; father-in-law, Roger Dale Martin of Kentwood, LA; grandmother, Fay Wright Huguet of Bayou Pigeon, LA; niece, Jenna Cruse; nephews, William Knox, Taylor Easley, and Dillon and Alex Martin (soon-to-arrive great-niece, Ellie Grace); sisters- and brothers-in-law, Angel & Corey Easley and Dean & Paula Martin; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Christopher was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Ronald J. Huguet Sr.; paternal grandparents, Vernie P. and Lola T. Cruse; mother-in-law, Cathy Martin; uncles, Ronald J. Huguet Jr. and Garland Housley; and cousin, Noah Daigle.

A Visitation for Christopher will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Service Celebrating Christopher's Life will immediately follow visitation at 3:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. Christopher's pallbearers are his dad, Ray Cruse, his 2 brothers, Jacob Cruse and Matthew Cruse, Donnie Berthelot, Duane Wallace, Ron Paul Wallace, Craig Daigle, Jr., Rusty Frioux, Michael Huguet, Jr. and Nolan Huguet, and his honorary pallbearers are his son Desmond Cruse, William Knox, Robby Frioux and Kerry Huguet. Entombment will follow at Rose Memorial Park Mausoleum in Hammond temporarily until the family establishes their private family cemetery.

Face masks are now mandatory to attend any visitation or service at the funeral home. Thank you for your cooperation.

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