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Dr. Rodney R. Lafon passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at the age of 63. He was born in New Orleans on May 13, 1950, and has resided in Luling, LA for the past 34 years. He is survived by his beloved wife Joyce Connor Lafon of 39 years. He also leaves behind his mother, Yvonne Dauenhauer Lafon, sister Sharon Lafon Saia (husband Keith Saia) and niece Rhonda Sharon Thibaut. He was the son of the late Roy Henry Lafon. Dr. Lafon was retired from the St. Charles Parish Public School System after almost 40 years of service, 18 of which he presided as Superintendent of Schools. Relatives, friends and community members are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate his life at the Edward A. Dufresne Community Center, 274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, Luling, LA 70070, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 4pm-8pm, with the official program starting at 5:30pm. The Funeral Service will be held at Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119, on Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 6pm. Visitation will be from 2pm-6pm. A private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the St. Charles Parish Public Schools Foundation Dr. Rodney Lafon Performing Arts Center Fund. Checks should be made payable to St. Charles Parish Public Schools Foundation with a note in the memo referring to the Dr. Rodney Lafon Performing Arts Center Fund. Donations may be mailed to the SCPPS Foundation at PO Box 389, Luling, LA, 70070 or https://npo.justgive.org/scpsfoundation . Condolences may be expressed online at www.schoenfh.com. Arrangements under the direction of Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.