Ralph Ledet

November 18, 1946 ~ May 11, 2022

Born in: Chicago, IL
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Ralph Ledet Sr., 75, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 in Arlington.

Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 5415 Matlock Rd., Arlington. Interment: 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas.

Ralph was born on November 18, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois to Clifton Ledet and Nova Witcher Ledet. He graduated from Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in 1965 in Blue Island, Illinois. Ralph served in the U.S. Air Force in Air Traffic and Control during the Vietnam War. He attended South Suburban College. Ralph married Luvenia Yvette Smith on January 4, 1969. An Arlington resident since 2003, he worked as a pipe fitter welder for Acme Steel.

Ralph served others in the Inquiry Ministry at Cornerstone Church in Arlington. He enjoyed gospel music and jazz. He loved to go bowling with friends and family. He was a photographer and worked for local high schools and news stations. Ralph was an avid fisherman who held records for catching white crappie and bluegill.

He is preceded in death by his father, Clifton Ledet Sr.; mother, Nova; brothers, Quintin and Paul; sister, Iris; and son, Ralph Ledet Jr.

Survivors: Wife, Luvenia Ledet; sons, Desmond Ledet, Lewis Ledet and wife, Shelley; brother, Clifton Ledet Jr.; sister, Anita Shanklin; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services

Public Viewing: Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Cornerstone Baptist Church
5415 Matlock Rd.
Arlington, TX 76018

Funeral Service: Saturday, May 21, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cornerstone Baptist Church
5415 Matlock Rd.
Arlington, TX 76018

Graveside Service: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, TX 75211

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  1. CandleImageMay God comfort you and shower you with peace as you grieve, Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  2. The Lord knows the heart of the family, He sees y’all’s pain and feels your grief. He will be near to y’all to comfort and give peace, much love

  3. The Lord knows your heart, He sees your pain and feels your grief. He will be near to comfort you n the family much love

  4. CandleImageSister Ledet & family my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏾 are with you. I fell in love with Ralph Ledet the past three years and feel honored that our paths crossed.

    Hope it helps to know that God is holding Brother Ralph in His arms and holding The entire Ledet gang in His heart ♥️. Tonya

  5. Mr. Ralph shined his light on us all and his light will continue to shine in Heaven. Wishing the family love, comfort and peace in their time of grief.

  6. CandleImageSis. Ledet praying for you and you family during this difficult time.
    Love you,
    Kendall Reaves

  7. CandleImageThinking of you as you remember the love, as you mourn the loss, and as you celebrate Ralph’s new life. Your-Sistet-In-Christ. Janie

  8. CandleImageSis Ledet and family. Our prayers go out for you during this time. We are praying God would grant you strength.

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