Cliff Melerine
November 20, 1953  -  December 29, 2017

Cliff Melerine

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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
2:00 pm
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Clifton “Cliff” Melerine, age 64, a resident of Denham Springs and a lifelong resident of St. Bernard Parish passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017.

Cliff graduated from Chalmette High School and later married the love of his life, Jewel (Julie) Melerine. Cliff was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, cousin and friend. Cliff enjoyed fishing, trawling, duck hunting, building and repairing. He was a certified welder, fisherman, an expert shrimper and a jack of all trades. Cliff loved his children and grandchildren most of all and will be loved and missed by many.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Jewel Melerine; his sons, Clifton Melerine, III and wife Maria, and Troy Melerine and wife Jennifer; his daughter, Lynn Hays and husband Jay; his brother, David Melerine; and his grandchildren, Jayce, Jay Jr., Talon, Nola, Cliffy, Karis, and Sully.

Clifton is preceded in death by his parents, Clifton and Frances Melerine; and his brother, Keith Melerine.

Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 12:00pm until funeral service at 2:00pm.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at


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  1. Eric and Amanda Waltner
    Scott, LA

    We would like to send our sincerest condolences. Mr. Cliff was such a nice man and we liked visiting with both he and JuJu when you visited Lynn and Jay. Our prayers are with the family.

  2. Brett Armstrong
    Covington, LA

    Cliff will be missed by many. Although I haven’t been close to him and seen him much since I was a kid I always liked him. He raised a great family and was loved dearly.

  3. Paula Melerine Mones
    St. Bernard, LA

    My deepest sympathy to Julie and the family during this very difficult time. Sending prayers to give you strength and bring peace as you mourn the loss of Cliff.

  4. David and Tina Henry Jr
    Colorado Springs, CO

    We will miss you Uncle Cliff, Thank You for teaching me how to shrimp, secrets of fishing, cast netting, how to boil crawfish and duck hunt. Our Love and prayers are with my Aunt and cousins.

  5. Cheryl and Joe Trahan
    Stockbridge, GA

    My heart goes out to you Julie and all your family. Please know that we are all thinking of you and praying for your peace and comfort.
    Remember that those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time.
    With deepest sympathies and love,
    Cheryl and Joe

  6. Marina Smith
    Jefferson, LA

    My deepest sympathy to you Julie and children. Julie you were a very strong young lady when I first met you and Cliff back in the day when you were dating and NOW you are a strong woman! May God continue to give you the strength during this very hard time in your life.

  7. Paul, Annie Riviere and family
    Meraux, LA

    With our deepest sympathy to the Melerine family for the passing of your dad, husband (Mr. Cliff Melerine). May God give you strength in this time of sorrow. Paul Riviere and Family

  8. Evandro Ferreira
    Houston, TX

    My condolences to the the Melerine family.

  9. Michelle Abbott
    Cortland, IL

    Thinking of your family.

  10. Sweetie
    , LA

    Prayers and condolences.

  11. Linda S Crane
    Baton Rouge, LA

    I send all my love to my cousins, the Melerine family. my heart is so heavy for your loss, Cliff was a special man to me and my family. My prayers are for you to find peace, he can breathe without a struggle. I like to think that he is fishing with his Dad and brother, and my Dad on a big boat. Love to all, Linda

  12. Roland Huie
    Clifton, TX

    Goodbye Cliff. You were the best friend and mentor. I pray for you Julie and the kids and know you are in good hands. Rest In Peace.

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