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 www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
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.
Eric and Amanda WaltnerScott, 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.
Brett ArmstrongCovington, 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.
Paula Melerine MonesSt. Bernard, LA
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.
David and Tina Henry JrColorado Springs, CO
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
Cheryl and Joe TrahanStockbridge, GA
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.
Marina SmithJefferson, 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
Paul, Annie Riviere and familyMeraux, LA
My condolences to the the Melerine family.
Evandro FerreiraHouston, TX
Thinking of your family.
Michelle AbbottCortland, IL
Prayers and condolences.
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
Linda S CraneBaton Rouge, LA
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.
Roland HuieClifton, TX