Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home, 13533 Airline Highway in Gonzales, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Visitation will resume Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Funeral services will be at Ourso at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Hope Haven Mausoleum, 21A Highway 30, Gonzales. Services will be conducted by Rev. Charles Hatcher III and Rev. Rick Mendoza.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Agnes Hebert Mendoza; three sons, Rickie Mendoza and his wife Nancy of Concord, N.C., Ernest “the Cajun Bugman” Mendoza and wife Dionne of Bayou L’Ourse, and Larry Mendoza and companion Mona of Prairieville; daughter-in-law, Grace Mendoza of Livingston; two sisters, Billie Ann Gosselin of Houston and Dottie Cox of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Ray Mendoza of Patterson and Frank Mendoza of Bayou Vista; five granddaughters, Melissa, Lori, Kelly, Dawn and Karen; and 12 grandsons, Ernie Jr., Scott, Jason, Timmy, Gene, Danial, Benjamin, Joel, Joshua, Ralph Jr., Jeremy and Isiah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Sophie Lange Mendoza; two sons, Ralph J. Mendoza and Frankie John Mendoza; one brother, Roy E. Mendoza; and one grandson, Tommy Mendoza.