March 31, 1937 - December 30, 2013
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|Maurice J. "Reece" Artigues Jr., 76, of Mount Pleasant, SC, peacefully left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday. His wife Elodie, his children and grandchildren were by his side when he passed.
The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice J. Artigues, Jr. are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 4, 2014, at Stella Maris Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal will take place at Mepkin Abbey at a later date. A Rosary will be recited at 10:30 AM, Saturday morning at Stella Maris Church prior to the Mass.
Reece was a life-long and devoted Roman Catholic. He was a former Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus and a veteran of the United States Navy. He was known, by all as a strong and principled man who loved God, his faith, his wife, family, and country above all else. Born in New Orleans, LA, and raised in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Reece was a long time resident of Mount Pleasant, SC.
He was preceded in death by his parents Maurice J. Artigues Sr and Eran Louise LeBlanc, as well as a grandson, Michael Joseph Artigues.
Reece is survived by his wife, Elodie Brechtel Artigues of 55 years. They had nine children: Craig, Guy (Renee), Kent, Kelly, Dave, Aimee, Ron (Holly), Reece (Angie) and Brad (Meaghan) and his 12 grandchildren, along with his 2 brothers and 5 sisters.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks donations be made in Reece's honor to Bishop England Endowment Fund 363 Seven Farms Rd. Charleston, SC 29492. His Guestbook may be signed at www.JamesAMcAlister.com
A memorial service celebrating Reece's life will be held in Bay St. Louis, MIssissippi, and will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by JAMES A. MCALISTER 1620 Savannah Hwy. 766-1365