Craig Joseph Ducote, age 53, a native of Bunkie, and a resident of New York City,

Craig Joseph Ducote, age 53, a native of Bunkie, and a resident of New York City, New York, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
After graduating from Bunkie High School in 1980, Craig moved to New York City to pursue his dream of a career in music. Not long after performing at the Apollo Theater, Craig met his life partner, Jim Hodges, an internationally acclaimed artist. Together they traveled the world.
As Craig battled cancer in his final years, Jim went form artist to angel, doing everything in his power to make the transition form this life to the next one as painless as possible for Craig.
Craig was preceded in death by his father, C.J. Ducote and mother, Adelice Jeansonne Ducote of Bunkie.
Those left to cherish his memory are his four sisters, Bonnie (Sid) Smith of League City, Texas, Linda (Ken) Quartemont of Evergreen, Christine (Mike) Knight of Franklinton, and Debra Dufour of Sr. Louis, Missouri; five nephews, Shannon, Brandon, Shane, Chance, and Ben; and one niece, Kelly. He also leave behind a plethora of friends from around the world and those from New York that surrounded his bedside during his last days.
The family would especially like to thank Craig’s life partner Jim Hodges for showing him the world and for the countless long hours spent caring for him during his cancer treatments and final days.

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