A Mass of Christian Burial was held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Crowley, for John Lobert LeJeune, age 73. He died December 24, 2010, at the American Legion Hospital with his loving granddaughter, Katie Christine Core by his side.
Father Gary Schexnayder officiated at the funeral. Burial followed at the Estherwood Memorial Cemetery in Estherwood. A rosary was recited in the French language by his cousin, Stella Carrier, of Church Point, on Tuesday, December 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home.
The family requested visiting hours be observed from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, and from 8:00 a.m. until the time of services on December 29, 2010.
Pallbearers were Brad Core, Cody LeJeune, Henry Guinn, John Core, David Core, and Ted Taylor. Honorary pallbearers included Rufus LeJeune, Roland Breaux, Ray Richard, Cary LeJeune, and Vinton and Lloyd Bellard.
Mr. LeJeune was a native of the Mowata and Richard communities and a long time resident of Crowley. He was born on September 16, 1937, the only child of Curley Joseph and Mary Thibodeaux LeJeune. He graduated from Crowley High School in 1956, and was employed by SLEMCO until his retirement in January of 1988 after 30 years of service.
Mr. LeJeune served in the United States Army from 1961-1963 and was stationed at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma.
Mr. LeJeune is survived by his wife of 52 years, Rita Mae Myers LeJeune of Crowley; one daughter, Sharon LeJeune Core and her husband, Brad, of Crowley; and one son, Pete LeJeune and his wife, Vicky, of Crowley. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Katie Christine and Jackson Bradford Core and Cody James and Adrian Paige LeJeune, all of Crowley.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The LeJeune and Core families would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude for the loving care provided to their husband, father and grandfather to Dr. Mulraj Katira, his staff; Dr. Chad Vincent; the nurses in the ICU unit, and all the nurses and CNA’s on the third floor of the American Legion Hospital and Heart of Hospice.
Mr. LeJeune was a loving husband and friend, caring father and grandfather, with a deep Christian faith and a beautiful smile. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc. of Crowley and friends may express their condolences at www.geesey-ferguson.com.