Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 20, 2011

Johnny J. Louque Sr., 73, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was a retired laboratory supervisor with 46 years of service at Colonial Sugars Refinery.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gail LeRoux Louque; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Blaine Keller of Lutcher and Jenny and Brian Williamson of Grand Point; and a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Jr. and Rachel Louque of Paulina. He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Tara Louque and husband Travis, David and Adam Keller, Ethan, Johnny III and Elizabeth Louque and Prentiss, Kristen and Maura Williamson; and three great-grandchildren: Caden and Noah Louque and Kallie Deslatte. He is also survived by two brothers: Terry and Willie Louque; and one sister, Ruth Louque Herbert.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Steven and Neila St. Pierre Louque; sister Ruby Louque Pollard; and brother James Louque Sr.

Johnny learned his cooking skills while serving in the U.S. Army. He became known throughout the community for his cooking as he offered his services for many benefits and functions.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, from 8 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at the church with Fr. Paul Gros as officiant. Burial will follow in the church mausoleum. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Lutcher. Friends and family are invited to send their condolences to www. hcalexanderfh.com.