Published 11:58 am Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jerry James Gendron, 84, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.

He was a native of Lucy and a resident of LaPlace.

Gendron is the beloved husband for 58 years of Jean Hymel Gendron; father of Susan Bourgeois, Gail Bergeron (Francis), Alan Gendron (Linda), Larry Gendron (Lisa) and Kathy Cambre; son of the late Marie Lise Landeche Gendron and Jules Gendron; brother of Sylvia Boudreaux (the late Louis), Virgil Gendron and the late Floyd Gendron (Joyce); grandfather of Brandon (Nicole) and Kory Gendron, Casey (Jamie) and Derek Cambre, Allison Bergeron Ortega (Alfredo), Lauryn Bergeron Donaldson (Josh), Lance and Lane Gendron and Brittany and Brooke Walls; great-grandfather of Brinley, Nathan, Lexie, Talan, Peyton, Trey, MacKenzie, Isabella, Anastasia, Alfredo ‘Freddy’, Saige and Baby Grace; son-in-law of the late Rowley and Mabel Hymel; and brother-in-law of Rowley ‘Sonny’ and Jeanette Hymel, Bryan and MarieEtta Hymel, James ‘Jimmy’ and Janet Hymel and the late Katherine ‘Teena’ Hymel.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Gendron retired from Shell Oil Company in 1989. He enjoyed spending time with his family and tending to his cattle.

Bowling was a favorite past-time for many years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 529 W. 5th St. in LaPlace on Thursday, Jan. 22 at noon.

Visitation will begin in church at 10 a.m. Interment is in St. John Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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