April 2, 1939 - April 8, 2020
Justin "Jay" Lazarre, Jr., went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 8, 2020, at the age of 81, as a result of complications from COVID-19. He is survived by his spouse and the love of his life, Jacquelyn "Jackie" Lazarre, and their three children, Gary L. Lazarre (Nancy), Jeanne L. Billings (Terry), and Karen L. Dennison. He is also survived by grandchildren, Emily Billings Levy (Matthew), Taylor Billings, Chloe Dennison, and Zachary Dennison; great grandchildren, Caleb Levy, Sophie Levy, and baby Natalie Levy due in June; and beloved niece, Marie Sandi (Tito). Jay was a devoted employee and former Vice President of Pellerin Milnor Corporation for over 30 years. He joyfully served his Catholic Church, including as a member of Pastoral Councils, building committees, and liturgical committees and as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. Jay oversaw the construction of Divine Mercy Church and was awarded the Order of the St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans in recognition of his dedication and service to the Church. Jay loved working with his hands. He built a car, a boat, a clock, and beautiful furniture during his lifetime, even building a toy chest for his first great grandchild. He loved fishing and golf and was seldom seen without a cup of coffee in his hands. Above all, Jay was happiest when spending time with his family. Some of our fondest memories are of family gatherings, games played, golf tournaments and school functions he attended, carving pumpkins, dyeing Easter eggs, helping his family with projects around the house, and quiet hours enjoying a cup of coffee. He kept us in stitches with his dry wit and humor. In spite of battling illness for much of his life, Jay never complained. He was selfless with his time, talent, and treasure, more worried about taking care of everyone but himself. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Ka Yan Tong, Dr. Jill Lindberg, Fresenius Dialysis Center, and the many nurses and staff of 5 East at East Jefferson Hospital, most especially Carol. We are blessed to have our family friend and priest, Fr. Luis Rodriguez, who officiated at the funeral Mass. Special thanks to Fr. Robert Cooper, our pastor at Divine Mercy Parish. We are especially thankful for the outpouring of love and support from our family and friends during this difficult time. A private Mass and burial were held on Monday, April 13, 2020, with only immediate family present. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Divine Mercy Catholic Church or The American Diabetes Association. Please consider sharing your thoughts, favorite memory or condolences at www.muhleisen.com.
Justin "Jay" Lazarre, Jr., went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 8, 2020, at the age of 81, as a result of complications from COVID-19. He is survived by his spouse and the love of his life, Jacquelyn "Jackie" Lazarre, and... View Obituary & Service Information
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