OBITUARY

Jim Ned Trotti

12 September, 19338 February, 2021

Jim Ned Trotti passed away February 8, 2021 at his home, with his loving wife Jane by his side. Jim was born in Livingston, Louisiana in 1933 to John R Trotti and Elise Lott. The middle of three sons, he grew up on a rice farm in Fenton, La. During the Great Depression where baths were taken in the rice canals. Hard times molded him into the man he became. Breaking and training horses and bird dogs at an early age instilled the love that he would carry the rest of his life, competing in bird dog field trials throughout the United States, Canada and South America. Not only did he judge and compete in championships, he was known to help the beginner by sharing his knowledge and time, thus promoting the sport he loved. He co-authored the book, Guidelines and Judicial Practice of Bird Dog Field Trails. Jim was an All-State football player at Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, La. After winning two state championships, he went on to play football at LSU on a scholarship. He moved to Jackson to open the state of Mississippi for the Prudential Insurance Company in 1956. In 1958 he opened his own agency, Executive Insurance Services, which he owned until 1978. In 1979 he opened Trotti Construction Company where he worked until 2019. In his early years, he was a member of Wesley Methodist Church where he taught 8th grade Sunday school. In later years, Jim and his wife Jane were members of Colonial Heights Baptist Church where he was welcomed into Tavie Kulcke’s ladies Sunday school class, along with Tavie’s husband, Larry Kulcke. Tavie’s teaching had a lasting impact on his life. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Jane. He is also survived by his three children, Ned (Cathy), Dawn (J.R.), Melinda, and step-son, Dan Singley (Greer). The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Sheffield, Dr. Zachery Baldwin and their staffs for the loving care they provided. “Put the dogs in the sage and the shot in the air.” Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for the online guestbook.

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Angela Morehead

18 February 2021

I am a friend of Ned and Cathy's from Nashville. Although I only had the pleasure of spending time with Mr. Trotti and Jane on a few occasions, I have fond memories of each of those times. When I first met him, I went with Cathy to visit him at a rehab facility. As we entered the room, he was having a jovial phone conversation with one of his buddies (I'm guessing there was a fish tale in there somewhere) and quickly said something like "I have to let you go - Two beautiful women just came in to see me!" That made me laugh and I liked him right away. Each time I saw him, he was laughing and telling some interesting stories. He was a big presence, brought life to a room. He was a wonderful man, genuine and charming. It was evident he loved his family (and LSU!!). Ned, Cathy, Jane and family, I am SO sorry for your loss and the loss of this special light from the world. I rejoice with you that he is with the Lord. Love you!

Darrell McClendon

14 February 2021

Hi Ned, Sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven has called home its angel. Blessings, prayers and strength to you and your family during this time. Darrell McClendon and family

Bill Lea

13 February 2021


The Trotti family have been admired in NE Jackson for decades. I met them through Jane , the Wife of Jim Ned and there Son Ned at Hanging Moss Swimming Pool and Tennis Club between 1972 and 1982 . As manager of Swim Club and coach & teacher at Callaway high . My love and sympathy goes out to the Family and friends for their loss. Old friends are called the Best friends and my thoughts and Prayers for you all. Jane “God bless You and Yours,” Coach Bill Lea

David Nutt

13 February 2021

I am sorry to hear of Jimmy’s death.
He was “truly one of the good ones.”
He will be sorely missed by me and many others.
David Nutt

Billy Simmons

13 February 2021

Ned, I'm very sorry about your Dad.

Billy Simmons (ex-kayaker)
Madison, MS

William Clement

13 February 2021

I shall always be grateful to Mr. Trotti for teaching me and the others Sunday School at Wesley Methodist Church 70 years ago. Rest high on that mountain Mr Trotti, rest high.

Bill Clement

Keith McDaniel

13 February 2021

Ned and Dawn, so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great guy and I’m glad that he did some work for me the last few years so I could get to visit with him after seeing him at Hanging Moss school functions in the 70’s.
Again so sorry.

Ken McKay

9 February 2021

Jane, so sorry to hear about Jim’s death! Where have the years gone? We shared a lot of fun times and field trials together. Our prayers will be with you and all of Jim’s family! Love, Ken and Elaine McKay

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