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St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home & Gardens

701 W Virtue ST, Chalmette, LA

OBITUARY

Harry "Buddy" Hebert Jr.

December 26, 1941June 20, 2020
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MSGT. Harry Joseph (Buddy) Hebert, Jr. moved on to his eternal home in heaven on June 20, 2020 at 78 years old. He was born on December 26, 1941 in New Orleans, LA and resided in Chalmette, LA for well over 40 years. He moved to Slidell, LA in 2005 and resided there for the remainder of his life. He was a highly decorated veteran of the United States Armed Forces for over 28 years, serving in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Air National Guard; stationed at The Jackson Barracks 214th E 1 Squadron. While in the military he traveled all over the world and fell in love with Germany in particular. During his time in the military he was also enrolled in classes at St. Bernard Community College and later transferred to the University of New Orleans where he studied a broad array of subjects from horticulture to the medical field. His world travel contributed to his extensive knowledge of history and historical architecture and his education led to his being well rounded and educated in many facets of life. After his retirement from the military he became an Assistant Librarian at Nunez Community College for a few years. He always had the best advice to give his loved ones and was always the smartest man in the room. He loved watching the History Channel, playing UNO and watching movies with the family, eating ice cream and catching a good deal on anything. His was a life well lived. He loved to laugh and pass a good time by cutting up and cracking jokes with his family. His family was everything to him and he was everything to us. He laid a rock-solid foundation of love and laughs to last us a lifetime. He will be missed dearly by all those who knew him. But we will all be together again one day. He leaves behind an unmatched legacy of love, laughter and good times with his family and friends. Even though he’s gone from us now, he still lives on in every one of us. His body just couldn’t contain his awesomeness anymore, so he had to go home. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 58 years Elaine C. Hebert and his loving children Sheree Hebert Davis (Mike) and Harry J. Hebert, III. He was an amazing Grandfather to Ryan A. Simon (Brittany), Aaron M. Davis (Kasey), and Seth J. Davis (Samantha) and an awesome Great-Grandfather to Abby, Kensey, Kylie and Kinley. He is also survived by his remaining brother Ned F. Hebert, Sr. and his brother-in-law Frank Chartier (Donna). He is loved by a host of many nieces, nephews and Godchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents Harry J. Hebert, Sr. and Velma B. Hebert, sister Esma, brothers Chester “Chet” Hebert and Gerard “Jay” Hebert. Services will be officiated by Bro. Joey Matrone. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. VIRTUE STREET, in Chalmette, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, with a service in the chapel, at 1:30 PM. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Memories

Harry "Buddy" Hebert Jr.

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MICHAEL SPERBER

July 8, 2020

God bless your soul and rest in peace, Uncle Buddy. The good times and laughs will never be forgotten. Sincere condolences to entire family - - Mike

COL (Ret) Calvin & Jan washispacka@aol.com

July 6, 2020

It is the “Soldier”
In Memorial Honor to MSGT Harry Joseph “Buddy” Hebert Jr
Louisiana National Guard
It’s the Airman,
not the pastor/preacher, who has given us freedom of religion and worship.
It’s the Airman,
not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It’s the Airman,
not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It’s the Airman,
not the demonstration organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble and demonstrate.
It’s the Airman,
not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It’s the Airman,
not the politician, who has given us the right to vote, ensures our right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It’s the Airman, Who salutes the Flag, who serves beneath the Flag and whose coffin is draped by the Flag, who gives the protester the right to burn the flag.
The American Airman does not serve and fight because he hates who is in front of him; he serves and fights because he loves who is behind him.

ETERNAL REST GRANT HIM O LORD AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM.

Sheena Hebert

June 27, 2020

When I think of Uncle Buddy. Christmas comes to mind. Those wonderful parties in Chalmette. His sense of humor and mischievous ways. Oh my goodness what a blessing knowing and loving him was. I’ll miss you on this earth love. But, you have my back in heaven and I will see you their. We can laugh and share beautiful memories of the Hebert clan.God speed my sweet man .
Sheena Hebert ❤️❤️

Judy Blackwell

June 26, 2020

Elaine,Sherri and Harry Jr always remember the good times you all shared. Unable to hug you in person but know that we are there in spirit. Will always remember New Years eve parties. Love and prayers to all Jerry and Judy Blackwell

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