September 13, 1936 – July 3, 2018
Lionel Rogers Serigne, Sr., son of the late Joseph Serigne, Sr. and Louise Morales Serigne, passed away on July 3, 2018. He was 81 years old. He was the loving husband of Joan Martinez Serigne. Devoted father of John Serigne, William Serigne, and Lionel Serigne (Pamela). Grandfather of William Serigne, Jr. (Rachel), Hannah Serigne, John Hayden Serigne, Baylie Serigne and Brenna Serigne. Brother of Adam Serigne, Gloria Stephenson, Irene Melerine, Virginia Steele, O’Neil Serigne and the late Joseph Serigne, Jr. He also leaves behind many other relatives and dear friends. Lionel was born on Delacroix Island, and spent his life on the water. He was the owner of Serigne’s Marina and was never happier than when catching shrimp, or playing Craps at the casino. He was much loved, and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. A visitation will be held for Lionel on Friday, July 13, 2018 at ST. BERNARD MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 701 W. VIRTUE STREET, in Chalmette, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, followed by a funeral service in his honor, at 2:00 PM. He will be laid to rest in St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, 2805 Bayou Road, in St. Bernard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
- Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018
July 16, 2018
Fishing @ Delacroix Island will not be the same without Lionel's presence. For the more than 60 years of going fishing there, Lionel and his great cheerfulness whether @ Melerine's or Serigne's launch was just part of the landscape and part of the fishing daily ritual. The four generations of the Fahr family that had the pleasure of his presence for these many years, offer our deepest condolences to Joan and the family.
July 13, 2018
Joan & family,
Sorry I can't be there with you. I lost a very good friend and have many fond memories of my time there when I was fishing.
My deepest sympathy to you all.
Ronnie & Jean ( Melerine ) Wichterich
July 12, 2018
The world lost a great man July 3 rd 2018 I know your spirit will forever remain here with us. My prayer is for god to give Joan and there 3 sons and grandchildren to go on. Until we see you a again. We will miss you greatly. Love Jean and Ronnie
Texas Jeff and Donna Kiely
July 11, 2018
We will really miss Mr. Lionel. We enjoyed talking with him most springs and falls for many years now, when we stayed in the RV loop to fish. A funny, kindhearted man. Condolences to Joan, John, and all of Lionel's family and friends.
July 10, 2018
THERE ISNT ENOUGHT PAPER TO WRIGHT ABOUT ALL THE THINGS YOU TAUGHT ME AS A KID I THOUGHT THE WORLD OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I ALWAYS WILL . YOU ARE A GREAT MAN THANKS FOR EVERYTHING I WILL NOTFORGET ABOUT YOU
Allen Ricouard Jr.
July 9, 2018
Enjoyed all the conversations as I delivered gas and diesel to the marina. Mr. Lionel always made me laugh with all his stories.
July 8, 2018
Launched our boat many a time at Mr.Lionel's, always friendly, did not matter if you even had money, if you wanted to go fishing he would launch your boat, put in fuel and give you ice and he would say "Pay me next time". He was a good guy and even though we don't get to fish anymore, we'll still miss Mr.Lionel. may he rest in peace.
July 8, 2018
Pulling up to the launch in the morning you always knew that Lionel was going to be there waiting to launch your boat with a smile on his face and a good handshake. Great guy and good person, glad to have known him, he will surely be missed. May he find eternal happiness in Jesus' Kingdom.
July 7, 2018
Truly a fine gentleman and a legend, we all have great memories of fond times with friends and family fishing at the “island” but all of these memories are punctuated with one thing in common, “the launch”. Thank you Mr. Lionel for some of the best times in my life.