John Allen Rousseau
November 25, 1980 – September 6, 2018
Rousseau, John (Jay) Allen
On Thursday, September 6, 2018, MAJ John (Jay) Rousseau, husband, father, son, and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 37 years. Jay will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend of 15 years Kelly, their daughter Lorelei, by his Dad John L. Rousseau, and by his sisters Susan Crocker and Michelle (Chad) Squires. Jay will also be forever remembered by his nephews and niece Trevor, Evan, Kyle, and Maddie and his mother and father in law Kevin (Celia) Pfautz.
Jay served 15 years in the United States Army. During his years of service he served tours in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, and earned the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with one Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon. Although Jay was very proud to serve his country, his number one priority was always his family. Whether it was traveling and hiking or showing up to soccer games and ballet recitals, Jay was a man who cherished every moment with his family and friends and never missed an opportunity to share his love.
A public viewing will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 10-10:40 a.m. at Teague Funeral Home, 2260 Ivy Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903. A military service, open to everyone, will be held at 11:00 a.m. also at Teague Funeral Home. Immediately following the military service will be an informal Celebration of Life open to everyone at Maple Grove Christian Church, 3210 Profit Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22911.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations in Jay’s name to The Barker Adoption Foundation (https://www.barkeradoptionfoundation.org/).
Verse: Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
- Visitation Monday, September 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, September 17, 2018