James Gomila Wingerter Sr.

October 5, 1939October 10, 2020

James Gomila Wingerter Sr. passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, October 10, 2020. He had just made his 81st birthday. Beloved husband of Myra Steppe Wingerter for over 58 years. Loving father of James G. Wingerter Jr. (Michelle), Louis P. Wingerter (Terry), and Jane W. Haynie (Phillip). Grandfather of Claire Wingerter, Jonathan Wingerter, Ashley Wingerter, Heather Haynie, Braxton Haynie, Meredith Wingerter, and Jamie Wingerter. Son of the late Philip and Dorothy Wingerter Sr. Brother of the late Philip Wingerter Jr. (Barbara), Jack Wingerter (Joyce), and Dorothy Toranto (Rudy). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. James was born in Port Sulphur, and spent most of his childhood and early life in Gentilly. He graduated from Cor Jesu High School and Northeast Louisiana University. He joined the family business of G&W Drugs, located in Gentilly and Slidell. In 1984, he joined Eckerd’s (which later became CVS Pharmacy), and retired after 20 years of service. After retirement, he worked for several years part-time at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in LaPlace. He was a member of the Krewe of Thoth from 1997 until 2002. He and Myra were recent parishioners at St. Anselm in Madisonville. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Red Cross or Catholic Charities, benefitting hurricane relief. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at GRACE FUNERAL HOME, 450 Holy Trinity Drive, Covington, on Saturday afternoon, October 17, 2020 at 12:30. Visitation will begin at 11:00 in the morning. Interment will follow in the adjacent St. Lazarus of Bethany Memorial Garden. The Mass will be live streamed, and the link and online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, October 17, 2020



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Pamela Miller

October 16, 2020

To the Wingerter Family,
Our most sincere condolences and deepest sympathies are for you and your entire family during this most difficult time of grief. We pray that the soul of your Father/Father in Law/Paw Paw and Husband, be at peace with our Heavenly Father and that the love and mercy of the Heavenly Father be bestowed upon you and your family. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort, peace and strength to help you through the upcoming days ahead. Please let us know if we can do anything for you...for we are only a phone call away. Love to you! Pamela, Logan and Hannah Miller

Jo Ann Massimini Lovell

October 15, 2020

My deepest sympathy on your loss. Sending love and prayers

Irma Dearie

October 14, 2020

I will always remember the fun times. Jim was a terrific guy. He took such good care of Myra. He was an inspiration and will be missed. He was the glue that helped us keep going. God bless! Love, Irma

Kenny Spellman

October 14, 2020

On behalf of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart Alumni Association and Brother Martin High School, I offer our prayers and condolences. We will say a Mass in her memory.

Father of all, we pray to you for James, and for all those whom we love but see no longer. Grant to them eternal rest. Let light perpetual shine upon them. May her soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Kenny Spellman ’84
Brother Martin High School

Gary Scioneaux

October 14, 2020

I worked at G & W Drugs in the late 1970s when I was in college, mainly working for Jimmy. Truly a good and decent family man of high moral character. He always treated me great. To his family, my heart felt condolences and may God Bless Him.

Brother Neal Golden

October 13, 2020

Jimmy was my high school classmate. Just a great guy. Enjoyed his company at our Cor Jesu '57 reunions and lunches. Never recall a cross word from him. Privileged to have taught his son also.
He will be missed.
Brother Neal Golden, S.C.

daniel schmidt

October 13, 2020

Nicky and I wish to express our deepest condolences for Jim's passing. I personally have fine memories of a time long ago at Grandmaw Heintz 's house around holiday times and family gatherings. Those gatherings meant alot to me I can still heard Jim's distinct laugh. I would think he's still sharing that laugh now.
Again my beat wishes for the family as time will help in the healing process . Danny and Nicky Schmidt

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