James J. Pace

Born May 6, 1938

James Junior “Jimmy” Pace is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. In his youth, he moved to the New Orleans and West Bank areas of Louisiana. He graduated high school with V.I.P. Sports status at Holy Name of Mary in Algiers, Louisiana. He worked most of his years as a multi-talented welder at the Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Chalmette, Louisiana, and lastly, Jefferson Parish Waterworks. He respectively retired from both. Jimmy was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed watching the Saints and LSU play. He also liked to dance, sing karaoke, and spend time with his family and friends. Jimmy belonged to the American Legion and Parrot Head Club in Destin, Florida. Jimmy is survived by his wife of over 21 years, Sondra Cullen Pace; Children: Cindy Pace Tuck, and husband, Barry, Connie Pace, James “Ray” Pace, and wife, Kristen, David Pace, Steven Pace, Robert Pace, and wife, Sandra; Stepchildren: Susan Ledet, and husband, Donald, Mona Lisa Barnett, and husband, C.B., Angela Bacon, and husband, Jim; 18 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; sisters: Carol Schrimsher, and husband, Jerry, Linda “Kay” Hart, and husband, Ron; brother: Carl Bunn, and wife, Vicky; sisters-in-law, Rita Bunn, Lou “Grace” Michel Cantrelle, and husband, Nelson, Jr.; Brother-in-law: Louis Pfluger. Jimmy is preceded in death by his first wife, Jacqueline Michel Pace; Parents, James Orbit Pace, and Thelma Pace Bunn and Stepfather Paul Bunn; sister, Mary Kathryn Pfluger; brother, Paul “Butch” Bunn; brother-in-law, Carlo Michel, and wife, Dianne. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the doctors and staff of, Our Lady of The Lake, Baton Rouge General, and Saint Elizabeth Hospitals, for their compassion and care. The family would also like to thank all family, friends, and neighbors, who stood by his side and helped him in his time of need. A gathering for Jimmy’s family and friends will be held at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1:00 pm until a Memorial Service with Military Honors, starting at 3:00 pm.To Offer condolences to the family, please visit Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales (13533 Airline Hwy.) are in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

James J. Pace

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