Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA


Leroy Joseph Jarreau Jr.

October 13, 1942July 2, 2019

Leroy Joseph Jarreau, Jr., a native of Baton Rouge and resident of Gonzales, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the age of 76. He loved his church and enjoyed playing music and spending time with his church family. Leroy was a talented musician who had a special love for playing the clarinet and banjo. Leroy is survived by his loving wife, Fran (Fredna) Jarreau; children, Paul Jarreau, Kristopher Jarreau (Diane), Michelle Sholar (Trey), William Sharon; sisters, Linda Doiron, Gayle Templet (Mark), Gloria “Tee-Tee” Hoggatt (Kenny), Sherrilynn O’Neal (Jeff); brothers, Alfred Jarreau (Marty), Carlo Lopez; 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; uncle, Clay Boudreaux; aunt, Sadie Latino. Leroy is preceded in death by his daughter, Laura Foulds; son, Kerry Madere; parents, Leroy Jarreau, Sr. and Nora Borne; step mother, Gloria Jarreau. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales from 9:00 am until funeral service at 11:00 am celebrated by Pastor Richard Metrailer. Interment will follow at Carpenter Chapel Cemetery in Prairieville. The family would like to give a special thanks to Curt Chenevert as well as Leroy’s nurses, Misty and Nikki for all of their compassion and care. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com . Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019


Leroy Joseph Jarreau Jr.

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Sharon Laprairie

July 5, 2019

Sister Fran
We are so sorry for your loss.
We were blessed for so many years with our
Brother Leroy , it seems like a lifetime.
He was a mighty believer of god's word and
a great example to our fellowship family and others.
We love you with all of God's love and will be here for you !
Love you sister and pray for god's blessing for you throughout this process and along your life's path..

Chamelle Chenevert

July 5, 2019

Brother LeRoy was one of the first people in my life who challenged my spiritual walk with the Lord!! Along with my brother, Greg, Leroy questioned whether I had received ALL that God had truly given me thru Jesus. My first meeting with LeRoy, he quoted the verse “he who fears has not been made perfect in love”. This sparked a quest within me to know I had received God’s best! Oh how that quest brought me to a hidden treasure few seem to find. The treasure of a new heart created in Christ Jesus unto good works”..... Thank You Brother LeRoy!! Brother LeRoy and I have shared many hours over the last 29 years sharing God’s word back and forth to the point of finishing the verse for the other one! 😊 He and I had amazingly wonderful moments talking about God’s treasures given to us in Jesus. God’s gifts of peace, contentment, grace, mercy, and faith! LeRoy was my second daddy making sure I was alright and taken care of!! I am so blessed by God bringing him into my life!! He will be greatly missed, but my heart is overjoyed that he is in the loving arms of the Great God and our Wonderful Savior, Jesus!!
I thank God for Sister Fran who comforted and supported him every step of his journey!! How beautiful to see God loving & caring for him thru your vessel!! God’s got you, Babe!! 😘.

Rhonda Robertson

July 4, 2019

Sincere condolences to family and friends. May God comfort you with his peace and love at this difficult time.

Ivan, Kelly Robertson and family

July 4, 2019

Brother Leroy was a wonderful blessing to our family and will be greatly missed. Not only was he a good friend but a true brother in the Lord. Conversations on the phone or in person would often lead to talking about the Lord and his word. Many times if we didn’t tell each other goodbye after church, I would call him or he would call me just to say goodnight and lordwilling see you at the next church meeting. The Lord using his vessel with encouragement and edification in the word was a wonderful work of the Lord. He was a true musician inspiring others to pursue and utilize their musical talents. We loved listening to his stories that he told. He just had a way of telling stories that kept you interested and had you rolling on the floor laughing. He will be greatly missed by everyone.
Small stature, soft voice-Big heart!!

DeMario Smith

July 3, 2019

Leroy was such a blessing to me and my family. He shared the gospel with us numerous of times and wonderful stories of his days playing his music. I loved every moment he played the clarinet when the congregation gathered, the sound was amazing! Knowing a Godly man like brother Leroy touched my heart tremendously and I thank God for knowing brother Leroy, my father in the faith! Leroy, Thank you for role modeling Godliness and now by the grace of God I will role model Godliness to my friends and family. My condolences to the family, Leroy will be truly missed....

Love you all to the church @Baton Rouge! Missing you all!!

Bobby, Kristy and family Essick

July 3, 2019

This man will be so greatly missed, but he is playing music with our great Lord now! Brother Leroy was one of a kind, always willing to listen others and share God’s great words. He always had time for any of our kids who wanted to learn to play an instrument, especially unto the Lord. He was a wonderful brother and there will be a missing piece to our family! We love you Brother Leroy and Sister Fran.