James Albert LaCross Sr.
June 18, 1937 – June 18, 2020
James Albert LaCross Sr. passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Lorraine LaCross for over 60 years. Father of Wendy Angelette (Eddie), Tammy Mayeux (David Hodge), Lori Lewis (Ricky Lopez), and James Albert LaCross Jr. (Josie). Grandfather of Christina (Drew), Laticia, Camile, Lacey, Cody (Jamie), Whitney (Daniel), Joshua, Chad, Alec, James III, Troy, Jamilyn, Emily, and Madison. Son of the late Louis and Orisha Thiel LaCross. Brother of Grace Beauchamp, as well as the late Charlie, Clarence, Floyd, Tina, Emily, and Lena. He is also survived by 19 great grandchildren, as well as other relatives and friends.
He was born in Myrtle Grove, LA, and was a long time resident of Lafitte. He worked as a trawler for many years, and retired from Hotel Intercontinental. He loved dancing, playing pool, and making people laugh. He was quite a character. He loved to arm wrestle, and was only defeated by a couple of people. He loved helping people and was never scared of work. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus #7350. He loved helping organizations around the community.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lafitte on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM. Visitation will begin 9:00 AM. Interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Gretna. Express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com.