James LaForest

February 12, 1929November 9, 2012

James A. LaForest passed away on Friday, November 9, 2012 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Jetta Stansbury LaForest for 63 years. He was a lifelong resident of Westwego. He was the father of Ethel LaForest Stansbury (Michael). He was the son of Benjamin LaForest and Mathilda Marie Rink LaForest. He was the brother of Marie LaForest Trosclair, as well as the late Bernard LaForest, Anna Mae LaForest Weaver, and Helene LaForest Kliebert. He is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends. He was a retired construction worker after 50 years and worked for Celotex for 15 years. The family would like to thank Beatrice “Sis” Acosta for all she has done during his illness.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM. Visitation will begin on Monday, November 12 from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM, and continue on Tuesday from 9:00 AM until the Mass. Interment will be in Our Lady of Prompt Succor Mausoleum. Express condolences at


  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, November 13, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 13, 2012

James LaForest

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Robyn Isemann, RN

November 12, 2012

Ms. Jetta, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I cared deeply for Mr. Jimmy! You both are very special to me. You and your family are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Much love,