Hargrave Funeral Home

1031 Victor Ii Blvd, Morgan City, LA


Jesse Reynaud Jr.

November 22, 1920November 14, 2019

Jesse E. Reynaud, Jr., age 98, a native of New Iberia and a resident of Morgan City was called to his heavenly home on November 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Jesse served his country during World War II as a Gunner's Mate in the United States Coast Guard from August 1942 to October 1945. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Upon his discharge, Jesse went to work as a Switchman for the Southern Pacific Railroad until his retirement in 1982. Jesse was a member of Pharr Chapel United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 242, VFW Post 4222 and served as Chaplain of the VFW Funeral Squad. He also enjoyed boating, duck hunting, and spending time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his three sons: Jesse E. Reynaud, III and wife Linda of Morgan City, Gary Reynaud and wife Mary Lynn of Morgan City, and Kim Reynaud and wife Tammi of Lafayette. Two daughters: Cathy Jean Gagliardo and husband Paschal of College Station, Texas, and Donna Richard and husband Brian, Sr. of Morgan City. One sister, Iris Miller and husband Max of Franklin. He was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse E. Reynaud, Sr. and Antoinette Bouy Reynaud, first wife Lillian Bergeron Reynaud and second wife Amy Etienne Reynaud. He was also preceded by his four brothers: Francis "Sonny", Kenward "Kenny", Vernon and Elton "Pickle" Reynaud, and his two sisters: Ruth Delaune and Joyce Smith; and great grandson Landon Peffley.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Brad Reynaud, Jon Reynaud, Rowdy Reynaud, Mark Speich, Daniel Reynaud, Brian Richard, Jr., and Ryan Richard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jase Reynaud, Colby Roy, Kyle Roy, Bryce Miguez, Parker Speich, and Connor Porta.

Visitation will be on Tuesday at Hargrave Funeral Home from 5:00pm until 9:00pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday at Hargrave Funeral Home from 8:00am until time of Services. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in the Morgan City Cemetery.

Military honors will be conducted by the East St. Mary Parish VFW Funeral Squad.


  • Jesse E. Reynaud Jr Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019


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Velma Clement

November 18, 2019

Greetings from Lafayette, Louisiana. I am joined by my sister, Elaine Magee Foreman as I say we, too, are saddened at the news of our cousin, Jesse Reynaud's death earlier this month. His mother (Nanette) and our mother (Inez) were sisters, and we both recall many fun visits to Morgan City in the summer. Know of our concern, prayers and love for his family. Velma Magee Clement