Jimmy Lee Hernandez

September 1, 1949April 11, 2021

Jimmy Lee Hernandez, 71, died peacefully on April 11, 2021, with family by his side after a brief battle with cancer. Jimmy was a long time resident of Leesville, Louisiana; however, he always referred to Morgan City as home as he spent many of his formative years there.

He loved spending time enjoying nature surrounding his home in Leesville, being with his family, and was known to always lend a hand to anyone who was in need. His notoriously funny stories and quick wit will live on long after his death. He was loved by all who knew him and will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by many.

Jimmy is survived by his daughter, Miranda Leigh Hernandez of Houma; his grandchildren, Haven Ledet of Walker, Bryce Ledet and wife Adrianna of Raceland, Blake Ledet of Thibodaux, Caden Cooley of Flagle, Daisy Portz of Leesville, and Shayley Quattlebaum of Houma. He is also survived by five siblings, Norma Gussman (David, Sr.) of Morgan City, Joseph Hernandez (Susan) of Corona, California, Frank Hernandez (Penny) of Houma, Carolyn Wooten (Woodley) of Belmont, North Carolina, and Christina Rivers (Andrew, Sr.) of Dry Prong, Louisiana; as well as three generations of nieces and nephews who adored him.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his wife, Vivian Belinda Brooks Hernandez; his oldest daughter, Candace Arlene Hernandez; his father, James Hernandez; his mother and stepfather, Laurie and Otto Wiesinger; and his sister, Evelyn Hernandez Prince.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the administration and staff of Legacy Manor in Morgan City for the loving and compassionate care shown to Jimmy and his family during the last few weeks of his life.

Jimmy’s wish was to be cremated so there will be no service at this time. A celebration of his life will be planned for a later date.


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Amber Steele

April 14, 2021

To know him was to love him. Self-proclaimed Coonass to the core... Never a dull or quiet moment with Uncle Jimmy Lee. His stories led to belly laughs and happy tears. Almost all of my happiest childhood moments were with my Uncle Jimmy Lee, Aunt Belinda, Candy, & Miranda; memories that will forever be in my heart and mind. Miranda Leigh, I love you. Your strength is inspiring. You have overcome so much in this short lifetime and you amaze me every day with your ability to carry on. Aunt Tina, I'm sending you tight hugs. I know how much your heart aches and how different life will be with out him. Love and prayers to his brothers and sisters and grandchildren and all who mourn his loss.

Miranda Hernandez

April 13, 2021

A lifetime of learning from a man who knew how to smile even in the worst situations, never judging and always there when you needed him. You will be with me always now daddy.

Jeana Brooks

April 13, 2021

Uncle Jimmy was very handsome in his younger years. I remember meeting him at Momo Burns' house before he and Aunt Belinda were married. He was funny and liked to joke with us kids. He had wisdom from tough experiences and was willing to share with others for their betterment. Although I am relieved you are out of pain and God has you now, I will always love you, keep fond memories of you and miss you dearly Uncle Jimmy.