OBITUARY

John Lawrence Rutledge Jr.

March 29, 1958April 26, 2011

John Lawrence Rutledge, Jr. March 29, 1958 – April 26, 2011

John Lawrence Rutledge, Jr., a native of Havre de Grace, Maryland and resident of Morgan City departed this life on April 26, 2011 to begin his life in Heaven. His greatest love was his family, especially his children, whom he was so very proud of, especially watching them as they serve Mass at Sacred Heart Church. His passion was motorcycles, whether he was riding, building or just working on them. He loved Christmas, he would decorate his yard and dress as Santa and give gifts to the children who stopped by. John never met a stranger and would do anything for anyone without ever being asked. John leaves behind his brokenhearted family, his wife Leslie Besson Rutledge, his daughter Meghan Irene Rutledge, His son Mason John Rutledge, his mother Irene Rose Rutledge, his sister Jackie Rutledge and her partner Angela Serio, his stepson James Estay and his beloved grandson Cayden Thomassie. He was preceded in death by his father John Lawrence Rutledge, Sr.; his father-in-law Andrew Besson; his brother-in-law Kevin Besson; his maternal grandparents Frederick James and Mary Ann Rose and his paternal grandparents Oscar and Florence Rutledge. The Rutledge family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the compassionate staff at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Orange Beach Fire and Rescue and Med Star EMS. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sacred Heart Church’s Building and Maintenance Fund, 415 Union Street, Morgan City, LA 70380. Visitation will be Friday, April 29, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Hargrave Funeral Home. Visitation will resume Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church; with services beginning at 11:00 am.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 29, 2011

  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 30, 2011

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, April 30, 2011

Memories

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Brenda Morvant

May 19, 2011

Leslie,
I pray God gives you all the strength you need to get through this terrible time. Just remember that John is preparing a place for you and one day you will be together again. God Bless You.

Dee Binder

May 5, 2011

I am so sorry for you and your family. I was at the Palms and prayed for all of you as the events unfolded. Everyone there who met John, talked about how nice a person he was and how he looked out for even the young man working the beach chairs. I have prayed that God would comfort you and surround you with love and mercy as you enter this time.

Ernie Francis

May 3, 2011

I was his helper at one time i am known as Chiceaux

Angel Garner

May 2, 2011

Praying for John and his family... there has to be a very special place in heaven for such a nice man.

Mary Jo Schutte

May 1, 2011

Dear Rutledge Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are very sorry for your loss.
May our Father surround you with his love and compassion.
Beach Friends

Sheryl Daigle

April 30, 2011

Mr. John will be sadly missed by all who knew him. In the few short years I have known him, I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know such a great person. I will miss our Friday conversations! The love and compassion he had for his family was amazing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones he left behind. God Bless You!

Julie Barbier

April 30, 2011

We just heard of John's death and we are saddened to say our neighborhood has lost a devoted husband, father and neighbor. His passing was a shock to hear. John was such a kind and compassionate man, I know your family will miss him dearly. Please let us know if we can help in any way.
Julie, Justin and Brittany Barbier
3025 Diane Drive

Darren,Sharon,&Abigail(Fred) Ackman

April 29, 2011

We are so sorry to hear about your loss.Please let us know if you all need anything. Abigail has told us of great times she has spent at your home. God bless all of you.

Angie & Katherine Russo

April 29, 2011

Leslie, I can not tell you how sorry I was to hear of John's death. My heart breaks for all of you. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam Sanders

April 29, 2011

Memories keep those we love close to us forever! With my deepest sympathy.

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