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Jerome "Jerry" Raymond Gremillion Jr.

September 10, 1948October 16, 2020
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“Have you seen my Pride and Joy?”

Jerome, affectionately known as Jerry, was best remembered for his jovial, enthusiastic, boisterous laughter, and was the light of his family’s life.

Jerry was born on September 10, 1948, one of five children, to Bennie and Jerome Gremillion Sr. in New Orleans, Louisiana. From a young age, his ambition was to be the “King of everything.” His days were full of laughter and fun.

In 1969, he enlisted into the United States Navy, touring in the Mediterranean region during the Vietnam era. On January 11, 1975, he married the love of his life, Marie Cox. His mother, Bennie, was so proud to welcome Marie into his life, often thanking her for willingly tolerating Jerry’s antics. In 1979 he received an honorable discharge from the Navy.

Together Jerry and Marie welcomed two children: Jennifer and Christopher. He was a proud husband and father, working hard to provide for his family and keeping their home full of laughter and joy. His downtime was spent doing what he loved most, spending time with his family. Jerry retired from The Gates Rubber Co. as a district sales manager, where he perfected his ice breaker: “Have you seen my Pride and Joy?”

After retirement he loved spending time with his grandchildren, giving out his “Pride and Joy,” and watching Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, Football, and A Christmas Story. Jerry was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, and grandparents, James and Odile Gremillion, Ollier and Jennie Sullivan.

Those left to cherish his memory, his true pride and joy, are his wife Marie; children, Jennifer Ezell and husband Brian, Christopher Gremillion and wife Denise; his grandchildren, Corey Doucet and wife Kyliee, Kylee Ezell, Kaitlyn Gremillion, Dylan Ezell, and Haley Gremillion; and two great grandchildren, Bentley and Ella-Rose. He is also survived by his four sisters Gayle Fournet, Karen Carso, Michelle Knowles, and Deborah Evans.

The family will welcome friends on Saturday, October 24, 2020 beginning at 9am until 11am. A celebration of his life will begin at 11am led by Pastor Steve Cox.

We invite you to sign his digital register book and leave a fond memory or sentiment of condolences at www.hixonfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

  • FAMILY

  • Marie Gremillion, Spouse
  • Jennifer Ezell (Brian Ezell), Daughter
  • Christopher Gremillion (Denise Gremillion), Son
  • Corey Doucet (Kyliee Doucet), Grandson
  • Kylee Ezell, Granddaughter
  • Kaitlyn Gremillion, Granddaughter
  • Dylan Ezell, Granddaughter
  • Haley Gremillion, Granddaughter
  • Bentley, Great Grandson
  • Ella-Rose, Great Granddaughter
  • Gayle Fournet, Sister
  • Karen Carso, Sister
  • Michelle Knowles, Sister
  • Debbie Evans, Sister
  • Jerome R. Gremillion Sr. (Bennie Sullivan Gremillion), Parents (deceased)
  • James Otis Gremillion (Odile Guilbeau Gremillion), Grandparents (deceased)
  • Ollier Ulysses Sullivan (Jennie Lewis Sullivan), Grandparents (deceased)

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Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

Memories

Jerome "Jerry" Raymond Gremillion Jr.

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Terry Gremillion Bracken

October 21, 2020

My dear cousin Jerry was always smiling. I can hardly picture him without one. I wish we’d had more time together in this life.
My love & condolences to Marie, Jenny & Chris, as well as the rest of the family. He will be sorely missed.🤗😘

Mike Gremillion

October 21, 2020

My cousin Jerry.
Always kind, always upbeat, always had a smile, loved to laugh, loved to tell stories, loved to enjoy life to the fullest.
Honest, caring, thoughtful, respectful and a devoted son husband, and father.
As a youngster he was my hero, and I would have proudly followed him anywhere he wanted to lead. He will truly be missed by all of us and I'm looking forward to the day we'll be able to see him again.

Luke Davis

October 20, 2020

My Uncle Jerry was one of the best men I've ever met. He always made me feel so funny with his amazing laugh and his joyful presence. I will always have a special place in my heart for him.

Jerry Cody

October 18, 2020

Good by to a very dear friend. Every time I think of you a smile comes to my heart! You will be missed. To a super family man, see you on the other side.....

Michelle Knowles

October 18, 2020

To know my brother Jerry was to love him. You could not be in the same room with him and not have a wonderful time. He played so many childhood pranks on me and my best friend Meredith, he literally scared us so much when he would return home late in the evening. Just a hand print on the window, or his bald head in a nylon after fraternity initiation. But I was so proud to call him my brother.
He did love his wonderful wife Marie and his children with every bit of himself and he showed it always. He will be missed so much. And he will always be my "Pride and Joy".

Joe and Kathy Ceravolo

October 18, 2020

Jerry was a great Brother- in-law. We will always remember him for his laughter and how he enjoyed life. He was very good to his family and we love him for that. He will truly be missed by all.

Norma & Stephen Davis

October 17, 2020

We were so happy to call him Brother-in-law. He was always laughing and playing with the kids just like he was one of them. He loved his family dearly. Our hearts ache for Marie, Jenny and Chris and all his grandkids and great grandkids who only got to enjoy his fun loving ways for a short time. Our family will truly miss that smiling face.

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