OBITUARY

Jo Ann Kaufman

January 22, 1949October 12, 2018
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Jo Ann Kaufman, age 69, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Friday October 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 22, 1949.

Jo Ann, best mom ever, native of Elton, Louisiana came to make her home in Moss Bluff where she was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, a member of the Catholic Daughters, and was active at the Moss Bluff Senior Center where she enjoyed being with friends. Jo Ann a gifted artist was known for her ability in painting, drawing, sewing, crocheting, jewelry making, and embroidery. A star in her own right and also known as the comedian Momma Jeaux "The Hugging Lady" where she brought joy and laughter to many, and to others stretching across the pond. She co-owned Moss Bluff Printing along side her husband for 24 years.

She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Alice Waggoner, sister, Shirley Bellon, and brothers, George and Robert Waggoner.

Jo Ann Kaufman leaves behind her Loving husband, Ross Kaufman of over 52 years and their three girls and 3 special son-in-laws, Angela Guillory and husband, Kirk, Beth Jacobsen and husband, Dan, and Vanessa Doucet and husband, Leroy III "PeeWee"; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and two on the way.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Moss Bluff. Rev. Father Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Burial will follow in New Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 with a Rosary held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonmossbluff.com for the Kaufman family.

  • FAMILY

  • Jo Ann Kaufman leaves behind her Loving husband, Ross Kaufman of over 52 years and their three girls and 3 special son-in-laws, Angela Guillory and husband, Kirk, Beth Jacobsen and husband, Dan, and Vanessa Doucet and husband, Leroy III "PeeWee"; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and two on the way.

    She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Alice Waggoner, sister, Shirley Bellon, and brothers, George and Robert Waggoner.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Joe Guillory, Pallbearer
  • Nick Guillory, Pallbearer
  • Paul Jacobsen, Pallbearer
  • Leroy Doucet, IV, Pallbearer
  • Jordan Meche, Pallbearer
  • Parker Hodges, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 15, 2018
  • Visitation Tuesday, October 16, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, October 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Jo Ann Kaufman

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Sarah Parkin

November 8, 2018

My memories of jo Ann would be her laughter and she used to say I was her sister from over the pond. All the things I was able to see if my brother had not met jo Ann and he took me over and jo Ann said we could stay with her and Ross and met her beautiful family and they made us feel as if we were family i will remember her for ever til we meet again. Love Sally xxx

Ronnie & Mary Young

October 15, 2018

Rest in peace sweet, funny Lady, you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. When you see Shirley tell her little brother said he still loves/miss her.

Allison Meche

October 15, 2018

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Biography

Jo Ann Kaufman, age 69, of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Friday October 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 22, 1949.

Jo Ann, best mom ever, native of Elton, Louisiana came to make her home in Moss Bluff where she was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, a member of the Catholic Daughters, and was active at the Moss Bluff Senior Center where she enjoyed being with friends. Jo Ann a gifted artist was known for her ability in painting, drawing, sewing, crocheting, jewelry making, and embroidery. A star in her own right and also known as the comedian Momma Jeaux "The Hugging Lady" where she brought joy and laughter to many, and to others stretching across the pond. She co-owned Moss Bluff Printing along side her husband for 24 years.

She was preceded in death by parents, Joe and Alice Waggoner, sister, Shirley Bellon, and brothers, George and Robert Waggoner.

Jo Ann Kaufman leaves behind her Loving husband, Ross Kaufman of over 52 years and their three girls and 3 special son-in-laws, Angela Guillory and husband, Kirk, Beth Jacobsen and husband, Dan, and Vanessa Doucet and husband, Leroy III "PeeWee"; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and two on the way.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at St. Theodore Catholic Church in Moss Bluff. Rev. Father Aubrey Guilbeau will officiate. Burial will follow in New Ritchie Cemetery in Moss Bluff. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2018 with a Rosary held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in her memory. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonmossbluff.com for the Kaufman family.