OBITUARY

Lovelace "L.J." Joseph Comeaux Jr.

August 3, 1931November 19, 2020
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New Iberia – Funeral services will be conducted for Lovelace “L.J.” Joseph Comeaux, Jr., age 89, at 3:00 pm on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia. Pastor Gabe Smith of Our Saviors Church in Broussard will officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Monday from 10:00 am until the service time.

A native and resident of New Iberia, Mr. Comeaux passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Lovelace, better known as “L.J.” or “Mookie”, was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He was a kind gentleman who enjoyed the simple life of country living. L.J. was a hardworking man who took immense pride in his career. He worked for 45 years as a civil engineer at Avery Island Salt Mine before starting his own land surveying company. He owned and operated L.J. Comeaux Land Surveying for 20 years. L.J. enjoyed music, especially Elvis. He will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Comeaux, Sr. (Sherlyn); daughters, Julie Comeaux Stevens and Alisa Comeaux Grisaffe (Steve); step-daughter who he loved as his own child, Stacie Disotell; sister, Bonnie Comeaux Bourque; son-in-law, Mark Stevens grandchildren, Kevin Comeaux, Jr., Candace Comeaux, Juliana Duet, Kayla Gaudet, Austin Fuselier, Christopher Richardson, Kristen Richardson Taylor Disotell, Madison Disotell, Rylie Disotell, John Stevens, and Michael Stevens; and great grandchildren, Robert, Jewel, Landon, Haley, Gabe, Jett, and Grace.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Delores Hebert Comeaux; second wife, Linda C. Comeaux; grandchildren, Chad Eric Stevens and Jennifer Stevens; great granddaughter, Loreli Stevens; and parents, Lovelace Comeaux, Sr. and Noelie Judice Comeaux.

Pallbearers will be Austin Fuselier, Chris Richardson, Kevin Comeaux, Jr., Robert Waits, Steve Grisaffe, and Mark Stevens.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Bridgeway Hospice for their caring and support.

To view the on-line obituary, video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Kevin Comeaux, Sr. (Sherlyn), Son
  • Julie Comeaux Stevens, Daughter
  • Alisa Comeaux Grasaffe (Steve), Daughter
  • Stacie Disotell, Step-Daughter
  • Bonnie Comeaux Bourque, Sister
  • Kevin Comeaux, Jr., Grandchild
  • Candace Comeaux, Grandchild
  • Juliana Duet, Grandchild
  • Kayla Gaudet, Grandchild
  • Austin Fuselier, Grandchild
  • Christopher Richardson, Grandchild
  • Kristen Richardson, Grandchild
  • Taylor Disotell, Grandchild
  • Madison Disotell, Grandchild
  • Rylie Disotell, Grandchild
  • Delores Hebert Comeaux, First wife (deceased)
  • Linda Comeaux, Second Wife (deceased)
  • Chad Eric Stevens, Grandchild (deceased)
  • Loreli Stevens, Great Grandchild (deceased)
  • Lovelace Comeaux, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Noelie Judice Comeaux, Mother (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • Austin Fuselier
  • Chris Richardson
  • Kevin Comeaux, Jr.
  • Robert Waits
  • Steve Grisaffe
  • Mark Stevens
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Alisa Grisaffe

November 21, 2020

As the responses to my father's passing come flooding in, I am overwhelmed and reminded how precious he was to so many. My father was the epitome of gentle strength and kindness to his core. My earliest memories were of consistent, steady and loving discipline and guidance and his ALWAYS being there for me or any of his family through the good and bad, no matter what life dished up and regardless of any personal sacrifice; he was totally selfless. He was also the most intelligent and hard-working man I have ever known, yet always humble. He really enjoyed his work and loved feeling useful and helping others. In his last months, weeks, and days, during which me and my sister were blessed to have been very close to him, he never lost his kind, appreciative, and faith-filled spirit; he thanked us daily without fail. I will so miss our popcorn and movie nights and also dissecting Fox News headlines with me as that intelligent brain never gave up!!! Me and my sister will forever treasure the laughs and deep affection we shared with our father, especially in those last days. Of all the many things I will greatly miss about this amazing man who I am blessed to call my father, the hardest will be knowing that I will no longer see that "perfect version" of me reflecting back through those sweet eyes so filled with unconditional love. That was his greatest gift to me. I will love and adore you forever Daddy. Love, Your Baby Girl, Alisa

Bob Steele

November 21, 2020

Most sincere condolences to the Comeaux family on the death of my old friend and co-worker. I have many fond memories of my time at Avery Island Mine and the many friends that worked there. L.J. was a dedicated and talented engineer who always managed to make any situation better.

Julie Comeaux Stevens

November 21, 2020

Dear dad,
Words cannot express just how much i am going to miss you. You were the best most loving, hard working, loyal, big hearted, non judgmental person I have ever known and been blessed to proudly call my father. There are way too many wonderful memories to share but helping and caring for u these last three and 1/2 years since u fell sick with Alzheimer’s has been my biggest honor. From the day I was born U were ALWAYS there for me and your grandchildren and great grandchildren and ALL of your family. Driving 13 hours for all of your granddaughter s surgeries, all your grandchildren’s birthdays , graduations, you never missed one. I am so very proud to call u my dad, always will be. I will always honor your memory. Let’s meet in church like we used to do every Sunday . Every time I will go to our saviors church I will see u waiting And the big smile when I got there. Holidays will never ever be the same without u enjoying mine and Alisa’s cooking for u. Please give my sweet son Chad a huge hug in heaven and his precious baby girl , and mom too. Life will never be the same. My favorite photo of me and you and your first grandchild, Chris. Your daughter Julie always and forever until we meet again. I will hear “hey my girl “. 😪😪🙏😪❤️

John Berard

November 20, 2020

Bonnie , I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother....I remember growing up on Pollard Ave from the mid 1940s with your family as our good neighbors...I recall all those years your dad worked for the Pelican Creamery...we all went our separate ways but always remained friends the last time I saw him was eating at the Seafood Connection.....you all will be in my thoughts and prayers......your old friend and neighbor Johnny Berard

Mona Perry Viator

November 20, 2020

To say that LJ was a good friend seems inadequate. For 13 years we shared our hopes, fears, raised our children together, worked together, and often played together. We listened to each other commiserate during breakups and consoled each other with platitudes that anybody would be luck to have someone like us. He was ALWAYS there when I needed him and that gave me strength. So what do you call someone like that? When we would meet up years later we could always make ourselves laugh by recalling some of our escapades. I think I will try to hold on to that. How can you think of LJ and not smile? Kevin, Julie, and Alisa, I don't have to tell you how much he loved you. He told y'all that all of the time. He was so proud of each one of you. You have my deepest condolences. Y'all were privileged to have one of the finest men to walk the earth as your father.

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