Barry James Acosta, Sr.

December 17, 1964January 10, 2021

Barry James Acosta, Sr., beloved husband, father, friend and “Bubba,” died Sunday morning at 1:30 a.m. on January 10, 2021 with his loving family at his side.

Barry has left behind his wife and best friend of 31 years, JoAnne Q. Acosta; three beautiful sons, Barry J. II “BJ”, Jesse J., and Jacob A. Acosta; and his self-proclaimed baby girls, Emily Pepperman, Sam Folse and Bekah Johnson.

Barry was born in New Orleans, LA to his late father, Curnest J. Acosta and his surviving mother, Louise B. Acosta. He is also survived by his sister, Kim Acosta and a nephew, Kyle Cupit.

Barry’s love for his family was uncompromised and unconditional. His sense of humor was quirky and he was always smiling. Barry loved his in-law family, the late Justin K. Quigley, Lois D. Quigley and all of his brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Barry was a truck driver with Dupre Logistics and loved travelling across the country. His love for sports, especially the Saints and LSU, and his love for being comfortable, leaves us to request that everyone attending his services dress in Saints or LSU attire if possible.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass to be held at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Parkway, Kenner, LA 70065 on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation at church will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private.

The family invites you to express your thoughts, memories and condolences online at Barry will be gravely missed by all who knew him.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


Barry James Acosta, Sr.

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Hylton PETIT

January 14, 2021

Dear Louise, I'm so sorry I could not attend the service but I was recently exposed to Covid, and I am being very careful. Four of my close friends have the virus and two were in the hospital. We are sorry to hear about Barry, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and his family. The last time I saw Barry was at the family reunion held at our house, and I will never forget him telling me that the only seasoning I would ever need to cook with is Emeril Lagassee's "Essence" seasoning. To this day, that is the only seasoning I use when I am grilling! He was a tremendous help to me preparing the food, and I will always remember him. Love Hylton and all of the Petit's.

Larry Maples

January 13, 2021

So sorry to hear about Barry passing. What a great man. Prayers for his entire family and friends.

Tommy Chatelain

January 12, 2021

My condolences to the family. I remember playing basketball @ SPN with Barry on Tuesday nights, "back in the day" when we could both get up and down the court. Many times Barry & I would just hang back :-) He was always a joy to be around and will be missed.