Dr. Jimmy Lee Mains

November 24, 1936January 19, 2018

Dr. Jimmy Lee Mains passed away on January 19, 2018 at the age of 81. He is survived by his two daughters, Lindsay Mains Wells (John Wells) and Lisa Mains Robb (Marvin Robb) and step-son Christian Scott Gelpi (Rachel Gelpi), as well as four grandchildren, James Alexander McAdoo II, Hunter Lee McAdoo, Dawson Ellicott Wells, and Phoebe Haylyn Wells. He is the son of the late Dawson Dillard Mains and Vera Moran Mains, both of Many, Louisiana, and survived by two sisters Jennifer Mains Lewis (Tommy) and Juanita Mains Broussard.

Jimmy graduated from LSU in 1958 with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. Following graduation, he served as a commissioned officer in the US Army Ordinance Corp at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. He was then employed as a petroleum engineer by Texaco in New Orleans until he entered the LSU School of Medicine in 1961, graduating in 1965 with membership in Alpha Omega Alpha. Jimmy completed his residency training at Charity Hospital in 1969 and was board certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. His 35-year professional career was spent as a radiologist at West Jefferson Medical Center. During this time, he served as President of the New Orleans Radiology Society and the Radiological Society of Louisiana and was extended fellowship in the American College of Radiology.

Services will be held on Tuesday January 23 at 6 PM at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the West Jefferson Hospital Foundation or charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Dr. Jimmy Lee Mains

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Lisa Scaife

January 29, 2018

I will miss our visits and talks.. I will always remember you every time I make dumpling.. You were always so kind and giving ,,,, Prayers for the family.... You will be missed by us all..

January 24, 2018

I worked closely with Jimmy as an officer of the New Orleans Radiology Society. He was a wonderful person. He was a leader in Radiology

Ronnie Broussard

January 22, 2018

Jimmy, you lived an exemplary life. You raised great children. You were always kind and giving. You were a very skilled and caring physician. Your time here on earth was spent caring for the needs of others. No better way to spend a life than that. I never heard you say an unkind or untruth about anyone or anything-very rare quality in todays world. You had a great and enduring character my friend. Never have I talked to anyone more intelligent than you-and at the same time you could be down to earth and funny, You stood as a great example for all the rest of us to follow. Your Heavenly Father will welcome you with open arms, Till we meet again,

Crista Lewis

January 22, 2018

Wishing you everlasting peace....we know you're in a better place

Liz & Craig Miller

January 22, 2018

A wonderful father and grandfather. You will be missed by so many.

January 21, 2018

At this difficult time in your life, I pray that Our Heavenly Father will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in my thoughts and prayers. Also don't forget to turn to Our Heavenly Father as mentioned at 1Peter5:7

"..while you throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you."