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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans, LA

OBITUARY

William "Billy" Simon

July 6, 1943September 20, 2019
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William “Billy” Paul Simon died unexpectedly on September 20, 2019 at the age of 76. Born on July 6, 1943, Billy grew up in the 9th ward of New Orleans. After Graduating from Francis T. Nicholls High School in 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with honor as an aircraft mechanic on the USS Randolph in Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 39 during the Vietnam crisis. He lived a simple life and could often be found riding his bike around Jefferson Parish where he resided with his parents Andrew Paul Simon and Evelyn “Ann” Ellerbusch until their deaths. Billy enjoyed being a member of the Metairie Senior Center and Last Chance Carnival Club, which rides every year in the Jefferson Krewe of Elks. He is survived by his best friend and brother John Kenneth Simon (Ginger); his three nieces Melissa A. Simon Ordoyne (Joseph), Juanita L. Simon Bonvillian (Dagan), Jennifer M. Simon Forster (Christopher); and 6 great nieces and nephews, Heather and Alyssa Ordoyne, Chandler and Natalyn Bonvillian, and Amber and Christopher Forster. He is also survived by first cousin Ronada Morris of Port Allen and his cousin and childhood fishing buddy Carol Wehmeyer. Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life on Saturday September 28, 2019 at St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church, 309 Manson Ave, Metairie, LA 70001, where Billy regularly attended Saturday Vigil Mass with his brother. Visitation starts at 9 AM with Catholic Mass beginning at 11 AM. Interment will follow Mass at Lake Lawn Park, 5454 Pontchartrain Blvd. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 28, 2019

Memories

William "Billy" Simon

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Melissa Ordoyne

September 24, 2019

cousin Carol and Billy. This picture was in the newspaper.

Pamela Green

September 24, 2019

Rest In Peace, Billy.....so many memories with Billy and Johnny and their parents when they would come over to Ms to visit their aunt Lorraine and uncle Bill, lots of fun times and lots of laughs. Hugs to Johnny and family.

Cindy Forster

September 24, 2019

I didn’t know Billy long but I know that he loved his brother John dearly always watching over him. Now Billy is watching over all of you from heaven! I’m truly sorry for your loss.
He was a sweet man and will be missed!
Cindy Forster

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