IN THE CARE OF

×

Hixson Welsh

OBITUARY

James "Paw Paw" Lee Louviere

January 1, 1935August 25, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

James Lee Louviere, 85, of Welsh, beloved husband, father, brother and Paw Paw, was called to his heavenly home on August 25, 2020, surrounded by most of his loving family. He was married to Mayor Carolyn Leonards Louviere of Welsh for the past 42 years and to the late Norma Stelly Louviere of Branch, Louisiana. Jimmy was the Father of four children and seven stepchildren that were his in every way. Greg Louviere (Dawn) of Rayne, La, Garry Louviere (Jackie) of Cankton, Glenn Louviere (Jennifer) of Austin, Texas, Yvette Louviere Marsh (Noel) of Branch, BJ Johnson, Wayne Johnson (Carla), Nancy Johnson Cormier (Tony), Bobby Johnson (Phyllis) Carol Johnson Benoit (Sammy), Alice Johnson Arceneaux (Winn), all of Welsh and Gerard Johnson of Lake Charles. Jimmy had 31 grand children and 30 great grandchildren. He was loved dearly by each and every one of them.

Jimmy grew up in Welsh and graduated from Welsh High School in 1954 where he was very active in all sports. Even in his 80’s he still looked forward to playing in the annual WHS alumni tournament and took great pride in still being able to make the long running catch or knocking it out of the park. As an avid Greyhound fan he followed every game for over 30 years…never missing one. He was a 20-year season ticket holder for LSU basketball, which he dearly loved. Many times, he would put in a full day’s work at Cajun Tales Restaurant, a business that he built, and then jump in the truck to head to Baton Rouge with Mom to catch the game. He really enjoyed the many trips with so many good friends and fellow fans to the Tournaments and Playoffs. He was the owner of Louviere Water Well Service and was one of the founders and co-owners of Cajun Tales Restaurant for over 30 years. His was a full and busy life, from sunup to late at night. Jimmy never met a stranger and loved to strike up conversations with customers, employees or really, just anyone that would listen. Even when traveling to follow LSU to various cities he would wear all the purple and gold and actually yell out at opposing fans in a fun and good-natured way. Many a conversation and discussion were started this way. Known simply as Paw Paw Jim, his hugs, words of wisdom and conversation will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Louviere Sr., of Welsh and Iris Comeaux of Branch, one brother, A.W. “Arthur” Louviere (Mattie) of Welsh, and his first wife, Norma Stelly Louviere of Branch. He is survived by brothers George Louviere (Rose) and Robert “Bobby” Louviere, (Audrey) and one sister Peggy Louviere Calloway (Sonny).

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

The family will welcome friends on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Hixson of Welsh beginning at 4m till 8pm, with a rosary at 6pm. Visitation will resume Tuesday morning at funeral home until time of services. Due to COVID mandates, his Mass of Christian Burial is private, beginning at 11am. The family invites you to his graveside services at the Mausoleum of Our Lady Seven Dolors, and request to respect the social distancing mandates.

We invite you to sign his digital register book, leave a favorite memory or sentiment of condolences on our website www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Rosary

    Monday, September 7, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Memories

James "Paw Paw" Lee Louviere

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Shane Perrodin Perrodin

September 13, 2020

Fond memories visiting with Mr Jim , Miss Norma , Greg, Gary , Glenn , Evette . Took trips to Florida together . Mr Jim was a great kind hearted person . Enjoy your new Angel Wings !! Our condolences to all the Family . The Perrodin’s from Branch , La.

Dionne Robicheaux

September 10, 2020

We were sorry to hear about Jimmy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Myrtle Mallett & Dionne Robicheaux

Lisa (Lafargue, Louviere) Brummel

September 7, 2020

I just learned about "Uncle Jimmy's" passing and wanted to offer my condolences to the entire family. I haven't seen him in many years but do remember that he was always smiling. Looks like he had a very enjoyable life! May God be with you all in this time of your loss.

Rosa Castille

September 5, 2020

Mr. Jimmy was an amazing man. Many years ago, I worked part-time as a hostess at Cajun Tales. Mr. Jimmy was always so nice and funny. He will truly be missed. My condolences to my classmate, Alice, coworker Mrs. Louviere, former student Ashley and the rest of the family who are my friends!
Love you all,
Rosa

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Enjoying a Friday evening around the fire pit at Sammy and Carols.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Louviere name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM