James "Jimmy" Leger, Sr.

April 5, 1939 ~ January 17, 2019

James “Jimmy” Leger, Sr. passed away January 17, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born on April 5, 1939 to Joseph and Angelle Leger. Jimmy proudly served his country in the Army as a light wheel vehicle driver. He retired from PPG after 34 years of service, was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed being outdoors doing the things he loved. Jimmy loved spending time with his family and friends. He was taken far too early and will be deeply missed.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Yvonne Leger of Sulphur; his children, Cheryl Robbins (Tad), James Leger (Dawn), Joseph Leger (Amanda), Christopher Leger, and Julie LeBlanc; grandchildren, Justin Parker (Vanessa), Faith Breaux (Brandon), Jasmun Haper (Cody), Carmen Leger, Amber Poole (Tanner), Hunter Leger, Austin Thibodeaux, Kayla Sauicer, Scott Oliver, and Kayla Fontenot; 14 great grandchildren; and 1 grand dog, Major Robbins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Gaberil  and Angelle leger; and his 5 siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Father Jom Joseph officiating. Burial will be in Mimosa Pines Cemetery North in Sulphur under the direction of Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 4-9 P.M. with a rosary at 6 P.M. at Johnson and Robison Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Sunday, January 20, at 10 A.M. until time of the service. The family would like to express their gratitude to Heart of Hospice.

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  1. Yvonne, Cheryl, James, Joe and Chris I’m so sorry about Jimmy. He was a great guy and a good friend. Love all of you. 

  2. Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to you and your family. The Bible calls God the source of life Acts 17:24,25 so have faith that God is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died so be assured that you will see your loved one again. God sees death as the enemy 1 Corinthians 15:26 and I pray he gives you comfort in your time of need. There have been eight instances in the Bible of humans young, old, male, and female who God brought back to life on earth John 11:39-44 and he yearns to bring back your loved one who are in his memory Job 14:14,15. I pray that God of comfort gives you strength and the ability to endure during this time and that you rely on him when you feel weak. In Jesus name I pray Amen

  3. I am writing this note through tears. My husband, Mike Bono, and I were having a conversation this morning with fond memories of Jimmy. When we first got married, my husband had a service station, and Jimmy worked for him. Jimmy was such a fine young man and a good worker. As life went on, Jimmy continued to call us – especially on the holidays. He loved us, and we loved him. When I went to look him up on White Pages, I found his obituary – thus the tears. God Bless you all for loss of this wonderful man – that we only remember as a young, good-looking boy.

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