In Memoriam

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This page features death notices and information about funeral services pertaining to deceased members of the Jesuit High School community. The page is frequently updated and is based mainly on information contained in the death notices published on and in the New Orleans Advocate. The list of deceased is also compiled and printed in Jaynotes, Jesuit’s alumni publication.

Jesuit alumni who live outside the metro New Orleans region are encouraged to submit information about their deceased loved ones.

Alumni can also email us at or call us at (504) 483-3947 to submit information or ask questions about information the In Memoriam process.

For In Memoriam listings prior to June 1, 2013, visit Jesuit’s website archives.

Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2020

James “Jim” Ellwood Lawson, Jr.

Son of James E. Lawson, Sr. ’38

Father of James “Jake” E. Lawson III ’11

Visitation at 10:00 a.m. and Mass at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at St. Patrick’s Church, 724 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Yvonne St. Pierre Luminais

Mother of Keith J. Luminais, Sr. ’76

Grandmother of Keith J. Luinais, Jr. M.D. ’98 & Rene J. Luminais ’04

Visitation at 12:00 p.m.  and Mass at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001

Posted Thursday, September 3, 2020

Joseph G. Prechter, Sr.

Father of Joseph G. Prechter, Jr. ’06

Visitation at 9:30 a.m. and services at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at First Baptist Church, 5290 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124

Ronald H. Vaccaro ’69

Brother of Robert A. Vaccaro, Sr. ’72

Services were held previously in Covington.

Eugene “Kelly” Kelleher Simon ’55

Father of Eugene K. ’80 & Charles G. Simon ’87

Grandfather of Nicholas D. ’13, Michael J. ’15, & William E. Simon ’18 & Brian J. Burvant ’14

Memories may be shared at Please consider donations to the Jesuit High School Scholarship Fund.

Posted Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Lloyd Edward “Laddie” Lind ’85

Graveside service on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at St. Patrick Cemetery #3, 143 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119. Donations to Jesuit High School.

Marilyn Rapier Levert

Daughter of Edward S. Rapier ’45

Mother of Edward L. III ’04 & Michael L. Levert ’08

Sister of Edward S. Rapier, Jr. ’76 & Richard G. Rapier ’80

Visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 3368 Esplanade Ave., New Orleans, LA 70119

Posted Monday, August 31, 2020

Rene’ C. “Pops” Viosca ’61

Brother of Victor W. Viosca ’57

Visitation at 11:30 a.m. and Mass at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at Divine Mercy Church, 4337 Sal Lentini Pkwy., Kenner, LA 70065

Ronnie J. Kole

Grandfather of Michael L. Ballero ’07

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at the Northshore Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA  70461. Funeral services and burial will be private.

Posted Thursday, August 27, 2020

Thomas Earle Eastman

Father of Thomas E. ’89 and Douglas F. Eastman ’91

Funeral services will be private.

Posted Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Vincent A. Messina, Jr. ’54

Brother of Anthony R. ’62 and the late Francis W. Messina ’55

Grandfather of Ryan O’Malley ’05

A private Mass will be held for the family at Divine Mercy Church in Kenner.

Posted Monday, August 24, 2020

Francis Anthony “Frank” Manale, Jr. ’72

Funeral services were held previously.

Posted Friday, August 21, 2020

Natchez “Nat” Joseph Morice, DDS ’54

Visitation at 11:30 a.m. and Mass at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA 70058

Beverly Ann Dupre Power

Wife of the late Martin G. Power ’44

Funeral services will be private.

Posted Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Jewel Celia Braai Tullier

Grandmother of Jeffrey D. ’97 and Jordan D. Huck ’00, George A. Rowley ’04

Visitation at 10:30 a.m. and funeral at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Mothe Funeral Home, 1300 Vallette St., Algiers, LA  70114