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Philip Alvin LeJeune

Died: May 13, 2019

Philip Alvin LeJeune passed away on May 13, 2019, one day after his 96th birthday, after a series of illnesses over the past few months. He was born May 12, 1923 in Addis, Louisiana to Joseph Arthur LeJeune, Sr. and Leila Bergeron LeJeune, and grew up in a large close-knit family. Alvin spent his life in the grocery bu…read more

Philip Alvin LeJeune passed away on May 13, 2019, one day after his 96th birthday, after a series of illnesses over the past few months. He was born May 12, 1923 in Addis, Louisiana to Joseph Arthur LeJeune, Sr. and Leila Bergeron LeJeune, and grew up in a large close-knit family. Alvin spent his life in the grocery business, beginning as a teenager at Doc’s Store in Addis across the tracks from the depot, where he shined shoes prior to his big break into groceries. He sold Creole Belle coffee and eventually began a 40 year career with A & P Food Stores, where he reached the level of District Supervisor over wide areas of Louisiana and Mississippi. After retirement from A & P, he worked as a grocery broker, and a salesman for Eight O’Clock coffee. His grocery career was briefly interrupted by service in the Civilian Conservation Corps, and a short stint in the U.S. Navy. His spare time and retirement was spent spoiling grandkids, enjoying his camp at Bayou Pigeon, woodworking, think tank meetings at Mary Lee Donuts, collecting grocery memorabilia and many other things. He always loved children, and relished in spoiling and teasing them at every occasion. And he also loved animals, especially cats, which he had a reputation for luring away from his neighbors. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Thomas More Parish since its founding, and attended mass daily for many years. Alvin was proud to be a 4th Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus. He volunteered at the Baton Rouge Food Bank, and for the ministry of Father Jeff Bayhi. In 1946, he married Daisy Pitre of Plaquemine, and they shared a wonderful life together for 42 years, until her death in 1988. The large Pitre family welcomed him and made him a part of their lives since their courtship began. Their cochon du laits and vacations in Panama City Beach made memories that will last for many lifetimes. After Daisy’s death, he was very fortunate to share the great friendship and companionship of Bonnie Lindsey for 30 years. They supported each other, and loved acting as grandparents to each other’s families. He very lovingly cared for both Daisy and Bonnie during their extended periods of illness. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, his devoted and loving wife Daisy; four brothers and their spouses, Arthur Jr. (Iris), Edward, Lynn (Shirley) and Landess; four sisters, Lila Lee Laurent (Dutch), Lois Holden (L.O.), Lorraine Yelverton (H.L.), and Milda Aillet Marchand (Ronald, Roy); and dearest friend and longtime companion Bonnie Lindsey. He is survived by two sons and their spouses, Cyril (Lyn) and Richard (Whitney); three grandchildren, Joseph LeJeune of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Anna LeJeune and Reid LeJeune; sister, Lucille Bouquet (Hewitt); in-laws, Muriel Rhed, Harold Pitre (Ruth), Bessie Pitre, Teresa Pitre, Grace Pitre, and Judy Pitre; members of the Lindsey family, Vicki Crain, David Lindsey (Sheri), and Kristi Johnson (Brent); numerous nieces and nephews; as well as countless friends and co-workers in the grocery business. The family would like to thank his doctors and caregivers, especially the caring staff at Flannery Oaks Guest House. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday May 17, 2019 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Interment will be at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Rabenhorst East Funeral Home, 11000 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, with a rosary to be recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume at St. Thomas More Church on Friday from 8:00 AM until the service.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rabenhorst Funeral Home East

Address:

11000 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Recitation of the Rosary at 6:00 pm


Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Address:

11441 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Service Information

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 am -

St. Thomas More Catholic Church

Address:

11441 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Greenoaks Memorial Park

Address:

9595 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

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