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Gerald Jeansonne

September 6, 1937 — September 29, 2019


Funeral Mass for Gerald “Bud” Jeansonne of Cottonport will begin at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Hessmer with Fr. Edwin Rodriguez-Hernandez officiating. Burial will be held St. Alphonsus Catholic Cemetery.

Gerald Jeansonne, age 82, passed away on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at his home in Cottonport.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Jessica Jeansonne (Amos Odom), Jacklynn Wiley (Tim), Dale Jeansonne, Kenneth Jeansonne (Cathy), Michael Jeansonne (Tina), Lionel Jeansonne (Kristie), Gary Jeansonne, Patrick Jeansonne (Miraforbaul); daughter-in-law, Vicky Jeansonne. He is also survived by his thirty-four grandchildren, forty-eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice Jeansonne; sons, Ricky Jeansonne and Gregory Jeansonne; parents, Peter and Armance Gauthier Jeansonne; brother, Kenneth Jeansonne; sister, Bobbie Jane Watley; grandsons, Gregory Jeansonne, Justin Jeansonne, and Bryan Odom; great-grandson, Lane Anthony Doyle; son-in-law, Michael Turner.

Visitation will begin at 6:00pm and will last all night on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 at the Escude Funeral Home of Mansura.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura, 6608 Porterie St. Mansura, LA 71350 (318-964-2324) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

5:00pm - 10:00 am (Central time)

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura

6608 Porterie St, Mansura, LA 71350

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church

3645 Main St, Hessmer, LA 71341

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