Jerome Theriot

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Jerome Michael Theriot, 48, a native and resident of Terrebonne Parish, died Friday, July 18, 2014, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until funeral time Monday at Chauvin Funeral Home. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
He is survived by his parents, Ronnie J. and Rebecca Fournerette Theriot; brothers, Brian and Stephen Theriot; sister-in-law, Kelly Barton Theriot; nephew, Henri Theriot; niece, Adele Theriot; uncles, Julius Theriot, Philip Cooper, and Louis Medal; aunts, Shirlene Theriot Cooper, Catherine Theriot Medal, and Diane Brien; cousins, Dr. Catherine Cooper Katzenmeyer, Eric Theriot, Dean Theriot, Jill Theriot, Michelle Medal, Daniel Medal, and Benjamin Medal; and godmother, Patricia Larose.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hamlet and Bertha Sedotal Fournerette, and Eustis and Beatrice Cuneo Theriot; uncle and godfather, Gail Theriot; and cousin, Mark Theriot.
He was born June 1, 1966, and was a lifelong resident of Terrebonne Parish where he was a local musician, composer and teacher. He graduated from South Terrebonne High School and earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Nicholls State University and a Master of Music degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. He attended the U.S. Navy School of Music and served six years as a member of the U.S. Navy Band, stationed at Eighth U.S. Naval District in Algiers and U.S. Naval Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy.
Jerome taught gifted and talented high school musicians in the Terrebonne Parish School System. He was accomplished at playing the saxophone, clarinet, flute, piano, keyboards, and drums, and played with several local and New Orleans bands. He was a composer of jazz music. Two albums of his jazz compositions have been published and several will be recorded in the near future.
Jerome requested: "If anyone asks how I want to be remembered, please say the following about me: He loved JESUS and was grateful for the life GOD gave him. He loved his family and friends."
Jerome will be sorely missed by his family, pastor, students, teachers, fellow musicians, valued friends, all who have heard and enjoyed his music, and all who knew and loved him.
Sincere appreciation is extended to the doctors and staffs of M.D. Anderson Medical Center, East Jefferson General Hospital, and Terrebonne General Medical Center for their expert care and genuine compassion.
To send condolences, please visit www.chauvinfuneralhome.com.
Chauvin Funeral Home in Houma is in charge of arrangements.

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