George LeBlanc Broussard

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George LeBlanc Broussard

Mr. George LeBlanc Broussard, 73, passed away in the Palliative Care Unit at Vidant Medical Center on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

A funeral Mass will be held at 12 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Greenville, NC.

George was born in Lafayette, LA on June 10, 1943 to Roy August and Annie Mae Leblanc Broussard, who preceded him in death. After graduating from Scott High School (LA), he received the Bachelor of Music Degree from University of Southwestern Louisiana and Master of Music Degree from Northwestern University. He is survived by his wife, Sherry, his two sons, George Philip LeBlanc Broussard and his wife Whitney of Boston, MA and Luke Douglas LeBlanc Broussard and his fiance; Megan of Asheville, NC, and a sister Amelia and her husband James Higginbotham of Lafayette, LA.

George was an accomplished trombonist and jazz artist who taught at Jacksonville State University, AL prior to coming to East Carolina University School of Music in 1972 where he taught trombone, ECU Jazz Band, and ECU Jazz Bones as well as Jazz History. After 40 years as an instructor, performer, and mentor he retired from ECU as a Professor Emeritus, but remained active performing with the North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Tar River Orchestra, Tar River Swing Band, International Trombone Association Cramer Choir, and numerous small jazz groups.

He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. He also was a member Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Mu Alpha and the Kiwanis Club.

George touched the lives of many who will miss him, and will be remembered for his kindness, caring, gentleness, and man of deep faith.

The family will receive friends in the cafeteria at St. Peter's School after graveside ceremony at Pinewood Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the following: The Jazz Foundation of North Carolina, Inc. P.O. Box 51523 Durham, NC 27717-1523 or to St. Peter's Catholic Church 2700 E. 4th Street Greenville, NC 27858 in memory of George L. Broussard or the .

Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.

As published in The Daily Reflector
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Published in The Daily Reflector on Mar. 17, 2017
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