John "J.B." Schexnayder

"JB" was called to be with our Lord on January 16,2013 at the age of 86. A resident of Vacherie, LA, "JB" was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold and Veronica Roussell Schexnayder, five brothers, Stanley, Roland , Hollis, Leonard Schexnayder, and Harvey James, one sister, Leona Mae Adams. He leaves to cherish his memories with his beloved wife, Dolores and seven surviving children, Carol Ann, Acquanette (Patrick) Mitchell, five sons Westley (Glenda), Ricardo (Cynthia), Randall (Eva), Theodore (Lynell), and Laphalle (Monica) Schexnayder and two daughters -in-law Deborah and Rosa. He was preceded in death by his daughter Suzette and sons Yahya and Dale and one grandson Jonathan. J.B also leaves a host of nephews, nieces, grand/greatgrandchildren. "JB" was a veteran of WWII, former President of St. James Parish School Board, serving 18 years as elected School Board Member. A Founding member of R.A.I.L. (River Area Improvement League), and former President of West St. James Martin Luther King Scholarship Organization. Service will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at St. Philip Catholic Church, 1175 LA. Hwy. 18, Vacherie, LA. at 1:00 pm …visitation starting at 10:00 am with Celebration of Life at 12:00 pm. Father Philip Linden will be officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements provided by The Baloney Funeral Home LLC, 399 Earl Baloney Street, Garyville, La. 985-535-2540. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to West St. James Martin Luther King Scholarship Organization, P.O. Box 913, Vacherie, LA. 70090. Guest may sign the register at www.baloneyfuneralhome.com.

Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2013