William Jonathan Schexneider, 30, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 1:43 am at his home. Jonathan was called home after his 14 year battle with cancer. He is a resident of Baton Rouge, LA and a native of Opelousas, LA. Survived by parents Will and Rita Schexneider; loving partner, Corey Kling; sister, Lauren S. Arnaud and husband Chad; brother, Trae Schexneider and wife Loli; mother-in-law, Janice Kling; sister-in-law, Melissa Cougle and husband Marc; nephew, Devon; and nieces, Kelsey, Kylie, Adi, Carlee, Mary, Simone and Ryleigh. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Josephine Mouton, and Wilfred Schexneider Sr. and Joyce Trumps; and father-in-law, Lynn Kling. Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy. on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 5 pm to 9 pm with a Rosary at 7 pm. Visitation will resume at the funeral home on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 8 am to 11:30 am with funeral services to follow after the visitation at St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George, at 12:00 pm. Please visit www.resthavenbatonrouge.com
to sign the online guestbook. Jonathan was born August 12, 1983. He graduated from Opelousas High School in 2001 and continued on to graduate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 with a degree in political science and a minor in history. He worked at Spectrum Fitness as the Membership Director. Jonathan was truly one of a kind, he brightened the room with his infectious smile and laugh and always wanted everyone to be happy and have fun. His attitude and perspective on life will never be forgotten and will be a tool of inspiration for everyone. His spirit, love, and memories will be with us all and will never be forgotten. Jonathan was a very special person who touched so many lives. He was so caring and giving. He loved everyone and was always willing to go the extra mile in spite of his own trials and tribulations. He will be missed by so many who have been totally blessed for having him in our lives. Rest in peace. You are free of pain. We will see you again. We love you. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the continuous care, Dr. Moore at St. Jude affiliate in Baton Rouge, and St. Joseph's Hospice for their support on his final days. Please visit www.resthavenbatonrouge.com
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