Gerald Hanson

Covington, Louisiana

1942 - 2019


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Gerald "Jerry" Hanson passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at the age of 77. Beloved husband for 58 years of Joan Elizabeth Jenkins Hanson. Loving father of Gerald Glenn Hanson (Roslyn), Kathy de la Houssaye (Malcom), Peter Wayne Hanson (Tina), and the late Karen Ann Hanson. Son of the late Letha McMillian Hanson and Calvin Martin Hanson. Brother of Calvin, Wilmer, and William Hanson and the late Clyde Ray and James Hanson. Grandfather of Elizabeth Majoue' (Jonathan), Sharon Moore (Christopher), Brian Hanson (Jennifer), Amanda Martino (Benjamin), Jessica Keating (Brandon), David Cordell (Katie), Chloe de la Houssaye, Candance Yoli (Chris), Peter Hanson, Demi Riordan, Heather Hanson, Hope Hanson, Brandon Riordan, Gavin Hanson, along with 14 great grandchildren. Jerry was born January 2nd, 1942 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was a lifelong resident of St. Tammany Parish. He graduated from Covington High School in 1960 and married his high school sweetheart, Joanie, on July 1st, 1961. He served in the Covington Police Department for 27 years, and as the Chief of Police for the town of Abita Springs for eight years. He was a Member of the Board of Trustees for the Municipal and State Police Retirement System of Louisiana for twelve years. Following retirement, Jerry was a school bus driver for St. Tammany Parish Public Schools. He enjoyed coaching youth football and was an avid Covington High School Lions, LSU Tiger, and Saints fan. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 12:00 noon with visitation on Wednesday beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Garden of the Pines Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mr. Hanson to be made to Mary Bird Perkins or St. Tammany Parish Hospital Hospice. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online Guest Book at

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Jerry Hanson was a great family man. He loved everyone of his children and their spouses, his grand-children, and great grands. But the absolute love of his Life was Ms. Joan. A marriage of long lasting Love. God Bless you all

Ms. Joan - Greg and I are so sorry to hear about Mr. Jerry. You and your family are in our prayers. Love you my friend!

Sorry to here about your dad

My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. (Psalm 145:19)

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