Jerry Leo Haney Jr.

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Obituary

Jerry Leo Haney Jr., 35, passed away at his home on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007. Jerry attended St. Gerard and Tara High School, where he was a star football player. His younger brother, Paul, never missed a game, and admired his older brother's dedication to the game. Paul envied his brother's ability to play sports and always wished that he were a player, too. Jerry was a very intelligent man who loved to read and was a very deep person. He was intrigued by all of the mysteries of the world, which set him apart from many people. In his early years, both his little brothers, K.J. and Paul, admired his ability to exude confidence in every walk of his life. His loving sisters, Beth Ann and Deborah, were always there to take care of him when needed. Beth Ann and Jerry were best friends. She was always there for him no matter what he did; they have a bond that will never be broken. His dear mother loved him so much it hurt. He had many other family members and friends who also loved him beyond words. Jerry loved animals, especially his beautiful dog, Addie. They shared a very special bond. Jerry considered his love of animals as the only kind of true love, unconditional. His love for animals exceeded just dogs, as he had been seen napping with baby raccoons, and never missed a chance to the best of his ability to care for any orphaned animal. Jerry also shared a special love with his fiancée, Nikki. She stood by his side faithfully through thick and thin. Jerry loved her very much, although he was only capable of showing love the way that only Jerry could. After reading one of many books, he once quoted Julie de L'Espinasse, in saying, regarding Nikki, "I love you as one should, to excess. With folly, delight, and despair… But, my friend, I do something better than to love. I know how to suffer." His disease is not one that not only affected Jerry, but also affected all of those who desperately tried to save him. Jerry did not have a desire to die, but a desire to stop the emotional pain. For all of us who deeply knew him, he will be truly missed. Jerry is lost no more. Visitation at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, was on Sunday, Sept. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. He is survived by his mother, Pauline Sublett Albarado, and husband, Roger J.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Beth Watson Boudreaux and Duane, Deborah Haney Freeman and Jerry; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul Sublett Haney and Sarah Leigh, K.J. Haney and Jonnel; stepbrother, Tony Albarado and wife Annett; stepsister, Angela Lee and Kendall; fiancée, Nikki Griffin and children, Shana and Shawn; nieces and nephews, Kyle and Jacob Watson, Joe and Sarah Freeman and Cade, Cameron, Caleb, McKenna and Burke Haney; and his pit bull, Addie. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Leo Haney Sr.; maternal grandparents, James E. and Lorraine Sublett; and paternal grandparents, Walter and Artie Mae Haney. The honorary pallbearers are Randy Haney, Brian Brewer, Steven and Timmy Haney and John Hensley.
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Sept. 2 to Sept. 3, 2007
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