Andrew J.S. 'Jack' Jumonville
1935 - 2013
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Andrew J.S. "Jack" Jumonville departed this life at 6:05 p.m., on November 11, 2013. Jack was born on September 17, 1935 in Plaquemine, Iberville Parish, Louisiana, and was 78 years old. He attended St. Johns of Plaquemine School for grade school and Catholic High School of Baton Rouge before transferring to Plaquemine High School where he lettered in football and baseball and was graduated in 1953. Jack graduated from LSU in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts having majored in History and minored in English. Following his sophomore and junior years, he attended the United States Marine Corps Platoon Leaders Class in Quantico, Virginia. Upon graduation from LSU, he was commissioned a USMC Second Lieutenant. Jack was on active duty from 1957 to 1960 having been promoted to First Lieutenant in 1958 and served as an artillery officer, forward observer, platoon commander, fire direction officer and battery executive officer. He qualified as an expert marksman. He was released from active duty in 1960 and became a member of the inactive reserve, where he was promoted to Captain in 1962, before being honorably discharged in 1967. Jack's proudest achievement was being a Marine. As he was wont to say: "You own it forever, The Title, 'United States Marine'." In 1963, Jack graduated from the law school at LSU where he finished first in his class, was editor-in-chief of the law review, was a member of the Order of the Coif and was given the LSU Most Outstanding Graduate Award. Jack started his law practice in Lafayette, Louisiana, with a prominent firm until 1969 when he left to start his own practice. Upon retirement he was the senior named partner in Lafayette's largest law firm at the time. Since 2004, Jack worked part-time as an Assistant Attorney General, handling oil and gas and property issues. Jack is survived by his wife and best friend of 35 years, Mary Moore Jumonville, his children, Andrew J.S. "Andy" Jumonville, II, Jacqueline "Lynn" Jumonville Simon, Jonathan E.B. "Jeb" Jumonville, Amy "Aimee" Jumonville Hollier and Virginia "Gigi" Jumonville Abide, thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, and his sole surviving sibling, his dear sister, Lillie "SeSe" Jumonville Holstead. He was preceded in death by his youngest child, Jason A.T. Jumonville, whom Jack dearly loved and missed, his parents, E.A. Jumonville and Lillie Brown Jumonville, and brothers, J.E. "Boyze" Jumonville, Sr., Alex E. "Bubba" Jumonville and John C.B. "Skeezix" Jumonville. The family would like to thank the wonderful, compassionate caregivers at St. Joseph Hospice as well as Jack's longtime caregivers, Vera and Scott, from Guardian Home Health Care. As per Jack's wishes, a celebration of his life will be held for family and friends at a later date. E.J. Fielding Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Please sign the online Guest Book at

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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2013.
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November 6, 2020
Mary and Gigi. And girls. Shelley and I think of y’all often. We wish we could talk to see how you are. My no is 5044518400. Del mitchell. My parents are both in heaven now. I never met jack but I know he must have been a very fine man
Del Mitchell
November 18, 2013
Recently learned of Mr. Jumonville's passing. My deepest condolences to his wife & family. It was always a pleasure to see Mr. Jumonville & I'll miss him.
Marcy Keller
November 18, 2013
I was very saddened to hear of Jacks passing. With deepest sympathy to all the family. Carita Jumonville
November 17, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. I will come visit in the next few weeks.
Noel & Joe Bitner
November 15, 2013
Mary, Jack will always be the "Ragin Cajun" of 3-57. My condolences to you and the family.
Don Grant
November 15, 2013
SeSe, Buddy and I are so sorry for your loss. Know that you loved him dearly. You are in our prayers.

Donna and Buddy Brown
November 15, 2013
He and my father Bob Chenoweth shared a love of The Producers play/movie. Always struck me as a great guy. RIP

Rob Chenoweth
November 15, 2013
Mary, Out thoughts are with you. I know you lost your best friend, and we all have wonderful memories to keep forever. Steve and Mary Skarda
November 15, 2013
dear mary and gigi and children.
i never had the pleasure of meeting jack but my cousin judy sent me the obit today. i am sorry for your loss mary.
i know you and i have not seen each other is years...i would loveto visit with you sometime and catch up. my parents passed in 2006 and 2009. i am living in kenner and please let me know where gigi is living as shelley asks about her often. my no. is 5044518400.
with sincere sympathy
del mitchell
November 14, 2013
Dear Mary and extended Jumonville family,
My thoughts are with you all. Please know that Uncle Jackie will always have a special place in my heart
Charlotte Jumonville Roberts
November 14, 2013
Mary, I am so sorry to hear of Jackie's death. He was a really kind person and did a lot for our family. I know he will be missed so much by all of you, and you are all in my thoughts and prayers! He is in Heaven now with Aunt Lillie and his brothers, and I am sure they are planning some great things!! Prayers and love for all of you, Desiree Dupont Goodbar
Desiree Goodbar
November 14, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God's Peace Jackie.
Allan and Kappy Nadler
November 14, 2013
Mary and family, Kay and I send our deep sympathies to you all. He became a good friend ever since Ken Gordon introduced him to me when I was a brand new lawyer back in 1974. Always a good guy who will be missed by so many.
Larry Hebert
November 14, 2013
Mary, we're thinking about you.
Ken Hill
November 14, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Adrian Castro
November 14, 2013
Andy, Lynn, Jeb & Amy-
So sorry to hear about your dad. He & your mom were the neatest couple & provided hours of entertainment!! Never realized what an immensely interesting fella he was. Hope all is well with you and your families.
Peace to you all during this sad time.
Debbie Roberts
November 14, 2013
Patty and I send our deepest sympathies. What a great Marine and great friend. We were not close at TBS, but developed a strong friendship over the years. He was a joyful happy gentleman who I know was loved and respected by all of us that knew him well. May he rest in peace and all our love and respect to the family.
BGen Jim R Joy USMC
November 14, 2013
M'Lou and I were so sad the learn about the passing of our good friend, Jack. He was definitely one of my favorites and truly one of a kind. I can recall as if it was yesterday his smile, laughter, and countless jokes. I first met him at LSU my freshman year when he was working at the "Varsity Shop". We just seemed to "click". May you and the family take solace in knowing how many he touched while he was among us. God Bless.
Barney Mercer
November 13, 2013
Jack was a most entertaining and talented man whom I was privileged to know since the 1970s. He's been through a lot and now his suffering is over. God bless Jack and his family.
Michael Olivier
November 13, 2013
Mary, Joanna and I extend our deepest condolences to your family and you. Most sincerely, Joanna and Paul B. Deal
November 13, 2013
Dear Mrs. Jumonville,

Just a fellow Marine offering my condolences on the loss of your husband. Jack was in my Company in Basic School. I knew him as the "raging Cagen" and a dedicated Marine. I'm sorry our paths never crossed after that.
Paul Johnson
November 13, 2013
I met Jack many years ago when I began my career as a landman. It didn't take long to recognize that he was a talented, gifted individual who also was an all around good guy.
Larry Minter
November 13, 2013
Dear Mary and Family,
Kay and I were deeply saddened by the news of Jack's passing. The last time I spoke to Jack he was still living life to the maximum. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Semper Fi and God Bless.
Dan and Kay Mullally
Dan & Kay Mullally
November 13, 2013
So long Jumo. I've known you since '55 when I started LSU and you rushed me for Lambda Chi and have been your friend ever since. Semper Fi buddy. Timbo.
Tim Mc Namara
November 13, 2013
Dear Mrs. Mary, GiGi and all of the family, I wanted you to know that you are all in my prayers for God to help ease your pain. I enjoyed meeting all of you and feeling like a part of your wonderful family if only for a little while. Much love to all. Tricia Early
November 13, 2013
Andy, I am sorry for your loss.
Steve Judice
November 13, 2013
amy and andy,
sorry to hear of your dad passing;
he was such an awesome individual.
he will truly be missed.
james ritchey
November 13, 2013
Dear Mary and family,

We were so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. He fought the good fight,and I hope that the love of family and friends brings comfort to all of you. You are all in our prayers.
Julie Edwards
November 13, 2013

I was so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. Brenda Borne Verret
November 13, 2013
Mary, Andy, Jeb, Lynn, Amy and Gig - My deepest condolences and sympathies for your loss. Your husband/father was instrumental in recruiting me to Lafayette, and for that I cannot ever be thankful enough. I was truly lucky to call him my friend and mentor.
Chris Verret
November 13, 2013
Dear Mrs. Mary and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of Mr. Jack. I pray for all of you during this time. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Jennifer Mouton
November 13, 2013
So sad to hear of your loss. Prayers will be offered by your old neighbor from Greenbriar Rd in Lafayette.
Gary Broussard
November 12, 2013
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of E.J. Fielding Funeral Home
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