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Pellerin Funeral Home - Breaux Bridge
Tuesday June 15th, 2021
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Tuesday June 15th, 2021
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Wednesday June 16th, 2021
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Mass of Christian Burial

St. Bernard Catholic Church
Wednesday June 16th, 2021
11:00am - 11:00am

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James "Jimmy" Yongue Sr.

Breaux Bridge - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Breaux Bridge for James "Jimmy" Yongue, Sr., 73, who passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his family. The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday and continue on Wednesday at 9:00 am until 10:30 am. A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.Rev. Garrett McIntyre will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Readers will be Doug Cochrane and Marelle Yongue Schoelerman. Gift Bearers will be Susan Yongue Hackett and Gail Yongue.Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery No. 1 in Breaux Bridge. Jimmy was a member of the Knights of Columbus, AAU Gymnastics, World Acrobatic Society, and USAG. He was a competitive swimmer and trampolinist. He won the bronze medal in synchronized trampoline at the 1968 World Championships and was the North American champion in 1964-65. He was the AAU national champion in 1965 and silver medalist in 1964 and 1967-69. Despite two interruptions in his career due to injuries, he competed in at least 13 international competitions, including a sixth-place finish at the 1965 World Championships. Yongue also competed in the 1967 and 1968 World Championships, where he placed eighth and 10th, respectively. At the AAU Nationals, he also finished third in trampoline in 1966 and in synchronized trampoline in 1969. Yongue attended the University of Southwest Louisiana from 1966-70. After retiring from competition, he went on to coach for many years, including the U.S team at the 1972 World Championships and for three other international events. He also coached several national AAU champions including Stuart Ransom, Chris Eilerson, Charlie Watkins, Jim Cartledge, Ann Thompson, and Mason Koffman. Jimmy also donated his time coaching at Acadiana Gymnastics. He is survived by his wife, Marguerite Yongue of Breaux Bridge; son; James Shelby Yongue Jr. (Gail) of Daphne, AL; stepson, Craig Adamoli (Kristy) of Manchester; his granddaughter, Olivia Adamoli; two brothers, Paul Yongue (Penny) and Richard Yongue, both of Breaux Bridge; and three sisters, Fran Kellner of Lafayette, Marelle Schoelerman (Gary) of Breaux Bridge, and Susan Hackett (Michael) of TX.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Ernest Maddox and Virginia Olivier Yongue; sister, Ann Yongue; and three brothers, Danny Yongue, John Yongue, and Thomas Yongue. Pallbearers will be James Yongue Jr., Richard Yongue, Paul Yongue, Ray Robin, Ron Smith, and Gary Smith.Honorary pallbearers will be Bruno Claus, Johnny Melancon, Cal Girouard, Larry Gaudin, Randolph Latiolais, Jerry George, James and Paul Kainer, and Eric and Shane Yongue.Pellerin Funeral Home of Breaux Bridge, 211 Berard St., Breaux Bridge, LA 70517, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.<iframe class="ts_player" allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" allow="autoplay; fullscreen" frameborder="0" height="330" scrolling="no" src="https://www.tributeslides.com/videos/embedded_video/RHZ7LFGJFP7483TP" width="512"></iframe>

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I was so sorry to hear about Jimmys death! He was a great guy, and I have so many wonderful memories of my time spent with him and all of my teammates at USL! My deepest condolences to Pie and all of Jimmys family! So very sorry for your losshe will be missed!

Judi Ford Nash Jun 23 2021 12:00 AM

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Dave & Jimmy Jun 16 2021 12:00 AM

Pie, Condolences to you and the entire Yongue family on Jimmy's passing. We enjoyed the video tribute and will keep all of you in our prayers. Louis and Sally Gary

Louis and Sally Gary Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

Condolences to the family, especially our friends Marelle and Gary. So sad for y'all and regret not being able to attend services. Leon and Lou Labbe

Leonder Labbe and Lou Labbe Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

Jimmy was one of a kind. Always sweet and took his hardships with grace and courage. I was always happy to see him. He, like all the Yongues, enriched my life beyond measure.

Marjorie Esman Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

Prayers and condolences to Pie and the Family May the good Lord bless his soul and bounce Jimmy up to God the most high An international Athletic Star who made our community very proud of his accomplishments Godspeed his soul to his eternal heavenly peace!

Paul Hardy Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

Pie and Yonge Family. We are very sorry to here about Jimmy. Him and my dad were great friends. Now they get to hang out together again.

Chad Guidry Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

When I was a young boy there was always a party at our house. Jimmy, Dorsey, Albert, other guys and of course girls. They would play spin the bottle. I would try and get in but I was told I was too young. Well I would answer, hell Im as tall as Jimmy!! I was always amazed by his gymnastics, diving, and trampoline skills. He will be missed!! Shirley ( Paul) Broussard.

Shirley Paul Broussard Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to the family. Jimmy and I were "neighborhood" kids, 1966 high school graduates, and USL students at the same time. He went to St. Bernard, and I went to BBHS. The Yongues lived next door to the Castilles on South Main Street, but I think that was before Jimmy and I were born. I remember that my mom had a Christmas card in her photo box with that very early family picture of the Yongues in it. I think Mom and Miss Virginia were having babies almost at the same time - the younger ones of us anyway - starting with Frances and Danny. Miss Virginia was the same age as my oldest sister, Cleo. They and their families were neighbors for many years. I was always fascinated with Jimmy's bravado and talent on the high diving board at Oakbourne Country CIub, and I remember his fame beginning to spread while we were at USL. I think I saw Judy Ford, a former "Miss America" as well as former girlfriend of Jimmy's (if I remember correctly) in a couple of the videos. They were both star gymnasts at USL. I was duly impressed watching the videos of Jimmy's performances. That young man was born to defy gravity! I'm glad I had the opportunity to see him and chat with him three times in our adult lives, the last time as recently as April 2020, when he was cruising Ogden Ave in his wheelchair near my niece's house. He looked absolutely fine. I was shocked to hear the news. I'm glad we were kids at the same time. What a blessing and a gift to have shared history with all the Breaux Bridge neighborhood families and friends. It was a good, small town history. God's Peace to all his family and dear friends. Deborah Castille Shelton

Deborah Castille Shelton Jun 14 2021 12:00 AM

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