New Iberia - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Iberia for Joseph Jimmie Gary, Sr., 70, who passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Abbeville General Hospital.
Entombment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery.
Rev. Garrett Savoie will be the Celebrant.
Visitation will Monday from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm at Pellerin Funeral Home and will continue on Tuesday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am. A rosary
A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 pm on Monday.
A native of New Iberia, Mr. Gary was born on August 29, 1951, to the late Adam Gary, Sr. and Nolia Maturin Gary. He had previously worked for Honiron in Jeanerette and his hobbies included listening to French music, reading, gardening, planting his fruit trees, genealogy, watching westerns, football games and playing solitaire on his computer. Mr. Gary especially loved visiting with people, family gatherings or just Sunday lunch with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Elaine Gary of Meaux; daughters, Carmelite Leach (Lowell) of Abbeville, and Mindy Duplantis of Erath; son, Joseph Gary, Jr. (Ashley) of New Iberia; nine grandchildren, Amber Gary, Andie Gary, Lanie Gary, Zodah Leach, Zedekiah Leach, Lisa Nicole DeMeyere (Wayne), Dustin Andrews (Karly), Kaylie Thibodeaux, and Karter Thibodeaux; four great grandchildren, Taylor Migues, Tyler DeMeyere, Caleb DeMeyere, and Avery Andrews; brother, Gerald Gary, Sr. of Coteau; four sister-in-laws, Theresa Hurston of Lafayette, Gloria Young of Baton Rouge, Linda Tullier (Mike) of New Iberia, and Tammy Scelfo (Paul) of Lafayette; brother-in-law, Howard Bodin, Jr. of Coteau; sisters-in-law, Elaine Gary and Pearlie Romero.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond Romero, Sr., Adam Gary, Jr., and Louis Gary, Sr.; two sisters, Joyce Dore, and Louanna Boudreaux; grandson, Matthew Gary; daughter-in-law, Jenny Gary; son-in-law, Kimball Duplantis; mother-in-law, Irma Bodin; father-in-law, Howard Bodin, Sr.; brother-in-law, Tony Young; sisters-in-law, Anna Gary.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Gary, Jr., Zodah Leach, Zedekiah Leach, Lowell Leach, Gerald Gary, Jr., and Paul Scelfo.
Honorary pallbearers include Gerald Gary, Sr., Raymond Romero, Jr., Danny Romero, Clarence Gary, Rusty Gary, Howard Bodin, Jr., and Mike Tullier.
Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (337-365-3331)