Lloyd Joseph “L.J.” Falgout, Jr., age 64, was called home to our Lord on February 28, 2017 on the Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus. Surrounded by his loving wife, children and other family members, L.J. met his Blessed Father and Savior. A native of Larose, Louisiana, L.J. was born at St. Ann Hospital in Raceland and graduated from South Lafourche High in 1970.
L.J.’s love of the people of South Louisiana is known across the Gulf South and especially in the maritime industry. L.J. was employed by United Tugs, Inc. for more than 40 years where Mitch Eymard was like a brother to him. A devout Catholic, L.J.’s late parents, Lloyd Joseph Falgout, Sr. and Madeline Matherne Falgout, with his Aunt Earline, raised him in the Church. L.J. carried his devotion of the sacraments and love of daily mass throughout his life. L.J. said the Most Holy Rosary each day, often three times, reflecting on its mysteries and the Blessed Mother. He also enjoyed holy retreats at Manresa with his late father-in-law Edward Gerrets and dear friends.
A longtime resident of Gretna, the Gerrets and Steel families opened their arms and homes to L.J. four decades ago. L.J. gave back to his adopted community, coaching little league in Jefferson Parish at Oakdale Playground, volunteering for his children’s and grandchildren’s schools and charitable causes for children and seniors.
L.J. is survived by his adoring wife of 44 years, Rhonda Gerrets Falgout; and loving children, Lloyd Joseph “L.J.” Falgout, III (Allison), Edward “Eddie” Falgout, Amy Falgout (Greg); precious grandchildren, Ashleigh Banks, Christian Banks, Madison Falgout, Rylan Falgout, Britton Falgout, Skyler Jones, Zachary Murphy and Baby Murphy. L.J. is also survived by sister, Deborah Falgout Meyeur; many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, colleagues and other family members, all who counted L.J. in their blessings.
L.J. will be buried on his late father’s birthday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Visitation on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA. Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 4, 2017 beginning at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 701 Burmaster Street (Corner Franklin Street), Gretna, LA. Internment Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Archbishop Shaw High School Student Scholarship Fund in L.J.’s name would be deeply appreciated by the family. Archbishop Shaw High School Student Scholarship Fund 1000 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, LA 70072.
Family and friends may view and sign the online guestbook at www.mothefunerals.com.
Posted on Fri, March 3, 2017
by The Lafourche Gazette