On Monday, June 17, 2019, at 9:30 P.M., James “Jimmy” Boudreaux, loving husband and father of six children and jubilant grandfather to fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild, passed away at the age of 78. Jimmy was born on November 30, 1940, in Houma, Louisiana, to Lyman and Margery (Hutchinson) Boudreaux Clement.
He worked early in his career at Prudential, New York Life, and Central Credit Union, but was self-employed much of his life as a commercial fisherman and carpenter. On February 16, 1963, he married Sybil Frances Chauvin. They raised three sons, Lyman James, Bernard “Bernie” George, and Jeremy James, and three daughters, Angelle Marie, Celeste Marie, and Rebecca “Becky” Anne.
He leaves us all with unique and wonderful memories created over a life-time to cherish and share, and he especially will be remembered for his good humor and loving nature. Jimmy had a passion for rocking in his favorite rocker, popping in for quick but meaningful visits with his children and grandchildren, and spending time with his beloved wife. He also loved animals, and he spent much time musing over his pets’ shenanigans. He was known for his quick wit, his love of boatbuilding, and his ability to tell and appreciate a good joke.
Those surviving to carry on the legacy he helped create are his wife of 56 years, Sybil (Chauvin) Boudreaux, his children, Angelle Boudreaux (Anthony “Tony”) Pellegrin, Lyman Boudreaux, and former wife, Danielle Fry Boudreaux, Bernard “Bernie” (Angela Breaux) Boudreaux, Celeste Boudreaux (Freddie) Hebert, Rebecca Boudreaux (Willard) Bueche, Jeremy (Traci Gorman) Boudreaux, his grandchildren, Jared (Jessica) Pellegrin and Christa Pellegrin, Grace and Alyse Boudreaux, Jenee and Jude Boudreaux, Caitlin (Justin) Key and Freddie Hebert Jr., Caroline, Kenton, and Julia Bueche, and Alexis, Maegen, and Caleb Boudreaux, and one great-grandchild, William Joseph Pellegrin. He is also survived by one sister, Charlene Boudreaux (Melvin) Fournier; his step-brothers and sisters, Gaton (Helen Huisman) Clement, Leonard Clement, Terry (Toni Galjour) Clement, and Judy Clement (Lance “LJ” - deceased) Poimboeuf.