Jean Demas Simon

St. Martinville – Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2008, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church for Jean Demas Simon, 77, who passed away on Monday, March 17, 2008, at his residence.

Entombment followed at St. Michael Mausoleum.

Fr. Austin Leger, pastor of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, conducted the funeral service. Readers were Kayla Simon and Brandy Simon. His grandchildren served as gift bearers.

Mr. Simon was retired with the State of Louisiana, Department of Transportation, where he was a supervisor, and he was also the owner of a grocery store. He served in the U. S. Army National Guard for a number of years. Mr. Simon loved the outdoors and gardening, but what he treasured most in life, was the time he spent with his lovely wife of 56 years, and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Mae Simon of St. Martinville; three sons, Russell Simon of Opelousas, Randall Simon of Breaux Bridge and Dana Simon and his wife Connie of St. Martinville; one brother, Harry J. Simon and his wife Ruby of New Iberia; three sisters, Olita Romero of New Iberia, Evelyn Romero of St. Martinville and Marie Landry of New Iberia; four grandchildren, Christopher Simon and his wife Tia of Arnaudville, Brandy Simon of St. Martinville, Brooke Simon of Lafayette and Kayla Simon of Arnaudville; and four great-grandchildren, Alana Simon, Treylan Linden, Andrew Simon and Alissa Simon.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Demas and Carmilite Champagne Simon.

A rosary was recited at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Pallbearers were Ferril Verret, Vernon Verret, Shane Verret, Randall Simon, Dana Simon and Christopher Simon.

Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville was in charge of arrangements.

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