Jimmy Lemelle was born on August 28, 1952, in Opelousas La. But lived most of his life in Lake Charles La. He attended Washington High School and shortly after joined the Military. Jimmy was a laborer at the refinery in Lake Charles for many years. He had the gift of gab that kept you laughing and loved to Zydeco.
He used to say, “life is hard, the world is full of suffering and turmoil, its got to be better on the other side”. So, on the evening of August 8, 2021, he was lying alone and in pain. He heard a voice calling, “Jimmy, Jimmy, take my hand my son and come with me. I promise you, no more pain, no more suffering, just come, just come with me”. When I looked up, I smiled and said, “Lord Jesus you have come for me! I took his hand, held on tight and didn’t look back”. Family I’m free, so please don’t cry for me.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Cora Dayon Lemelle, one daughter Keshia Lemelle, three sisters Betty Jean Finch, Wilma Jean Broussard, Sylvia Marie Thomas, and two brothers Jay and Phil Lemelle. He is survived by one brother Robert Lemelle(Debra) of Monroe LA., three sisters, Gloria Miley(Fred) of Waukegan IL., Sandra McClarty of Houston TX, and Carolyn Dameron of Richmond VA. Three grand-children and a host of nieces and nephews.