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Jimmie Price, Sr.

February 26, 1945 — June 3, 2022

Jimmie Joseph Price, Sr., age 77, passed away Friday June 3, 2022. He was a native and longtime resident of Chauvin.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Chauvin, Wednesday June 8, 2022 from 9:30 AM until service time at 12:00 PM. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Jimmie is survived by his wife of 57 years, Veralyn T. Price; children, Jimmie Price, Jr. (Amy), Trisha U. Lapeyrouse (Jerome), Josie P. Breaux (Brian); grandchildren, Ashley Orlando (J.R.), Erica Price (Matt), Katelyn Dardar (Tate), Evan Unbehagen (Shay’a), Ian and Caleb Breaux; great-grandchildren, Aubrey Ledet, Sienna Orlando, Presley Dardar, and two more on the way; brothers, Henry “Pouchy” (Rosalie), William “Yom” (Pauline), Ronald (Donna); sisters, Margaret LeBouef, Wendy Guidry (Dirk); sisters-in-law, Sandra Machen (Robert “Rock”), Judy Theriot (Herman), Barbara Price and Desiree’ Price.

Jimmie is preceded in death by his parents, Henry J. Price, Jr. and Effie Bourg Price; in-laws, Roy E. and Leola Thibodeaux; son-in-law, Jeffrey Paul Unbehagen; grandson, Andre’ Paul Unbehagen; brothers, Cyrus Price, Timothy “Timmy” Price; sister and brother-in-law, Vivian (Royal) Marie; brothers-in-law, Edward “Brother” LeBouef, Angelo Roberts; sisters-in-law, Jeannie T. Louviere, and Susy Price.

Jimmie was married to his high school sweetheart and together they shared three wonderful children. After his father’s passing, he helped raise his siblings. Years later, he became a father figure to Andre’ and Evan after their father’s untimely death. As an all-around good person and devoted family man, he was respected and looked up to by many. He was a man of few words, however, his actions conveyed his affections. He did have a silent stare down that could intimidate anyone! He was an electrician by trade and worked primarily in the oilfield. Together he and Veralyn had a rent house business, Price’s Rentals, where he was an all-around handyman. Jimmie had a passion for gardening and loved his citrus trees. He could often be seen on his tractor, working, or cutting grass at his house. He was a creative inventor and loved making things in his barn. He and Veralyn loved cruising and camping and shared many years of seeing the islands and making memories. Jimmie was a dedicated volunteer throughout his life helping out many people, whether they asked or not. He could be seen giving his time at St. Joseph Church, Lagniappe Fair, and Pizza Express. He was always there and willing to help his children, family, friends, neighbors, and even strangers. He was an avid genealogist traveling throughout the state to visit old and newfound cousins to swap stories and photos. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Fadi Abou-Issa, Dr. Edward Haight, and Dr. Robert Alexander. They would also like to thank Ocshner and Divinity Homecare.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.

Chauvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jimmie Price.

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