.DELCAMBRE – A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Jimmy "Jim" Benoit, age 69, at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Fr. Ed Degeyter will officiate at the service. Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Lake Mausoleum.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Wednesday with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Thursday until service time.
A native of Rayne, LA and resident of Delcambre, Mr. Benoit passed away at 10:14 pm on Monday, July 19, 2010 at Lafayette General Medical Center.
Mr. Benoit was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was the owner of Production Hook Up and Management for many years. Mr. Benoit was an outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time on his tractor and playing golf. He was an avid baseball player and football fan.
He is survived by his wife of 17 years Geraldine "Gerry" Renard Benoit of Delcambre; three children, Pam Gary and husband Neal of Lafayette; Kim Romero and husband Jeff of Carencro and Monica Theriot and husband Troy of Maurice; four step children, Monica Crappell and husband Glenn; Carl Rogers and wife Bess; Clayton "Tuna" Rogers and wife Laura "Fee" and Chad Rogers and wife Christine all of Delcambre; six grandchildren, Nick Gary; Lindsay Gary; Hunter Romero; Noah Romero; Morgan Theriot and Mia Theriot and seven step grandchildren, Shandi Crappell; Caymen Crappell, Chelsie Rogers, Paige Rogers, Dawson Rogers, Monty Rogers and McCall Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his father, Winnie Benoit; mother and stepfather, Inez Loignon Duhon and George Duhon and an infant brother, Kenneth Benoit.
Pallbearers will be Neal Gary, Jeff Romero, Troy Theriot, Carl Rogers, Clayton "Tuna" Rogers and Chad Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
To view on-line obituary, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of Delcambre is in charge of arrangements.