James August “Jimmy” Besse

James “Jimmy” August Besse

February 4, 1923 — August 15, 2011

James August Besse, 88, a resident and native of Morgan City, went home to glory Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.

James was a strong and caring man to the end. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather and friend.

James served his country during World War II and was a proud veteran of the Army.

James was a faithful member of Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship in Patterson. He will be sadly missed by all who know and love him.

James is survived by his two daughters, Joyce and her husband Jeffery Guidry of Morgan City, and Sally and her husband Edward A. “Tony” Comeaux Jr. of Morgan City; six grandchildren, Joey and his wife Chantel Billiot Guidry of Bayou Vista, Jarrett and his wife Donna LeBlanc Guidry of Breaux Bridge, Shanna and her husband Mike Adams, Anstin and his wife Jennifer Baudoin Comeaux of Morgan City, Sadria Aucoin of Berwick, and Shatona and her husband Shane Jackson of Virginia; 15 great-grandchildren, Alicia Morrison, Jennifer Guidry, Tyler James Adams, Corey Adams, Layne Adams, Kylia Jackson, Wesley Aucoin, Luke Jackson, Andrew Aucoin, Mason Comeaux, Madison Comeaux, Marisa Jackson, Ethan Guidry, Alexis Billiot and Dillian Billiot; and two great-great-grandchildren, Madison Morris and Hayden Barrilleaux.

James was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Edna Eve Ford Besse.

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship in Patterson beginning at 10 a.m. until noon. A going-home celebration will begin at noon at the church.

James will laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery. The East St. Mary Parish Veterans Funeral Squad will conduct full military graveside services.

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