Ross Anthony Grimball

February 4, 1993 — May 19, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church for Ross Anthony Grimball, 20, a native and lifelong resident of Patterson, who passed away at 6 a.m. on Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. The Rev. Angelo Cremaldi will officiate the services.

Ross, a 2011 graduate of Patterson High School, loved spending time with his niece and godchild, Lainey Claire Taylor. He also loved to bowl and was a member of a weekly bowling league.

Survivors include his parents, Michelle Kern Grimball and Keith A. Grimball of Patterson; a sister, Bridgette G. Taylor and her husband, Gary, of Patterson; a niece and godchild, Lainey Claire Taylor of Patterson; paternal grandparents, Luby Dauzat Grimball and Bobbie Grimball of Patterson; and his maternal grandmother, Jeanette Thibodeaux Kern of Baton Rouge.

Ross is also survived by aunts and uncles, Tim and Kim Grimball of Milton, Kathy Primeaux and Woody Carlin of Bayou Vista, Connie and Billy Thomas of Berwick, Peggy Gaspard of Berwick, Kim and Gary Ford of Denham Springs, Mark and Jessie Kern of Thibodaux, and Leslie Kern and Tommy Deroche of Chackbay. Also, many thanks to his caregiver, Gwen Parro.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Jerome Kern Sr.; an uncle and parrain, Randy Primeaux; an aunt, Bridgette Kern; and an uncle, Jerome Kern Jr.

A gathering of family and friends will be held today, Monday, May 20, 2013, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson from 6 to 9 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. Visiting will continue Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson at 10 a.m. until Mass time at 2 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Hancox, Bill Thomas, Gary Taylor, Clint Cortez, Kolten Davis, and Tyler Scully.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 301 East Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette, LA 70508, 337-234-0088,; or to; or to; or to the Patterson Council 1710 of the Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 1017, Patterson, LA 70392.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary Inc., 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA 70392, 985-395-7873.

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