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James Leo French

May 17, 1931 January 4, 2018
James Leo French
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James Leo French, Sr., 86, of Moss Point, MS, went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 4, 2018. He was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moss Point, MS. Leo was born on May 17, 1931 in Hattiesburg, MS. He graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Hattiesburg. He married his wife, Grace Blackmon and they spent 65 years together, raising two children, and sight-seeing in the mountains with family and friends.
He moved to the Coast not long after their marriage to work at Ingalls Shipbuilding as an electrical apprentice. In 1956, he was awarded Oustanding Industrial Apprentice of the Year for the State of Mississippi. He later worked at Thiokol for over 30 years promoting up to maintenance supervisor before retiring in 1996. He was also a member of the U.S. Army National Guard for 9 years. His hobbies included deer hunting and running fox hounds. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. He loved his family and friends so much. He was always full of laughs and love.
Leo was preceded in death by his son, James Leo French Jr. “Jimmy”; daughter, Mary Ellen Hollomon; parents, John Ira and Josephine French; sisters, Marguerite Holder, Mary Jo Blackburn, and Nellie Steelman; and brothers, John Ira French, Jr., Lummy French, and Pete French.
He is survived by his wife, Grace French; granddaughter, Alecia Register (William); grandsons, Lee (Amy) French, Jared (Lauren) French, Cory Hollomon, and Cameron (Kayla) Hollomon; great-grandchildren, Elias French, Emmalyn Claire French, Caydence French, Cash French, and Ellen-Grace Hollomon; sister, Patricia (Raymond) Brewer; sister-in-laws, Jo Harrington, Mariam French, and Elizabeth Blackmon; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Moss Point. Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at Jackson County Memorial Park in Pascagoula, MS. Pallbearers will be Carey Olsen, Calvin Parker, Bo Byrd, Jerry Cooley, Bill Massey, and Patrick Harrington.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for James Leo French at www.heritagefuneralhome.us


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Visitation

Tuesday

9

Jan

9:00 AM 1/9/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 1/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

4114 First Street
Moss Point, Mississippi 39563

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
4114 First Street Moss Point 39563 Mississippi
United States

Service

Tuesday

9

Jan

11:00 AM 1/9/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church

4114 First Street
Moss Point, Mississippi 39563

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
4114 First Street Moss Point 39563 Mississippi
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Jackson County Memorial Park Final Resting Place

Corner of Louise Street and Ingalls Avenue Pascagoula MS, 39581
Pascagoula, Mississippi 39581

Corner of Louise Street and Ingalls Avenue Pascagoula MS, 39581 Pascagoula 39581 Mississippi
United States
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