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Jackie Breaux Como

October 30, 1927 – March 7, 2022

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on March 10, 2022, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Patterson for Jackie Como, age 94, who died March 7, 2022.

Father Michael Russo will be the Celebrant, with Father Herb Bennerfield, Father Angelo Cremaldi, and Father Louis Richard concelebrating. Burial will follow the service in St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. The family requests that visiting hours be observed on March 10, 2022, from 8:30 am until dismissal time at 10:00 am at Ibert’s Mortuary, 1111 Lia St., Patterson, with a rosary recited at 10:30 am prior to the service at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Jackie, a life-long resident of Patterson, was born in New Orleans on October 30, 1927. She was a devoted, life-long music lover, and she used her passion and talents to enrich the lives of those around her. She graduated from Patterson High School in 1944 and from SLI (ULL Lafayette) in 1948, where she was a member of the SLI band and chorus. She taught music in the public school system and as a private piano tutor for 20 years, and she was the director of the St. Joseph Church Choir for over 30 years. She was a long-term member of the Tune Weavers, and even late in her life, she directed numerous musical programs at Maison Jardin as a resident.

Jackie had a diverse array of interests outside of music, and she perpetually fostered strong roots in her community. After retiring from teaching in the public school system, she was an active Real Estate Agent and Broker in the Tri City area. She was a long-term member of Come, Lord Jesus! Bible Study group and was a parishioner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for nearly her entire life. Jackie was a talented gardener. She loved her plants and flower beds, and her yard was always garnished with seasonal colors. She also enjoyed tennis, and often found herself playing alongside her late husband of 67 years, B.L., in a mixed-doubles match.

Survivors include one daughter, Adrienne Como Smith and her husband Randy of Donaldsonville; three sons, Brady Lawrence Como and his wife Patricia of Broussard, Barry Joseph Como of Donaldsonville and Byron George Como of Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, Greta Schexnayder Mays and her husband Richie of Gonzales, G.J. Schexnayder and his wife Elaina of Covington, Lindsey Schexnayder Kelley of Gonzales, Benjamin Como of Broussard and Katie Como of Baton Rouge; four great-grandchildren, Ian LeBlanc, Jaxon Schexnayder, Briggs Schexnayder, and Gia Kelley; one sister-in-law, Merlyn Como Hering, of Lafayette; one brother-in-law, Bob Waguespack of Plaquemine; a very devoted and loving niece, Sara Manfre Kidd, of Morgan City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Como was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, B.L. Como; her parents, Russell Joseph Breaux, Sr. and Ethel Chiasson Breaux; one sister, Jean Breaux Manfre Waguespack; one brother, Russell Breaux, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Wanda Como and Pat Williams Breaux; and brother-in-law, Paul Manfre.

Pallbearers will be G. J. Schexnayder, Benjamin Como, Ian LeBlanc, Jaxon Schexnayder, Luke Manfre, Jody Felterman, and Rodney Grogan.

The family wishes to thank her long-time caregivers: Tammy Williams and Charlotte Naverre for their excellent care and compassion.

Being a devoted Catholic, the family requests Masses to be said in her memory at your local Catholic church or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1011 First St., Patterson, LA 70392.

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

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