Tony Joe “T.J.” Guerrero, 35, a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., a past longtime resident of Berwick, and a current resident of New Iberia, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, in Lafayette due to auto accident.
T.J. is survived by his father, Erasmo “Eddie” Guerrero Sr. and his wife Cheryl, both of Maurice; his mother, Pamela Jo Railling of Bayou Vista; his fiancé, Shanee Rene Lege of New Iberia; a son, Tony Joe Guerrero Jr. of New Iberia; three daughters, Laurie Michelle Guerrero, Lexie Ann Guerrero and Laura Lynn Guerrero, all of New Iberia; three brothers, Erasmo Guerrero Jr. and his wife Chloe of Des Allemands, Jacob Patrick Guerrero of Bayou Vista and Corey Joseph Baudoin of Maurice; two sisters, Kimberly Eileen Baudoin and Casey Nicole Baudoin, both of Maurice; his paternal grandmother, Tina Hernendez; his maternal grandmother, Mary Jo Whritenour; and his maternal grandfather, Gerald Railling; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close family friends.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandfathers, Atanacio “Tiny” Guerrero Sr. and Frank Richard Cooley; and a niece, Alexis Nicole Guerrero.
T.J. was a free-spirited and lovable person. He never met a stranger. T.J. had a passion for riding dirt bikes, spending time with his children, and working on his trucks. He was talented with electronics. He enjoyed spending time at the range. He was known for his collection of guns, which he often would modify.
The family requests that visitation be observed today, Jan. 18, 2012, 6-9 p.m., with visitation resuming Thursday at 9 a.m. until time of services at Hargrave Funeral Home.
A time of reflection will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at Hargrave Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Driskill officiating the services. Graveside services will follow in the Morgan City Cemetery.