Jerry J. Acosta Sr., 79, a resident of Stephensville, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012, at his home.
Jerry was born on May 11, 1932, in Morgan City, the son of William and Aline Landry Acosta. On Nov. 12, 1960, he married Lee Ann “Dee Dee” Scully in Amelia, and she survives.
Jerry was a shrimper for 61 years and was the owner of the Lucky Strike and The White Gold vessels. He was a simple man and enjoyed spending time with his family.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife of 51 years, LeeAnn “Dee Dee” Acosta; nine children, Jennifer Acosta Blanchard and husband Mark Sr., Jerry J. Acosta Jr. and wife Dee, Anthony J. Acosta and companion Denise, Danny P. Acosta and wife Marcie, William “Billy” Acosta and wife Angie, Gail Freeman and husband Keith, Judith Suttoon and husband Ranney Sr., Suzette Gilmore and husband Leo, and Jerry Jean Wiggins and husband the late Tommy Wiggins Sr.; grandchildren, Christina and Mark Blanchard II and Sky Acosta; step-grandchildren, Jewal Breard and David Dingler; 14 more grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Alene Acosta Bertrand and husband Jerome, Gertrude Acosta Prestenbach and husband Pete, and Diane Acosta Soileau and husband Harris; two brothers, Lenard Acosta and wife Ella Mae, and Wilson Acosta and companion Fedora.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Aline Landry Acosta; a sister, Doris Acosta Brenson; and a brother, Jernius Acosta and wife Ella.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Danny Poché officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at Holy Cross on Wednesday. Jerry will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.