Jude Ellis Gremillion obituary

Jude Ellis Gremillion Obituary

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States

January 14, 1951 - March 02, 2017

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Jude Ellis Gremillion obituary

Jude Ellis Gremillion Obituary

Jan 14, 1951 - Mar 02, 2017

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Jude Ellis GremillionHouston, Texas - Jude Ellis Gremillion, 66, of Lafayette, Louisiana, corporate salesman at Thru-Tubing Systems, died Thursday, March 2, 2017, of complications due to Merkel cell carcinoma. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathleen Susanne Gremillion; his two daughters, Rachel Gremillion and Rebecca Gremillion; his brothers, Marcel Gremillion, Valerian Gremillion, and Gerard Gremillion; and his sister, Mary Ducote. He was predeceased by his brother, Benjamin Gremillion and his sister, Louisa Piralla.Jude was born on January 14, 1951 in Moreauville, Louisiana, a son of the late Valerian Benjamin Gremillion and Beryl Couvillon Gremillion. He attended Moreauville High School and upon graduation attended Louisiana State University where he graduated with a degree in geology. After university, he worked in sales for various oil service companies. His job took him all over the world, including to Trinidad and Tobago, where he met his wife, Cameroon, and Nigeria. In 1995, Jude and his family moved to Lafayette, Louisiana where he resided until his passing. Jude loved his family, LSU football, food, and hunting. He had an intelligent mind, a kind heart, and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.A funeral service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 9986 Bayou Des Glaises Street, Moreauville, LA, 71355, on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at noon. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church hall after the service.Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to University of Washington Merkel Cell Carcinoma Research at merkelcell.org. Checks can be made out to "University of Washington MCC Research" and sent to Paul Nghiem, MD, PhD, University of Washington- Dermatology, 850 Republican Street, Brotman Building- Rm 242, Box 358050, Seattle, WA, 98109. The family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and other staff at MD Anderson in Houston and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette.
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