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Larry James Austin, departed this life on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at West Jefferson Hospital at the age of 60; Beloved husband of JoVerna Lewis Austin; Son of the late Leona and Joseph Austin, Sr.; Devoted father of Kendra Austin, Nichelle (Andre, Jr.) Aguillard of Bedford, TX and Larry (Hester) Jackson of San Antonio, TX; Brother of Lena (Edward) Washington , Betty (Rev. Dr. Shannon) Verrett of League, TX, Genevie Brown, Elouise (William) Nunnery of Baton Rouge, LA, Linda Robinson, Kevin (LaKeitha) Austin, Sr. and Sandy Netters of Baton Rouge, LA and the late Joseph, Jr., Leonard, Haneef and Leona Austin; Brother in law of Claudette Austin, Harold (Barbara) Lewis, Sr., Rodney (Marie) Lewis; Grandfather of Ketron, Kerryondra and Kaleigh Taylor, Andre III and Abram Aguillard, Semaj and Jayden Jackson; Also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Historic Haven-Trinity UMC, Franklin Ave. Baptist Church, Houston Franklin Ave. Baptist Church of Houston, TX, employees and staff of The Jefferson Parish Courthouse of Gretna, LA and the Department of Parks and Recreation of Jefferson Parish are invited to attend the Funeral Service at DW Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 9:00 am; Visitation will begin at 8:00 am; Interment; Restlawn Memorial Pk., Avondale, LA; Arrangements by DW Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Ave.; Please visit to sign the guest book.