Jean Bernon “J.B” Dronet
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, Nov. 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for Jean Bernon “J.B.” Dronet, 93, who died Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at 1:28 a.m. at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Crowley.
Fr. Mikel Polson, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, will officiate for the services.
The family requests visiting hours Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A rosary will be recited Thursday at 6 p.m.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum.
Mr. Dronet attended Kaplan High School and graduated in May of 1942. He attended SLI (ULL) for two years then joined the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater from 1944 to 1946.
Upon his discharge from the Army he returned to SLI and graduated May 31, 1948, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he joined Supreme Rice Mill on July 1, 1948, and worked until his retirement in 1996.
His greatest joy was spending time with family at cookouts and many travel destinations.
Mr. Dronet is survived by three daughters, Anna Dronet Comeaux and companion Jim Dorotics of Jennings, Barbara Dronet and companion Craig Guillory of Lafayette, and Alberta Dronet John and husband Lee John III of Crowley; four sons, Michael Dronet and wife Sheila Richard Dronet of Crowley, Timothy Dronet and wife Lisa LaBiche Dronet of New Iberia, Gregory Dronet and wife Jenny McDonald Dronet of Cankton, and Charles Dronet and wife Carla Courville Dronet of Lafayette; two brothers, Whitney Dronet of Kaplan, and Alcee Paul Dronet Jr. and wife June of Judice; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita Mae Marceaux Dronet; his parents, Alcee and Marie Mire Dronet; daughter, Rita Dronet Allen; granddaughter, Sherice Noel Dronet; son-in-law, Johnny Comeaux; six sisters, Yvonne D. Sharbonneau, Laura D. Simon, Elita D. Cormier, Inez D. Roussel, Marie D. Mire and Winnie D. Mire; and two brothers, Theodore and Ednor Dronet.
Pallbearers will be Wade Comeaux, Kyle Comeaux, Jeremy Dronet, T.J. Dronet, Charles Dronet Jr and Tom Allen.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 224 W. Fifth St, Crowley, LA 70526; or Grace Hospice, 217 Rue Louis XIV #100, Lafayette, LA 70508.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 N. Avenue F, Crowley, 337-783-3313.