James "Jimmy" Darouse, Jr.
Jimmy, age 80, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 3, 2020 with his family at his side. He was a longtime resident of Ponchatoula, LA and a current resident of Albany, LA. Jimmy proudly served his country in the United States Army. He dedicated many years at the Ponchatoula Post Office where he retired as a Postmaster. Jimmy was a committed parishioner of St. Margaret Catholic Church. In his younger years, he loved coaching his sons in all of their sports. Now he enjoyed watching them coach, and he never missed a game. Jimmy liked to spend his spare time reading, but mostly he liked to spend time with his family. He was a loving husband, caring father, and incredible Paw Paw who will be forever missed.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley Darouse; sons, Bill Darouse, Kevin Darouse (Stacy); grandchildren, Christopher Michael Murray (Amanda), Blake Elliott, Kelsi Darouse, Rudi Darouse; and great-grandchildren, Kenzie Murray and Cade Murray.
He is preceded in death by his son, James Michael Darouse; and parents, Willie Mae Vitter and James Darouse Sr.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Margaret Capital Improvement Fund at PO Box 100 Albany, LA 70711 or at www.stmargaretstthomas.com/give in honor of Mr. Jimmy.
A private Funeral Mass will be held by the family with interment to follow.