Leah Jacqueline "Jackie" Ardoin Launey Wall
It is with great sadness that the family of Leah Jacqueline “Jackie” Ardoin Launey Wall announces her passing on Tuesday, August 4, at St. James Place Retirement Community in Baton Rouge. She was 89.
A memorial service will be scheduled after COVID-19 pandemic ends.
Interment will be at St. George Catholic Church Columbarium in Baton Rouge.
Jackie was born on April 30, 1931 in Eunice to Charles Berkman Ardoin and Bessie Marie Guillory Ardoin. At the time of her death, Jackie was married for the past 8 years to David Wall Sr.
She was previously married for 57 years to John Glynn Launey, who passed away on June 14, 2009. They were married in Eunice.
Jackie earned a BA degree in Sociology from Maryville College of the Sacred Heart in St. Louis, Missouri.
She lived in France and Jamaica, West Indies for years, and travelled overseas extensively after her first husband’s retirement.
Jackie was a successful realtor & travel agent, while raising seven children. Growing up she loved hunting & fishing with her brothers, was a cheerleader for the Eunice High Bobcats, and was crowned as a Queen of the Rice Festival.
As an adult, she was an avid tennis and bridge player, and a serious Tai Chi enthusiast. Jackie played classical piano, sang in the St. Aloysius Church Choir, and served as a Eucharistic Minister there.
She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her, especially her husband of eight years David Wall Sr., seven children and their spouses: John David Launey and Julie Davis Launey of Baton Rouge; Leah Catherine Launey and Peter Sodhy of Three Rivers, California; Renee Marie Launey of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Lisa Kay Launey and Terry Edwards of Baton Rouge; Jean Domonique Launey and Jon Hines of Wilmington, North Carolina; Sydney Claire Launey Guy and Bobby Guy of Nashville, Tennessee; and Christine Anne Launey Dawkins and Davis Dawkins of Arlington, Texas.
She is survived by her younger brother, John Leer Ardoin and his wife Harriet of Sulphur, 16 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years John Glynn Launey; and her older brother Ted Ardoin of Eunice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church of Baton Rouge https://www.aloysius.org/ &/or Notre Dame Hospice https://notredamehealth.org/hospice-care
Rabenhorst Funeral Home & Crematorium, Baton Rouge is in charge of all arrangements.