Jody passed from this earth to his heavenly home on June 14, 2014 at the age of 42 due to a heart attack in Baton Rouge where he lived with the love of his life, his wife of 18 years, Anita Lemoine Acosta. Despite health challenges, Jody achieved much in his life. He attended St. Alphonsus School and Church, graduated from Redemptorist High School, earned a degree from Baton Rouge Technical College and was presently attending ITT in computer engineering. He was also employed by Albertson's. He was always driven to better himself, working and attending school. Jody had a passion for genealogy and was the family's historian, sharing his discoveries with friends and family. He will be missed greatly by all, especially his wife Anita; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Shannon Lemoine; grandchildren, James and Elizabeth. He is survived by his father, Fred Joseph Acosta, Sr. of Denham Springs; mother, Sandra Spedale Pullam and stepfather, Stan Pullam; sister, Francelle Theriot and husband Kirk Theriot and their children, Dr. Lindsey Dietrich and Katie Dietrich, Micah and Austen Theriot; sister, Gina Klein and nephew Jacob Polk; father-in-law, John Lemoine; and step siblings Patti Broussard and husband, Louis Broussard and their sons, Garret and Ryan Broussard; as well as step brothers, Glen and Ken Pullam; niece, Chelsea Pullam; godmother, Natalina Evans; aunts, uncles, and many cousins. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Honore and Clara Eskine Acosta; maternal grandparents, Sam and Frances Miranda Spedale; infant brother, Anthony Todd Acosta; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Soileau Lernoine; and step brother, David Pullam. Visitation will be from 5 pm to 9 pm at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East, 11000 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, on Tuesday, June 17. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Wednesday at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Rd, Baton Rouge (Central), LA 70739. Farewell to you dear man who never met a stranger, was loved by many and sorely missed. May you rest peacefully forever. Visit the online guest book at www.rabenhorst.com.
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Rabenhorst Funeral Homes East
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Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Published in TheAdvocate.com from June 16 to June 17, 2014