Merkle 'Skipper' B. Kornegay Jr. (1944 - 2019)

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Merkle "Skipper" B. Kornegay Jr., 74, died Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 9:07 PM. Born, November 14, 1944 he was a native of Chelsea, Massachusetts and resident of Houma, Louisiana. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM until service time at Saint Francis de Sales Cathedral. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 PM at the church. Burial will follow at Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery #2. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hilda Mayet Kornegay; daughter, Elizabeth Ann (Chris Provost) Kornegay, son, Charles Kornegay; grandchildren, Taylor Kornegay Diez, Caden Kornegay, Chloe Fontenot, Troy Fontenot, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; his beloved pup, Louie. He is preceded in death by his son, Kevin Eugene Kornegay; parents, M.B. Kornegay, Sr. And Frances Callahan Kornegay; father and mother in law, Charles Mayet and Gladys Pierce Mayet; sister in law, Irma Guidroz Mayet. He was very involved in his community as a member and president of the Kiwanis Club, a CASA of Terrebonne volunteer, where he was awarded CASA Advocate of the year for the state of Louisiana. He was a current member of the board of directors for Krewe of Terreanians and past King and president for 14 plus years. He was a parishioner of Saint Anthony of Padua church and Saint Francis de Sales Cathedral. He was the president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana. He was the retired owner and partner of Coastal Insurance Agency, currently USI. He was a huge supporter and sponsor of the Terrebonne Parish American Legion Baseball team. He loved his camp in Grand Isle and loved playing cards with his family and friends. He had a passion for Mardi Gras unlike no other. He was a big blues music fan and loved BB King. He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his honor to Vandebilt Catholic High School, Saint Bernadette School or CASA of Terrebonne. Ordoyne Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send condolences please visit www.ordoynefunerals.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 11 to Feb. 14, 2019
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