Jean Bernon ‘J.B.’ Dronet

Friday, November 15, 2019
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, 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 the services.

The family requests visiting hours Thursday from 3-8 p.m. and Friday from 8-9:30 a.m. A rosary was 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 US Army and served in the European Theater from 1944 to 1946. Upon his discharge from the Army, he returned to SLI and graduated on 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 her companion Jim Dorotics of Jennings, Barbara Dronet and her companion Craig Guillory of Lafayette and Alberta Dronet John and her husband Lee John III of Crowley; four sons, Michael Dronet and his wife Sheila Richard Dronet of Crowley, Timothy Dronet and his wife Lisa LaBiche Dronet of New Iberia, Gregory Dronet and his wife Jenny McDonald Dronet of Cankton and Charles Dronet and his wife Carla Courville Dronet of Lafayette; two brothers, Whitney Dronet of Kaplan and Alcee Paul Dronet, Jr. and his 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 West 5th St., Crowley, LA 70526 or Grace Hospice, 217 Rue Louis XIV No. 100, Lafayette, LA 70508.

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