Rev. Joseph Roy Sexton

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Funeral services for Rev. Joseph Roy Sexton, 86, of Jennings were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel in Jennings, with Rev. Austin Spell officiating.

Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 8, from 4-9 p.m. and resumed Saturday from 8 a.m. until time of service.

Burial followed in Andrus Cove Cemetery.

Rev. Sexton lived a rich and adventurous life will with lots

of love and respect.

As a young man, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was the proprietor of a machine shop and enjoyed his work very much. He was also a licensed minister of Assembly of God Church. One of the accomplishments that he was most proud of was the building of his shrimp boat, Capt. Gator.

Rev. Sexton is survived by four daughters, Angela (Roger) Mier of Welsh, Melanie (Ray) Fontenot, Roilyn (Darrell) Self and Gloria (Joseph Smith) Sexton, Jr., all of Jennings; two sons, Felix “Bert” (Bernadette) Sexton, Sr., of Leesville and Granville (Ruby Cormier) Sexton of Lake Arthur; five sisters, Vickie Hollingsworth of Church Point, Judy Guidry of Crowley, Joan Caswell of Carlyss and Jackie (Butch) Sexton of Olney, Ill.; two brothers, Chuckie Sexton of Evangeline and Danny Sexton of Starks; 19 grandchildren; 33 greatgrandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rev. Gloria Ann Duval Sexton; his parents, Elzie and Edna Roy Sexton; three sisters, Linda Heard, Opal Navarre and Juanita Green; two brothers, Delbert “Buster” and Jack Sexton; and grandson, Jayce Ryan Dupuis.

Words of comfort may be expressed to the family at www.miguezfuneralhome.com.

Published in Jennings Daily News February 10, 2019

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