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Cheryl Jo Chaisson

October 28, 1943 ~ October 29, 2011

JENNINGS Funeral services for Mrs. Don (Cheryl Jo Foreman) Chaisson, 68, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 2, 2011 in the First United Methodist Church in Jennings. Rev. Walter Parker, Jr. and close family friend, Rev. Susan Ferguson, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home of Jennings. Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.; and 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday until time of services at 2:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to return to the church after graveside services for fellowship and celebration of her new life. Mrs. Chaisson died at 3:50 p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Lafayette General Medical Center. She was a lifelong resident of Jennings and graduated from Jennings High School with her class of 1961. She was an active member of several clubs, including Beta Club, Future Teachers of America, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Library Club. She was involved in the Verse Choir and the Literary Rally. She loved playing volleyball and basketball, and helped lead her basketball team to the State finals in 1961, where they accomplished the title of State Runners-up. She loved her church family and was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church where she grew up, was married, and raised her children. Mrs. Chaisson was also a loving and faithful wife, devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt. No matter what the weather or her health, or how far she had to travel, she could always be seen cheering in the stands at hundreds of ballgames through the years. She loved cooking for her family and was known for her delicious duck gumbo and Mimis rice-n-gravy. She was a loyal and compassionate friend, and will be missed by so many that needed her. She was loved so much by her son-in-law Jimmy , who fought with her for the crossword puzzles and loved to keep her in stitches! She will also be dearly missed by a host of precious nieces and nephews. Survivors left to cherish her memory are her husband of 49 years, Don E. Chaisson of Jennings; one daughter who adored her, Mrs. James (Debbie Chaisson) Redmond,Sr. of Lafayette; her precious grandchildren, including four grandsons: Ryan, Kaleb and Tyler Chaisson; and James (Jay ) Redmond, Jr.; one granddaughter, Jordan Stevens; and two great-granddaughters, Addilyn Chaisson and MaKenzie Foreman. She is preceded in death by her parents, Deb Foreman, Sr. and Della Baker Foreman; her two brothers, Deb (Butch ) Foreman, Jr. and Rev. Douglas Ray Foreman; and her son, Christopher Philip Chaisson.

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  1. I went to school with Cheryl and played basketball with her for Jennings Bulldogs.My prayers are with all of the family. I know she will be greatly missed. Camellia Daigle Oliver

  2. Debbie and Mr. Don, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I'm comforted to know that Mrs. Cheryl is no longer suffering and is sharing a happy reunion in heaven with Chris. My love and prayers are with both of you and the rest of the family. Love, Lisa

  3. Debbie we are so sorry and are keeping you and your family in our prayers. God has her in his hands and we are praying for his comfort to surround you all. Love you Debra and Chuck

  4. CHERYL JO WAS A FRIEND I COULD CALL ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT AND SHE ALWAYS FOUND THE TIME TO TALK, LISTEN AND SHARE FEELINGS. SHE KEPT ME UPDATED ON HER FAMILY, FRIENDS AND GOINGS ON IN JENNINGS. WHEN SHE IMITATED (TROY AND ELIZABETH) OF THE "SWAMP PEOPLE" SHE WOULD MAKE ME LAUGH MY FOOL HEAD OFF. THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS I AM GOING TO MISS ABOUT CHERYL JO, AND YET I FEEL SO BLESSED TO HAVE HAD HER AS A FRIEND FOR SO MANY YEARS. I MISS YOU CHERYL JO…..A LOT!!!

  5. Cheryl was the most wonderful woman in the world. Not enough can be said about the generosity and love that she showed to everyone. If you were fortunate to know her, you were blessed! I will miss here deeply! I am here for you guys, Don, Debbie, Jimmy and children. My prayers are with you! Love Lori

  6. Dear Don and Debbie, Sorry for your loss of Cheryl. You are in our thoughts and prayers. 2 Corinth: "To be absent from the body is to be Present with the Lord"…(and Chris) All our love, Tripp & Dona

  7. To Don and Family, I do not have words to express my sympathy to all of you. I do not know of many people who will be missed as much as Cheryl. I worked with her at the School Board for over 10 years (Donna R. Moore at that time). Cheryl was a beautiful person and such a loving Mom and wife. She stood by me during some most difficult times in my life and I will never forget it. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family now and will be for many, many days. Donna R. Goodeaux

  8. DON, I KNOW YOUR LOSS IS GREAT, BUT WE WHO HAVE FAITH KNOW WE WILL SEE OUR LOVED ONES SOON IN THE RESURRECTION THAT JESUS PROMISED. KEEP SEEKING GOD'S KINGDOM AND DON'T LET THIS DAMPEN YOUR FAITH AND TRUST IN GOD. HE IS ALWAYS WITH US, LEAN ON HIM AND HE WILL HELP YOU. HAROLD LE JEUNE

  9. Prayers and thoughts are with you. I knew your mother and all of her family (graduated with Deb). Remember all of them growing up in FUMC – Jennings. With sympathy, Mary Lou (Low) Hughes

  10. Mr. Don and Debbie, I'm so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Cheryl Jo was a beautiful, loving, caring, smiling,joyful person. I could go on and on about her. Though I hadn't seen her in years, I did think of her. I'll always remember her laugh. And when she smiled, she smiled not only with her mouth, but her eyes always smiled, too! She will definitely be missed by so many loved ones, family, and friends! She was an absolute wonderful person! May God be with you both, and the rest of the family in your time of need.


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