David Medus

January 2, 1951 ~ February 28, 2024

Born in: Deridder, LA
Resided in: Lafayette, LA


The family of Mr. David James Medus, 73, of Lafayette announces the passing of their beloved brother on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Mr. Medus was born on January 2, 1951, to parents, Allen James, and Louise Elonide Caldwell Medus.  David had many skills and talents that he shared with his family and friends including interior landscaping, floral design and professional singing.  He was a superb orchid grower and received numerous American Orchid Society awards. He was also the past president of the Calcasieu Orchid Society and when he was well, he traveled from Houston, TX to Gauthier, MS to set up displays at orchid shows.  He was a friend, a mentor, and a caregiver to so many people.  David was Christian and he worshiped through singing.  In Lake Charles, he sang in both the choirs of the First United Methodist Church and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.  In Jennings he served as Choir Director for Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church adding a special beauty to the services.  He had a fond affection to the simple monastic way of life and frequented St. Joseph’s Benedictine Abbey where he enjoyed solace in the presence of his Savior and Lord.  “Give rest, O Christ, to you servant David with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting.”

He leaves behind to cherish his memory two sisters, Kathryn Sullivan of Baton Rouge, and Julie LeJeune of Lafayette and two brothers, Carl (Evie) Medus of Duluth, GA, and Paul Medus of Lafayette; niece Chassity Medus Leger and her children, Asa and Abigail Leger; niece, Alison LeJeune Trudell and her children, Kyle, Chloe, Emma and Evan Trudell; niece Lindsey Miller Junca, her husband, Harold J. Junca III and their children, Mackenzie Lindsey Baer, Katie-Lynn Miller Junca and Jordyn Marie Junca; niece, Kristina Miller Harris, husband Marc Anthony Harris and their children, Elliott Joelle and Parker Leigh Harris; nephew, Marcus LeJeune, his wife, Eva and their children Scarlett, Sterling and Sawyer LeJeune.

Mr. Medus was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Gregory Allen Medus, and a sister-in-law, Gail Smith Medus; brothers-in-law, Howard Earl Sullivan and Donald Paul LeJeune.

The family has entrusted cremation to Miguez Funeral Home.  A memorial visitation and service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2024.  Visitation will  begin at 2:30 p.m. and continue until the service at 4:30 p.m. Kyle Melancon will be leading the prayer service and delivering the eulogy.

Inurnment will follow in Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Heart of Hospice, A Care Partner, and the Vincent Assisted Living Facility for the love and attention given to David during his illness.


Memorial Visitation: Saturday, March 2, 2024
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings
114 E. Shankland Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

Memorial Service: Saturday, March 2, 2024
4:30 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Jennings
114 E. Shankland Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

Inurnment: Saturday, March 2, 2024
5:00 pm

Calvary Cemetery
Roberts Ave.
Jennings, LA 70546

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate the life of David. He was and is a beautiful bright light.

  2. I have many fond memories of David while growing up. He was very talented and a kind soul.
    I feel badly we lost touch the last few years.
    May David rest in peace.
    Penny Williams Ramseyer

  3. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. David was a kind, talented, and creative person. I know he will be missed.

  4. Candle 1Keeping David and Medus Family in our thoughts and prayers. May you all be comforted in the hope of Eternal Life with Christ.
    Shelly Roe & Family

  5. Candle 4R.I.P dear David.
    My mind still talks to you and my hearth still looks for you dear David,but my soul knows you are at peace.

  6. Candle 1I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m just reading this today. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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