EUNICE-It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Dr. Kevin LeJeune, D.C. announces his passing on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at The Carpenter House in Lafayette. He was 51. Funeral Services will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 01, 2019 at Richie House of Prayer. Burial will follow in the St. Louis Cemetery with Rev. Joey Reed officiating.
Kevin was the owner of LeJeune Chiropractic for 20 years where his patients were like his family. He loved to hunt and watch football, especially LSU and the Saints. Kevin also did taxidermy and carpentry, and was a Facebook junkie. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who enjoyed spending time with his family. Kevin will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him especially his wife of 32 years, Donna L. LeJeune of Eunice; three children, Caleb LeJeune and wife, Kayla of Elton, Skyler LeJeune, and Briana L. Jenkins and husband, Gunner, all of of Eunice; stepmother, Delores LeJeune of Eunice; brother, Ken LeJeune and wife, Kim of Church Point; two sisters, Lisa Guillory and husband, John, and Monique Gobert and husband, Christopher, all of Eunice; two grandchildren, Raegan and Hayden Jenkins; as well as extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Yvonne Olivier LeJeune; and brother, Alton R. LeJeune, II.
At the request of the family, visitation will be held at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Eunice on Monday, December 31st from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm. Visitation will resume at Richie House of Prayer on Tuesday, January 1st from 9:00 am until services.
Family and friends may view this obituary and sign the guestbook at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com
Ardoin's Funeral Home of Eunice, 1301 West Laurel Ave, (337)457.3371 is in charge of arrangements.
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
So sorry for y’all loss. I will keep y’all in my prayers.
Feloman RougeauWashington, LA
My family and I are deeply saddened to hear of Kevin's passing. Donna, you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.
Sherry Clark (AKA: Sherry Ryder)Eunice, LA
Kevin and Alton (baby Al as I always called him) were 2 noble men who stood tall among others--in spite of struggles they had. They strived to always do the right thing. They had strong convictions and listened to their hearts and let their beliefs guided them. Kevin was always glad to see me--I am the last of the 'great Mohicans" the last living relative on his paternal side, & he quietly, gently & humorously recognized me as such. I was his godmother and I find it hard to believe I won't see him on earth anymore, but he lives in my heart, never forgotten. Alton, too, always expressed pleasure in seeing me. always complimentary full of sweet words. One of the last thing I remember Alton telling me as I came to visit him as he worked outside in his yard, was, "Tetante, I love Jesus." I knew he was meditating on this as I arrived. I'll never forget the intense look in his eyes as his mine met his. I thank and praise God that I knew these young men, and that they are members of my family. May they be sitting at the foot of the throne of God the Father, praising and worshiping him with all the angels into eternity. Amen.
Mary Ann (LeJeune) RabalaisPineville, LA
I went to school with Kevin and Alton some 20 years ago in Houston. Kevin was larger than life! He used to always ask me for 25-cents to make a phone call. Naturally Kevin didn’t need to make a call – He wanted to see if he could get it out of me! Kevin always made me laugh.
Alton was the most humanitarian man I have ever met in life! He could see – with astonishing clarity - the goodness in others; and he could truly see from the other person’s unique point of view. When someone was irritating to me, Alton would affectionately illustrate the other person’s perspective. Every time Alton helped me realize that I was seeing things all wrong. Alton helped me see that the person I felt ‘irritating’ was gracious and right!
I had not heard from Kevin or Alton since all this time – Some 20 years. But just tonight I had this overwhelming emotion come over me: I remembered how Alton would keenly point out another person’s point of view… And how I needed to acknowledge and appreciate that with great compassion! It happened after a situation I was having with someone up here in New York. Suddenly I could hear Alton’s voice telling me to fully and compassionately see this other person’s point of view – And not to fall short of that social responsibility! With it came this tremendous appreciation and realization of just how enormous was the heart, the kindness, and compassion of Alton Lejeune! After those strong feelings I pledged to try and see it that way more often – I felt it was a time for a change for the better!
Later on tonight, I got to wondering just how Kevin & Alton have been doing after all these years. That’s when I discovered they had both passed away.
There is little comfort I can give to those that feel their loss. But there is some solace in recalling the inspiring memories of the exemplary life Kevin and Alton led. And we should be comforted in the knowledge that they do live in the minds and hearts of all who knew them. May their passing create inspiration and new life in your mind despite this hour of sorrow – It has for me! I am truly all the better for having known them!
“He is not gone. He is just away,
With cheery smile and the wave of a hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us wondering how very fair that land
May be, since he tarries there.”
- Walt Whitman.
Mark HallisterNew York, NY
I was researching my family and saw your obituary. Bummer. So young. :( Thanks for the adjustments. I could use one right now. Go in peace. Be eternal.
Nigel Courvillelos angeles, CA
Donna, I am so very sorry for you and your family's loss. Please know that I am will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Helena PutnamBasile, LA
My deepest sorrow for your loss, his love and memory will live on. If you need me I'm just a Phone call AWAY!
Sheila BergeauxEunice, LA
iAS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF kEVIN'S PASSING. hE WAS A GREAT MAN, KIND AND FRIENDLY TO ALL.
ALICE qUIBODEAUX cLARKCrowley, LA
We are so sorry to hear about Kevin. He w ill be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Patrick & Christine Hanks
Patrick HanksCrowley, LA
Im sorry to hear about Kevin, praying for y'all.He will be missed.RIP Kevin
Jerry Dale Middlebrooks GuilloryRichard, LA
My heart goes out to Donna and her family. Kevin was so very loved. He will be greatly missed.
Sorry I can’t go, but been suffering with a stomach virus.
R.I.P. Kevin.....we love you cuz....
Polli LeJeuneEunice, LA
Donna and family, I am so sorry about Kevin. He was such a kind gentle awesome man and a great Dr!!! Im praying for comfort for all of you. Love, Donna Landreneau
Donna LandreneauVille Platte, LA
I am at a loss for words . I have known Kevin all of my life and as kids we grew up together in the same community . I never thought that I would ever see his passing away . Donna is my sister and my prayers are with her and their family . Kevin will be missed . R.I.P. My Friend -
Bryan SattlerLafayette, LA
Donna, I am so sorry. Kevin was an awesome person. I will never forget what you and Kevin did for Chico. If I can help you in anyway please call/
Peggy ThibodeauxChurch Point, LA
So sorry for the loss of Dr. Lejeune. I was a patient of his in Lafayette, a few years ago. I appreciated everything he did for me. I always thought of him as a very sweet, caring gentle man. God bless his soul. He is in my prayers.🙏
Jennifer PrimeauxKaplan, LA
To the family of Dr. Keven LeJeune, may God bless and comfort you during this difficult period, please accept my sincere condolences. The body is but an outer covering for the soul. The reality is the soul which never dies, but just changes form. So, we know that in some way, you will always be there around us. RIP Classmate!
Malcolm SkinnerNorthport, AL
Words fail me. My heart aches for my friend. I've been friends to so many people, but Dr. Kevin was a friend to me. He had so many friends because he was so genuine. I know so many hundreds of people will have so many thousands of things to say about the Dr. All I can say is thank you for every thing, Doctor. Thank you. You were a true Physician. I will miss you until eternity.
Kenneth VeillonEunice, LA
Our condolences to the family. May God comfort you during your time of grief! Our prayers are with you.
Johney & Judy Jeans
Johney & Judy JeansBasile, LA
We were so sorry to hear about Kevin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Gerald is in the hospital so we are unable to go to the funeral home. He will be missed.
Gerald and Eloise LeJeuneEunice, LA
Donna we will miss Kevin so much; going to eat crawfish will not be the same. If you need anything please call. Love you.
Kirk and Betty BertrandJennings, LA
Rest In Peace friend.
Jeffery and Rita NaquinMamou, LA