Jonathan Edward Rousset died January 8, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana, from injuries sustained in a fall. He was born April 4, 1980, in New Orleans, and grew up in Slidell, Louisiana, where he attended Pope John Paul High School. His strong pitching arm helped his school baseball team win the Louisiana State Championship his junior and senior year. He then graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Workforce Environment. Unfortunately, the loss of his home with Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent move of his family to Vernon, Alabama began his long trial of disabling mental illness. He was lovingly cared for by his family Donald and Tanya Rousset; his maternal grandfather, Henry Ford Graham; and his family friend, Frankie Wallace. He has resided in a group home in New Orleans for the last three years. He is survived by his mother, Tanya L. (Rousset) McClanahan and her husband, Jan. His surviving sister is Natalie Beasley and her husband, Jon, of Ponchatoula, LA. He will be interred in a private ceremony at a later date due to current Covid policies. Memorial Gunter Peel Funeral Home & Crematory, Second Avenue North location, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on January 13, 2021
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