Dec. 17, 1967 – Jan. 19, 2022
Jeffery Neal Coon, 54, of Franklinton, died Jan. 19, 2022, at Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.
Born Dec. 17, 1967, in Chicago, he is the son of the late Earl Coon and Martha Lee Martin Coon. At an early age he joined Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Osyka and then latter joined Church of the King in Mandeville where he served with the greeting and prison ministries. He also served as a small group leader on some occasions.
He obtained his education at Mount Hermon school. His love for sports led him to participate in basketball, baseball and football.
He joined the U.S. Army on April 14, 1985. His service includes assignments in Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Storm, Germany, Honduras, and Afghanistan in support of Operations Enduring Freedom. He also played a role in recovery efforts during Hurricane Katrina. As a staff sergeant (SSG), he retired from the Army on April 30, 2007, with over 20 years of service. During this time, he served active duty and as a reservist of the Louisiana Army National Guard.
As a civilian Coon worked 27 years at the Internal Papermill (Bogalusa Corrugated Bulk Plant).
Survivors are his wife, Joy D. Coon of Franklinton; two daughters, Raveen D. Coon and Chelsea D. Coon, both of Baton Rouge; four step-daughters, Jamel C. Browhaw (Albert), of Franklinton, Jannel J. Ard (Kindell), Jelicer C. Clark, both of Dallas, Tex., Jeleka J. Clark of Beaumont, Tex.; two sisters, Mary Ann Hilbert of Kentwood, and Zena Nunnery of Osyka; one aunt, Wilma Tate opf Mount Hermon.
A funeral service was Jan. 29, 2022, at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Osyka, with Rev. Jarvis Lee rendering the eulogy and officiating, interment in the church cemetery.
The pallbearers were the Louisiana National Guard Honor Guard Team.
Honorary pallbearers were Scott Gardner, Albert Browhaw III, Kindell Ard, Brennan Gardner, Jabari Sanders, Darren Gardner, Lafayamie Smith and Dana Gardner.
Washington Funeral Service was in charge of the arrangements.