Gordon Jerome “Jerry” Lousteau Jr.

Gordon Jerome “Jerry” Lousteau Jr.


Gordon Jerome “Jerry” Lousteau, Jr. passed away peacefully from complications of cancer on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Covington, LA surrounded by family. He was born on July 2, 1955 in New Orleans, LA to the late Gordon Jerome Lousteau, Sr. and the late Mary Alida Cowley Lousteau. He graduated from St Charles Borromeo High School in Destrehan, LA.

Jerry was the beloved husband of the late Joanna Fulton Lousteau. He was the loving father of Lindy Lousteau (Suzette) and grandfather of Amber and Aubre Latino. As the eldest of seven children, Jerry had two sisters, Loyd Lousteau and Jeanne Ford (Mark), two brothers, John Lousteau and David Lousteau, and two half-brothers, Lane Lousteau (Kimberly) and Dominique Charles Lousteau II.

Jerry Lousteau was known in the New Orleans area as the on-air radio personality “Uglee Jerry” on WEZB-97 in the early 80’s, driving a yellow VW beetle and starting the Sunday Night Dedication Party. As he progressed in his broadcasting career, he worked as a DJ and Program Director in Little Rock, Orlando, Austin, Salt Lake City and Jackson’s WOHT-Hot 95. After a format change, he moved on to Musical Artist Management for several years when he visited Canton, MS and fell in love with the town, The Square and the people. Jerry lived on the Square and naturally gravitated toward the little radio station on the other side of the Courthouse. WMGO 1370 AM had never heard anything like Jerry Lousteau. He led the charge to be a reflection of Canton; the news became the leading focus of the station and nobody told it more honestly than Jerry. You could literally know everything that happened in Canton over the last 24 hours by just spending a few minutes with Jerry on WMGO. His list of accomplishments is lengthy. A few include the Live Broadcast of Canton Alderman meetings, Canton Academy sports plus those of Canton High and Velma Jackson, the 4th of July Canton Gospel Fest, Christmas Music on the Square originated from WMGO, live Election Coverage and countless others. If you had a fundraiser, a ministry, a notable accomplishment or a family member who had passed on, Jerry shared the story with everyone. Now his voice is silent but the memories of how he impacted our lives will carry on.

In addition to broadcasting, Jerry also met success in the movie industry, as an actor, producer and animal wrangler (My Dog Skip, Benji: Off the Leash!). He was a lifelong animal lover and volunteered with Red Rover to assist animals in disaster and crisis.

Graveside service will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Cemetery, 13396 River Road, Destrehan, LA on Friday, July 12, 2024 at 3:00 PM. A reception will follow the service. If desired, donations may be made in Jerry Lousteau’s name http://redrover.org. Please Share a Memory on the Tribute Wall at http://www.ejfieldingfh.com.

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