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James Allen Lormand

December 12, 1930 — September 30, 2023

Duson, Louisiana


James Allen Lormand, a man whose life was marked by courage, honor, and bravery, passed away on September 30, 2023, in Jennings, Louisiana.  Born on December 12, 1930, in Morse, Louisiana, James lived a life filled with incredible achievements and deep connections with his loved ones.

The start of his life’s endeavors was a 21-year career in the U.S. Army serving as a nuclear weapons specialist and avid marksman.  His outstanding skills earned him recognition as he dedicated long hours to ensuring the safety and security of his country.  James became a meritorious service recipient in acknowledgment of his commitment to excellence when he was awarded Army Commendation Medals, a testament to his outstanding service and dedication throughout his military career.

In addition to his notable career achievements, James played a vital role in defending his country in the Korean War.   As Chief Warrant Officer W-3 in the United States Army, he poured his blood, sweat, and tears into serving his nation with unparalleled courage and resilience. Throughout his military tenure, James exemplified the true spirit of a soldier—fearless and unwavering in the face of adversity.

Beyond his professional accomplishments lay a compassionate soul that touched the lives of countless individuals. Described as loving and kind-hearted by those who knew him best, James embraced every opportunity to lend a helping hand or offer words of encouragement. He had an innate ability to inspire others with his unwavering positive demeanor—a true Braveheart who lived by the values he held dear.

Outside of work and military service, James nourished his spirit through various interests and hobbies. An avid hunter who relished every moment spent amidst nature, he found solace in the wilderness. James's passion for farming went beyond his career and became an integral part of his life—cultivating the land brought him both joy and a sense of fulfillment.

After retiring from the Army, among his proudest accomplishments were his remarkable contributions to the community.  A true Renaissance man, James embarked on an extraordinary career journey.  He began raising Hereford Angus cattle, demonstrating his passion for farming and nurturing livestock. James's dedication to his craft and love for the land were evident in every aspect of his work.  Additionally, his achievements as a cattleman showcased his expertise and unwavering commitment to the agricultural industry.

James touched many lives throughout his journey, building lasting connections with both family and friends. He leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion woven into the fabric of those who survive him.  James was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Lourise  (Stutes) Lormand; his loving wives, Mary Gerner Lormand and Mary Ita Guillory Lormand; brothers Rufus Leo Lormand, Newton D. Lormand, Sr. and Merlyn Lormand. 

His memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who survive him.  James’s daughter, Winona (Sam) Armijo, will cherish the memories they shared throughout her life—a priceless bond that remains unbreakable even in death.  James's sister-in-law, Penny (Rufus) Lormand, held a special place in his heart, as did his nephews Chris Lormand, Billy (Debbie) Lormand and Doug (Jessica) Lormand, whose lives were undeniably enriched by their uncle's presence.  James also leaves behind a legacy carried on through generations.  Sammy Armijo, Yvonne (Kevin) Sebastian, Jackie (Anthony) Gonzales, William (Donna) Armijo, Jon (Ann) Armijo Usinger, Linda (Brett) Childers—beloved grandchildren whose lives were undoubtedly shaped by their grandfather's love and wisdom—will forever honor and cherish their memories with profound gratitude.  Moreover, James was blessed with many nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren, a testament to the loving family he cultivated throughout his life. Their presence brought immeasurable joy and happiness, as James relished every moment spent with each new generation.

Services to celebrate James Allen Lormand's remarkable life will be held in a series of events. The visitation will take place at Ardoin's Funeral Home located at 709 W Main St, Ville Platte, LA, 70586, on October 6, 2023, starting from 10:00 AM and concluding at 2:00 PM. Following the visitation, a Funeral Service will commence at the same location at 2:00 PM, allowing friends and family to come together to honor James's memory.  A Graveside Service will be concluded at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Cemetery where the Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military full honors ceremony.

James Allen Lormand's passing leaves a void that can never be filled. Nevertheless, we find solace in the memories we shared with him—the invaluable lessons he taught us through his actions and the unwavering love he bestowed upon us all. May his soul find eternal peace as we honor him by carrying forward his legacy of courage, honor, bravery—forever etched in our hearts.

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Friday, October 6, 2023

10:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 6, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 6, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

St. Theresa's Catholic Church

LA-106, Saint Landry, LA 71367

Acadiana Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Military full honors ceremony.

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