Jay Anthony Roberts, 60, passed away on Aug. 30, 2019.
A native and lifelong resident of Luling, Roberts was an entrepreneur and a real estate investor. He owned several businesses including a successful pipe business for many years. He ran for public office in the 1980s and became a St. Charles Parish councilman, as well as serving on the Port Commission.
His philanthropic efforts were limitless. He regularly gifted financial support to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and supported the victims of the Sandy Hook School Tragedy during their time of need. He was always ready to give a friend a helping hand. He was an avid reader of biographies and history books. He owned and loved race horses over the years. He adored the people and culture of Mexico, spending much of his time there. He truly never met a stranger and never forgot a name. He loved spending time with people, especially the people of St. Charles Parish and wanted everyone to be happy and enjoy life.
Roberts was beloved father of Philip Roberts (Jenny) and Victoria Roberts; son of the late Barry and Marilyn Peyregne Roberts; brother of Barry Roberts (Stephanie), Robin Roberts, Todd Roberts, Greer Roberts McWilliams (Kelley) and the late Janell Roberts McManus; uncle of Barret, Blake, Breanna, Nicholas, Caroline and Austin Roberts and Kolby McWilliams; nephew of Lillie Mae Boyer, Nora Peyregne and Jake Brady. He also was survived by his caregiver Kenny Isaac.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 234 Angus Dr., Luling on Wednesday (Sept. 4) at 10 a.m. Visitation at the church from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Interment will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Luling.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be mailed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105-9959 or visit www.stjude.org/memorial
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