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Merkle Kornegay

Merkle B. "Skipper" Kornegay Jr.

November 14, 1944 - February 10, 2019
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Merkle "Skipper" B. Kornegay Jr., 74, died Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 9:07 PM. Born, November 14, 1944 he was a native of Chelsea, Massachusetts and resident of Houma, Louisiana.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 AM until service time at Saint Francis de Sales Cathedral. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 PM at the church. Burial will follow at Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery #2. 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Hilda Mayet Kornegay; daughter, Elizabeth (Chris Provost) Kornegay, son, Charles Kornegay; grandchildren, Taylor Kornegay Diez, Caden Kornegay, Chloe Fontenot, Troy Fontenot, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; his beloved pup, Louie.
He is preceded in death by his son, Kevin Eugene Kornegay; parents, M.B. Kornegay, Sr. and Frances Callahan Kornegay; father and mother in law, Charles Mayet and Gladys Pierce Mayet; sister in law, Irma Guidroz Mayet.
He was very involved in his community as a member and president of the Kiwanis Club, a CASA of Terrebonne volunteer, where he was awarded CASA Advocate of the year for the state of Louisiana. He was a current member of the board of directors for Krewe of Terreanians and past King and president for 14 plus years. He was a parishioner of Saint Anthony of Padua church and Saint Francis de Sales Cathedral. He was the president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Louisiana. He was the retired owner and partner of Coastal Insurance Agency, currently USI. He was a huge supporter and sponsor of the Terrebonne Parish American Legion Baseball team.
He loved his camp in Grand Isle and loved playing cards with his family and friends. He had a passion for Mardi Gras unlike no other. He was a big blues music fan and loved BB King. He was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his honor to Vandebilt Catholic High School, Saint Bernadette School or CASA of Terrebonne.
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Posted at 12:00am
Dear Hilda, Liz and Charles, I was so saddened to hear of Skipper's death. My sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The good memories of what a wonderful person he was should help you through this sorrow.
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Posted at 12:00am
My sincerest sympathy to the Kornegay Family ! My heart is broken to hear of your loss ! May your family be blessed by the grace of God during this difficult time . May He rest his hands upon you all and give you peace . Skipper was such a genuine man with such a kind heart .
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Posted at 12:00am
My sincerest sympathy to you all, Hilda, Liz, Charles, and Family from cousin Ed in Boston. Although I haven't seen Skipper in many years, we did correspond by email in the past years. I came to know him as a man of high Christian values who loved God, Family, Country, and his neighbors. That has been exhibited to me again by all the accolades made by his friends and neighbors in the past few days. Whatever you do for the least of my brethren you do for me. Skipper, May you Rest In Peace, Good and Faithful Servant.
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My heart is so saddened to hear of you loss! My prayers will be said for Skipper and your family. May God keep you in his loving arms!
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