Loreauville, LA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Jeffery Leon, 53, will be held at 11 A.M. August 26 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville, Louisiana with Father Marvin Gyasie, Celebrant, officiating.
Interment will be held privately.
A rosary will be recited at 9:30 A.M.
Mr. Leon was a native of St. Martinville, LA and resident of Loreauville, LA. He transitioned at 5:11pm on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 in Baton Rouge, LA.
The Legacy of "DJ Jazzy Jeff" Jeffery Joseph Leon B.K.A. DJ “Jazzy Jeff", resident of Loreauville, La was born on October 3, 1969. He departed his earthly life on August 15, 2023. DJ Jazzy Jeff was a kind- hearted loving husband, father, brother, Godfather, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. He served his country well as a member of the National Guard. He worked in the educational system as a custodian for many years. Jeffery J. Leon. He transitioned this life on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He married his soulmate, Latasha S. Leon on July 21, 2012 and shared many memorable life experiences. He came into this life with a calling and passion for music and family. He had the gift of music and took on his earthly life with that passion for music. He would get in front of a crowd and speak through his music. His love for music inspired him to be one of the best known DJ's. He would DJ all over the surrounding areas for over 20 years.
He was constantly booked for events almost every weekend. He always catered to his crowd with the type of music he played such as zydeco, swingout, rap, and R&B. People would come to events ready to party. Jeff would dance and speak words of encouragement at events. Every time he attend an event or see his people there he would say "I got my people with me." Or "That's my people". People arrived ready to celebrate and always left all partied out. This reflects how he was able to bring a crowd together and have an awesome time.
DJ Jazzy Jeff loved his family with all his heart. He always put a smile on everyone's face. No one could say an evil word about his family or he was ready to confront you. His bond with his family drove him to be family- oriented man. He loved to spend time at his Aunt Conn's house and enjoy holidays there. Holidays were the best because he always provided the music for everyone to enjoy themselves. He loved traveling with his wife, family, and friends. He enjoyed watching football and basketball games. His favorite team was New Orleans Saints. He would represent the Saints with his attire for every occasion. Nobody couldn't tell him nothing about his team. He was always going on vacations, cruises, and just leaving out of town to spend quality time with his wife. He came to this earthly plan with a purpose and left this earthly plan fulling his purpose. Well done D.J.
Jazzy Jeff, your dedication for music and your family have served the community well and your memories will live on. Jeff left his legacy to the next D.J. Tamirein Corsey better known as D.J. Pug.
Jeffery is survived by his wife of 11 years, Latasha Leon, one brother Peter Leon, one sister Shanekwa Morrison(Nickolas). Eight children: Jonte Hypolite (Brielle), Anjanae Leon, Laine Malveaux, Devonte Charles, Latasia Alade (Myowa), Jakylan Randle, Jamal Johnson Jr. and Jakyre Johnson. A father-in-law James Randle, an Aunt and God mother Shirley Jones, Aunt Gussie Leon, Two grandchildren Sophia Hypolite and Jonte Hypolite Jr. Two sister- in-law Latonya Anderson (Ezekial) and Christina Randle, and one brother-in-law Reginald Randle (Jasmine). A Goddaughter Keyannie Roberts and Rayniya Newsome. A lifelong best friend Reggie Thibodeaux and Ron D.
He was preceded in death by his mother Beatrice Leon, father Willis Wiltz, sister Mary Joyce Leon, Grandparents Gabriel Leon Sr, and Edmae Ledet Leon, mother-in- law Helen T. Randle, Nieces Latasha Leon, Cynthia Sampy, Quintella Leon, nephew Joshua Leon, and a Godfather Alfred Jones Sr. Great nephew Landon Leon and Princeton Copeland. Uncle Eraste Leon, Joseph Sylvester Leon, Leonard Paul Leon Sr. Aunt Edna Sam, and Mary Agnes Orphe.
Condolences may be expressed at www.fieldsfh.com
Final Arrangements has been entrusted to Fields Funeral Home, 712 Center Street, New Iberia, Louisiana 70560.