Jumilia <I>Prejean</I> Acosta

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Jumilia Prejean Acosta

  • Birth 21 Mar 1857 Assumption Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 2 Dec 1941 Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 22282215

Age 84 years, 8 months, 12 days

Her first name has various spellings, including, Jemilia, Gemilia and Gimilia.

Mother of Nicholls Abraham (aka "Nick" and "Nicholas"), Anthony "Tony" Sanchez, Celeste Anna Sanchez, Anthony Hilaire Sanchez (died in infancy), and Xavier Ruiz (died in childhood).

Widow of:
1) Antoine Sanchez
2) Adam Ruiz
3) Antoine L. Acosta

She was predeceased by all three of her husbands.

Daughter of Aurelia Kerne and Eugene Prejean.

Sister of Elphege Prejean, Abel Prejean

She was survived by 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral took place in Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, Donaldsonville, Louisiana, on Wednesday, 3 December 1941. Ourso Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Interment in Ascension of Our Lord Cemetery, Donaldsonville, Louisiana.

Obituary published:

The Chief
Donaldsonville, Louisiana
Saturday, 6 December 1941
Page 2

Note: Originally there was a tomb here, but it decayed severely, so the family chose to demolish it and seal the grave permanently. The original door of the tomb is now the marker with the names.

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  • Created by: Rachelle Z
  • Added: 17 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22282215
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jumilia Prejean Acosta (21 Mar 1857–2 Dec 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22282215, citing Ascension of our Lord Catholic Church Cemetery, Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Rachelle Z (contributor 46815898) .