May 2, 1932 - March 15, 2022
Lester Rawlin Cambre, Sr. entered into eternal rest on March 15, 2022 at the age of 89. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline “Jackie” Lauricella Cambre. Father of Belinda C. Constant (Ronnie), Wendy C. Bush (Rick), and Lester R. Cambre, Jr. (April). He was the grandfather of Troy (Jackie), Brian, Travis, Lester III (Lara), Blair (Ashley), Majken (Dustin), Brennan (Maegan), Devyn, Cambre (Joshua) and Kailyn (Tim). Great-grandfather of Austin, Dylan, Lester IV, Jaycie, Landyn, Morgan, Malaya, Laiken, Kennedy, Jacque, Brennan Konrad, Cale, Noah, Cheryl, Emma, Kaiden, Bryson, Avery, and one expectant great-grandchild. Lester was the son of the late Eusebe J. Cambre and Beulah Boudreaux Cambre. Brother of Suzanne B. Cambre and the late A. J. Cambre and Gail B. Cambre. Brother-in-law of Leona Cambre. He is also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Lester was a lifelong resident and businessman in Gretna, LA, and an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy. After serving in the Korean War, he spent his early career as owner and operator of the Clover Club in Gretna. He subsequently worked for many years at First National Bank, and retired from American General Life Insurance Company. Lester also enjoyed a vibrant personal life dedicating much of his time to serving numerous organizations. He was a devoted parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, he spent many years as an usher, and was the proud recipient of the Order of St. Louis Medallion for his faithful service to the church. He was also a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1905, an active volunteer with St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School, and a longtime member of the Krewes of Grela and Choctaw Carnival Organizations. Those who knew Lester would agree that he had an infectious zest for life. He was always the life of the party, his trademarks being famous $2 bills and his love of Sarsaparilla. He had an abiding affection for spending time with family and his grandkids, as well as traveling, fishing, and living ‘the camp life.’ He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed. Relatives and Friends of the Family are invited to attend the Visitation at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 610 Sixth St., Gretna, LA on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 9 AM until Funeral Mass time at 12:10 PM. Interment Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Gretna, LA. Mothe Funeral Homes handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Jacqueline L. Cambre Memorial Scholarship Fund, managed by the St. Joseph’s Women’s Club, 610 Sixth St., Gretna, LA 70053 or call 504-368-1313. The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories, and condolences online at www.mothefunerals.com.
Lester Rawlin Cambre, Sr. entered into eternal rest on March 15, 2022 at the age of 89. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline “Jackie” Lauricella Cambre. Father of Belinda C. Constant (Ronnie), Wendy C. Bush (Rick), and Lester... View Obituary & Service Information
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