Abraham H. Wilcox, Jr., lovingly known as “Junior” passed away on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the age of 77. Born November 29, 1943, in New Orleans, LA to the late Barbara Riggio Wilcox and Abraham H. Wilcox.
Junior was a mechanic for his entire career, majority of which was working alongside his brother at K&J Truck Repair.
Music ran through his veins and straight to his feet. He was the life of every party and never met a stranger. He enjoyed nothing more than frying and boiling seafood to share with his family and friends. His favorite pastime was being surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren that he loved with all of his heart. He will forever be loved and missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years, Maxine Hebert Wilcox; grandson, Dylan E. Nau; siblings: George Wilcox, Wilbur Wilcox, and Nathalie Accardo. He is survived by his children: Stefani Nau (Erick), Carmen Rojas (Carlos), Beth Cavalero (Anthony Bertucci), Tina Kovacs (Mark), Theresa Bourgeois (Scott) and John Wilcox (Jennifer); his grandchildren: Danielle Hughes (Skilar), Alexandra Ellenbecker (Dalton), Tyler Nau, Carlie Rojas, James Cavalero, III (Emily), Jenna Cavalero, Mark Kovacs, Jr. (Bridget), Olivia Kovacs, Benjamin Kovacs, John Wilcox, Jr., Mia Burns, and Tyler Burns; his great grandchildren: Levi Hughes, Elijah Hughes, Brantley Ellenbecker, Sadie Grable and Anthony Adams; his siblings, Evangeline W. Herrle and Kevin A. Wilcox; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The family would like to express their love and gratitude to Ochsner Benson Cancer Center, especially Dr. Zoe Larned and her staff for the wonderful care they provided for our Daddy throughout the years.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm and Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at Tharp Sontheimer Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001 followed by a prayer service at 11:00 am. He will be laid to rest in Garden of Memories Chapel of Peace mausoleum, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001.
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