Charles J. Launey, known by friends as “C.J.,” passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at the age of 71.
Born in New Orleans, C.J. graduated from Francis T. Nicholls High School in 1967. He worked as a painter until his retirement, and was a proud member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades. A true outdoorsman, C.J. was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also an excellent pool player, and enjoyed competing in the sport immensely. C.J. loved his family and regularly cheered on his grandchildren at sporting events and awards ceremonies. He will be deeply missed by family and friends alike.
C.J. was preceded in death by his parents, Charles H. Launey and Gilda Sturcken Launey, and his sister, Gilda Launey Tackett.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Jacquelin Edel Launey; their three sons, Kurt Launey (Karen), Kevin Launey (Dana), and Keith Launey; six grandchildren, Helen, Lori, Kate, Emma, Addison, and Drew; and his sister, Jeanelle Launey Newton.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to a visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001. A memorial mass will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will take place at a later date.
Donations may be made in C.J.’s honor to The American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.