John Henry "Lil John" Duvall passed away on Saturday October 26, 2019 with his family at his side. John was a native of New Orleans and resided in Kenner, Louisiana. Beloved Husband of Cindy Theresa Le Blanc of 44 years. John was the proud Father of Jerry Michael Sr. (Stacey), Tommy James (Jean), Michael Paul (Laura), Kevin Joseph (late Melinda) Carrie Theresa (Joseph) and Jeffery Joseph (Rachael) John is also the grandfather of 12 Grandchildren Jerry Jr., Shelby, Ashlyn, Paige, Julien, Jessica, Michael, Zachary, Blake, Madison, Emily and the 12th one is on the way. John is also survived by his brother James (Jimmy) Edward Duvall, Proceeded in death by his Mother June Theresa Krecek Duvall, his Father William Duvall (Chico), his brother Wayne O’Neil Duvall and his son John Henry Duvall Jr. also survived by many Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.
John worked for Strahan Shipping Company, Trans Ocean Terminal Operator’s and P&O Ports. He was a member of the ILA Local #3000 for 32 years, known to all his Coworkers and friends on the river front as “Lil John”. He was also a carrier for the Times Picayune and the New Orleans Advocate for many years.
John Henry was a loving Husband, Father and Grand Father who loved to be around his family and friends. He was always ready to jump up and help someone out when they needed it, he would also be the one to walk into a crowded room and make his presence known with his big smile, telling a joke, or old stories about his childhood growing up. He had a huge passion for salt water fishing in the Louisiana Marsh that was instilled in him from growing up with his Pap-paw Frank and Uncle Johnny. He always loved a good fight from a red fish and there was always a great story about the fish that got away. John Henry will be greatly missed but never forgotten. The Family would like to give many Thanks to his team of doctors – Dr. Monty Glorioso MD, Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Pretus, as well as Leo Savoie and the team at Delta Medical Prostetics. The Family would also like to send a huge Thank You to Hospice Associates for all the care and help provided to him.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Monday, November 4, 2019 beginning at 11:00 AM at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Dr. in Metairie. A funeral Mass will be celebrated in the funeral home chapel at 1:00 PM. Interment will take place in All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery.