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Perry John Gremillion

December 20, 1939 ~ April 15, 2021 (age 81)


Perry “Myron” Gremillion entered into eternal rest on April 15, 2021 at the age of 81. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Voncille Guillory Gremillion; two daughters, Melanie Bolinger (Brian) and Michele Hurt (Joseph). He was also the proud grandfather to Renee Wilson (Casey), Ryan Blanchard (Nicki), Scott Blanchard, Rachel McCain (Cody) and Madison Hurt. Great grandfather to Cayden Blanchard, Allison Wilson and Avery Blanchard. Perry is also survived by his sisters Ida Ducote (Robert) and Jean Saltalamachia, sister in law Kathleen Gremillion and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and cherished friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Ralph P. and Lillian Gremillion; brothers Hubert Gremillion (Elaine), Milbon Gremillion (Del Marie), Floyd Gremillion (Lula), Ralph J. Gremillion, brother in law Joseph Saltalamachia and sister Romaine Riche (Marion).
Perry was born in Plaucheville, LA, resided in Metairie, LA for 39 years before retiring to St. Amant, LA. He proudly served with the Jefferson Parish East Bank Fire Department for 32 years until he retired in 1992 as an Assistant Chief. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, camping, traveling and telling a good story or joke. He was an avid LSU and Saints fan. Those who knew him know that his family was his joy in life.
The family would like to give special thanks to the doctors and staff of OLOL Ascension Pulmonary Rehab, especially Eileen Miller for providing loving care and guidance through the program. The family would also like to recognize the nurses and staff of St. Joseph’s Hospice Carpenter House for their care, guidance and compassion.

Visitation will be Monday April 19, 2021 at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA from 10:30am-12:00pm, with a Catholic Service to follow.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend and masks will be required.
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