Napoleon Felix “Nap” Taillon Jr.
Napoleon “Nap” Felix Taillon, Jr., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his children, Elsie Bercegeay Taillon; his granddaughter, Marsha Simpson Guidry; his parents, Napoleon Felix Taillon, Sr. and Bertha Ory Taillon Dixon; and his siblings, Mary Hancock, Ruby Fox, Yvonne Kling, Susan Simon, and Albert Taillon. He is the beloved husband of Gaynell Desplas Jackel-Taillon. He is the loving father of Marty Taillon (Terri), Dean Taillon (Danica), Ricky Taillon, Kerry Taillon, and Mark Taillon (Michelle). He is the loving stepfather of James Jackel, Jr. (Kelly), and Jon Jackel (Liz). He is the loving grandfatherin-law of Roy Guidry. He is the devoted grandfather of Shannon Simpson (Wendy), Daniel Taillon, Matthew Taillon (Jenifer), Colin Taillon (Genny), Megan Taillon, Monique Sode (Steven), and Marcus Taillon. He is the step grandfather of Trey Jackel (Amanda), Macy Plumer (Cameron), Cameron Jackel, Madison Jackel, Amelia Jackel, and Matthew Jackel. He is the loving great grandfather of Chance Simpson (Sheri), Chase Simpson, Mira Simpson, Audrey Sode, Hadley Sode, and Kensley Sode. He is the great great grandfather of Will Simpson. He is the cherished brother of Roger Taillon. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Past Plaquemines Parish resident for 46 years, Nap later became a resident of Terrytown. He was the owner-operator of Nap’s Propeller Shop in Boothville, LA. A proud US Army Veteran, he was an avid fisherman and active parishioner of St. Cletus Catholic Church. A true family man, he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Relatives and friends attended a visitation on Thursday, August 15, and Friday, August 16, 2019 at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expressway, Harvey, LA. A funeral Mass followed at St. Cletus Catholic Church, 3600 Claire Avenue, Gretna, LA. Interment: Our Lady of Good Harbor Cemetery, Buras, LA. Family and friends may view and sign the online guestbook at www.mothefunerals.com.