August 11, 1956 ~ May 3, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 1 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville for James Francis “Jimbo” Palmer, 56, a native of New Orleans and resident of Verdunville, who passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 at his home in Verdunville. Fr. Ruben Primor will be the Celebrant for the Mass. Following the Mass, James will be cremated and interred in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Patterson, at 11 a.m., on Thursday.

Jimbo loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping. His favorite was making and sitting around a campfire, relaxing while listening to the crackle of the fire with his constant companion, Rodney, his dog.

Survivors include one son, Dustin J. Palmer; his parents, Thomas “Tex” Palmer and Marion Landry Palmer; two sisters, Belinda Palmer Trahan and her husband, Don; and Chris Palmer Grabert and her husband, Jay; as well as three nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kim Simon Palmer, as well as by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Centerville, from 10 a.m. until time of Mass, at 1 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 12:30 p.m.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Heart of Hospice – South Louisiana, 14777 Highway 90 West Frontage Road, Franklin, La. 70538, phone 337-828-2678, www.heartofhospice.net.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc.

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