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Eugene "Geno" Roussell III

April 19, 1957 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 65)

Obituary

Eugene “Geno” Roussell, III was born to the late Eugene Roussell Jr., and Mildred Bridgewater Roussell on April 19th, 1957. Geno was and born and raised in New Orleans, however he lived most of his life in Missouri City, Tx.  He departed this life on Wednesday July 20th, 2022, at the tender age of 65. Eugene was affectionately known as Geno. He was the second child of seven children from this union. Geno grew up and attended All Saints School, 1st through 7th grade. He also attended All Saints Church, where he was baptized, received his first communion, and was confirmed. He completed his secondary education in the Orleans Parish Public School System as a proud graduate of L.B. Landry Jr. Sr. High School, class of 1975. Eugene went on to complete his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Jarvis Christian College (JCC) in Hawkins, TX, class of 1982. He received his Master of Arts from Roosevelt University in Chicago Illinois, class of 2001. During his high school years, under the coaching of Alex “Pal” Johnson, he was a member of the tennis team. He was a top tennis player on the team and in the city, because of his accomplishments on the tennis court, he received a tennis scholarship to the University of Iowa. He was the trombone section leader in the band, under Frank Merrick. In addition, he was the captain of the band in his Junior and Senior years. During his college experience, he successfully pledged and became a member of the brotherhood of the oldest intercollegiate historically African American fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., in the spring of 1976. After graduating from JCC he accepted a position with Exxon as a Chemical Engineer. Eugene was also big on education and taught High School Science with the Houston Independent School District. He also served as Principal with the Archdiocese in Missouri City Texas. Eugene always had an entrepreneurial spirit. He once owned and ran a bar and a grocery store while living in Big Sandy Texas. More recently he owned AREA Courier Service, continuing the business name and legacy from his late brother-in-law, Aubrey Hunter, Sr. Gene was a genuine person, meeting him for the first time was as if you had known him all your life, absolutely NO ONE was a stranger to him. He was also a family man who enjoyed family functions, and cooking, his staple dish was the roast beef, his roasts were ALWAYS DELISH! Enjoyment also came from fishing and continuing his passion on the tennis court, the place where he met his late wife Joycene Ashford Roussell. Geno was a vibrant, loving, and compassionate person. He was an exceptionally kind older brother. He was incredibly smart, with knowledge that would escape most. He shared unconditional love with his family and friends. He showed his love through actions, good deeds, and was always willing to help others. Eugene was preceded in death by his wife Joycene Ashford Roussell (2/10/2022), his father Eugene “Butsy” Roussell, Jr., sister Monica Leah, and brother-in-law Aubrey H. Hunter, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother Mildred B. Roussell, brother Calvin J. Roussell (Verenia), sisters Yolanda Roussell, Rosalyn R. Hunter, Carolyn R. Quinn (Wayne, Sr.), Patrese R. Canty (Don)., Nieces Nicolette D. Davis, Dominique M. Gray (Ben), Jasmine M. Roussell (Goddaughter), Ebone A. Canty: Nephews; Aubrey H. Hunter, Jr. (Godson), Emory J. Hunter (April), Wayne A. Quinn, Jr., Jeremiah C. Anglin, and Elliott J. Canty. Four great nieces and one great nephew, his dear Aunt Carolyn “Ca Rose” Johnson, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  

Relatives and friends of the family, Houston Independent School District, Exxon, Archdiocese of Missouri City, TX, Clients and employees of AREA Courier Service, L.B. Landry Class of 1975 and Alumni, Parishioners of All Saints Catholic Church and all neighboring Churches, are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, July 29th, 2022, at All Saints Catholic Church located at 1441 Teche Street, New Orleans, LA 70114.  The visitation will begin at 8 a.m. and the service will begin at 10 a.m.  Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Avondale, LA.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 29, 2022

8:00 AM to 9:55 AM
All Saints Catholic Church
1441 Teche Street
Algiers, LA 70114

Funeral Mass
Friday
July 29, 2022

10:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church
1441 Teche Street
Algiers, LA 70114

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