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Jimmy Roan (11-19-2015)
Photo of Jimmy RoanMemorial services for
Jimmy Roan, 72, of West
Sterlington were held
at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
November 14, 2015, at
Farrar Funeral Home in
Farmerville with Brother
Aleck Nyegaard offi
ciating. Visitation was
held prior to the time of
Jimmy was born
April 14, 1943, and went
to his heavenly home
November 9, 2015. He
was a representative
for the Oil, Chemical
and Atomic Workers
International Union and
Paper, Allied-Industrial, Chemical and Energy Workers
Union for 28 years before he retired to spend time
and travel with his loving wife, Melissa. Jimmy loved
nothing more than to host celebrations for family and
friends at his home on the Ouachita River. He was
well-loved and gave selfl essly his entire life and will be
greatly missed by many.
Jimmy was preceded in death by: His parents,
George and Zephra Mae Roan; his sister, Betty Martin;
and his beloved Yorkie, Halle.
He is survived by: His wife of 21 years, Melissa
Hackworth Roan; his children – Kam Matthews and
husband Shorty and Tonya Johnson and husband
Jimmy; his step-children – Jeremy Delhommer and
wife Lindsey, Hannah Boggs (Jennifer), and Jonathan
Delhommer (Ashley); 12 grandchildren: James Allen
“Jimmy” Roan (Kym), Courtney Jinks (Colby), Erica
Johnson (Tyler), Michael Johnson (Nakita), Ryan Johnson
(Desiree), Brianna, Peyton, Beckham, Mason and
Madden Delhommer and Mackey and Morgan Boggs;
10 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers – George, John, Raymond
(Loree) and Billy Roan; four sisters – Pat Martin
(David), Faye Poole (James), Diane Yoes (Greg) and
Katie Woodall; his precious in-laws Winfred and Ina
Hackworth; brother and sister-in-law Steve and Jeannie
Hackworth; special friend and caregiver Mike Dixon;
and countless friends.
The family asked that any memorials be made to
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142,
Memphis, Tenn. 38101-9908.
“A limb has fallen from our family tree that says
grieve not for me; remember the best times, the laughter
and the song and most of all the good life I lived while
I was strong.”
Online messages for the family may be left at farrarfuneralhomeonline.