James Louis Willoz, “Jim”, “Jimmy”, age 91, resident of Biloxi, Mississippi, formerly of New Orleans, passed away on Sunday July 12, 2020. Preceded in death by his father Octave A. Willoz and his mother, Lucille M Willoz (Molaison). He was born in New Orleans in a different era. Jim proved real men knew how to hunt, fish AND dance. A lifelong, passionate fisherman, outdoorsman and sports fan, Jim enjoyed all that South Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast have to offer to the fullest. Jim traveled extensively. He was equally at home on the streets of Paris as he was in the Louisiana Marsh. Years ago, he owned a Metairie bar named “The Tiara Lounge” and ran his own sportsbook for decades. James is survived by his children James Jr. (Patricia), Steve, Nadine O’Sullivan (Barry, deceased) and Desireé Drake (Christopher) as well his grandchildren and great grandchildren. James will be missed incredibly by them, his friends and family near and far. Family and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at 1:30 pm on Friday, July 17, 2020 in the J. Garic Schoen Chapel of JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm and continue until service time. Interment will follow at the Hope Mausoleum, 4841 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com. “Due to the current restriction in Orleans Parish, only 25 guests are allowed to attend the funeral services and are required to practice social distancing as well as wear face coverings at the funeral home. The family is grateful for your understanding and compassion.”
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