Paul Victor Dragon
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. In verdant pastures He gives me repose. Beside restful waters He leads me. He refreshes my soul.” Paul Victor “Mr. Paul” Dragon, husband of the late Rose Couvillion Dragon, was born in New Orleans, LA on Feb. 9, 1939 to Harold L. Dragon, Sr. and Adele DuRapau Dragon. Paul died on January 26, 2020 at his home in Westminster Towers in Kenner, LA.
He is survived by his stepdaughters Leona Couvillion Galley (Chalmette, LA) and Louise Couvillion Melerine (Poplarville MS) ; his sisters Lucille Dragon Gambardella (Revere, MA), Patricia Dragon Ryan (San Francisco, CA), Maryann Dragon Stevens (Kenner, LA); brothers John (Lu) Dragon (Michigan) and David J. (Joyce) Dragon (Louisiana); many nieces and nephews, including Michele (Maria) Dragon, Michael (Sherri) Dragon; cousins, including Victor J. DuRapau, Jr. (New Orleans, LA).
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Rose; by his parents; by his brothers Harold Dragon, Jr., Philip Dragon, Tommy Dragon; by his sister Melvina Dragon Anderson; by his cousin Sr. Theresa Mary DuRapau, RSM.
Paul left school at 17 and joined the U.S. Air Force. After military service, he worked as a delivery driver in the wholesale industry.
The family would like to thank his many doctors and nurses at East Jefferson General Hospital, especially Dr. Reginald Ross MD, Dr. Nathan Fischman MD, Dr. Charles G. Haddad, Jr. MD; the personnel at Family Home Care, especially Wendy for coordinating Paul’s home care; his stepdaughter Leona Couvillion Galley; cousin Victor J. DuRapau, Jr.; and friend Sadie Odom.
Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service at St. Roch Cemetery #2 (1701-1799 Music St., New Orleans, LA) on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:00am. Fr. Emanuel Tanu, SVD, Pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea, will officiate. Paul will be buried with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, consider making donations in Paul’s name to the St. Jude Children‘s Hospital and Research. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com