The Picayune Item
Lawrence Joseph “L.J.” Reiss, Jr., S.F.O., 89, of Picayune, Miss., passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 20, 2013 from 10-11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Mass will follow at 11:15 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Snyder officiating.
L.J. was an active parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, a member of the Secular Franciscan Order, Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister, a Sacristarian, and Knights of Columbus 4th Order.
He was a Chief Yeoman in the United States Navy during World War II. He had a Latin Legume Baccalaurean degree and served has a lawyer for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. He was member of Disabled American Vets-VFW, Elks, Order of Alhambra, AARP and a past President of the Senior Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife Alice L. Reiss.
He is survived by: one son, Lawrence J. “Larry” Reiss, III of Hilo, Hawaii; two daughters, Mary-Ellen Manes of Groton, Conn. and Patricia (Charlie) Albright of Picayune; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers Mass is preferred.
Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Please visit our website for the obituary. You can leave an online condolence or share photos and memories.