BENTON, LA—Winston Ben Joffrion passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at his home in Benton, La. He was 44.
A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, with Dr. Greg Davis of Broadmoor United Methodist officiating.
Born in Shreveport on December 16, 1976, Ben was the son of Julia Brown Joffrion and Dr. Don Kernan Joffrion. He grew up in Shreveport and was a graduate of Southfield School and Caddo Magnet High School, Class of 1996. In 2000, he earned his B.A. degree in History and in 2004 completed his Juris Doctorate, both from LSU. Later, he continued graduate studies in entomology.
Ben served as a law clerk for Judge Henry Brown and was admitted to the Louisiana Bar Association in 2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anne Yvette Kernan Joffrion; and grandparents Winston Kernan and Mary Van Cleave Joffrion, and Henry and Louise Brown.
Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law Christopher and Denise Joffrion; nieces Emma and Eve Joffrion. He is also survived by his godson William Benjamin Thomas, son of Major Richard Thomas, MD. His beautiful German Shepherds, Sorsha and Little Miss, are mourning Ben too.
A talented storyteller in his own right, Ben deeply loved literature and film. He had a wild and wicked sense of humor. He was also a student of history, law, and science who could hold his own on any topic. He took pride in serving the state of Louisiana via his work with the appeals court (he was a great admirer of the Louisiana Civil Code). His family and friends will forever miss his good conversation and good company.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jason Brown, Wes Brown, Robert Jackson, Rachael Martin, James Stewart, Meredith Stewart, and Major Richard Thomas, MD.
The family has requested that any memorials be made to the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana.
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