An African American icon is now being mourned in the community after passing away this weekend.An African American icon is now being mourned in the community after passing away this weekend. Jenelle Chargois may have passed from her earthly home, but her legacy and the work she started in the community is far from over. Loved ones who knew her say, she was a revolutionary woman! A trail blazer, a loving mother, a pillar in the community, and an icon who, will certainly live on in history books.She was a woman not of her time. In her early 20’s Jenelle Chargois began her work and didn’t stop until her last breath, at age 68. For Jenelle every obsticle every curve and bend in her road and every slammed door she met with an open mind To Marja Broussard, the president of the local NAACP, she was simply, ” I called her mama J.”But most of all to her peers she was an icon who served as the first female radio host to win an award for her local morning talk show. Someone who, nearly 40 years ago, started the first chapter of the greater south west Louisiana black chamber of commerce, among many other memorable local organizations! Corey Frank, the president of that very organization she started says she is nothing short of love personified! To him, she will always be a hero, who he met briefly, a warrior who gave him courage to continue his journey spreading her legacy to future generations.
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