Wayne Brown Mumphrey
St. Bernard Funeral Home
701 W. Virtue Street
Attorney Wayne Brown Mumphrey, 35, of Chalmette, LA passed away in his sleep on May 20, 2010. Wayne was a loving and loyal husband, son, brother and friend to many.
Wayne was a trial lawyer, an avid boater, fisherman and hunter.
Wanye was a graduate of Holy Cross High School ('92), Tulane University ('96) where he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and graduate of Loyola Law School ('99) where he graduated with Moot Court Honors. Wayne was an active member of the Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, the New Orleans Big Game Fishing Club, the America Association of Justice, Louisiana Association of Justice and was a Commissioner for the Louisiana State Police.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Heather Katz Mumphrey, parents Mr. & Mrs. J. Wayne and Vicki Mumphrey, paternal grandfather, Claude S. Mumphrey, his maternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Arthur H. Brown of Gulf Breeze, Florida, sister Sarah Mumphrey Piza (Maurice) and brother, Claude S. Mumphrey, II.
Private services were held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 in accordanc e with his life and wishes. His final internment is at Lloyd's Ridge, Latitude 28.30.15 North, Longitude 87.00.00 West, 145 Miles South East of Orange Beach, Alabama.
On behalf of the Mumphrey family, we would like to thank Wayne's unending list of close friends who have come forth and expressed their sympathy.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Louisiana S.P.C.A.
When i was having my benefit for my liver transplant wayne helped me out....i am truely sorry for your loss...he was a good man...and i am so surprised to find out he is gone.....mmy blessings and love go out to the family..
sue chesnut baker
Posted by sue baker chesnut - brownsville, TN - friend June 01, 2011
I loved LW like the brother he was to me; I still love and miss him every day. He was one of the most genuinely good (and bright) people I have ever encountered. I spoke to him almost every day. He learned outstanding life lessons from his #1 hero, his father Big Wayne (as did I, and I still do). He was an exceedingly fine lawyer, sportsman and friend. And dang it if we didn't both love Apocalypse Now Rocky III. I promise to share specific joyful (and humorous) stories at a later date. Cordially, Stephen
Posted by stephen wiles - new orleans, LA - friend and brother May 24, 2011
This is terrible news. My condolences to his family.
I will always remember Wayne for being kind and thoughtful to those around him.
Posted by Teddy Jawde - Brooklyn, NY - Friend January 23, 2011
Dear Mumphrey Family-Late as it is, my wife and I just found out about your terrible loss. Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of Wayne. It is a great loss to you, but also to his community and his profession. He is in our prayers.
Posted by charles wartelle - Covington, LA - freind and associate December 16, 2010
My Dear Friends Wayne and Vickie ,Claude and Sarah,
I am so sorry for your loss, we found out only yesterday that Lil Wayne, had
passed away. Please know that you are in the thought and prayers.
Wayne was such a great kid,and good friend to Joey and my family.
We are totally in disbelief of this terrible tragedy.
May Jesus hold each of you in His arms and give you the strength to cope,and may time help to heal your broken hearts.
All of our love and prayers,
Posted by Mary Krantz - North Hampton, NH - Friend July 05, 2010
Mrs Vickie, Mr Wayne, Claude and Sara I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out and am devestated. Wayne was my closest friend as we were growing up and I always thought of him and you as family. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers. Wayne was a unique soul who left an indelibel impression on everyone he met. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Joe Krantz - Auburn, NH July 05, 2010
So sad for everyone who knew Wayne but especially his family. It will take a long time to accept but he will remain in everyone's thoughts and hearts forever.
Posted by Martha and Bobby Faurie - Riverview, FL - friend June 27, 2010
MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES FOR THE TRAGIC LOSS OF YOUR SON . Life will not be same without him . Kenny
Posted by Kenny Charbonnet - N. O., LA - OLD FRIEND June 24, 2010
All of us from Tulane and SAE will miss you my friend...
Posted by Christian Granzow - Santa Monica, CA - Fraternity Brother June 19, 2010
Heather, I was shocked to see Wayne's picture here and just wanted to say that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
~Ann Marie (fellow newbie at St. Mark in '00)
Posted by Ann Marie Favalora - Metairie, LA June 16, 2010
Wayne & Vickie,
Our heartfelt sympathy and condolenses to your family... Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Larry & Diane Leiser
Posted by Larry & Diane Leiser - Violet, LA June 15, 2010
We may not understand why Wayne left this earth so soon, or why he left before you were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, you will begin to remember not just that he is gone, but that he lived. And that his life gave you memories too beautiful to forget. My heartfelt sympathy and condolenses to your family... my prayers and thoughts are with you.
Posted by Yocie Galiano - Miami, FL June 14, 2010
My wife Jennie and I wanted to pass along our deepest condolences for your loss. I will always remember Wayne as a kind-hearted, fun-loving and loyal friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Walker Jacobs - New York, NY - Fraternity Brother June 10, 2010
Dear Vicki, Wayne, and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and my prayers go out to each and every one of you. I am so sorry and want you to know that I will be praying that God will give you all the strength that you need during this time of sorrow. I love you all
Posted by Gayle Shaver - Slidell, LA - family friend June 06, 2010
Friend of father J. Wayne. Heartfelt condolences on the loss of your son. Gary Huettmann
Posted by Gary Huettmann - Chalmette, LA June 05, 2010
no words can express your loss. God bless you all. love debbie
Posted by debbie de st germain - gulf shores, AL - friend June 04, 2010
No words can express the unbelievable tragedy that has happened. I just want to say the most heart felt sympathys from me and my family.
Posted by Frank Claude and family - chalmette, LA - cousin June 04, 2010
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Wayne. We will miss him serving on the Louisiana State Police Commission Board. His goal was perfection and integrity. We will always remember him. In my prayers!
Posted by Cathy Derbonne - Director State Police Commission June 03, 2010
With deepest regret to the family, may the Lord keep and bless you in this time of sorrow.
Posted by David Pierce June 02, 2010
With heart felt sarrow to all the Mumphrey family.... Ruben, Bonnie, Emely, Dean and Trisha Aguilar
Posted by Bonnie O'Dell Aguilar - Pearl River, LA - Friend of Family May 28, 2010
I'm sorry we didn't to know each other better. My thoughts are prayers are go out to your love ones!
Posted by Bruce Deutsch - Dix Hills, NY - My cousin's Husband May 28, 2010
Dear Wayne and Vicki,
I'm soo very sorry to hear about little Wayne. My prayers will be with you, if there is anything I can do please dont hesitate to call me 601 798 7000.
Posted by Cindy "Pickles" Albe - Slidell, LA - Friend May 27, 2010
Being a class mate of Wayne I got to know a truly deep and insighful person. He dug deeper into all aspects of anything in front of him then anyone I know. Such was his deep family bonds. Through Al I feel so lucky to have gotten to know your close family. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Posted by Christine Mora - Dallas, TX - Friend May 27, 2010
prays and Thoughts to The Mumphery Family.from antoinette catalano
Posted by antoinette catalano - st bernard, LA - friend May 26, 2010
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Wayne.
Posted by Ilene and John Chunko - Princeton, NJ - Cousin of Heather Katz Mumphrey May 26, 2010
We are sorry about your tragic loss. Lil Wayne will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Tommaseo Family - Chalmette, LA May 26, 2010
May God Bless Waynee and your entire family at this time of sorrow. Waynee was a very happy and sincere person. We will miss him dearly. Love, Lynda-Marie & Buddy
Posted by Lynda-Marie & Buddy - Slidell, LA - Cousins May 26, 2010
My sincerest sympathies and condolences to all of Wayne's family, many of whom I had the privilege of meeting while at Tulane. This is a tragic loss and I feel fortunate to have been Wayne's friend and value the memories of time spent with him. My thoughts and prayers to all of you as you grieve his passing.
Posted by David Drez - Fort Worth, TX May 26, 2010
THE MEASURE OF A MAN
Not - How did he die? But - How did he live?
Not - What did he gain? But - What did he give?
Was he ever ready with a word of good cheer?
To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not - What was his church? Not - What was his creed?
But - Had he befriended those really in need?
Not - What did the sketch in the newspaper say?
But - How many were sorry when he passed away?
These are the things that measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of birth.
We have all lost a good friend and good man. Waynee, you will be missed.
Posted by Terry Fisher - New Orleans, LA - Cousin May 25, 2010
I am very sad to here Wayne is not with us anymore. I have many great memories with him and the Mumphrey family. We have lost a great person that has been kind and loving to people of all walks of life. I will miss him.
Posted by Michael Gonzales - mandeville, LA - friend May 25, 2010
My sincere sympathy on the tragic passing of your son. My prayers are with him and your family.
Posted by Joseph Toomy - New Orleans, LA - Friend of Father May 25, 2010
Prayers and thoughts to Mumphrey Family from the Peters family.
Posted by Roumain Peters - New Orleans, LA - Friend May 25, 2010
Heather and family,
so sorry to hear this sad news!!
with deepest sympathy,
Mary Anne and Warren Thomas
Posted by Mary Anne Herbez-Thomas - Covington, LA - friend May 25, 2010
J. Wayne, I was a cliet of your many years ago when your son was still a boy. I am so very sorry for you, and your families terrible loss. You will all be in our prayers.
Posted by Mark & Suzi (Baynes) Kline & FAMILY - Chalmette, LA May 25, 2010
Dear Wayne, Vickie, and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We know how much your son meant to you and to so many others. We know your pain and sorrow and want to offer up prayers for you during this most difficult time. If we can help in any way please know that we are only a phone call away and are here for you at any time. Sincerely, Joe & Cheryl Georgusis.
Posted by Cheryl Georgusis - Metairie, LA - friend May 25, 2010
Dear Heather, Vicki, Wayne, and family, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Lil Wayne will be dearly missed and our prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Posted by Patrick, Maryann, Jason, Alisa, Stephanie Perez - Nine Mile Point, LA - Friends May 25, 2010
God is right there with yoy holding your hannds and wiping your tears. He had a need for your loved one and instantly he carried him above the clouds.
Posted by Jrome and Daphine Donnelly - Pearl River, La. 70452, LA May 25, 2010
We are terribly sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family during these difficult times.
Posted by Pat, Joe, Tommy & Claudia Warren, Patty (Warren) & Joel Dorman - Chalmette, LA - Friends May 25, 2010
I just heard of your tragic loss and am so saddened for you and your families. My heart breaks for you. I pray for Gods peace as only He can answer our cries. Who could help but like Wayne upon meeting him, the ready smile, friendly words of welcome to strangers, taking a stray dog home from the hunting camp in Miss. exemplifies his inner soul of kindness. I will remember your son Wayne and count it a blessing to have known him. Doc
Posted by A.G.Harrell(Doc) - meridian, MS - friend May 24, 2010
Regrets, With deepest sympathy,
Posted by Gary LaGrange - New Orleans, LA May 24, 2010
Dear Wayne, Vickie, Claude and Sara,
WE ARE BOTH AT A LOSS AND OFFER OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO YOU ALL OVER THIS TRAGIC LOSS. WAYNEE WAS A GREAT PERSON. KIND WITH THAT INFECTIOUS SMILE WHICH MADE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE IN ANY SITUATION. HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED.
I KNOW WHAT YOU ALL ARE GOING THROUGH, WITH MY FAMILY LOSING MIKEY. IT'S TOUGH, BUT FROM HERE ON THERE WILL NOT BE A DAY THAT I WON'T THINK OF BOTH OF THEM!
Posted by Frank & LIsa Ippolito - New Orleans, LA - Friend May 24, 2010
The world has lost a BRIGHT BALL OF ENERGY. My prayers are for the family and friends. Bless you all.
Posted by Darra - Slidell/ St.Bernard, LA May 24, 2010
Wayne, Vicki, Claude, Sarah we are so sorry to hear of your loss.Wayne was a fine young man as he was growing up and a beautiful person inside and out as he grew. Even though I rarely saw hi, I remember him when he was younger and through Errol as he grew older and was in court. We hold ya'll in our prayers and thoughts.
Errol and Jean Nunez
Posted by Errol and Jean Nunez - Chalmette, LA - Friend May 24, 2010
My heart goes out to you guys. Having lost a grandson, not that long ago myself. I can understand what you are going through.
Your Dearest Friends,
Elsie & L.G.
Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Lester G. Tanguis, Jr - Lumberton, MS - Friend May 24, 2010
Been a long time since I last spoke to Wayne, but he was always a friend. Wayne was a good friend at Holy Cross where we grew up together. My thoughts and prayers are with the Mumphrey family. God bless and so long old friend...
Posted by Tommy Aucoin, Jr. - Metairie, LA - Friend May 24, 2010
though I had never met wayne, in the short time I have had to get to know his sister and parents, I can honestly say that I believe I missed out on the opportunity to meet a great person, brother and son; he will be missed dearly.
Posted by Martin McGuane - new orleans, LA - family friend May 24, 2010
Our heartfelt sympathy to the Mumphrey family on the loss of Wayne. We have seen him grow into a responsible family man and a person with humor and enjoyment of life.
Andre, David and Kenny Rubenstein
Posted by Rubenstein Family - New Orleans, LA May 24, 2010
I just wanted to say how sad we all are at ECHS to hear of your loss. I remember your talking of your husband on several occasions, usually offering some advice or help for the school. He was clearly a delightful person. Please accept all my sympathy and good wishes. We are thinking of you.
Posted by Chris Albers - New Orleans, LA - friend of wife May 24, 2010
dear Wayne Vicky and famly i cannot find the words to say how sorryu and saddend my heart is you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Darren M O,Connor sr - mearux, LA - freind May 24, 2010
My heart breaks when I look at your picture. You were such a handsome young man. We always hugged and kissed (and yes, even in the courthouse lobby!!!!) when we saw each other. We were proud to show our love to you in Division "B". All of our hearts are breaking right now. We still cannot believe it is true that you are gone. But, the Lord took you away from this earth and you are now in heaven with him singing his praises. Kenny and I are thinking of and praying for all of your family. We will definitely miss his great smile and enthusiasm about life. He was a good boy!!!! I always rubbed his beautiful curly locks!!!! He was a beautiful person and we will miss him so much. Wayne and Vicki, I cannot stop thinking of how you are handling this. I just cannot imagine how you feel. Just know that we love you very much (and your whole family) and please, allow God to give you the strength to go on. Please pray to him for peace. Wayne B. is with him now and you will see him again. We love you and are praying for all of you constantly. Love you, Karen and Kenny
Posted by Karen "Brown" Henderson - Chalmette, LA May 24, 2010
Wayne was a smart, kind, polite and geniune person who was always thinking of others. He was becoming a close friend of mine over the past year and I was so glad he was returning to St. Bernard. His lost is tragic and I send my deepest and heartfelt condolences. I will miss our friendship, his phone calls and texts.
Posted by Perry and Nicole Nicosia - St. Bernard, LA - Friend May 24, 2010
Wayne, Vicki & Sarah,
We are sorry for your loss. Words can not express our sympathy. He will be missed deeply.
Love, Steve, Tammy, Lil Steve & Jennifer mayeaux
Posted by Tammy Mayeaux - Picayune, MS - Friend May 24, 2010
Wayne, Vicki, Claude & Sarah. My family and I send our condolences to you. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I do for you please do not hesitate to call.
Posted by Anthony Libasci - Chalmette, LA - Friend May 24, 2010
OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,
WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR THE TERRIBLE LOSS OF YOUR SON. PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
Posted by Ronnie and Evelyn Tardo - Walker, LA - friend May 24, 2010
It remains a privilege to call Wayne Mumphrey my friend. As he was to so many others, he was generous and genuine with me. He was like no other person I have known, a truly fun loving individual. If it is my fortune I intend to visit Lloyds Ridge someday, hopefully with others who also loved Wayne, to pay my respect.
Posted by DJ Henry - Beaufort, SC - friend May 24, 2010
Dear Wayne, Vickie, & family: My heart aches for you. When I think of "Lil Wayne" I can see that great smile and kind heart. He was a gentleman in every way. He will be missed by all who knew him. Treasure his beautiful memory. We will keep all of the family in our prayers.
Paula & Bobby O'Bryan
Posted by Paula O'Bryan - Mandeville, LA - Friend May 24, 2010
Dear Wayne, Vicki and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful young man. When Lil Wayne walk in the office his smile lit up our hearts in Division "B". He will be truly missed.
Vicki and Benny Ruiz
Posted by Vicki Ruiz - Violet - Friend May 24, 2010
DEAR VICKI AND WAYNE: "I AM CRUSHED!" THESE ARE THE WORDS WAYNE WHISPERED IN MY EAR WHEN ATTENDING LIZ'S WAKE. I HAVE NEVER FORGOTTEN THOSE WORDS AND I OFFER THEM TO YOU NOW. NO ONE KNOWS THIS PAIN LIKE I DO. THEY CAN OFFER PRAYERS AND FEELINGS, BUT THEY CAN TRULY NEVER KNOW. IF YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO THAT HAS LIVED THROUGH THIS NIGHTMARE, PLEASE CALL ME. WITH A BROKEN HEART FOR YOU.....CINDY 985-796-9506
Posted by CINDY AND DENNY SCHENCK - FOLSOM, LA - FRIENDS May 23, 2010
Wayne and Vickie:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
Your family is is my prayers.
Posted by Jeffrey Perigoni - Slidell, LA - friend May 23, 2010
Wayne,Vickie,Sarah,Lil Claude&Claude I am so sorry for your loss. He loved my milk shakes. Love you all Carol
Posted by Carol Hines - Marksville, LA - A life long friend May 23, 2010
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with your family. May fond memories of Lil Wayne heal your pain. My condolences to all.
Posted by Nicole Acosta Warner - Columbus, GA - Friend May 23, 2010
I am thinking of all of you and wish there was just one thing I could say that would bring some sort of comfort. I will say that I am one of the people lucky enough to have even met Wayne. Even 12 years ago when I first met him, he was always kind, respectful and just a great person to be around. And his
smile lightened up the whole place. I am sorry for all of you and for all of us who will have to be patient until we get to see that smile again.
Posted by Desiree - Chalmette, LA - friend May 23, 2010
I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy. Wayne was my attorney and ensured that justice was done. What a loss tour community!
Posted by tracy pizzolato - chalmette, LA - Friend/Client May 23, 2010
WE EXPRESS SINCERE SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD BE EVER PRESENT AND NEAR TO YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
Posted by GARY & JO BAYNES & FAMILY - CHALMETTE - ASSOCIATE May 23, 2010
Dear Vicki, Wayne, Sarah and both Claudes, We are so sorry, we feel like we have lost a son. If we can do anything, please call on us. We loved him very mush.
Love and God's blessings,
Rick & Joy
Posted by Rick & Joy Tonry - Lumberton, MS - Very close friends May 23, 2010
Wayne and Family,
What a truly nice young man, may god give you strength at this difficult time We are sorry for your loss
Posted by JOSEPH AND PAULA LICCIARDI - chalmette/slidell, LA May 23, 2010
Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Wayne was a truly remarkable young man who always took the time to say hello and greeted you with a smile. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Posted by Mike Gorbaty - Chalmette, LA - Friend May 23, 2010
Vicki, Sarah and family, I am so very sorry to hear the news of Wayne's passing. It is too unbearable for me to even imagine your pain...There has been no better mother and sister...I will always remember with joy our younger years spent together with our children! I will keep you both in my prayers....If I can do anything, even just talk, please call (504-583-3137) I love you, Cathy
Posted by Cathy (Leger) Vidos - Mandeville, LA - Friend May 23, 2010
Carol and I are saddened by your loss. Our prayers are with him and your entire family.
Posted by Tom Caruso - Slidell, LA May 23, 2010
To Wayne's family:
I am truly sad to hear about your loss. Wayne and I attended law school together and have been practicing for eleven years now. Wayne was a great guy and a talented trial attorney. I will miss him very much. This world has suffered a great loss. God called Wayne to him much to soon.
Posted by Tammy Nick - friend May 23, 2010
Wayne you were truly a good friend who knew that friendship is not only for the good times but, the bad times as well. I will miss your text messages, endless stories and great sense of humor. Words can not express how much I will miss you. My condolences to your wife, family and friends.
Posted by Seth Dawson - Delhi, LA - Friend May 23, 2010
Sadness, sorrowness, and sympathy cannot adequately express the emotions felt by Sandra and me about the passing of Wayne. However, we can clearly express to you what a terrific young man he was throughout his life. Polite, charming, and happy are just three characteristics that immediately come to mind. Please keep these and his many others in your minds during this most difficult time.
with all our love,
Sandra and David Gorbaty
Posted by Sandra and David Gorbaty - Chalmette, LA - family friend May 23, 2010
Rest in peace Friend. My condolences to the mumphrey family.
Posted by Nelson salinas - Metairie, LA - Friend May 23, 2010
I was so sorry to learn the sad news about Wayne and wanted you all to know that I am thinking about you and praying for you at this difficult time. I will miss that beautiful smiling face, his hugs and kisses every time he came into the office, and most of all watching him in court. He was such a bright, amazing young attorney. I know you all were very proud of him, and rightfully so. I realize that grieving is a personal journey, but please know that I am thinking of you now and wish you well in the days to come.
Posted by Cheryl Cado - Harahan, LA - Friend May 23, 2010
I OFFERED MY MASS & COMMUNION FOR WAYNEE TODAY. FATHER LOMAX IS ALSO INCLUDING HIM IN HIS PRAYERS AND HE IS GOING TO TELL FATHER COOPER. LINDA MUMPHREY
Posted by LINDA MUMPHREY - SLIDELL, LA - AUNT(FAMILY) May 23, 2010
WAYNEE HELPED ME SO MUCH WHEN ANTHONY WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AND AFTER HIS DEATH. WITH HIS LOVING HEART AND COMPASSIONATE SPIRIT HE WILL BE MISSED. VICKIE IF YOU NEED ME JUST CALL. THEY ARE HAVING A PARTY IN HEAVEN WITH ALL THE FAMILY TOGETHER. LOVE YA, LINDA MUMPHREY (985)789-1889
Posted by LINDA MUMPHREY - SLIDELL, LA - FAMILY May 23, 2010
I a very sorry about the misspelled word sympathy. I am not thinking clearly right now. Love, Lynell
Posted by Lynell Ann Mumphrey - Slidell, LA - cousin May 22, 2010
My heart, love, and prayers go to Waynee. My deepest symphony and love to Uncle Wayne, Aunt Vicki, Claude, Sarah, Heather, Uncle Claude, Mr. and Mrs. Brown & Family.
Waynee was a cousin who was a very intelligent, generous person with an enormous heart, and always smiling! I will always love, remember, and miss Waynee.
Love, Lynell & Jake
Posted by Lynell Ann Mumphrey - Slidell, LA - cousin May 22, 2010
I am saddeened by Wayne's death. what a great young man who acheived so much so quick. i am a good friend of his family. i wish i could do or say something to reverse this. He was a soldier and friend of everyone. He had a big heart. I know he is already in heaven holding court. My blessings and condolences go out to his family.. Much love, Terry
Posted by Terry Williams - New ORleans, LA - good friend and client May 22, 2010