James Roland Ruiz, Jr.

November 12, 1954 ~ June 26, 2021

James Jim Roland Ruiz, Jr. passed away on June 26, 2021 at the age of 66 in Denham Springs, LA. Jim was born on November 12, 1954 in New Roads, LA. Retired, he was a man of many skills and trades. He enjoyed water skiing, playing pool and trying his luck at the casino. More than anything he cherished spending time with his grandchildren. Jim never met a stranger. He will be remembered as a great friend and loving father and grandfather. Jim is survived by his children, Aaron Ruiz-and significant other Sandy Castle, Marci Ruiz and significant other Derrick Stewart Sr., whom he shared with former wife, Susan Mizell. Brother William ‘Billy’ Ruiz and wife Jennifer, sisters Jimme Lee Skipper and Mary Alice Boutte and husband Jude. Grandkids Derek Rawlings, Devon Stewart, Deneisha Young. Derrick Stew art Jr., La’Derica Stewart. Step daughter Heather Newman, Grandchildren Sydni, Tabitha and Talon. Nieces and nephews Cage Biggs Kerri Biggs, Joshua Boutte, Jacob Ruiz, Jamie Pow ell, Monica Hughes and Teresa Wilkinson, several close extend ed family members including his children’s stepsister, Janelle Mizell-Santoyo and family. He was proceeded in death by his parents James Roland Ruiz, Sr. and Dorothy Erwin Ruiz, former wife Faye Ruiz, stepdaughter Amy Newman and brother-in-law Robert Skipper. A Celebration of Life service honoring Jim will be held at False River Country Club on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from noon until 4 pm. The address is 13875 Patin Dyke Road, Ventress 70783. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude or The American Cancer Society, as Jim was a cancer survivor. Please sign the online guestbook at