2022ObituariesGeraldine “Jeri” Lee Sewell Hugunin

December 28, 2022by SealeUser3

February 12, 1943 ~ December 12, 2022

Geraldine “Jeri” Lee Sewell Hugunin


Jeri left this earth peacefully on the 12th of December 2022 at the age of 79.


Jeri was born in Indiana in 1943. She married Randell Franklin Chandler and lived in Franklin, Kentucky before moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana with her two young children in 1969. It was in Baton Rouge where Jeri worked in the trucking industry and raised her children before meeting her next husband William “Bill” R. Hugunin and moving to Walker, Louisiana in 1988.


While living in Walker, Jeri and her husband founded “Whispering Pines Dog Kennel” where they bred German Shepherd dogs for show and sale. Jeri had many pets throughout her lifetime but she loved the German Shepherd dog breed the most.


Jeri is preceded in death by her son, (Cary Wayne Chandler, 1992), father (Clarence Henry Sewell, 1974), mother (Blanche, Beatrice Morris Sewell, 1949), sister (Phyllis Anne Bradbury, 2018), and brother (Donald Kenneth Sewell, 2011). She is survived by her daughter Deborah Lynn Chandler (Fuzhou, Fujian, China), grandson Cary Andrew Chandler, daughter-in-law Destiny Marie Johnson, and great-grandson Arthur Wayne Chandler (Zephyrhills, Florida), grandson Nedal Majed Mohammad (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), and granddaughter Serena Majed Mohammad (Baton Rouge, Louisiana).


A Celebration of Life visitation  will be held on 2 January 2022 at Seale Funeral Services located at 1720 S. Range Ave., Denham Springs from 3-4 pm  with Celebration of Life services at 4:00pm . Family and friends are welcome.





  • Wade Hartman

    January 1, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    It was an honor and privilege to have known Mrs. Jeri. She was always so nice and considerate. We will miss her and never forget her. My condolences and prayers to her family.


  • Beverly Johnson Leibenguth

    December 29, 2022 at 6:21 am

    Jeri was a very close friend of mine and I will miss her dearly. We met because of the German ShepherIs in 1990 and remained friends afterwards. I will miss our phone conversations that could last hours on end. Fly high with the angels Jeri. ❤️

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and may GOD give them comfort at this time of sorrow.


  • Andrea Pramuk

    December 28, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    A beautiful tribute to Miss Jeri, much love to the whole family and all those that knew and loved her ❤️


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