Horseman Jess Meche Dies

Jess Meche died April 11.

April 16, 2013

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Horseman and exercise rider Jess Meche, 21,  died April 11 from injuries sustained during a training accident at Delta Downs.

Jess was born to parents Robert and Annette Faul Meche. He was a member of the Louisiana High School Rodeo Association, Louisiana Quarter Horses Breeder's Association and AQHA.

Survivors include his parents; three sisters Robi Alaura Meche of Church Point, Myke Meche Broussard of Scott and Kasie Meche Thibodeaux of Duson; one brother Robert "Duce" Meche II; paternal grandmother Beulah "Brun" Meche; maternal grandparents J.C. and Laura C. Faul; nieces and nephews, Tanner Broussard, Charli Broussard, Zoey Meche, Trey Meche and Sebastyn Thibodeaux; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and horsemen.

A statement released by Delta Downs read in part: "The entire team at Delta Downs sends our heartfelt condolences to Jess’ family."

He was preceded in death by his grandfather Doris Meche.

Funeral services were held April 15. Friends may view the obituary and send condolences via an online guestbook at www.gossenfuneralhome.net.