Jamie Wyble passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 24, 2023, at the age of 55 after a very brief battle with brain cancer. He was born April 5, 1967, and resided in Baker, LA, until moving to Baton Rouge after marriage in 1988. Jamie graduated from Baker High School in 1985, where he was a talented and highly decorated athlete. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans and continued his education, ultimately earning a Master of Science degree in Social Work from LSU, and successfully completing full licensing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. In his career of over 29 years, he has either directly provided or assisted clients in providing care for many with mental health challenges. His natural ability to make those under his care or direction feel fully supported and cared for was unmatched.
Jamie never met a stranger. He was a gifted listener and helped many family members, friends and even strangers through difficult times in their lives. His smile was contagious, highlighted by his huge dimples. He lived his life to serve others in any way he could. He was selfless, always putting the needs of others before his own. He loved music and had a beautiful voice. He often shared his singing talent in friend’s homes and on Karaoke stages. One of his most cherished moments was dancing with his daughter at her wedding reception to a recording he made of Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”. He continued his passion for athletics when he joined Baton Rouge Ancient Athletes Society (BRAAS) 22 years ago. He loved the brotherhood provided by the organization and made many lifelong friends. He loved to travel with family and friends and took pride in serving as a skilled travel planner. He was an incredible and devoted husband, father, grandfather (“Big J!”), son, brother, uncle and friend.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Savoie Wyble, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Wyble and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Goris Savoie. He was, no doubt, greeted by his three angel babies (“Jules”) and joined them in immediately becoming our guardian angel.
Jamie is survived by his love of nearly 40 years, Michelle Berthelot Wyble, whom he met and began dating while they were young members of the Youth Group at St. Isidore Catholic Church; his daughter, Abbey Cookmeyer (Blake); grandson, Babin Cookmeyer; father, Mike Wyble; sisters Charlotte Bergeron (Guy) and Jill Wyble, and a host of other loving family members and friends.
Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude for the exceptional care he received from the complete Neuro team at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-9:00PM on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA. Visitation will continue from 10:00-11:00AM on Saturday, March 4, 2023, with a Funeral Mass beginning at 11:00AM at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 15615 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA. A gravesite service will follow at St. George Cemetery, 7808 St. George Way, Baton Rouge, LA.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jamie’s memory to BRAAStrong.org or the Glioblastoma Research Organization at gbmresearch.org.