William "Terry" Lajaunie

William ”Terry” Lajaunie of Poplarville, MS passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Terry was born on December 11, 1970 in Hattiesburg, MS to Richard Peter Lajaunie and Dianne (Anderson) Lajaunie.

Terry is survived by his wife of nearly 30 years, Donna, mother Dianne, brothers Richard and Chad (Misty); as well as nieces Haley and Jade, nephew Aiden and a host of family and friends who will miss him dearly.  Terry is preceded in death by his father Richard, and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Terry was raised in Mandeville, La. He graduated from Mandeville High School in 1989 and then moved to Mississippi where he attended The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). He received both Bachelor and Master Degrees in Library and Information Sciences. While in school he worked for Cook Library at USM and once he graduated, Terry began his professional career with the Lamar County Library System in Purvis, MS. Over the last 20 years he became Head of Technical Services, Systems Librarian, and finally Assistant Director. He was very well loved, admired and respected by not only his library system but the entire library community across the state of Mississippi, whom Terry considered to be family.  Terry also enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading and long scenic drives.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the graveside services at First Baptist Church Oloh Cemetery, 36 Oloh Church Rd, Sumrall, MS 39482 on Tuesday, December 08, 2020 at 1:00 PM. Due to COVID-19, those in attendance must wear masks and social distancing is highly encouraged. In lieu of flowers, donation information may be found at https://lclsms.org/.