Jillian Johnson helped define the ethos of Lafayette and Acadiana. Through her talent and her spirit, she transformed the way many of us see our communities. She helped the TECHE Project in it’s infancy and continued to be a good friend to the organization and the Council. She graciously designed our logos that you see here. We always loved them and now we love them even more because a piece of her lives on in them. Her life touched so many of ours and we are grateful we were the recipients of her talents, generosity and friendship. Our hearts are with her husband, daughter and brother, all of who are part of the fabric of this community Jillian helped blossom. Our prayers are with the people she loved and who loved her back.
Mayci Breaux — who has a 3.8 GPA at LSU, according to her proud mom — made it a point to study hard, but always found time every weekend to visit her family in Franklin, Louisiana. The 21-year-old Louisiana woman had big plans to graduate college and marry her high school sweetheart before her life was tragically cut short, her devastated family said.