To say Jodie Lott was "one of the good guys" is a vast understatement. Jodie's energy, smile, compassion, and infectious attitude moved him above the rest. You always left and interaction Jodie feeling better afterwards as you did before. I helped trained Jodie back in our Baton Rouge IBM days...1974 if remembered correctly. How could you not purchase from him. He was always upbeat, fun, and personable. Cyndi and I became close to Jodie and Janie over the past few years. We leased cars from him, we referred our friends to him, we had meals together. We were always impressed with how Jodie loved his family, Jodie, Lindsay, and those grandbabies. He and Janie experienced a great deal but he always had a optimistic manner about him. When he said he's pray for you, you could count on it! His family is in our prayers as we say good bye to truly one of the good guys. Bryan Flanagan, November 20, 2020 Jodi, Thank you for teaching me the power of a positive attitude and what it means to lead by faith. I will miss your smile and laugh. Ill never forget you. Love, Blake Ogden, November 20, 2020 You were one of the loveliest people I have ever met and when I am in a bad mood I do think of you and your positivity and then its not so bad. Thank you! You are dearly missed. Gabriella Bermudez, November 20, 2020 Jodie and I have been close friends since 1975. He joined IBM the year before me. The story goes that Jodie showed up to interview with the branch manager in 1974. Stylist as Jodie was, he dressed in a loud sports coat, colored shirt and platform shoes. Think Rodney Dangerfield from Caddyshack. The branch manager politely told Jodie, "here at IBM, we wear white shirts, suits only and generally we wear Winged Tip shoes. It was truly a Kodak moment. Wish there had been photos. Jodie somehow got the job and was one of the best sales people in the branch, leading to a "national branch office of the year award" in 1980. Donna and I are still in shock to have lost this dear friend, so soon and so unexpectedly. We pray for Janie, Lindsey, Jodie and the rest of the Lott family in this time of shock and sorrow. Donna and Jim Watkins Jim Watkins, November 19, 2020 Sonia and I are most appreciative of our friendship with Jodie and his wife Jane over the past 10-15 years. He was real friend and did everything for his family. He will be missed. We would like to extend our deepest prayers and sympathy to the family. We know he is in a good place now with the lord. Steve and Sonia Pitzner Steven R Pitzner, November 19, 2020 Jodi Lott blessed so many of us over the years. I met Jodi in the late 70’s when I joined IBM I had the wonderful good fortune to work with him, Burrell Patch, JIm Watkins, Bryan Flanagan, Blair Tighe, CD Romero, Bill Ryckman, Joe Lewis, Michael Victorian, Mike Cioffi, Lewis Hannaman, Paul Wood, Johnny Jones and so many other amazing IBM friends. I had shared with others that I once heard “no one will remember much of what you say but they will remember how you made them feel”. If you were near Jodi you just felt better about yourself. God blessed him with that gift. Jodi, Lindsey, Janie we will keep you in our prayers. He is a wonderful man. I know you are in pain now but he is out of pain. He lived a wonderful life because of your love and affection. He gave all of us a gift by bringing us together one more time. We can celebrate his life because he is with our Lord..... and one day we will join him to celebrate forever. I promise you ...somewhere .... sometime....you will hear a grandchild laugh or look into their eyes and you will see Jodi; he continues to live on in our earthly life through you little Jodi ,Lindsey and your children. Only time will help us to accept and understand why he was called home at such an early age. I suspect God needed to hear that laugh. Jodi I pray our Lord will bless you, keep you, care for you, and make His face and smile fall upon you and your loving family from this time now and forever more. I pray this in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Tommy Teepell, November 19, 2020 Jodie was nice awesome neighbor!; We had Bible talks a few times and he helped me to become a stronger person of faith and how to overcome fear. I know he is the loving hands of the Lord and his heavenly kingdom in his new glorified body. Probably meet and now knows my dad who passed April 2018. Thanks for being a great neighbor. Robert Dias, November 19, 2020 A very special friend to me for 55 years. Jodie was a remarkable man, a friend to hundreds, always reaching out to help others. Jodie had his own little corner of my heart, now empty. I will miss him always. My most sincere condolences to Jodie’s family. Suzanne Suzanne Levy Mirabal, November 18, 2020 I loved spending time around Jodie! He was always so happy! He took great care of all my family when it came to cars but more importantly he truly cared about us! I’ll forever miss his smile and accent! Angela Dahl Reed, November 18, 2020 Jodi, you are missed by so many. You will be remembered by all, brother. Will & Valorie Russell, November 17, 2020 It's so rare that you meet someone so special. Jodie was referred to me years ago for buying a used car and the first moment I spoke with him I knew he was different. Everything he did was above and beyond and it's something you naturally take for granted because so many people you meet just give their bare minimum. Jodie was full of love for life and it showed the way he could light up a room or the way he could light up your life. Whether it was sending me a Dallas Cowboys calendar every year or the occasional "what would Jodie do" phone call to get some advice this amazing man always made time for me. I will forever be grateful for the love, hard work and constant positivity he lived with and I know there are so many more out there missing him today. Rest in Peace my friend. Blake Russell, November 17, 2020 Jodie was my best friend in life. When I had cancer in 2015 he called me almost everyday. We had a strong Christian bond and I will truly miss him! He is now with our Lord and Savior and I know he is already asking His God what do you have for me to do. We had some great laughs and we cried often as well. He was one of the most positive and caring person I have ever known. He was a great husband, father, and grandpa! He touched many lives and was a true and sincere Christian man. I know that there are a lot of people and friends that were touched by his positive attitude. I know he has left many of us a better person after meeting him. I am very lucky that he was apart of my life! I will truly miss you my dear friend and may you rest in piece. I am a better person for having you. I know you are already doing God’s work in heaven!!!! Jim Sheppard , November 15, 2020 I will miss our pickleball games. Jodie was a good next door neighbor. Debbie Hoops, November 15, 2020