2016 Royalty Parade Grand Marshalls | Jimmy & Virginia Shea

Jimmy and Virginia Shea, natives & lifelong residents of New Iberia, reside on the Bayou Teche.

They have been married 41 years. They have three children, Rhyan Wheeler (husband Kerby),

Brie Hodges (husband Trey) and Charles Shea (wife Stephanie). They are the proud grandparents of seven girls & boys, ranging in ages 8 yrs. to 2 months.

Jimmy is retired after a 35 year career as Executive Vice President Operations The Bayou

Companies. He spends his time maintaining hunting properties in Louisiana and Mississippi,

where he hunts duck, deer, turkey and alligators.

Virginia is a retired clinical social worker. She does whatever is needed for Jimmy, the children and grandchildren.

Both have been participants of the Sugar Cane boat parade for many years, hosting judges & dignitaries on the Pipe Dream I & II.