It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our Brother J.F. “Jeff” Webb on December 19, 2023. Jeff served as President of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association from 2019 to 2021.
A proud son of Louisiana, Jeff was born in New Orleans and spent most of his life working in Sulphur in the Lake Charles area. He worked for many years at the Conoco refinery there. Later, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Business from McNeese State University and began a career as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch. After his 1994 retirement, he began investing his energies in the Masonic fraternity.
Jeff was a Past Master of Sulphur Lodge No. 424 and Little Flock Lodge No. 236. He was a 33° member of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, as well as a member of York Rite bodies and the Shrine. He served as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Louisiana in 2009, and was welcomed onto the Board of Directors of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association the same year.
Jeff proved to be a stalwart supporter of the Memorial and its mission. He served on the Board of Directors for twelve years, and provided generous support for the Memorial’s operations. “The Memorial is far more than just another Masonic Edifice,” he said. “It is a beacon of Masonic Light that this world needs more than ever before.”
“Jeff was a highly active President of the Association, and the staff of the Memorial enjoyed his frequent visits,” said the Memorial’s Executive Director Emeritus, George Seghers. “His enthusiasm to participate so deeply in the Memorial’s work has inspired others to do the same. We remember him for his kindness and for his clear vision for the Memorial’s future.”
Jeff and his wife resided in Florien for almost thirty years. He is survived by his wife Anita; children, Melissa (David) Linscomb, Michael Webb, and Penny Weatherford; sixteen grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren. He was laid to rest with Masonic honors on St. John’s Day, December 27, 2023, at Consolata Cemetery in Lake Charles.
We are forever grateful for Jeff’s leadership, his support, and his friendship.