John Adam Hebert passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at University Medical Center after a protracted battle with pancreatitis. He was fifty-one years old. John was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 2, 1970. He grew up in Monroe, Louisiana, where he graduated from Neville High School in 1988. John would later attend Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and acquire a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a nursing degree in Florida decade later. With this educational background, John made a career in providing psychiatric care and treatment for substance abuse in Florida and New Orleans. He would be the first to tell you that he was a flawed man. However, those same character traits would prove to be assets in John’s work helping countless others recover from substance abuse.
Much like his mother, Jane, who predeceased him, John was passionate about life. He was always the funniest person in the room. John loved nothing more than making those around him laugh, although his infectious laugh could usually be heard above all others.
John also loved New Orleans; not only the city, itself, but also all the people who lived there. In 2014, he set out with a friend to make New Orleans a better place for everyone by placing three hundred fifty white signs with “LOVE” printed in bold, red ink on them throughout the city, primarily focusing on sites where violent crimes had occurred. This endeavor would later become known as the “Campaign of Love.” The Campaign of Love would subsequently spread further throughout New Orleans as well as to other cities across the nation. The Campaign of Love was not active at the time of John’s untimely death. Its impact nonetheless remains.
John is survived by his father, David Hebert, M.D.; his brother, Stephen Hebert; Stephen’s spouse, Aimee Williams Hebert; and, his nephew and Stephen’s son, Luc.
John’s immediate family will be having a very small, private celebration of his life.
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