Julia Barnhill Letlow Wiki – Biography
Julia Barnhill Letlow is the wife of Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, Thanked well-wishers for their prayers and revealed that her husband was in stable condition only two days before he took a turn for the worse and tragically died after COVID-19 complications.
“Thank you to everyone for your continued prayers and well wishes,” Julia Barnhill Letlow wrote on Facebook.
Julie Letlow, who has a PhD, is an “Executive Assistant to the President for External Affairs and Community Outreach at University of Louisiana at Monroe,” according to her LinkedIn page.
Among other duties, Julie describes her job as providing “executive level strategy, vision, and oversight to enhance external affairs and community outreach for the university. Report directly to the President and serve on his Executive Council and Administrative Staff Council. Represent the university with members of Congress, federal, state, and local government officials, governors, parish presidents, school superintendents, and mayors; including establishing and maintaining relationships with officials at all levels of government and their staff.”
Before that, she was Executive Director of External Affairs & Strategic Communications and Director of Marketing and Communications at the same university. She was previously director of education, director of Resident Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, and a clinical instructor at Tulane University in New Orleans.
She was an ombudsperson, special projects coordinator at the University of Louisiana-Monroe and was a teaching associate at the University of South Florida and the University of Louisiana Monroe.
She has a PhD in Communication from the University of South Florida, an MA in Speech Communication and a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where she was in the Kappa Delta Sorority and ran track and field.
On LinkedIn, Julia wrote that she serves as president of the Jeremy Barnhill Foundation for Christian teens. Jeremy, Julia’s brother, died in a traffic crash as a teenager.
The group’s Instagram page describes it by saying, “The Jeremy Barnhill Foundation exists to connect the next generation with God by sponsoring youth to attend Christian events.”
“‘Smart, confident and articulate,’ describes Dr. Julia Barnhill,” wrote a person who gave Julia a recommendation on LinkedIn.
“I have had the pleasure of knowing her for approximately 5 years. She is an extremely driven professional who offers a vast range of personal and professional work experience, knowledge and innovative ideas to all given projects and tasks. She is a fantastic speaker/consultant and facilitator who captivate her audience with passion for communication. Julia brings a high level of creativity, energy and dedication whether in the classroom, boardroom or in her field of study. Julia understands creative strategies and strengths in individuals or teams which makes her capable of bringing out the best in anyone.”
Julia Barnhill Letlow Age
Julia Barnhill Letlow’s age is unknown.
Husband & Children
The couple has two young children, and both of Letlows plastered their social media accounts with pictures of their young family.
Luke and Julia tied the knot in April 2013. Her website reveals, “After marrying the love of her life, Julia began a new chapter in the wonderful city of Denver, CO. This new adventure has opened many new and exciting possibilities to assist corporations and individuals with their overall organizational and interpersonal communication skills.”
The two had two little kids — Jeremiah John Letlow and Jacqueline Taylor Letlow — after they fell in love. According to Young Guns 2020, “they cherished their life raising their two young children in Start, on the same land where Luke’s great-grandfather once lived and worked as a tenant-farmer. They worship at Covenant Presbyterian Church (EPC) in Monroe.”
The two often shared loving posts about each other on social media. In one such post, Letlow wrote about his wife, “Yesterday, I watched with pride and awe as my wife interviewed as a semi-finalist for the ULM Presidential search. She let her passion to better this region and her bold vision for ULM guide her as she interviewed with grace and strength. Anyone who truly knows my wife knows that her determination is a force to be reckoned with, her vision is inspiring, and her passion is contagious. Julia, I am so proud of you for stepping forward, and I know there are many others who feel the same way. While this may not have been your time, you are destined for greatness. And it will be the highest honor of my life to be by your side through it all.”
“While Luke continues his treatment and remains in stable condition, the doctors have told us the road to recovery and the length of time is hard to predict and different for everyone. We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for the outpouring of support we have received and feel truly blessed to be touched by the prayers of so many. However, we are now asking for your patience as we face this battle privately as a family in order to give Luke the rest he needs to ensure his recovery. We will do our best to keep everyone informed on Luke’s progress through posts here and appreciate your understanding as we navigate this journey.”
She also wrote, “Please keep Luke lifted and all those who are facing covid❤️🙏”
Tragically, Letlow died at age 41, the Louisiana governor has confirmed. According to LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor G.E. Ghali, Letlow died “from a heart attack following a procedure related to the infection,” the News Star reported.
“He had no underlying conditions,” Ghali said. “It was just COVID.”
“It is with heavy hearts that @FirstLadyOfLA and I offer our condolences to Congressman-elect Luke Letlow’s family on his passing after a battle with COVID-19. #lagov,” Governor John Bel Edwards wrote on Twitter on December 29. “Louisiana has lost more than 7,300 people to COVID-19 since March, and each one of them leaves a tremendous hole in our state.”
Louisiana Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport after struggling with Covid-19 complications. He was 41. Letlow was reportedly transferred from St Francis Medical Center to the Ochsner LSU Health ICU on December 23 but ultimately succumbed to the medical complications.
Who Was Luke Letlow
Born in Start, west of Monroe, Luke Joshua Letlow was raised by Dianne and Johnny Letlow. The youngest son in the family dubbed as “a ninth-generation Louisianian” graduated from Ouachita Christian High School and then studied at Louisiana Tech University in 2003 to earn a Bachelor of Science degree. Interestingly, he has worked as an intern for John Cooksey in 2000 when Cooksey represented Louisiana’s 5th congressional district and worked for US Representative Bobby Jindal during Jindal’s tenure from 2005 to 2008.
Letlow served as chairman of the Louisiana Tech College Republicans in 2001 and as the State Chairman of the Louisiana Federation of College Republicans in 2002. He served as campaign manager for Ralph Abraham and soon became his chief of staff during his three-term tenure. Recently, in a run-off election on December 5, 2020, he defeated State Representative Lance Harris.
A lifelong Republican, Luke is credited to have worked alongside Congressman Ralph Abraham and President Donald Trump to make sure Washington listens to real people and has helped unleash the Great American Comeback.