Lee Willingham LeBlanc

September 12, 1928 — August 14, 2013

Mrs. Lee Willingham LeBlanc was born Sept. 12, 1928, in Port Barre. Lee was a long-time resident of Bayou Vista. On Aug. 14, 2013, Lee went to her eternal reward to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the age of 84.

Lee was a devoted wife and mother. Lee’s extended family included countless friends from across Louisiana and beyond. She never met a stranger! A social butterfly, everyone was her best friend. She loved Cajun dancing; she was the first on the dance floor and the last to leave. Her children fondly remember the wonderful clothing she created for them, along with her own Cajun dance attire. Not only a skilled seamstress, she was an excellent baker and cook; everyone loved her cooking! She was famous for her little pecan pies and pralines. She actively volunteered her time at the St. Mary Parish AARP and Ladies Altar Society at St. Bernadette Parish. She shared the love of Jesus by preparing and delivering fruit baskets with a comforting smile. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista.

Lee leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Debbie Coston and her husband Michael of Houma; son, Ricky J. LeBlanc, his wife, Mary Alice, of Morgan City, and their children, Seth and Ryan; son, Chad LeBlanc, his wife, Tansy, of Belle Chasse, and their children, Allison, Sarah and Rachel; daughter, Bernardine Morgan, her husband, Mark, of Gibson, and their children, Heather and her husband Bradley, and Caitlin; son, Dwayne LeBlanc, his wife, Jannine, of Cary, N.C., and their children, Jacques, Abrielle, Andre and Dorielle; and two sisters, Lou Bertrand and Norma Artigue of Port Barre.

Lee was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Roy LeBlanc; parents, Euclide and Aline Willingham; brother, Curry Willingham; and sister, Lurie LeBlanc.

A time of remembrance and reflection will be observed from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at Hargrave Funeral Home with a Rosary service being held at 12:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Angelo Cremaldi officiating. Mrs. Lee will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Mausoleum in Patterson.

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