Leland John Henry
June 19, 1928 — December 24, 2011
Leland Henry, a longtime resident of Morgan City and current resident of Belle River, passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family at the age of 83.
Leland was a faithful member of Holy Cross Parish where he served on the Parish Council, Finance Committee and was a member of the Holy Cross Choir. Leland served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952. Leland was a lifetime member of the 3rd and 4th degree Knights of Columbus, and, as a knight, he served as treasurer and Grand Knight. As a member of the St. Mary Parish AARP, Leland served as treasurer, on the board of directors and on the scholarship committee. Leland was the co-owner of MC Machine Works for 30 years and was a 20-year employee of Whitney National Bank.
Leland is survived by his daughter, Debbie H. Arceneaux; his son-in-law, Roger “Ace” Arceneaux; one grandson, John Arceneaux and his wife Danielle; two great-grandchildren, Katie and Jesse Arceneaux; a sister-in-law, Sherrel Landry and her husband Lonnie; two nieces, Kristi Benninghoff and her husband Glenn and Hope Cowart and her husband David; one great-nephew, Peyton; one great-niece, Morgan; two cousins, Molly Gros and Chester Pipsair; and a host of relatives, friends and co-workers.
Leland was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta G. Henry; his parents, Leonie and Agnes Henry; one grandson, Marcus Shelby Arceneaux; one brother, Robert Henry; and his mother- and father-in-law, Shelby and Mae Gros.
Visitation was held at Hargrave Funeral Home Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation resumed today, Tuesday Dec. 27, 2011, at Holy Cross Catholic Church from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at Holy Cross Catholic Church at 1 p.m. Leland was laid to rest in the Morgan City Mausoleum.