Obituaries

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18
Jan
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Clifford Joseph LeBlanc

Clifford Joseph LeBlanc, age 82, was born on December 15, 1935 and passed away on January 10, 2018 at the Carpenter House in Baton Rouge, LA after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Catherine Lambert LeBlanc; a son John and daughter, Jennifer LeBlanc (Jeff) as well as a granddaughter Ashley Tucker. He is preceded in death by his parents: Clement and Emily Oubre LeBlanc; brothers: Clement, Jr., Virgie (Jug), Harvey, Eugene (Pete), Ferdie, Sr.; sisters: Beatrice, Myrna, Rose, Jeannette and Ethel. He was an avid gardener, retired Lutcher Volunteer firefighter, and retiree from the St. James Parish School Board. He served in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Sinclair Service Station in Lutcher. The family would like to thank St. Joseph Hospice and the Carpenter House. A visitation in his honor was on Friday, January 12, 2018 at ROSE LYNN FUNERAL SERVICES, 1870 Cabanose Ave., Lutcher, LA from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

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18
Jan
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Lynette Cecilia Allen Coleman

Lynette Cecilia Allen Coleman, a native of Gramercy, LA and resident of Phoenix, AZ entered into eternal peace and rest at her residence on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the age of 54. Lynette was a loving and devoted mother, daughter, sister and aunt who enjoyed gatherings and vacationing with her family and friends. Lynette is survived by her sons, Vincent and Lance Coleman of Phoenix, AZ; brothers, Clifton J. Allen of New Orleans, LA; Bruce G. Allen of Hutto, TX; Ashley P. Allen of San Francisco, CA; sisters, Deanna M. Roquemore and Adrianne M. Allen both of Prairieville, LA; Elaine U. Willis of Plano, TX; and Sharon M. Parker of St. Charles, MO; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, adopted family and friends. Lynette is preceded in death by her parents, the late William Allen and Verdial Marmillion Allen. Lynette worked as a Literacy Specialist at Tonalea Elementary School in the Arizona School District.

Thu
11
Jan
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Melvin Pierre “Coot” Duhe

Melvin Pierre “Coot” Duhe, a native and lifelong resident of Lutcher, entered into eternal life on Sunday, December 31, 2017, at age 75. Beloved father, papa, brother, uncle and mentor to many during his life. He graduated from Lutcher High School in 1961, attended and played football at Southeastern University, and served in the U. S. Reserve National Guard. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and gardener, and he loved sports and the outdoors. Melvin is survived by his three children, Kelli D. Pfeifer (Kevin), John D. Duhe (Angelle), and Jeff F. Duhe (Holly), his loyal friend Ms. Brenda K. Louque, and his former spouse Juanita G. Duhe; grandchildren Benjamin J. Pfeifer (Anne), Emily M. Pfeifer, Nicholas J. Duhe, Jordan E. Martinez, Zachary J. Duhe, Jackson P. Duhe, Brennan F. Duhe, Alyssa K. Duhe, and Brody J. Duhe.

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11
Jan
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Rita Lambert Roussel

Rita Lambert Roussel passed away on January 7, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was a native and life long resident of Convent for 96 years. Rita was the beloved wife of the late Hudson Joseph Roussel of Hester; Rita is survived by her sons Mervin and his wife Jeanette of Reserve and Leonard and his wife Nancy of Convent; nephew, Walter Lambert, Sr. and his wife Wanda of Lutcher. Rita was the loving grandmother of Preston Stiles (Kim), Shane Roussel (Selina), Renee Roussel LeGleu (Ray), Hudson Roussel, and Jason Roussel (Jennifer). She had 11 great grandkids; Shane Jr., A.J., Alexis, Skyler, Payton, Gavin, Gabe, Sophie, Andrew, Justice, and Noah. She was blessed with 2 great-great-grandchildren, Ava and Elijah. She also had 3 step grandchlldren: Lauren, Hailey, and Cory. She was loved by numerous nieces and nephews.

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11
Jan
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Sandra Lee Ann Deroche Ellis

Sandra Lee Ann Deroche Ellis (Schexnayder) was born on January 19, 1947 and passed away at her home on December 31, 2017. She is a native and resident of Gramercy, LA. She played numerous sports when she was young. She worked at St. James Bank and the hospital as a chef where she made many friends. She loved to cook and was an excellent chef. She lived in Georgia and Romania for a few years. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Mancuso and son, John D. Schexnayder; her loving grandchildren: Jaci (Jesse) and Kaci Mancuso, Gavin and Koby Schexnayder. She is preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Eunice Roussel Deroche and her brother, Garen Paul Deroche and her husband, Charles Ellis. She is also survived by her loving Aunts whom she drank coffee with every morning: Joyce R. Bourgeois and Janice R. Millet; her sisters-in-law, Adaire Dunn and Jude Deroche; her nephew Ryan and niece Ashley.

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11
Jan
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O’Neil Joseph Rome

O’Neil Joseph Rome, 87, a native and resident of Vacherie, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He is survived by his children, Connie R. Marse (Thomas Marse, Jr.), Frances R. DesOrmeaux, Neil Rome (Maureen Becnel Rome), and Donnie Rome (Donna Boudreaux Rome); one sister, Pearl R. Scioneaux; 7 grandchildren, Heather Marse Ordoyne, Hollie Marse Folse, Thomas DesOrmeaux, Jr., Ginger DesOrmeaux Delatte, Heidi Rome Trosclair, Allie Rome Scioneaux, and Ashley Marse Becnel; and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dempster Rome; parents, Arsene J. Rome and Annette Stein Rome; one sister, Neva R. Schexnayder; and one brother, Lester Rome. O’Neil proudly served his country in the US Army. He retired from Avondale Shipyards after 40 years. Once retired he enjoyed spending time outdoors, gardening and fishing. He loved spending time with his family and will be missed by all who knew him.

Thu
04
Jan
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James Samuel Jones, Jr.

Mr. James Samuel "Sam" Jones, Jr. age 91, of Centre, AL went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 22, 2017. Funeral services were held at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Centre, AL. The Rev. Larry Garrard, the Rev. Ricky Pollard and the Rev. Douglas Ford officiated the Graveside Service and Interment that followed at the Crestwood Memorial Cemetery in Gadsden, directed by Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Mr. Jones was a minister for seventyseven years and preached the gospel in many states and several countries. He was the pastor of several churches and spent eleven years as an evangelist / missionary. Most of his ministry was spent as pastor of First Baptist Church in Gramercy, LA. He served as pastor from 1952-1964, 1971- 1985 and 1996-2008 for a total of 38 years. After moving to Centre, AL Bro. Sam was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. Mr.

Thu
28
Dec
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Olga Marie Faucheux Dufresne

Olga Marie Faucheux Dufresne, a native and lifelong resident of Wallace (Vacherie) Louisiana, passed away on December 21, 2017 at the age of 93. She was born on June 9, 1924. Olga was a devoted daughter and sister, a loving and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. From her earliest days, Olga was active and devout in her Catholic Faith and fully committed to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Rosary; she was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court St. Philip, No. 1504. She is remembered for her sewing and cooking and years of volunteer work at St. Philip Catholic Church, as well as her generosity of spirit.

Thu
28
Dec
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Joy B. Kramer

Joy B. Kramer was born on February 17, 1954 and passed away on December 17, 2017 at the age of 63. She is survived by her devoted husband, John W. Kramer, Jr., her Mother, Vivian L. Borne and Mother-in-law Elma Kramer Simoneaux; three stepdaughters: Kimberly Nelson, Deborah Valin, Amy Miller and their families. She is also survived by her sister, Sheila Bourgeois and husband Bruce and her nieces, Angela Vincent and husband Chris, Ashley Simon and husband Keith and their daughters, as well as close friend Cheryl Deville and many other special friends of the “Beginning Experience” group. She was preceded in death by her father, Maurice O. Borne, 1st husband James Melancon (her 1st love for whom she retained a special love for his family). Joy was a very loving and giving soul who tried to help everyone. Joy made many friends over the years throughout Southeast Louisiana working for First American Bank. Special thanks to Dr. Robert Elliott, Dr.

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28
Dec
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Beverly Rome St. Pierre

Beverly Rome St. Pierre passed away peacefully on December, 17 2017 after a long fight with dementia. She was 81 years old. Beverly was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend who valued family and friendship and community! She was a life long resident of St. James Parish where she was born and raised and in turn raised her own family with her husband, Ronald, deceased since 1988. She was the matriarch of the families of her 2 daughters and 3 sons: Ronette and husband Kevin Duhe and their daughters Taylor, Sloane and Remi; Michael and his children Laura, Lindsey, Luke, Leslie and Lee; Leonard and wife Durie and their children Landon, Jordie and Cardur; Ann and husband Joe Martin and their children Justin, Rylee, Trey and Lillie; and Dean and April and their children Garrett and Kinsley.

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