LILLIAN BERNARD LeBLANC

Dec. 24, 1933 ~ Mar. 29, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 10 A.M., at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charenton for Mrs. Lillian Bernard LeBlanc, 79, a native and lifelong resident of the Chitimacha Reservation in Charenton, who passed away peacefully Friday, March 29, 2013, at 11:37 p.m., at Franklin Foundation Hospital. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Father Gregory Cormier will officiate the services.

Mrs. Lillian was the sole survivor of eleven children born to the late Adrian Bernard and Emma Darden Bernard. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who was dedicated and passionate about supporting family. She loved carrying on family and tribal traditions, including caring for and visiting the elders. She led a fulfilling life, having accomplished a number of career choices, such as Premier Seamstress, Cosmetologist, Community Help Representative, and Licensed Practical Nurse.

Survivors include her three children, Norma J. LeBlanc Macks and her husband, Wayne; Alton D. LeBlanc Jr. and his wife, Countice; and Dean E. LeBlanc and his wife, Mary; five grandsons, Zachary LeBlanc, Leon Atkins and his wife Megan, Elliot Macks, Nathaniel LeBlanc, and Aaron LeBlanc; one granddaughter, Ariel Macks; one great granddaughter, Caitlin Atkins; two great grandsons, Joshua Atkins and Caleb Atkins; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alton D. LeBlanc Sr.; her seven brothers, Edwin, Allen, James, Ernest, Milton, Shirley and Donald; and her three sisters, Lorena Mora, Gertrude Eddlemon and Hazel Bernard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, April 1, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Zachary LeBlanc, Leon Atkins, Elliot Macks, Nathaniel LeBlanc and Aaron LeBlanc, and son-in-law, Wayne Macks.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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