Sept. 12, 1928 ~ Aug. 14, 2013

Mrs. Lee Willingham LeBlanc was born September 12, 1928 in Port Barre. Lee was a long time resident of Bayou Vista. On August 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’s Parish HARP 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 memories her daughter, Debbie Coston, 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 Caitlin; son, Dwayne LeBlanc, his wife Jannine of Cary, NC, 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 on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at Hargrave Funeral Home beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m, 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 2:00 p.m., with Father Angelo Cremaldi officiating. Mrs. Lee will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Catholic Church Mausoleum in Patterson.

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