Mr. Leroy Gant Sr., 78, a resident and native of Patterson, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at 2:04 p.m., at his residence following a short illness.
He is survived by one son, Leroy Gant Jr. of Patterson; two daughters, Wanda G. Simons and Rita J. Gant of Opelousas; two stepdaughters, Carolyn J. Otis of New Iberia and Veronica J. Raymond of Hawthorne, California; two brothers, Calvin Grant of Chicago, Illinois and Eddie Gant of Memphis Tennessee; four sisters, Hattie Otis Porter, Parlie Howze and Debra Grant of Memphis, Tennessee and Carolyn Grant of Texas; nine grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Mr. Gant was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter, 10 sisters and nine brothers.
Visitations will be observed Saturday, Dec. 28, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Good Hope Baptist Church in Patterson.
Burial rites will be read Saturday, at 11 a.m., at that church, with the Rev. Patrick T. Jones officiating.
The Otis Mortuary of Franklin is in charge of preparations.

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