Obituaries

Mr. Hilton Joseph Ardoin

November 26, 1966 - December 23, 2020

Mr. Hilton Ardoin  a native of Ville Platte, La and a resident of Baton Rouge, La. passed away on Wednesday December 23, 2020 in Baton Rouge, La. 


Mr. Ardoin is survived by his mother, Ethel Williams Ardoin of Baton Rouge, La; Two brothers, Andre (Kimberly) and Antonio Ardoin both of Baton Rouge, La; Three sisters, Dequeina (Dave) Mouton, Chelsea and Mattie Ardoin all of Beaumont, Texas; God child (niece), Johnda Lazaro (Ladarin); Three nephews, Johnathan, Kendric and Kendall; and niece, Ophelia George (Jeremy); A special companion Betty Broussard and a host of other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death by his father, Rogers Ardoin; One sister, Rachel Ardoin; Maternal grandparents, Mose and Sovilla Williams Sr. and his paternal grandparents, Samuel Ardoin Sr. and Lillian Arvie.

 

A Graveside Service will be on Saturday January 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.at St. John Memorial Cemetery in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 10: 00 a.m. in the cemetery.


Due to Covid-19 all persons in attendance must wear a mask and practice social
distancing.

Mr. Branden D Childs

September 27, 1997 - December 2, 2020

Branden D. Childs 23, a native and resident of Deridder, La passed away Wednesday December 2, 2020 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 


Branden was a dedicated father to children and a great person to his family if you were a part of
his presence you could always feel the love he expressed daily.


He was survived by his parents; Mother, Tyrona Childs (Darryl Levings) of New Orleans, La,
Patricia McGloten, Mary Jane McGloten and Father Walter McGloten Jr. of Oakdale, La.; Two
children, Braylon D. Pattum and Audrey Rayne Pattum of Baton Rouge, La.; Brothers, Byron
Childs, Marc A. Childs, Taren Levings, Darryl Levings Jr., Jayln Levings, De’Shon McGloten,
Logan Thomas, Terrell Red and Rayon Linton; Sisters, Brittney Childs, Jasmine Davis, Kelly
Hebert, Jade Winfield, Denise Linton, Kearra McGloten, Cassandra Linton, Mercedes McGloten, Talisha Buckley and Dominique Johnson; Maternal Grandmother, Janice Childs; Paternal Grandparents, Brenda McGloten and Walter McGloten Sr.; Aunts, Taren Childs, Trywa Childs, Trygve Hodge, Laquinitha Fulton, Martha Harris and Barbara Foster; Uncles, Darius Holmes and Kenneth Childs Jr.; and a host of other family members and friends.


Branden was preceded in death by; his twin sister Briana D. Childs; Maternal Grandfathers,
Kenneth Childs Sr. and Johnny Vercher; Step Grandmother Patricia Holmes; Maternal Great
Grandparents, Katherine Childs and Sammy Childs; and a host of others family members.

 

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday December 19, 2020 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, La. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon at the funeral home until time of service, with interment to follow at Beauregard Community Cemetery in Deridder, La. Pastor Wilbert LeFleur will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be family members.

Mr. Joseph "Dalton" Lemelle Sr.

June 3, 1950 - November 14, 2020

Dalton was born June 3,1950, in Leonville, Louisiana to Mary Grace Auzenne Lemelle and Clarence Lemelle. He often told stories about growing up as a boy and having to work the fields, but still finding time to play with his older brother, Elton.


At the age of 18, Dalton married his childhood sweetheart, Eula Henry, and they quickly began their soon-to-be family of 6. It was also at the age of 18, he began working in the grocery business. For the next 47 years, he would work in this business until his hands, affected by the cold of the meat coolers, would not allow him to work any longer. He worked in stores all over St. Landry Parish, especially Opelousas, even opening his own corner meat market in the neighborhood. After his time in grocery stores ended, “How’s Mr. Lemelle?” became a common question to members of his family, evidence of his ability to make lasting connections with and impressions on those he had met on his journey.


Dalton valued education inspiring him to become a mentor to many. For many years, he served as a baseball coach at the North Park. He was known for using unconventional ways of communicating with his players. Though he would quit coaching several times; however, he could not stay away from the kids. He loved them, and they loved him. He also loved watching sports and going to the horse races. It was not uncommon to find him watching a baseball or football game and yelling at the TV. He was a man of many opinions, and he often shared them with anyone freely. “Get ya mind right!” was one of his favorite phrases to say, especially when he thought what you were saying or doing was wrong.


Dalton was smart, funny, confident, and outspoken. Above all, though, he was loved…Is loved. And, he will be missed by so many.


Mr. Lemelle is survived by wife, Eula Lemelle of Opelousas; children, Dalton Lemelle, Jr. (Robin) of Dallas, GA, Pattie Lemelle of Atlanta, GA, Pamela Tezeno (Dion) of Opelousas, LA, and Kirston Lemelle (Troy) of Opelousas, LA; 10 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; brother, Christopher Lemelle of San Antonio, TX; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and other beloved friends and relatives. Mr. Lemelle was preceded in death by parents, Mary Grace Auzenne Lemelle and Clarence Lemelle; brother, John Elton Lemelle; and sister, Mary Amy Lemelle.

A graveside funeral service for Mr. Joseph Dalton Lemelle, Sr. ,70, will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at Serenity Memorial Park,7352 Highway 31, in Opelousas, Louisiana. A public viewing will be held at the graveside from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Mr. Marvin E Scott

April 21, 1968 - October 19, 2020

Marvin Scott, age 52, a native of Gary, Indiana and a resident of Killeen, TX, transitioned on October 19, 2020 in Humble, TX.

He was born April 24, 1968 in Hammond, IN. He attended Gary Public Schools System. Graduate of Roosevelt class of 1986.  Served in the United States Air Force. He had an avid love for trucks, which lead him to have a career as an over the road driver for over 25 years.

He leaves to mourn in passing his wife of 29 years, Rondell Scott of Killeen, Tx, parents, Haywood and Ernestine Scott of Gary, IN; daughters, Vantashia Semien, along with granddaughter Taydionne Semien of Port Allen, LA; Jasmine Wiley of Killeen, TX; son, Jordan Darby of Houston, TX; brother, Darrell (Kimberly) Scott of Chicago, IL; sisters, Tammy (Jesse) Silve of New Port News, Virginia; Deborah Scott of Chicago, IL and Nialah Neal of Gary, IN., and special family friend, Laura Semien of Leesville, LA. A host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.


Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park L.L.C  and Powell-Coleman Funeral Home 3200 West 15th Street Gary, Indiana 46404 is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Alecia Ann Henry

November 21, 1952 - September 9, 2020

Mrs. Alecia A. Henry, 67, a native of Orange, Texas, a long time resident of Baytown, Texas and a resident of Florien, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday September 9, 2020 in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Mrs. Henry was a registered nurse who loved her job very much, as it gave her the opportunity to meet people and to help a sick person in need of some tender loving care. She lived most of her life in Texas while enjoying her husband, children, grandchildren and great grand-children.


She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Farland “ Bubba” Henry of Baytown, Texas; One daughter, Jennifer Suzette Steele (Steve) of Baytown, Texas; One son, Jeff Henry, fiancée, (Ashlie Havard) of Winnie, Texas; Four grandchildren, Aimee Brown, Leisa McWatters, Rylee and Carson Henry all of Texas; Two great-grandchildren, Jaxlee and Preslee McWatters; One sister
Suzanne Flanagan (Rickey); One brother, Randy Alford (Sheri); as well as many adopted children and grandchildren.


Mrs. Alecia was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin Lee Alford and Dorothy Frances Gifford Alford; and a host of other relatives.

A private viewing was performed with immediate family on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park L.L.C 1352 Belview Road in Leesville, La.

The family will announce a public memorial at a later date for friends and family.

Mr. Harold Joseph Corumia

May 4, 1955 - August 4, 2020

Mr. Harold Joseph Corumia, 65,  entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Our Lady of
Lourdes Medical Regional Hospital, Lafayette, La. Harold was a resident of Crowley, La where he was an electrician, operated a Taxi Service and Video Arcade in the Crowley area providing transportation and entertainment for thesurrounding community until retirement.

 

He loved the outdoors where he spent much of his time with his friends and family flying model airplanes, fishing, boating, listening to Jazz, riding his motorcycle, taking road trips as well providing help to those who were in need. Harold will truly be missed by his community.


Harold is survived by his daughter Allison Corumia (Justin Hanchett) and his granddaughter who was the pride of his life Rhylee Hanchett. He leaves to cherish his most precious memories Deana Breaux Corumia, sisters Patsy C. Woolridge, Crowley, La. Betty, Dugas (Mark), Mermentau La. brother Gene Corumia, Rayne, La. Two step-children and six step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.


He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Corumia and Adee Webster Corumia, two brothers, Michael Corumia and Kenneth Corumia. 

A private graveside service will be held for Mr. Harold Joseph Corumia, 65, on Saturday,

August 8, 2020 at 11:00 am at the West Crowley Cemetery in Crowley, La.

Mr. Lloyd Alonzo Semien

September 8, 1990 - July 24, 2020

Lloyd Alonzo Semien, 29

a native and resident of Opelousas, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Friday July 24, 2020 at Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Alonzo as he was called by many was a very special person and a great conversation piece. He knew everything about everyone and was not too shy to tell it. He made everyone laugh around him and there was never a dull moment when he was around. He brought GREAT JOY to every situation.

Mr. Semien’s memories are being cherished by his parents, Lloyd and Sedonia Jones Semien of Opelousas, La; One sister Ladonia Semien of Opelousas, La.; Two brothers, Ll’Danian Semien of Opelousas, La. and Bryson Redding of Washington, La.; Maternal grandmother, Jean Jones and Paternal grandmother, Audrey Semien both of Opelousas, La; Four aunts, Gwen (Craig) Chavis and Karen (Greg) Guillory both of Opelousas, La, Jean Roberts of Cankton, La and Dierra (Willie) Harris of Houston, Texas; Seven uncles, Raphael Jones, Kenneth(Mary)Rosette also his Godfather, Keith (Melissa) Ashley, Karl Wayne Jones and Michael Williams all of Opelousas, La. and Corey “Bass” Jones of Ville Platte, La.; A special Great Uncle, Master Gunnery Sergeant Willie (Pam) Nimer of Rowlett, Tx.; His buddy, second Mom, Counselor and Care Giver, Jacqueline Manuel; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Rayfield Jones; paternal grandfather, Lloyd Williams; maternal great grandparents, Henry and Helen Rideau Weston; paternal great grandparents; Irene Nimer and Lloyd Williams; and a host of other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at First Benjamin Baptist Church 4228 Hwy 357 Opelousas, La. A public visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday August 1, 2020 at the church until the time of service. The burial will follow at St. Mark Baptist Church Cemetery at 3461 Hwy 167 Opelousas, La.

******Please be advised that everyone in attendance must adhere to all safety measures and precautions provided by the State of Louisiana due to COVID-19. Everyone MUST WEAR A MASK, EVERYONE MUST PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND EVERYONE MUST COOPERATE WITH HAVING THEIR TEMPRATURE CHECK. If you are experiencing some form of ILLNESS please do not attend. We will receive you in our prayers.

 

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Mrs. Anita Ned Cormier

April 30, 1939 - July 2, 2020

Mrs. Anita Ned Cormier

 81, a native of Opelousas, La and a resident of Carencro, La departed this life on the wings of an angel on Thursday July 2, 2020 in Opelousas, La.


Mrs. Cormier was born to the late Wilkerson Joseph Ned Sr. and Mable Frank Ned
on April 30, 1939 in Opelousas, La. She was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Dennis Cormier, whom she loved so very much.


She is survived by, One son, Herbert Ned of Lawtell, La.; One brother, Irvin Ned of Lawtell, La; Three sisters, Arline Lewis of Scott, La, Cynthia Ned and Sylvia Ned both of Lawtell, La. and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

 

Mrs. Anita was preceded in death by her husband Dennis Cormier; her parents Wilkerson Sr. and Mable Frank Ned; Four brothers, Aaron Ned Sr., Wilkerson Ned Jr. Charles Ray Ned and Calvin Joseph Ned; One nephew, Aaron Ned Jr. and One brother-in-law Horace Lewis.

A graveside service will be on Friday July 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Evangeline Memorial Cemetery in Carencro, La. The family is requesting that anyone who attends the service to please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Mr. Adam "Cunch" Wheeler

January 20, 1943 - June 22, 2020

Mr. Adam Wheeler, 77,

a native of Lewisburg, Louisiana and a resident of Opelousas, Louisiana passed away on Monday June 22, 2020 in Opelousas, Louisiana. 

Mr. Wheeler affectionately known as “Cunch” to many was born to Soustand “Tanny” and Julia
Fontenot Wheeler on January 20, 1943. He always said that he was born in Lafayette, Louisiana
and was from Grand Coteau, Louisiana. He was united in marriage to Mary Vallier and from this marriage four children were born.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Vallier Wheeler of Opelousas, Louisiana; Four sons, Darrell L.
Wheeler Sr., Julian (Lindel) Wheeler, Dwayne (Chassin) Wheeler, Lydell (Latasha) Rubin and
One nephew Byron Keith (Shalonda) Wheeler all of Opelousas, Louisiana; One daughter, Debra
Wheeler and One niece Melissa (Quint) Howard ; Special friend/cousin, Kenneth (Slim)
(Priscilla) Fontenot of Lawtell, Louisiana and Timothy LeDee both of Lawtell, Louisiana;
Special Aunts, Sister Singleton and Yola Fontenot both of Opelousas, Louisiana; Twenty-four
grandchildren and Twenty-four great-grand children; A special Godchild Germaine Thomas and
a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.


Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his parents Soustand and Julia Wheeler; One sister, Mary
Ann Wheeler, One Aunt, Caroline Broussard and One Uncle Alfred Broussard Sr. who raised
him.

A public visitation will be on Saturday June 27, 2020 in Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. at 291 Thibodeaux Street in Lawtell, Louisiana.

Ms. Carol Sue Sally

July 10, 1960 - June 10, 2020

Ms. Carol Sue Sally, 59

a native and resident of Lafayette, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at her resident in Lafayette, Louisiana.


Ms. Carol was a lifelong resident of Lawtell, Louisiana for 33 years until she
moved to Lafayette, Louisiana to live with her daughter. She was born from the union of N.C. Sally and Hester Jones of Ville Platte, Louisiana.


Ms. Carol is survived by: Two sons, Ricardo M. Sally and Vincent Babineaux; One daughter, Alexis Candust Sally (Jonathan) of Lafayette, Louisiana; Three brothers, Daniel Sally (Judy) of Philadelphia ,Steve Sally and Earl Sally of Opelousas, Louisiana ; Three sisters, Sandra Sally Semien (Murphy) of Ville Platte, Louisiana, Fernella Watson (Raynor) of Houston, Texas and Tammy Sally of Opelousas, Louisiana; 13 grandchildren; 5 Step grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Ms. Sally was preceded in death by her parents, N. C. Sally and Hester Jones
Ardoin; And a Special friend Joseph Sonnier.


The family will announce a celebration of life for Ms. Carol at a later date.

Mr. Joseph Goodwin III

December 5, 1975  - June 1, 2020

Mr. Joseph Goodwin III, 44,

a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and a resident of Lawtell, Louisiana passed away on Monday June 1, 2020 at his resident in Lawtell, Louisiana.


Mr. Goodwin is survived by One daughter, Capricia Goodwin of Texas; One
brother, Roland (Carolyn) Goodwin of Sorrento, Louisiana; Two niece, Tempest
Edwards and Ma'Kaylyn Goodwin both of Sorrento, Louisiana; One great-niece,
Madison Harris; Three uncles, Joseph G. Richard Jr. of Opelousas, Louisiana, John
Clifton Goodwin and Donald Goodwin; Three aunts, Verlee M. Freeman, Elsie
Goodwin and Mary C. Richard; A host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Joseph Goodwin Jr. and Mary
Richard Goodwin; Grandparents, Joseph Gilbert Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler
Richard; One brother, Christopher Goodwin; Three uncles, Clayton Richard,
Joseph Raphael Richard and Harris Leblanc; Two aunts, Pearl R. Leblanc and
Levia Richard.

A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday June 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery 291 Thibodeaux Street in Lawtell, Louisiana.

Mrs. Elaine Mardrell Vessel Semien

February 23, 1967 - April 15, 2020

Mrs. Elaine Madrell Vessel Semien, 53,
a native of Baton Rouge, La and a resident of Houston, Texas passed away on Wednesday April 15, 2020 at Memorial Herman Sugarland Hospital in Sugarland, Texas.


Elaine is survived by her husband of 33years that she LOVED greatly, Wilbert “Honey “ Semien; One son, Brandon (Shaquana) Semien; Two daughters, Kunisha Vessel and Alaina “Nuna” Semien; Two grandchildren, Javian Julian and Ariel Thomas All of Houston, Texas; Her father, Joseph Vessel Jr. of Zachary, Louisiana; Mother and Father-in-law, Laura H. and Andrew Semien of Opelousas, Louisiana; Six sisters, Lynette McGee, Cynthia (Derrick) Johnson, Ivory Sterling, Tomeria (Reginald) Foutenberry, Tiffany Vessel and Felicia Vessel; Seven brothers, Fredrick (Sonya) Winfield, Joseph T. (Mary) Vessel, Quintin Vessel, Timothy (Tracy) Vessel, Alexander Vessel, Joshua Vessel, and Joseph C. Vessel all of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Four sisters-in-law, Wilma Hunter of Houston Texas , Laura Semien of Leesville, Louisiana, Linda Winfield and Alice Vessel of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Two brothers -in-law, Andrus Semien of Opelousas, Louisiana and Larry Hunter of Houston, Texas; Avery special cousin that she loved as a sister Olivia Neal of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two very special friends, Debra Holmes and She’ah Savage of Houston, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Mrs. Semien, was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian W. Vessel; Two brothers, Cleveland Winfield and Carlton Vessel; Maternal grandparents, John and Mary Lena Tate Jr. and Paternal grandparents Joseph Vessel Sr. and Nettie Hulbert; one brother-in-law, Louis McGee and one sister-in-law Catherine Vessel.
 

A viewing will take place on Saturday April 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana with family. To allow family members to come and view, as with the situation of the COVID-19 rules we will hold strongly to the social distancing guidelines. A private interment will follow on Sunday April 26, 2020 with immediate family only.

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Mr. Donald Warren

June 11, 1947 - February 25, 2020

Mr. Donald R. Warren, 72, a native and resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at Byrd Reginald Hospital in Leesville, Louisiana.

Mr. Warren was a retired Army veteran who received numerous award medals throughout his tour of duty which consisted of: The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, The Overseas Service Ribbon, (1) Good Medal of Conduct, Army Achievement Medal, Marksman (rifle), Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, and three Army Service Ribbons. He was very proud of being a veteran, and after returning home he became a member of the American Legion Post #510 and the Prince Hall Mason. He loved his family very much and gave much of his time to his church as well as his community. Helping people was something he was very passionate about.

 

He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Barbara W. Warren of Leesville, Louisiana; One daughter, D. Tiffani Warren of Dallas, Texas; Two brothers, Herman Warren and Harold Warren; Three sisters, Lue P. Kennedy, Mickie Seastrunk and Eloise Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, John Ira Warren Jr. and Myrtle D. Lewis Warren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Ellen Burr Baptist Church on 1480 Pine Road in Leesville, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Interment will follow at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery 3348 University Parkway Leesville, Louisiana 71446. Pastor Ernest C. Smith will officiate the services

Mrs. Chun Cha Harrell

May 13, 1942 - January 8, 2020

 Mrs. Chun Cha Harrell, 74, a native of Hong Hung, China and a resident of Leesville, La, passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2020 at Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, La.

Mrs. Harrell had been a resident of Leesville, La for 42 years since coming from South Korea.


Mrs. Harrell is survived by her two children; One son, Michael Donnell Harrell and One daughter, Sonny Hong Harrell both of Leesville, La.; One sister, Hong Gum Ok of Incheon, Korea; Three grandchildren; Six, Great-grandchildren; and a host of other friends.


Mrs. Harrell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and One daughter,
Teresa Lyn (Harrell) Porter.

A Visitation Service will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, La  71446, with the burial to follow at Leesville Cemetery in Leesville, La. Elder Leroy C. Stokes as speaker.

Mrs. Mary Goodwin

November 21, 1945 - December 27, 2019

Mrs. Mary R. Goodwin, 75, a native of Opelousas, Louisiana and a resident of Lawtell, Louisiana passed away at Old Jefferson Community Care Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Saturday December 27, 2019.  She loved praying to her Father God and playing Bingo.


Mrs. Goodwin, is survived by Two sons, Roland (Carolyn) Goodwin of Sorrento, La and Joseph Goodwin of Lawtell, La; One brother, Joseph G. Richard Jr. of Opelousas; Three sisters-in-law, Verlee M. Freeman, Elsie Goodwin and Mary C. Richard; Two brothers-in-law, John Clifton Goodwin and Donald Goodwin; Three grandchildren, Tempest Edwards, Ma’Kaylyn Goodwin and Caprica Goodwin; One great-grandchild, Madison Harris; a host of niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends.


She was preceded in death by, her mother and father, Joseph Gilbert Richard and
Elizabeth Wheeler Richard; Husband, Joseph Goodwin Jr; One son, Christopher
Goodwin; Two brothers, Clayton Richard and Joseph Raphael Richard; One sister,
Pearl R. Leblanc; One sister-in-law, Levia Richard and One brother-in-law, Harris
Leblanc.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church on 291 Thibodeaux Street in Lawtell, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 8:00 am at the church, with the rosary to be recited at 9:00 am. The burial will follow in Holy Family Cemetery immediately after the service. Pastor Aubespin will officiate the service.

Mr. Michael E'bay Davis

June 20, 1984 - December 16, 2019

Mr. Michael E’bay Davis, 35 entered into this earthly life on June 20, 1984 in
Leesville, Louisiana to Mr. LeRoy Williams and Ms. Lynette Davis. He departed
this life on Monday, December 16, 2019 to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ. 

Michael Davis is survived by his wife, Martina Shakesnider-Davis of New Llano,
LA; his children, Malisha Shakesnider, Martin “Poppa” Odom, and Michael
“Mikey” Davis, Jr.; all of New Llano, LA; his parents, LeRoy Williams and Lynette
Davis of Leesville, LA; sisters and brother; nieces and nephews; other family
members; a grief-stricken community, and friends.

There will be a viewing for the family and friends on Thursday, December 26, 2019
at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.m. Funeral Services held
on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Rivers of Living Water Church
Activity Center located at 509 N. 3 rd Street, Leesville, Louisiana. The services will
be officiated by Rev. James L. Gaither, Jr., M.Th. Interment will be at Leesville
Memorial Cemetery, Sawyer Road in Leesville. Immediately following burial, a
repast will be at the Martin Luther King Center.

Mr. Calvin Ned

June 3, 1959 - December 14, 2019

Calvin Joseph Ned, 60, was born June 3, 1959 in Lafayette, Louisiana to the late Wilkerson Joseph Ned Sr. and Mable Frank Ned.

He leaves to mourn Carolyn Mouton, of Lawtell, La.; Two daughters, Desaraye Mouton, and Geralyn Mouton both of Lawtell, La.; One granddaughter, Hailey Mouton of Lawtell, La.; One brother, Irvin Ned of Lawtell, La.; Four sisters, Anita Cormier of Carencro, La., Arline Lewis of Scott, La., Sylvia Ned, and Cynthia Ned both of Lawtell, La.; A host of nieces, nephews, and two special friends, Clifford Ryder and Herbert Richard Jr. both of Lawtell, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilkerson Joseph Ned Sr. and Mable Frank
Ned; three brothers, Aaron Ned Sr., Wilkerson Joseph Ned Jr., and Charles Ray Ned.
One nephew (godchild) Aaron Ned Jr.; Two brother-in-laws, Horace Lewis and Dennis
Cormier.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy
Family Catholic Church in Lawtell, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the church. A rosary will be recited at 9:00 a.m. The burial will follow in Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery immediately after the services.

Mr. William G. Bridges Jr.

  August 14, 1979 -  December 3, 2019

 Mr. William G. Bridges, 40, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana died on Tuesday December 3, 2019 at his resident.

Mr. Bridges is survived by daughters, Takia Bell, Jasmine Bell and Brooklyn Rucker; Son, Lil' Norman Bell; his father, William Gilbert, Sr.; Two sisters, Romanda Bridges Tate and Taylor Gilbert; Two brothers, William Gilbert II and William Gilbert III; Nephews, Steven Bridges, Richard Turner and Romero Howard; Niece, Brandy Gutter; Grandchildren, Keon'dre and Kingston Bell; God-daughter, Shakiah and Bre'Shante Bell and a host of other relatives and friends.

Mr. William Bridges was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine Bridges; Wife, Nadine Bell Bridges; Two brothers, Derrick Bridges, Romaro Bridges; Cousin, Ellis Bridges.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday,  December 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Higher Ground Outreach Church located 2156 Wooddale Blvd,  Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806. Family will receive guests at 1:30 p.m. at the church.

Ms. Nadine I. Bell

December 13, 1974 - November 13, 2019

Ms, Nadine I. Bell, 44, a native of New Orleans, La and a resident of Baton Rouge, La passed away on Wednesday November 13, 2019 at her resident in Baton Rouge, La.


Ms. Bell is survived by, One son, Lil Norman Bell; Two daughters, Takia Bell and Jasmine Bell all of Baton Rouge, La. Mother, Mary Bell of Baton Rouge, La; Two grand-children, Kingston and Keon’dre Bell; Fiancé’, William Bridges, of Baton Rouge, La,; Two brothers, Davis Bell, Willie Bell III; Four sisters, Mary Bell Allen, JoAnn Bell Howard of Leesville, La., Thelma M. Bell and Jolisa Bell; And a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her Father, Joseph Young and Step-father Willie Bell; Brother Alfred Daniel Bell, nephew, Jermaine Milton and Uncle, Isaac Bazile.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday November 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Higher Ground Outreach Church 2156 Wooddale Blvd Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806; Bishop Richey and Dr. Lesia Washington will officiate the service.

Mrs. Arie D Armstrong

August 18, 1937 - October 20, 2019

Arie D. Armstrong, 87, a native of Bastrop, Louisiana and a resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Sunday October 20, 2019 in Washington, DC.

She is survived by her children: Robert L Brown,  Beverly Armstrong of Washington D.C., Caroline Stevenson of Leesville, Louisiana, David Lee Armstrong, Patrick K. Armstrong, and Thurman Armstrong; Four brothers, Odell Brown of Ouachita Parish, La, Eugene Brown, Jr. of Hawthorne, NV, Ray Vell Brown of Omaha, NE, Allen Brown of Richmond, Ca. and Roosevelt Brown of Morehouse Parish, La.; Sisters, Louella Brown Davenport, Velma Brown Field, Dorothy Brown Hillard, Vera Brown Johnson and Catherine Brown Keys all of Morehouse Parish, La, and Mabel Brown Swopes of Watson, AR.; And a Host of other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Armstrong was preceded in death by her parents Eugene and Catherine Stinnis Brown; Husband, David Armstrong Sr.; One sister, Helen Tenner; One brother in law, Earl Tenner and One Son in law, Mark Stevenson.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m.at the funeral home with funeral service to follow. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery 253 Alexandria Hwy Leesville, Louisiana.

Mr. Jerry V Brown

August 29, 1949 - November 3, 2019

Mr. Jerry V. Brown, 70, a native and resident of Leesville, Louisiana in Vernon Parish, passed away on Sunday November 3, 2019 at Byrd Hospital in Leesville, Louisiana. 


Mr. Brown is survived by his first set of children: One son, Jerry V. Brown Jr.; One daughter, Carla Y. Brown both of Houston, Texas; second set of children: two sons, Darrell and Deion Brown of Houston, Texas; third set of children: One daughter, Franchae Chambers of Houston, Texas; his fourth set of children: One Son, Steven Brown of Leesville, Louisiana; Four grandchildren: Jae D. Brown, Octavia Qunett Brown-Davis, Caira Fountain Brown and Malaila Brown; Five great-grandchildren: Courtney Brown, Jadis Brown, JaLauren Brown, Jaeson Brown, and Camille Fountain; Four brothers: Freeman Richardson, Melvin Jones, Julius Brown, and Raymon Brown; Two ex-wives: Lucyiel Brown and Ms. Chambers; A host of nieces, nephews and associates.


Mr. Jerry Brown Sr. was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Gussie Grant Brown; Three sisters: Irene Haynes, Clara Dean and Cary Brown; One brother, Michael Brown and Ex wives: Clara A. Robinson-Brown-Mills and Stephanie Evans.
 

A Memorial Service will be on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home  located 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana. Family will receive guests at 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Derrick Johnson will officiate the services.

Ms. Beverly L Brown

August 14, 1953 - August 4, 2019

                                                                    

Mrs. Beverly L. Brown, 65, a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and a resident of Leesville, La, died on Sunday August 4, 2019 at her resident in Leesville, La.

The family is requesting a private moment to celebrate her life‘s journey.

Mrs. Beverly is survived by her three children; Son, Dwayne Lafanette of Dallas, Texas; Daughters, Mari Brown (Kingston Kandawasvika) of Arlington, Texas and Lillian Shawn Brown of Leesville, La; Brothers, Horace Lafanette and a special brother to her Arthur Fontenot both of Lake Charles, La; Sisters, Shirley Howard of Leesville, La, Patricia Key of Houston, Texas, Brenda Lafanette and Barbara Lemelle both of Lake Charles, La; Grandchildren, D’Juan Joseph of Lake Charles, La, Ashlia Brown, Cyprien Lafanette, Makenzie Lafanette, Jayla Brown, King Kandawasvika and Nhalia Kandawasvika; and a host of Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents LeRoy and Mary Catherine Sonnier Lafanette.

Expressions can be made on Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park Facebook page.

Ms.Florence Jackson

December 31, 1928 - May 4, 2019

Florence Jackson, 90, was born to the late C. Row and Bertha
Jackson on December 31, 1928 in Grand Cane, Louisiana. She departed this life on
Saturday May 4, 2019 in Leesville, La.

Ms. Jackson is survived by her Children, Nigel S. Jackson (Doodie), Melvin
Jackson -Dotson, Beverly A. Jackson, and Gail Jackson; Grandchildren, David
Moreland-Dotson (Jennifer), Tanya Moreland-Dotson, Charlotte Wilson, Tony
Haynes, Nathan Newton, Cherna Newton, Ramon Pabon, Maison Pabon; Great-
Grandchildren, Deandrea D. Dotson, Kim Annett Dotson, Eunice Dotson, David
Moreland-Dotson Jr., Jordan Moreland-Dotson Mente' Marlton, Marcus Moreland-
Dotson, Sierra Moreland-Dotson, Zayda Gomes; Brothers and Sisters, Rosemary
Womack, Charles, Jackson Robert Jackson, Glenn Jackson and Randy Jackson.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Antone M. Hanes and Gentry Jackson;
Brothers, David Jackson and Harold Jackson.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage
Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road in Leesville,
La. 71446. Visitation will begin on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. until
8:00 p.m. at the funeral home and will resume on Sunday May 12, 2019 until the
time of services. Interment will follow at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and
Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Lawrence Williams will officiate the service.

Ms. Emma L. Johnson

July 22, 1937 - May 4, 2019

Ms. Emma Louise Johnson, 81, a native and resident of Natchitoches, La. passed away on Saturday May 4, 2019,  at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center  in Natchitoches, La.

Emma Louise Patterson Johnson was born on July 22, 1937, to the late Whit Patterson and late Beatrice Patsy Lyles. At an early age, she confessed Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and, in due course, became a member of First Baptist Church Amulet Street, then pastored by Rev. H. B. Barnum. Known to family as Madear, Ms. Johnson lived a vibrant life, enjoying fishing, gardening, baking, watching game shows, and playing bingo. Ms. Johnson believed in prioritizing family and spent many of her days caring for her grandchildren and great grand children.

Sister Johnson was married to Percy Johnson in 1951, and after their divorce, focused her efforts on raising a strong family. She was proceeded in death by her parents; two daughters, Orelia "Mookie" Jackson and Terry Sue Dumars; four siblings: Mckinley Guy, Bennie Whit Patterson, Ida Mae Patterson, and Sarah Patterson; and one granddaughter, Destiny Danielle Patterson. Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Patsy Ward Hoover (Edward); six sons: Walter (Carol), Perry Joe (Shelia), Larry (Diane), Paul (Catherine), Ronnie (Deborah), and Donnie (Zendra); 20 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 3 great, great grandchildren; two sisters, Eartis and Orelia (Leon), and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sister Johnson also will be missed by her two dear friends, Zettie B. Helaire and Thelma Benjamin, and her two special "adopted" daughters, Doretha and Renee Lipa. 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019  at 11:00am at First Baptist Church located at 1116 Amulet Street, Natchitoches, La. 71457. Officiating services will be Pastor Thomas Carter Sr. Internment will follow at Lawrence Serenity Sanctum.

Mr.Cesar E. Toro

July 17, 1929- May 4, 2019

Cesar E. Toro, 89, a native of Jayuya, Puerta Rico and a resident of Leesville, passed away on Saturday May 4, 2019 in Leesville, La. 

Cesar Enrique Toro was born on July 17, 1929, to Enrique Toro Martinez  and Carmen Medina Toro in Jayuya, Puerta Rico. He answered the final call of duty on Saturday May 4, 2019 surround by friends and family. Cesar was a very proud Retired Army veteran of 20 years of services, who loved the Look, the Style and the Meaning of the American Flag.

 

He is survived by his wife of 42 years Frenella F. Toro of Leesville, La; Four Sons, Julio (Sherry) Toro, Raymond (Donida) Toro, Steven (Rhonda) Saucier of Anacoco, La. and Daniel Saucier of Leesville, La.; Seven Daughters, Josie House, Alba (Gend) Dubois, Carmen (Chris) Gallo, Nancy (Glen) Watson, Karen Butler of Louisville, Kentucky, Tammy (Kyle) Kittinger of Moody , Texas and Marcia (Steven) O’Neal of Houston, Texas; One Brother, Hector Toro and One Sister, Alba Irem Toro: Twenty –Six Grandchildren, Twenty-Eight Great-Grandchildren and a host of other Relatives and Friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville, La at 12:00 noon. Visitation will be on Monday May 6, 2019 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and resuming on Tuesday morning May 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will follow at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, La.

Mr. Paul Bradley Davis

October 7, 1969 - April 9, 2019

Mr. Paul Bradley Davis, 49, a born native of Lafayette, Louisiana and a resident of New Iberia, Louisiana died on Tuesday April 9, 2019 in New Iberia, Louisiana. 


Mr. Davis is survived by his wife, Rose Ann Davis of New Iberia, La.; Father Emile Paul Davis Sr. of New Iberia, La; Five daughters, Briaron Davis, Britneisha Davis, his older daughter Breanna Butler, Briasha Davis, Sidnisha Davis, Sidnija Davis; Three sons, Brandon P. Davis, Braxton P. Davis, Paul Bradley Jr.; One Step-son Jasmin Francisco; One Step-daughter, Sharon Francisco all of New Iberia, Louisiana; One Son in Law Diego Narcisse; Twelve grandchildren, Sha’brea Davis, Adreama Collins, Aroneisha Davis, Areonna Collins, Akeala Davis, Diego Davis, Aroneisha Davis, Passion Collins, A’merie R. Norris, Aaron Francisco and Nova Davis, Carlyna Francisco; Three brothers, William Davis (Lucille) of Lafayette, La., Emile Davis Jr. and O’Neil Davis both of New Iberia, La.; Three sisters, Lizzie Mae Davis, Lillie Mae Landry(Brian) and Angela Davis of New Iberia, La.; and a host of other relatives and friends.   
Paul was preceded in death by his Mother, Mary B. Davis and One step-son, Aron Francisco.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Star Pilgrim Baptist on 423 E. Pershing Street in New Iberia, Louisiana. A visitation will begin at 7:00 a.m. at the church until the time of services. Interment will follow at St. Matthews Cemetery in New Iberia, Louisiana immediately after the services. Pastor Donald Wright will officiate the services.

Mr. John Clifton Henry

March 1, 1945 - April 4, 2019

 

 

 

Funeral Services for John Clifton Henry is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church located 291 thibodeaux st, Opelousas la. 70570 at 11:00am. Visitation will begin at 7:00 am at the church with internment to follow in the church cemetary.

John Clifton “Tut” as he was affectionately called by family and friends loved people and going to the race track. He was a laborer for Turner Industries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for over 15 years. A job he could never part from as it became a part of his entire life.
He leaves to cherish his memories and remember his life; Two sons, John Clifford Henry of Lawtell, Louisiana and Robert Lee (Sharon) Henry of Lawtell, Louisiana; Three daughters, Monica Jones, Chrystal, and Carla all of Opelousas, Louisiana; One brother, Leardy Henry Jr., of Lawtell, Louisiana; Four sisters, Laura H. (Andrew) Semien of Opelousas, Louisiana, Dorothy Morgan of Houston, Texas, Eula Mae Lemelle of Atlanta, Georgia, Mary (Faltery) Jolivette of Opelousas, Louisiana; Eleven grandchildren; Eighteen great-grandchildren; a host of niece, nephews, other relatives and friends.
John Clifton was preceded in death by his parents, Leardy and Mary Henry; wives, Rose C. Henry and Brenda Henry; One daughter-in-law, Tracey Henry; One nephew, Gregory Taylor; Best friend, Charles Ned and other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be: John J. Henry (CJ), Donovan Henry, Cory Kennedy, Wilbert Semien and Dean Himiel.
Honorary pallbearers will be: John Clifford Henry, Robert Lee Henry, Leardy Henry Jr., Andrew Semien, Faltery Jolivette, Andrus Semien, Dalton Lemelle and Matthew Taylor. 

Mr.Gregory Lydell Washington

July 21, 1969 - March 29, 2019

Gregory Lydell Washington "Greg" was born July 21, 1969 to Ora Bell Washington. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. Greg was united in Holy Matrimony to Mandy Marie Latulas on May 29, 2010.

Greg was preceeded in death by his grandparents Daniel and Clotee Washington.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 9 years, Mandy Marie; three children he reared as his own, Aveyon, Abigail, and Kendrick Broussard. His loving mother, Ora Bell Washington; one brother Danyel "Pookie" Washington; two uncles Lewis and Michael Washington; three sister in laws, Mary, Melanie, and Marla all of New Iberia, La. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 4, 2019 at 11:00 am at Mt Zion Baptist Church, in Petitanse, La.  70560. Visitation will begin at 7:00 am. Officiating service will be Rev. Mideate Derouen. Internment will follow in church cemetery.

Mr. Larry B Turner

December 10, 1947 - March 12, 2019

Mr. Larry B. Turner, 71, a native of Morganfield, Kentucky and a long-time resident of Leesville, La passed away on Tuesday March 12, 2019 in Alexandria, La.

Larry was a proud Army Veteran who served his country from February 01, 1970- May 31, 1988. He served two tours in Vietnam and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam campaign Medal. After retiring from the Army, Larry continued to work on Fork Polk, La as a civilian.

He will be forever remembered by his partner Tammy Martinez, his children Thomas Legans (Cindi), Erica, and Shanina (Vincent), and his Grandchildren Brookelynn, Makenzie, Wesley, Shelby, Kaylee, Nadia and Anneke.

 

Funeral services will be on Friday March 15, 2019 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Leesville, La at 12:00 noon. Officiating service will be Pastor Joe A. Leonard and scripture reading by Rev. Randall Martin. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home until time of service; With interment to follow at Louisiana Veterans Cemetery located 3348 University Parkway, Leesville, La 71446.

Mr.Charles Ray Ned

January 18, 1947 - March 7, 2019

Charles Ray Ned, a native of Lawtell, Louisiana and a resident of Opelousas, Louisiana passed away on Thursday March 7, 2019 in Opelousas, Louisiana at the age of 72.  

 

Charles Ray Ned was born to the late Wilkerson Joseph Ned Sr. and Marble Frank Ned.

Charles leaves to cherishing precious memories of three children: Christopher Crowley of Lawtell, La. Charles Robert Francis (Laporschea) and one daughter April Francis of Opelousas, LA. Four grandchildren Tre'lyn Charles Francis, Zaelen Carter Francis, LaShaina Wilson and Brianna Berry. He leaves four sisters Anita Ned Cormier of Carencro La., Arline Ned Lewis of Scott La., Sylvia Ned and Cynthia Ned of Lawtell La. Two brothers Irvin Ned and Calvin Ned (Carolyn) of Lawtell La. One Godchild Angie Williams. Two special friends Laura Semien and Roland Goodwin. Hosts of nieces, nephews, and friends .

 

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday March 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lawtell, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 7:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., with the rosary to be recited at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in the Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery.

Mr.Juan Reginald Cranson

March 12, 1956 - December 3, 2018

Mr. Juan Reginald Cranson, 62 a resident of Leesville, La died on Monday December 3, 2018 in Leesville, La.

 

He is survived by two children, Tanesha J. Roberts of Baytown, Texas and a son Fredrick Dixie of Texas, is wife Yvette Dixie of Texas and a special friend Glendel Drisicen of Leesville, La.

Mr. Booker T Moore

February 23, 1958 - July 13, 2018

Mr. Booker T Moore(60) of Leesville, La died on Friday July 13, 2018 at Calcasieu Oaks in Lake Charles, La. 


Funeral Services will be held on Sunday July 22, 2018 at Johnson Temple Church of God and Christ at Nona street in Leesville La at 4:00pm.

 

Pastor Clark will officiate the services. Internment will be at Pine Grove Church Cemetary in Anococo, La immediately after the services.

Ms. Catherine "Tiny" Vessel

June 24, 1973 - July 5, 2018

Catherine "Tiny" Vessel (45) a native and resident of  Baton Rouge, La. passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La.

She is survived by her husband, Alexander "Jan" Vessel of Baton Rouge, La.; Her four children; Jonathan Smith, Martell Smith, Quanesha Smith, and Juwan Vessel; One grand child, Malayiah Smith; Her mother Deborah Jackson; Her siblings, Andrea Watson of Seattle, Wa., Mechelle (Thomas) Wright, Anthony (Sarah) Smith, and David (Delilah) Smith all of Baton Rouge, La. 

She is proceeded in death by her father, Robert (J.D.) Jackson, Jr.; her maternal grandmother Ada Maye Smith; her paternal Grandparents, Robert Jackson Sr. and Sadie Rogers.

A public Memorial Service will be held at Bible World Church located 1771 Lobdell blvd in Baton Rouge, La 70805 on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 11:00 am.

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