Helen LeBlanc Broussard
Helen LeBlanc Broussard, 92, of Orange, passed away Saturday, May 11, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. Born on March 12, 1921 in Mermentau Cove, La., to her parents, Donat and Eleanor (Benoit) LeBlanc. She lived in Orange for the last few years, and was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau. Mrs. Broussard will be remembered for her loving kindness, her devotion to God and her church. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Broussard is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Netty Roy LeBlanc, her second husband, John Broussard; her sister, Hilda Potier; her brother, Alfred LeBlanc and her grandson, DeWayne LeBlanc.
Those who will most cherish her memory are her sons, Derald LeBlanc and wife, Betty of Orange, and Carrol LeBlanc and wife, Genny of Orange; sisters, Martha LaPointe of Mermentau, and Lillian Trahan, of Lake Charles; brother, Lou Allen LeBlanc of Mermentau; three stepdaughters, Birdie Verrett of Brusley, La, Barbara LeLeaux and husband, Hubert of Lions Point, La, and Jeanelle Beard and husband, Kenneth of Crowley, La; eight grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and a host of extended family.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 15, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau. Father Clint Trahan will be the celebrant. Altar servers for the Mass will be great granddaughters, Gabrielle and Sarah Gonzales and great grandson, Logan LeBlanc. Rite of Christian burial will follow the Mass, where she will be laid to rest next to her first husband, at the Istre Cemetery in Morse, La.
A gathering of family and friends will be from noon until mass begins on Wednesday at the church.
Honoring Mrs. Broussard as pallbearers are Cris LeBlanc, Joseph Gonzales, David LeBlanc, Craig Darby, Troy LeBlanc and Greg Gravett. Honorary pallbearers are Logan LeBlanc, Jacob Gonzales, Micah Meranda, Coy Darby and Clay Darby.
For those who desire memorial donations, please make a donation in memory of Mrs. Broussard to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Mermentau, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Friends may sign the register and leave condolences for the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.