Billie Louise Bowman LeBlanc, 80, of Orange, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Focus Care in Orange.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph Daleo. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn.

 

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, with a rosary to be recited at 5:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

 

Born in Orange, Texas, on June 5, 1939, she was the daughter of Homer Bowman and Alma Lee (Sanford) Bowman. Billie was a lab tech for Celanese and A. Schulman Inc. for many years and made many friendships. She never met a stranger and was a mentor to many. Billie was an avid prayer warrior and she enjoyed reading, journaling and especially loved going to the beach. She was a big collector of quotes and loved sharing them with everyone. Her family was her greatest blessing whom she spent immense amount of time with having tea parties. Billie will live on in the hearts of everyone she knew.

 

She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Riley Lee LeBlanc, Sr.; son, Riley Lee LeBlanc, Jr.; sister, Patsy Nulon Bowman Acosta; and brother in law, Louis Acosta.

 

She is survived by her children, Randall Nulon LeBlanc of Orange, Stephen Ray LeBlanc and wife Sandy of Corpus Christi, and Jason Wallace LeBlanc and wife Jodi of Vancouver Island; grandchildren, Amberlee, Britney, David, Courtney, Zachary, Tyler, Brandon; 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, a nephew, and other loving family.

 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer’s Association at 8180 Greensboro Drive, Suite 400. McLean, VA 22102.