Edith Marie LeBlanc Melancon

Henderson – Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at Pellerin Funeral Home for Edith Marie LeBlanc Melancon, 85, who passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at her residence in Breaux Bridge.

Interment followed at St. Michael Cemetery.

Fr. Chanh Nguyen, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, conducted the services.

Edith will be greatly missed for her cooking and baking. She loved taking care of Ricky, the joy of her life, along with the rest of her family.

Survivors include her sons, Ellis James Melancon Sr. and his wife Jean, Francis Melancon and his wife Paula, Michael Melancon and his companion Yvonne Trahan, Darrell J. Melancon and his wife Pamela, and Ricky Melancon, all of Breaux Bridge; her daughter, Renella M. Boudreaux of Breaux Bridge; her brother, Preston LeBlanc of Plaquemine; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, Preston and Anna LeBlanc; her husband, Joseph Ramsey Melancon; her son, Thomas Henry Melancon; her brother, Harris LeBlanc; her sister, Ophelia Frederick; and her grandson, Brent Melancon.

A rosary was recited at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Pallbearers were Ellis Melancon, Michael Melancon, Francis Melancon, Darrell Melancon, Jimmie Melancon and Paul Harvey Johnson.

Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Melancon, E.J. Melancon and Robert Boudreaux.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Henderson was in charge of arrangements.

To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and view video tribute, go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com.

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