Jean Lionel Benoit

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, November 23, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Crowley for Mr. Jean Lionel Benoit, 72, who passed away at his home in Crowley on Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. Officiating for the service will be Rev. Wayne Howington.

Survivors include his daughter, Regina Benoit Bertrand of Crowley; one step-daughter, Debbie and husband Scott Planche of DeRidder; one step-son, Kurt and his wife Gail McCelland of Youngsville; two sisters, Rose and her husband Francis Morvant and Jane Benoit both of Crowley; ten grandchildren, Jillian and Jenae Bertrand, Jaimee Richard, Joshua, Jeremy, Matthew, Deanie and Levon McCelland, J. T. and Dominique Broussard; and two great grandchildren, Dayton and Kamrie Richard.

Mr. Benoit is preceded in death by one step-son, Steve McCelland,; one grandson, Jordan McCelland; his parents, Ozone and Cedalise Myers Benoit; two brothers, O.J. and Jimmy Benoit; and one sister, Ivy Lou Roy.

He was a Veteran of the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He loved all children especially his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed his Sunday football games and “doing things his way”.

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Duhon Funeral Home of Crowley is in charge of arrangements

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