Loren "Brother" LeLeux

WASHINGTON – Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at a 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church for Loren “Brother” LeLeux, 82, who passed away Saturday, September 13, 2008 in Reserve, Louisiana.

Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.  The Very Rev. Msgr. Russell J. Harrington, VE, pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Mire will officiate at the services.

Musical selections will be provided by Sheree Hunter and Mary Yenik.  The songs will be Ave Maria, Be Not Afraid, My Shepard is the Lord, The Old Rugged Cross and Alleluia.

Mr. LeLeux was a native of Estherwood, currently living in Lafayette.  He had been employed at Delta Pine Land Company in the rice industry for 18 years, and was owner and operator of B & S Convenience Store in Cecilia for 10 years.  Mr. LeLeux was a parishioner of St. Basil Church in Judice, a past member of Immaculate Conception Church in Washington and was a member of the VFW Judice Post.  He was an usher at church and had been a Boy Scout Leader for over 10 years.  A veteran of the military, Mr. LeLeux had served in the U.S. Navy, during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Eurella Mary Jagneaux LeLeux of Lafayette; one son, Tommy LeLeux and his wife, Mira, of Washington; two daughters, Debbie Johnson and her husband, Donald, of Lake Charles, and Joan Begnaud and her husband, Don, of Lafayette; two sisters, Carrie Cramer and her husband, Norbert, of Crowley, and Hilda Chaisson and her husband, Bobby, of Welsh; eight grandchildren, Nikki Barber, Michelle Bourque, Blake LeLeux, Lauren Johnson, Marcus Johnson, Jennifer Begnaud, Megan Begnaud, and Heather Begnaud; four great grandchildren, Victoria Kierum, Gracie Barber, Ross Bourque and Carley Bourque.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dominic LeLeux and the former Pauline Broussard, both natives of Estherwood, two brothers, Wilbur J. LeLeux, Sr. and Harold P. LeLeux, Sr., and by one sister, Shirley L. Harris.

A rosary was prayed by Fr. Albert Nunez, Deacon Mike Yenik and the Knights of Columbus at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.   

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.melanconfuneralhome.net.

Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas is in charge of arrangements.

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