Lillian Marie LeBlanc

Published 6:38 pm Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Lillian Marie LeBlanc was born on October 10, 1928 to Pete and Arita Moultrie of Youngsville, Louisiana.

Lillian was called to rest on November 17, 2019.

She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1948. Lillian also went on to attend Wiley College, Sanderson Business College, Southern University extension campus, and Lamar University where she earned a certificate of real estate.

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Lillian was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother for whom family came before anything else.

Lillian was married to her eternal love Joseph A. LeBlanc for 35 years, who preceded her in death in 1984, from that union came their four daughters.

Lillian dedicated her life to service and her greatest passion was helping others.

She served on the board of the United Board of Missions of Greater Southeast Texas Health System Agency for twenty three years, Port Arthur Campfire Council, The Family Service Center and Louis Manor Trust.

She volunteered for The American Cancer Society South Jefferson County Unit, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, March of Dimes, Share a Toy, Back to School, Motherly Ministry Crisis Hotline, and was a driver for the Senior Citizens Meals on Wheels Program.

Lillian was a member of Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary Court #32, Blessed Mary Katherine Drexel Society, Rosary Prayer Group, National Association of Port Arthurans, NAACP- Port Arthur Chapter for 47 years, Martin Luther King Support Group of Southeast Texas, Publicity Chairwoman of Interdenominational Council of Christian Women Fellowship, Treasurer of the Anchorettes Civic and Social Club, The Westside Flower Club, Woman of the Year for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Lady of the Year for the Golden Gate Civic and Social Club, and Business Professional Women’s Club,  American Assoc. for Retired Persons, Precinct Judge-Precinct #59-Jefferson County and City of Port Arthur, Deputy Registrar for Jefferson County, Texas Senior Citizens Assoc. and Chairperson of the Community Action Committee.

Lillian was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Charles O. and Amelia M. Guidry; sister, Vivian Moultrie; parents Pete and Arita Moultrie and her beloved husband of 35 years Joseph A. LeBlanc.

Her precious memory will forever be cherished by her devoted daughters; JoAnn M. Strawder (Paul Sr.), Vivian M. Jones, Deborah A. Hamilton, and Ronalda J. Washington (Matthew Sr.). Lillian will be fondly remembered by her eight grandchildren: Tonia M. Jones, Akilah F. Strawder, Paul R. Strawder, Jr., Robneika A. Hamilton, Joseph A. L. Strawder, Robert L. Hamilton, III, Matthew Washington, Jr, Maronda N. Washington, and a host of other relatives.

Prior to the funeral mass there will be a gathering of family and friends for remembrances at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, November 29, 2019 from 6pm-9pm.

A celebration of Lillian’s life and spiritual promotion to Heaven, will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 10am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 920 Washington Ave, Port Arthur TX 77640 with Father Etim Sampson.

A catered reception will be provided afterwards at Sacred Heart Hall.