Keith Edward LeBlanc, Sr.

  • Born: August 29, 1937
  • Died: February 18, 2018
  • Location: Charenton, Louisiana

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Keith Edward LeBlanc, Sr., 80, a longtime resident of Charenton, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Keith's love of God was lifelong. His service to church began as a child when he was an altar boy at Immaculate Conception Church in the community of Charenton. His continued religious faith followed him throughout high school during his attendance at Hanson Memorial High School where he graduated in 1955. In his later years he returned to serve the church as an adult altar server and Eucharistic minister bringing communion to the sick. His faith played a vital role and shaped his love of community.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette where he obtained a bachelor's degree in accounting and went on to become a Certified Public Accountant, a capacity that he worked in for over fifty years until the time of his death. Keith loved his work and the relationship that he had with his clients.

Keith's love of community was apparent when he relocated to Charenton following in the footsteps of his father, Abel (Peewee) LeBlanc, who was the first superintendent of the Charenton water district in the 1950s. Keith served St. Mary Parish Waterworks District #6 in Charenton for over 30 years in various capacities. He also served as advisor to the district until the time of his death.

He served the community in numerous ways. He became a member of the Knights of Columbus in his early adulthood while living in Metairie. He continued his devotion to the Knights of Columbus after moving back home to Charenton, where he served the Baldwin-Charenton K. C.s as Grand Knight, and received the distinguished honor of Knight of the Year in 2000, and Parishioner of the Year, in 1990.

He also had a passion for developing the community, becoming a founding member of the Charenton-Chitimacha Fire Dept. He served the Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department for many years firefighting in his younger years and later serving as their treasurer.

While Keith's love of and service to the community was unwavering, his love of family was even more profound. He enjoyed his swamp-pop, going to the camp, seafood boils, and most importantly his time spent gathering as a family to share a meal or a family event.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia Gail Bacala LeBlanc of Charenton; his sister, Carolyn Marie LeBlanc of Roundrock, Texas; five children, Jeanne L. LeBlanc and her husband Marty, Keith E. LeBlanc, Jr. (Buddy) and his fiancée Lisa Dantin, Joni L. Ronsonet and her husband Kurt, Jennifer LeBlanc and her fiancé Creig Ronsonet, all of Charenton, and Kenneth E. LeBlanc of Baldwin. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren, Nicole L. Pellerin and her husband Brandon, Kimberly L. St. Blanc and her husband William (Billy), Christy Ronsonet, Jenna L. Cawthorn and her husband Greg, Melissa L. Caudle and her husband Kyle, Patrick Landry and his companion Heather Smith, Ryan Ronsonet and his fiancée Hallie Mayon, Beau M. LeBlanc, Andrea Smathers, and Ashley S. Uzé and her husband Charles. Great-grandchildren include, Breighton, Nanci, Jace, Maci, and Lexi Pellerin, Marie and William St. Blanc, Charlie Bourgeois, Caroline Caudle, Chance Cawthorn, Connor and Collin Simoneaux, and Cooper Uzé.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abel E. LeBlanc and Jeanne Fuselier LeBlanc.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charenton beginning at 8:00 a.m., with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Father Cedric Sonnier will be the Celebrant for the Mass. He will be laid to rest in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery Mausoleum. Serving as pallbearers will be Patrick Landry, Ryan Ronsonet, Beau LeBlanc, Brandon Pellerin, Greg Cawthorn, William St. Blanc, Kyle Caudle, and Jace Pellerin, with Breighton Pellerin as honorary pallbearer.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert's Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

My prayers are with you at this time.

Posted by Dr. Katherine Drexler    February 21, 2018

You all have my sympathy in learning of the death of Keith. I remember him in the business world. May he rest in peace. Pray that God's amazing love will help you at this difficult time in your lives.

Posted by Sarah Belle Minor - Thibodaux, LA - Friend   February 21, 2018

Prayers for your family.

Posted by Dee Crites - Texarkana - Coworker   February 20, 2018

Gail and family,
My condolences and prayers during these difficult times

Posted by Carole LaBauve Jones - Kenner, LA - Friend   February 20, 2018

We will miss our friend, Keith. He was so loving and kind. He dearly loved his family. Rest In Peace, our friend.

Posted by Alma and Pete Firmin - Baldwin, LA - Family Friend   February 19, 2018

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Aunt Gail, Jeanne, Buddy, Jennifer, Joni, and Kenny,

I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Uncle Keith was a great man whose commitment to God, his family and career are obvious in the legacy he left behind. I always looked up to him as a child, and later as a young adult when he was doing my taxes. It was always a pleasure speaking to him at family events; I always gravitated towards him for good conservation and possibly a quick laugh.

Unfortunately, because of logistics, I will not be able to make to the funeral. Please know the entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Best,
Chris Bacala

Posted by Christopher Bacala - Dallas, TX   February 19, 2018

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you have My Husband and our Sympathy we are praying for your Family

Curtis And Mary Ann Mc Coy Willis

Posted by mary willis - franklin, LA - Friend   February 19, 2018

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you have My Husband and our Sympathy we are praying for your Family

Curtis And Mary Ann Mc Coy Willis

Posted by mary willis - franklin, LA - Friend   February 19, 2018

My Mom and Dad loved Mr. Keith because he was a good man and did not
want anyone else but him to do his taxes. They just thought so much of him.
Having Masses said for him and will pray for him because, he was so loved by
both Heaven and Earth. RIP and enjoy your Heavenly rewards.

Posted by Donna Hahn Lancon    February 19, 2018

Aunt Gail, Jeanne, Buddy, Jennifer, Joni, and Kenny,

I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Uncle Keith was a great man whose commitment to God, his family and career are obvious in the legacy he left behind. I always looked up to him as a child, and later as a young adult when he was doing my taxes. It was always a pleasure speaking to him at family events; I always gravitated towards him for good conservation and possibly a quick laugh.

Unfortunately, because of logistics, I will not be able to make to the funeral. Please know the entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Best,
Chris Bacala

Posted by Chris Bacala - Dallas, TX   February 19, 2018

The Lord always calls forth the best of mankind do his bidding and he called a one of the best. Keith was a wonderful man and will be missed in every aspect of life. He will be greatly missed by the Church, the fire departments. his tax clients, friends and most of all his family. All of our prayers and condolences to his family. We will all miss him greatly.

Posted by Bertha and Mark Robinson - Baldwin, LA - Family Friend   February 19, 2018

Our thoughts & prayers for all of the family & his friends. RIP Mr. Keith, heaven received another angel. God bless, comfort & hold you all in His loving arms!

John & Linda Steer

Posted by Linda Steer - Girard, KS   February 19, 2018

very sorry to hear about keiths passing. its been awhile since I have seen keith but still remember all the good times we had at the camp. my prays go out to your family.

Posted by peter ballew - youngsville, LA - Friend   February 19, 2018

The Dupre girls are so sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Mr. Keith. Unfortunately we are out of town.
May the peace of God be with you. Much love the Dupre family.

Posted by Patti Dupre - Friend   February 19, 2018

Sending my Condolences to the LeBlanc Family. So sorry for your loss. May he rest in eternal peace. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Floyd LeBlanc - Franklin, LA - Friend   February 19, 2018

Words can not express what Mr. Keith did for me growing up. He was a big part of molding me to be the man I am. He will be missed, dearly. My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends in this time of need. RIP Sir!

Posted by Wayne Dupre - JEANERETTE, LA - Family Friend   February 19, 2018

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Patsy & I want to express our sorrow to the LeBlanc family for their loss of Keith. He was such a great guy and very friendly. We offer up our prayers for Keith and his family during these trying times.
May he Rest in Peace.

Posted by Effron & Patsy Savoy - Baldwin, LA - Friend   February 19, 2018

Rest In Peace Mr. Keith

Posted by Tambra Verret - Charenton, LA - Acquaintance   February 19, 2018

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Offering our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. May Mr. Keith rest in God's eternal peace and may our Lord Jesus Christ console your hearts as only He can.

Posted by the staff of Ibert's Mortuary - Franklin, LA   February 18, 2018