Obituaries for Sept. 19-21

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Burns IV, Joseph Herman       

A retired truck driver and a resident of Gonzales, he died at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008. He was 58, born Sept. 18, 1950, in Baton Rouge. Visiting at Winnfield Funeral Home on Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Religious service at the funeral home on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m., conducted by Gerard Robinson, pastor. Interment in Roselawn Cemetery. He was a 1968 graduate of McKinley Senior High School and attended Southern University.

Burns, Lena Legendre       

A retired assistant manager of Ben Franklin, she died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at her home in Donaldsonville. She was 91, born May 26, 1917, in Chackbay. She also worked at Guidry’s Market and Mary's Dress Shop. She loved to volunteer at Ascension Catholic Church and was a Eucharistic minister and regular participant in a Renew Group.  Interment in Ascension Catholic Church Cemetery.

Landry Sr., Malcolm Xavier       

A wonderful and loving father, he died on Friday, Sept. 20, 2008. He was a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Brusly• St. Vincent. Visitation at Household of Faith, Airline Highway, Gonzales, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from noon until a 2 p.m. service  conducted by Rev. Scott Bledsoe. Interment will follow in Household of Faith Cemetery. He is survived by three children: a son, two daughters and spouses, Kevin and Sheila Landry, Roxanne L. and Carl Davis and Marsha L. and Kelly Brown; seven grandchildren, Christopher Bradford, Megan Davis, Zoe Landry, Kimber Brown, Jonathan Simoneaux, Justis Brown and Madison Brown; two brothers, Paul J. and Donald Landry; three sisters, Anna Mae Landry, Yvonne Simoneaux and Adrienne Conerly; numerous nieces and nephews; and spouse, Suzette Landry. Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Winnie Charlet Landry; and two sons, Malcolm Jr. and Brett Landry. You will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Your journey here on this Earth has come to an end. I can only imagine the peace and joy you have now. Arrangements by Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales.

Levens, John Elsworth        

He died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at age 64. He was a resident of Prairieville, and a native of Orange, N.J. He was a retired deputy chief with the Orange City Fire Department and a U.S. Navy veteran. Visitation will be at Alexander Funeral Home in Lutcher on  Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulina on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Church Mausoleum.

Pettitte, Edward Eugene “Ed”       

A retired foreman for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and a resident of Gonzales, he died at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at his home. He was 70, a U.S. Navy veteran and a native of Hammond. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Monroe, Erin “EJ”       

A machine operator with River Parish Contractors, he died at 9:32 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Gonzales. He was 42 and a lifelong resident of Donaldsonville. Interment in Emmanuel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Williams Sr., Atwood “Attie” “Pope   

He was a retired service technician for EATEL in Gonzales with more than 38 years of service. He was 65 and a lifelong resident of Gonzales. He departed this life at 11:57 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008, at St Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales. Visitation at New St. John Fellowship, Gonzales, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m., conducted by Clarence Stephens, pastor. Interment in the church cemetery.