Obituaries for May 1

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Brown, Alma Henritta “Big Mama"   

A homemaker and a resident and native of Geismar, she died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2009, at her home. She was 88. Interment in Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Cemetery.

Edmonston, Tammy Marie Taillon       

On Sunday, April 26, 2009, she surrendered to a four-year battle with cancer. She was 50, a secretary for Ascension Roofing & Sheet Metal for more than 20 years and a resident and native of Gonzales. She passed away at Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge. Entombment in Hope Haven Mausoleum, Gonzales. She was a graduate of East Ascension High School and a participant in the Relay For Life.

Jupiter, Gladys Louise “Mama Gladys”        

A lifelong resident of Donaldsonville, she died Wednesday, April 22, 2009, in Labadieville as the result of an automobile accident. She was 45. Interment in Nelson Chapel AME Church cemetery, Napoleonville. She was a 1981 graduate of Donaldsonville High School.

Lambert, Evelyn “Totsy”    

A resident of St. Amant, she died Monday, April 27, 2009, at Gonzales Health Care Center. She was 82 and a native of Gonzales. She was a beautician for 50 years. Interment in Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery, St. Amant. She was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Gonzales.

Landry, Lavern E.       

A resident of Gonzales, he died at his home Sunday, April 26, 2009. He was 85 and retired from Borden Chemical (Monochem). He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the European and Pacific theaters aboard the USS Block Island (CVE-21). Graveside services will be held at New River Baptist Church Cemetery, Gonzales, Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. He was a member of New River Masonic Lodge 402, Gonzales Veterans of Foreign Wars, USS Block Island Association, McElroy Hunting Club, and Broussard Grove Baptist Church where he served as deacon.

LeBlanc, Joseph Grover “J. Grover,” “Buddy”        

A resident of Donaldsonville, he passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in Baton Rouge. He was 82 and a native of White Castle. He was a retired employee with the USDA with 25 years of service, a property manager of L.N. Folse and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member and past district governor of the White Castle Lions Club and was president of LeBlanc and Co. Entombment in the Ascension of our Lord Catholic Church Mausoleum.