Obituaries – June 22

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Obituaries – June 22

blackwellAngie Barker Blackwell passed away peacefully at her home in Covington on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

A native and life resident of St. Tammany Parish, she was born in Folsom on December 8, 1925 to Hazel Core and Horace M. Barker. The beloved wife of the late Woodrow “Chink” Blackwell, she is survived by sisters-in-law – SeWilla Barker (Bill) and Estelle “Dolly” Quave Barker (Harry); and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters – Lillie Bell Thompson and Norma Maklary; and three brothers – Stanley, Harry and William “Bill” Barker. Angie was a faithful servant of the Lord. She served her church cheerfully and when needed, never turned down a request for help. She served her community with the same enthusiasm and worked for many years, retiring from South Central Bell in 1986.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend funeral services at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Shepherd’s Care Ministries, 20115 Hwy 1081 Covington, LA 70435. Visiting hours at the church on Wednesday began at noon. Interment at the Blackwell Cemetery in Folsom, LA immediately followed services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shepherd’s Care Ministries at the above address.

 

 

sassDarlene Jolet Sass entered Heavens Gate on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the age of 67.

Beloved wife of Rodney A. Sass. Loving mother of Christa Wright Singer (Jeff) and Kim Sass Lampa (John). Daughter of the late Leevelle Holmes Jolet and Robert Peter Jolet, Sr. Sister of Robert Jolet, Jr., Patricia Jung (Jake), Duzet Bordelon (Rick), Henry Jolet (Lori) and Desiree Baiamonte (Sammy). Beloved sister-in-law of Brenda Sass. Grandmother of Noah Gros, Mason Lampa and Cecilia Lampa. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Darlene was a native of New Orleans and a resident of Madisonville since 2005. She was a kind, loving soul who brought joy to everyone she met. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. with visitation on Thursday beginning at noon. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens.

 

 

lacourKenneth LaCour, Sr. passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at East Jefferson Hospital following a lengthy battle with heart disease.

He was born on Sunday, February 19, 1939, in Colfax, LA to Clarilou Dean and Arthur L. LaCour and has been a resident of St. Tammany Parish since 1959. After starting his career at Prestressed Concrete in Mandeville, LA, Kenneth served as a Prestressed Concrete Specialist with both LADOTD and GEC throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. During one of his “retirement periods,” he drew upon his well-known culinary ability to serve as cafeteria manager for Saint Paul’s School in Covington and, for a period, as dessert chef for the Dakota Restaurant. He was an avid elk and deer hunter, spending many happy days in the Colorado Rockies. The beloved husband of Judith Gill LaCour for 59 years, he is also survived by his son – Kenny LaCour, Jr. of Covington and three brothers – Steve of Shreveport, LA and George H. of Colfax, and Dorman D. LaCour of Boyce, LA. His parents and a son, Brian, preceded him in death.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Covington, 16333 Hwy 1085 Covington, LA 70433. Visitation at the church will began at 10 a.m. A reception at the Dakota Restaurant on Hwy.190, south of Covington immediately followed the service at the church. Interment took place privately at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens in Covington, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint Paul’s Scholarship Fund or to the First Baptist Church of Covington Building Fund. The family would like to thank the Cardiology Staff of East Jefferson, especially Dr. Fortune Dugan, for medical care and friendship since 1984.

 

 

lenelHarry Roy Lenel, 74 of Waldheim, LA passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

He was born June 27, 1942 in Waldheim, LA to Raymond H. Lenel and Celestine Wager. Harry is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Mattie Lucille Lenel and his lifetime companion Rudy; his three children Lucinda Lenel, Cheryl Vallas (Keith), Harry R. Lenel; and five grandchildren Daniel Lenel, Cody Lenel, Tyler Lenel, Raven Lenel, and Megan Lenel; and four great-grandchildren Maci Lenel, Avery Bonesteel, Bentleigh Campbell, and Oliver Lenel. He is also survived by his siblings Leonard Lenel, Eula Montgomery, and Celestine Rushing. He is preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Gauge Lenel, and two sisters Claire Sharp and Carol Ann Lenel. Harry was a lifelong resident of Waldheim, LA. He served as Justice of the Peace for 21 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and tractor mechanic. He always had a joke to tell and at every family get together he kept everyone laughing. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends were invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 1 p.m. Visitation was held on Thursday beginning at 11 a.m. Interment followed the service in Davis Cemetery, Abita Springs, LA.

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