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Allen T LeBlanc
February 15, 1945 ~ June 27, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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NEW IBERIA - Allen T. LeBlanc, 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, as he wished: at home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. LeBlanc was a native of Vermilion Parish and in recent years, a resident of Iberia Parish.
Visitation will be held at Greene Funeral Home, 802 Weldon Street in New Iberia Friday, June 30, 2023, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Deacon Russell Hayes will recite the rosary at 6:00 PM.
In his early years, Mr. Allen, or Pop as he was affectionately called by all who knew and loved him, served in the National Guard. He retired from the Vermilion Parish School Board with 25 years of service. He was very proud of this accomplishment. He enjoyed working for the Vermilion Parish School Board and often said he wished he could go back to work for them again. Pop did all he could to join in parties, celebrations, crawfish boils, casino trips and so much more. Drinking coffee and visiting with his friends and family brought him great joy.
Pop loved listening and dancing to Cajun French music. As a true Cajun being bedridden did not stop him. He danced to his beloved Cajun music in his bed.
We, the Istre family gladly took Pop under our wings and into our hearts as he resided with us for over 4 years. We compassionately loved him, cared for him, and understood how to communicate with him. He often told us that he didn’t know what he had done to deserve a family that loved and cared for him so much. I, Judy, often told him that God returns to us what we give to others. His reply was that his return was ten times more than he gave.
We shared many days, laughter, and tears as we journeyed through this life together. Our family made so many great memories with him as he had a very special place in all of our hearts. The greatest part of our journey together was watching him fall in love with us as he became a member of our family.
The Istre family learned many things from Pop and his years of experience. He firmly believed in the Golden Rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." These words are his legacy to us!!
He was proud of and is survived by two sons, Marshall LeBlanc of Kaplan, LA, and David LeBlanc of California. One daughter, Lisa LeBlanc of Kaplan, LA; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, and nephews. All who loved him deeply and will miss him dearly. Pop is also survived by his extended family---The Istre’s of New Iberia.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Cathy LeBlanc (whom he missed every day and often told us so), his parents, Etienne and Louisa LeBlanc; brothers, Leewood, Simon, and Lonnie LeBlanc; and sister Rita Lou Norris.
Our family would like to thank all that prayed for Pop and were there for him in his time of need. We would like to thank Bridgeway Hospice for helping us navigate through this difficult time. We would like to thank Dr. Cousin, the staff at Iberia Medical Center, and Ochsner Lafayette General Hospital for their care and help during Pop’s medical journey.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to Ms. Pauline Greene with Greene Funeral Home for being so compassionate and for guiding us through difficult decisions at such an emotional time. The thorough information and options that she provided enabled us to make our selections for Pop with confidence.
The immeasurable value of this comfort, confidence, and peace will help us to begin healing. Pauline also assured us that as Pop’s family and friends, we truly gave our all to honor, respect, and give “Our Pop” the abundance of love and dignity he deserved at the end of his life here on earth.
Our Pop is embarking on his next journey with Jesus where he is at peace and made well again!
The Istre family chose Greene Funeral Home in New Iberia to be in charge of the arrangements.