Leontine Lavigne Duplessis, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 in her home surrounded by loved ones. She was 103, a resident of Gonzales, LA near Duckroost. Leontine was born on April 21, 1914 in Gonzales, LA, to George Augustine Lavigne and Eugenie Leblanc. She was the youngest of 9 siblings. Leontine first married Harry Joseph Kling Sr. in 1929 and together they had 2 children. He was electrocuted in 1932. She secondly married Sabas Oreal Duplessis Sr. in 1938 and together they had 14 children. They lived and farmed on Black Bayou Road in the Duckroost area. She was a real daughter of Joanna Waddill Chapter #294 United Daughters of the Confederacy. Leontine is survived by her 12 children; Winnie Duplessis West (the late John Jr.), Ruby Duplessis, Sabas Duplessis Jr. (Pat), Dolores Duplessis Cosper (Wilburn “Heavy,“) John Duplessis (Linda), Iris Duplessis Gautreau (Kern), Libby Duplessis Moran (the late Willis), Ada Duplessis LaVoie (Paul), Aaron Duplessis (Helen), Paul Duplessis (Ronda), Roger Duplessis (Susan), and Belva Duplessis Crain (Danny); along with 35 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren & 2 on the way; also, her niece, Virgie Moran Louque Villar. She was preceded in death by her 4 children & 2 grandchildren; Harry Kling Jr., Rose Kling Fontenot (Florin), Ella Louise Duplessis, Millie Duplessis Gaudin, Melissa “Missy” Beaird, & Nicky Cane Wilkinson. In her short life, she has loved her family, a total of 193 with spouses, for which we were all so grateful for. She lived her life for her children and grandchildren. The family wishes to thank all the staff of Cardinal Hospice for the last 6 years, you all have done an amazing job, along with her children who stayed day & night. Visitation will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 44450 LA 429, St. Amant, LA 70774, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 9:00am; Mass will start at 11:00am. Burial will follow at Hope Haven Garden of Memory Cemetery, 604 E. Highway 30, Gonzales, LA. Pallbearers will be Brien Moran, Ron Duplessis, Blake Gautreau, Cole Gautreau, Derek Duplessis, Mark Gaudin, Cory Duplessis, Evan Duplessis. Honorary pallbearers are Allen Fontenot, Brent Fontenot, Troy West, Mickey White, Dwayne Moran, Kevin Moran, Rafe Gautreau, Paca LaVoie, Duke Duplessis, Wade Duplessis, Shad Duplessis, Shane Gaudin. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services & Crematory, St. Amant, LA 225-644-9683 www.churchfuneralservices.com

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