Ruby LaFont LeBlanc

August 12, 1930 – February 16, 2020
Ruby Mae LaFont LeBlanc, a longtime resident of Franklin, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 in the early morning hours of Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the Franklin Health Care Center. She was born in Golden Meadow on August 12, 1930 and was one of six children born to Hubert and Marie LaFont.
Ruby was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many. In her early years she worked as an Avon sales representative and later worked in the home raising her family. A parishioner of Church of the Assumption in Franklin, Ruby was a devout Catholic who served her church as a Eucharistic Minister and was a member of Ladies Altar Society as well as the Catholic Daughters, Court Assumption. Some of her favorite pastimes were quilting, playing solitaire, and spending time with family and friends.
Those she leaves to cherish her memory include her three grandchildren, Thelma Jean LeBlanc Self and her husband Joe of Marrero, Jason LeBlanc and his wife Chavaun of Houston and Brent LeBlanc and his wife Maricor of Seattle, Washington; ten great grandchildren, Heather Griffin, Joseph Self, Melinda Ricker, Melanie Gomez, Kayla and Krystal Self, Tate and Sloane LeBlanc, and Gabriel and Ellie LeBlanc; seven great great grandchildren; her sister, Gloria L. Eymard; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and family members.
She will deeply missed though the family takes great comfort knowing that she placed her faith in the Lord and is now reunited with her loved ones who have gone before her including by her husband, Frank J. “Dookey” LeBlanc Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Brian LeBlanc and Marie Julie Prevost LeBlanc; son, Mark LeBlanc; step-son, Frank “Joey” LeBlanc; parents, Hubert Anatole LaFont and Marie Hebert LaFont; siblings, Duffy, Hubert Jr. and Ines LaFont, and Isabella LaFont Vizier; and an infant great granddaughter, Rhiannon Daley Harper-LeBlanc.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 21, 2020, at Church of the Assumption during a 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Father Michael Russo will be the Celebrant for the Mass with Father Joel Faulk concelebrating. Following she will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery Mausoleum.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until time of services, with the Holy Rosary being prayed 11:30 a.m.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.

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