Leonce J. Millet
May 5, 1931 – June 11, 2018
Leonce J. Millet passed away peacefully amongst his family on June 11, 2018. Born May 5, 1931, the son of Leonce “Hun” Mitchell Millet and Eunice Millet, he was a prominent business owner, active member of the community, and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed marriage of over 62 years to his loving wife, Joyce LeBlanc Millet. Known to his friends as “Dubby”, Leonce loved LSU games, hunting, fishing, entertaining and having family and friends around him. As a member of the Arabian Horse Association, Meet, Eat, and Drink Social Club and a founding member of the original Ascension Parish Sherriff’s Posse, he touched the lives of many and enjoyed spending time with the numerous friends he made. He began his business, Economy Brick Sales, in 1957 by selling bricks out of his car. A self-made entrepreneur, driven by hard work and dedication, he soon became a successful independent distributor who sought out manufacturers to supply the area with brick leading to the flourishing business it is today. He has served as a member of the Brick Institute of America. Leonce enjoyed giving back to the community and was an influential member of numerous organizations. Along with a few close friends he was instrumental in turning the dream of having a catholic school in Gonzales into reality. His Catholic faith encouraged him to become a founder and developer of the Catholic religious structures of Ascension Parish including the formation and building of St. Theresa Catholic School and the Knights of Columbus Hall as well as the formation of St. Mark Catholic Church. He was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council 2657 and a 4th Degree Knight, where he served in the Color Corps. He is survived by his daughters, Ronda Matthews, Aleta Millet Adcock, Paula LeBlanc and husband Kim, Jill Millet, Michelle DePierri and husband Bob; son, Dean Millet and wife Raelyn; grandchildren, Chris Matthews and wife Jamie, Jared Burch and wife Tiffany, Mikelyn Matthews, Alec Adcock, Jessica Martin, Olivia DePierri, Emily Millet, Danielle DePierri, Elise Millet; great-grandchildren Ty Matthews, Brinleigh Martin, Baelyn Templet, Molly Matthews, and Grason Burch; brother, Jimmy Millet and wife Gertie, and nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce LeBlanc Millet, father, Leonce “Hun” Mitchell Millet and mother, Eunice Millet. Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home on Friday, June 15, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation will resume at St. Mark Catholic Church, Saturday from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., followed by a mass of Christian burial celebrated by Father Rubin Reynolds. Interment will follow at Hope Haven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chris Matthews, Jared Burch, Alec Adcock, Steve Millet, Pat Millet, Randy Lanoux, and Kevin Martin. The family is deeply grateful for the outpouring of love, prayers, and heart-felt support from so many people. Donations can be made to St. Mark Catholic Church in his name. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursfh.com. Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.
- Joyce Millet, Wife
- Leonce "Hun" Millet, Father
- Eunice Millet, Mother
- Ronda Matthews, Daughter
- Aleta Adcock, Daughter
- Paula LeBlanc, Daughter
- Kim LeBlanc, Son-in-law
- Jill Millet, Daughter
- Michelle DePierri, Daughter
- Bob DePierri, Son-in-law
- Dean Millet, Son
- Raelyn Millet, Daughter-in-law
- He is survived by his grandchildren, Chris Matthews and wife Jamie, Jared Burch and wife Tiffany, Mikelyn Matthews, Alec Adcock, Jessica Martin, Olivia DePierri, Emily Millet, Danielle DePierri, Elise Millet; great-grandchildren Ty Matthews, Brinleigh Martin, Baelyn Templet, Molly Matthews, and Grason Burch; brother, Jimmy Millet and wife Gertie, and nephews and nieces.
- Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
- Visitation Saturday, June 16, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, June 16, 2018
Leonce J. Millet
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June 15, 2018
I always think about the Christmas’s we all spent together when I was young. That was a special time in my life.
You were and always will be a highly respected and loved man parren. You will be greatly missed.
June 14, 2018
I first met Leonce in 1962 when as a greenhorn rep for a brick mfg. calling on him for the first time , he made me feel like I had know him for ever, of course over the years we became very close and I will never forget him and his family.
We should all feel very lucky to have been a friend of Leonce which all that are feel the same way.
Gary & Wanda King
June 13, 2018
My deepest sympathies to the family.
June 12, 2018
Leonce, what a wonderful photo of you! A photo of how you looked all of my life since I was 11 years old! Thank God Uncle Arthur brought you and Joyce and most importantly your daughter Jill one of my most best friends into my life! Now you are in peace with Joyce in heaven! Please give plenty hugs and kisses to her, my dad, and Uncle Arthur! Rest In Peace and May God Bless you!
June 12, 2018
Louis and I are so sorry for your loss. He was always so much fun to be around. Our prayers and thought are with the family.