September 27, 1927 – January 7, 2020
On Tuesday, the 7th of January 2020, Leonard Lala passed away at the age of 92.
Leonard was born on the 27th of September 1927, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Louis and Lucy Lala. He and his twin sister were the youngest of six children. He attended Austin High School and SMU. In addition, he served in the army for two years in Korea. On the 30th of December 1947, he married his high school sweetheart, Rosie Sullivan. They raised one daughter, Becky, in Houston.
As a young man, he played football and baseball in high school and college. He continued his passion for sports later in life. Leonard was an avid Astros’ fan and loved attending the University of Houston sporting events. Being a man of integrity and genuine sweetness, he always had a kind word for everyone and was a perfect example of positivity. He will be missed dearly but will always have a special place in the hearts of his friends and family.
Leonard was preceded in death by his three brothers, two sisters, and wife, Rosie. He is survived by his daughter, Becky Jordy; son-in-law, Craig Jordy; granddaughters, Shannon Jordy, Kelly Ivie; great grandsons, Tyler and Josh Ivie; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from ten o’clock until half-past ten o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 14th of January, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.
The funeral service is to be conducted immediately following the visitation at half-past ten o’clock also in the Jasek Chapel at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, where Deacon Louis Provenzano, St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church, is to officiate.
The entombment will follow, via an escorted cortege, at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, and for those desiring, memorial contributions may be directed toward the charity of one’s choice.
- Visitation Tuesday, January 14, 2020
- Funeral Service Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Cathy Hicks Feehan
January 15, 2020
My condolences to you, Becky, and the extended family. Your dad has left you with wonderful memories and I know you were the light in his eyes. Thoughts and prayers for you today.
Carole &. Jerry Richardson
January 9, 2020
Dear Becky and family,
We were so sorry to learn of the passing of your sweet dad. Whenever you two were walking the puppies, your dad had a big smile and always wanted to stop and chat. We really missed those little visits after you moved.
One thing for certain is that your dad always knew how much you loved him. Now he is again united with your mom.
Our prayers and thoughts will be with you during this difficult time,
Sending hugs to you, Carole & Jerry
January 8, 2020
Becky...keeping you and your family in my prayers.i pray for comfort and peace for you at this difficult time.Love the picture that you have of Honey on here! ❤🙏
Linda Cargill Foerster
January 8, 2020
Dear Becky. I had no idea your father was a fellow Mustang from SFA. I know he loved how you two shared so many special times together. What a blessing for both of you. Please know my thoughts are with you in remembering and honoring the life of such a good man.
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