Gladys LeBlanc Rhodes

January 27, 1927May 30, 2020

Gladys Marie Leblanc Rhodes, born January 27, 1927, age 93, a native of Port Arthur, TX, raised in St. Martinville, LA, and a resident of Bayou Vista, LA. entered into her eternal rest on Saturday May 30 ,2020 surrounded by her loving family.

Gladys was a Eucharistic minister at St Bernadette Catholic Church and a parishioner for 47 years. She was also a member of the Carmelite Order. She was very passionate about GOD and her Catholic faith. She loved children and praying for others with a special gift for praying for women who wanted to start a family. Gladys was a fabulous cook who cherished serving others at family gatherings. Listening to music and dancing also brought her great joy. Exercising and taking vigorous walks with her friends was also a beloved activity.

Those left to cherish her precious memory are her husband, Sidney Rhodes; Her children Lonnie Morrison and wife Cheryl of New Iberia; Shelia Gros and husband Ed of Carencro; Pamela Boudreaux and husband Harold of Youngsville; Gisele Dugas and husband Douglas of Lafayette; Bentley Morrison and wife Terri of Seneca, South Carolina; Troy Morrison and wife Gay Lynn of Fort Worth, Texas; sister Jeanette DeHart of Patterson; along with 17 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

She will be welcomed into heaven by her parents Solonie and Eula Leblanc, her first husband Willie Joseph Morrison, her second husband James Francis and brother "Bill" William LeBlanc.

Visitation for Gladys will be held on Tuesday June 2, 2020 at Hargrave Funeral Home from 9:00am until time of services. Funeral Services will be at 11:00am at the Funeral Home with Father Angelo Cremaldi officiating. Serving as Pallbearers will be Victor Morrison, BJ Thibodaux, David Dugas, Kris Morrison, Taylor Morrison and William Baylor Morrison.

Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Patterson.

Flowers are welcomed, however, donations may also be made to a favorite Catholic charity.

The services for Gladys will be live streamed and can be viewed on Hargrave Funeral Homes Facebook web site.

Due to current requirements regarding social distancing and limited gatherings, Hargrave Funeral Home can only allow 75 guests at a time in the facility.

Those unable to attend the visitation or service due to gathering restrictions are encouraged to leave the family words of comfort online via the add memory link.

The family thanks everyone for their love, support, and understanding at this time.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020

  • Service

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020



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Katie Mackey

June 2, 2020

Thank you for the beautiful legacy you have left behind in your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. You have been so very loved and lived life to the fullest. Rest in preace. From the Mackey family in Sydney Australia

Rickey & Vickie Albert

June 1, 2020

Giselle and Doug,

We are so sorry about the loss of your mother. We will keep you and all of your family in our prayers. Peace to all of you during these sad times.

Rickey & Vickie Albert

Kathy Johnston

June 1, 2020

Ms. Gladys was one of the best moms in the neighborhood... I knew I could always go to her if I needed help of any kind. She was a strong , dignified, fun-loving woman. My main memory of her is laughter and asking me for a hug or trying to get me to dance!! Loved her so much and loved all of you, the kids and grandkids, so much! You have all been my second family!

Lisa Rivers

June 1, 2020

Shelia is a dear friend of mine and shared so much about Mrs. Gladys that I felt I knew her. What a precious mother she was! I LOVED her joie de vivre and how well she loved her family. Know that I am praying that the God of all comfort will comfort you in your time of sorrow. I am rejoicing with you that she is in Jesus’ presence for all eternity. 2Corinthians 12:9

Donald Torres

June 1, 2020

God has blessed you MRS. Gladys

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Donald Torres and family,
Annette, Lisa , Fred.

Billy & Rose Guidroz

June 1, 2020

Lonnie and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Keeping all of you in our prayers.
Billy and Rose Guidroz

Debbir Guzzetta

May 31, 2020

I will always remember, with a smile in my heart, the times I spent with Mrs Gladys. She was like a mother to me and I cherish her advice. My heart is broken, but I know she is at peace. I love you, Mrs Gladys. Thank you for all you have given me. You will be always in my heart.