OBITUARY

Melissa Mayea LeBlanc

May 28, 1966July 21, 2021
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Melissa Mayea LeBlanc, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was 55 years old.

Melissa was born May 28, 1966 in Franklin to the late Earl Mayea and the late Joyce Hebert Mayea and was the youngest of seven children born to that marriage. She was a 1984 graduate of Franklin Senior High School and attended college for a few years. She has worked with various local restaurants from her early years, and would eventually begin a career in management with McDonald’s and the Miller family that would span over 25 years. Melissa loved her career, her work family, and her customers and looked forward to going to work. There was never a time that you visited her restaurant in Franklin or New Iberia and you weren’t met with a wonderful smile and a warm greeting.

Outside of her career, Melissa enjoyed arts and crafts and cooking. Her children recall the many beautiful crafts she made, and her favorite tool, her Cricut. Her talent was evident as she made many gifts of shirts, decorative mugs and glasses, and anything she could customize for her family or friends. Clyde spoke of her delicious cooking with a smile and said they all enjoyed so many wonderful meals together. When asked what meant most to Melissa, they all said “faith, family and friends”. She had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up the room. She leaves a legacy of love and kindness that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest well Melissa for we will meet again.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband and best friend of 33 years, Clyde J. LeBlanc, Sr.; her children, Ashley Geerts (Chris) and Lance Michael LeBlanc; her precious granddaughter, Annamae Grace Geerts; her mother-in-law, Bernice Tabb LeBlanc; her brothers and sisters, Chad Mayea (Andrea), Byron Mayea (Cindy), Elaine Savoie and Nora Jones (Herman); her in-laws, Mike LeBlanc, Sheila Clements, Robert LeBlanc, Norma Dubois, Terry LeBlanc, Jerry LeBlanc and Billy LeBlanc; a brother-in-law, Johnny Ledet; a host of nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Roxie.

She was preceded in death by her son, Clyde Joseph LeBlanc, Jr.; her parents, Earl and Joyce Hebert Mayea; two sisters, Shelly Mayea and Rhoda Mayea Boudreaux; father-in-law, Lee St. Paul LeBlanc; and two brothers-in-law, Tommy Savoie and Clint Clements; and a sister-in-law, Tammy Ledet.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Melissa’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, July 26, 2021 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia. Fr. Keith Landry, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Following the mass, Melissa will be laid to rest at Perpetual Park Cemetery in her home town of Franklin.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia on Sunday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Monday from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm dismissal.

Those serving as pallbearers are Clyde LeBlanc, Sr., Chris Geerts, Daylin LeBlanc, Mitchell Dubois, Zachary Harrington and Lucas Harrington. Honorary pallbearers are Lance LeBlanc, Chad Mayea, Byron Mayea, C J Clements and Bobby Buck.

Relatives and friends are encouraged to share their memories, condolences and support with the family by visiting Melissa’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.

  • FAMILY

  • Clyde J. Leblanc, Sr., Husband of 33 years
  • Ashley Geerts (Chris), Daughter
  • Lance Michael LeBlanc, Son
  • Clyde Joseph LeBlanc, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Annamae Grace Geerts, Granddaughter
  • Chad Mayea (Andrea), Brother
  • Byron Mayea (Cindy), Brother
  • Elaine Savoie, Sister
  • Nora Jones (Herman), Sister
  • Bernice Tabb LeBlanc, Mother-in-law
  • Mike LeBlanc, Brother-in-law
  • Sheila Clements, Sister-in-law
  • Robert LeBlanc, Brother-in-law
  • Norma Dubois, Sister-in-law
  • Terry LeBlanc, Brother-in-law
  • Jerry LeBlanc, Brother-in-law
  • Billy LeBlanc, Brother-in-law
  • Johnny Ledet, Brother-in-law
  • Roxie, Her faithful dog
  • Joyce Hebert Mayea, Mother (deceased)
  • Earl Mayea, Father (deceased)
  • Shelly Mayea, Sister (deceased)
  • Rhoda Mayea Boudreaux, Sister (deceased)
  • Lee St. Paul LeBlanc, Father-in-law (deceased)
  • Tommy Savoie, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Clint Clements, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • Tammy Ledet, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Clyde J. LeBlanc, Sr.
  • Chris Geerts
  • Daylin LeBlanc
  • Mitchell Dubois
  • Zachary Harrington
  • Lucas Harrington
  • Lance LeBlanc, Honorary
  • Chad Mayea, Honorary
  • Byron Mayea, Honorary
  • C J Clements, Honorary
  • Bobby Buck, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 25, 2021

  • Rosary

    Sunday, July 25, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 26, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, July 26, 2021

Memories

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Diana Burton

July 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of your dear Melissa's passing. She will be greatly missed.

Maria Williams

July 24, 2021

My condolences to the family!
Melissa will be really missed at McDonalds in franklin.

Myra Guidry

July 23, 2021

To everyone in Melissa’s Family
I’m so very sorry for your huge loss💔 I know you will all miss her very much! Melissa was such a sweet person who always had a kind word and a smile when she would see you… it’s just so hard to believe she is gone! She definitely made this world a better place to live! I guess it’s true only the good die young….
My prayers are with you all! Fly high Sweet Melissa😇Heaven gained a beautiful Angel!

Courtney Hills

July 23, 2021

Melissa was kind sweet person that you can talk to when you are down and make you smile you will be missed Melissa. You can rest now and be that angel that you are and watch over your family and friends rest easy Melissa.

Ananias Glass sr

July 23, 2021

Honestly there are no words to express the sadness ,But I know your in a better place !! For this is not a farewell But see you later !!May you rest in Gods Hands!!

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Biography

Melissa Mayea LeBlanc, a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 21, 2021. She was 55 years old.

Melissa was born May 28, 1966 in Franklin to the late Earl Mayea and the late Joyce Hebert Mayea and was the youngest of seven children born to that marriage. She was a 1984 graduate of Franklin Senior High School and attended college for a few years. She has worked with various local restaurants from her early years, and would eventually begin a career in management with McDonald’s and the Miller family that would span over 25 years. Melissa loved her career, her work family, and her customers and looked forward to going to work. There was never a time that you visited her restaurant in Franklin or New Iberia and you weren’t met with a wonderful smile and a warm greeting.

Outside of her career, Melissa enjoyed arts and crafts and cooking. Her children recall the many beautiful crafts she made, and her favorite tool, her Cricut. Her talent was evident as she made many gifts of shirts, decorative mugs and glasses, and anything she could customize for her family or friends. Clyde spoke of her delicious cooking with a smile and said they all enjoyed so many wonderful meals together. When asked what meant most to Melissa, they all said “faith, family and friends”. She had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up the room. She leaves a legacy of love and kindness that will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Rest well Melissa for we will meet again.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband and best friend of 33 years, Clyde J. LeBlanc, Sr.; her children, Ashley Geerts (Chris) and Lance Michael LeBlanc; her precious granddaughter, Annamae Grace Geerts; her mother-in-law, Bernice Tabb LeBlanc; her brothers and sisters, Chad Mayea (Andrea), Byron Mayea (Cindy), Elaine Savoie and Nora Jones (Herman); her in-laws, Mike LeBlanc, Sheila Clements, Robert LeBlanc, Norma Dubois, Terry LeBlanc, Jerry LeBlanc and Billy LeBlanc; a brother-in-law, Johnny Ledet; a host of nieces and nephews; and her beloved dogs, Roxie and Eggo.

She was preceded in death by her son, Clyde Joseph LeBlanc, Jr.; her parents, Earl and Joyce Hebert Mayea; two sisters, Shelly Mayea and Rhoda Mayea Boudreaux; father-in-law, Lee St. Paul LeBlanc; and two brothers-in-law, Tommy Savoie and Clint Clements; and a sister-in-law, Tammy Ledet.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Melissa’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, July 26, 2021 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in New Iberia. Fr. Keith Landry, Pastor, will be the celebrant. Following the mass, Melissa will be laid to rest at Perpetual Park Cemetery in her home town of Franklin.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia on Sunday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being prayed at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Monday from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm dismissal.

Those serving as pallbearers are Clyde LeBlanc, Sr., Chris Geerts, Daylin LeBlanc, Mitchell Dubois, Zachary Harrington and Lucas Harrington. Honorary pallbearers are Lance LeBlanc, Chad Mayea, Byron Mayea, C J Clements and Bobby Buck.

Relatives and friends are encouraged to share their memories, condolences and support with the family by visiting Melissa’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.