OBITUARY

Nelies Landry Leleux

November 24, 1941July 10, 2021
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“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7

Nelies Landry Leleux, a devout Catholic and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, entered into eternal glory in the evening hours of Saturday, July 10, 2021 with her family at her side. She was 79.

Nelies was born November 24, 1941 in Delcambre to the late Sefrien Landry and the late Viola Broussard Landry and was one of five children born to that union. From a very young age she led a life of devotion to her faith, and as a wife and mother she instilled those same values in her children and grandchildren. That very same devotion to live with God in her heart brought her to service in her church. In 1983 she became the very first Eucharistic Minister at St. Marcellus parish. From there, her service would grow and she soon volunteered to lead the Religious Education program. For almost three decades Mrs. Nelies shared her faith with the children in the parish, in hopes that they too would live a life filled with faith and service to God and others. She also offered her time to serve on the Parish Council of St. Marcellus and was a past President, a member of the Ladies Altar Society, Come Lord Jesus, the Red Hat Ladies Society, and in any other capacity that the church needed. She truly had a servant’s heart.

Nelies’ legacy will live on in the hearts and thoughts of all who knew and loved her. Rest well for you have earned your heavenly reward. Until we meet again.

Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 60 beautiful years, Theodore “Teddy” Leleux; her three children, Woody Leleux and wife Lori Bourque Leleux of New Iberia, Ginger Leleux Barras and husband Anthony “Tony” Barras of Delcambre, and Skip Leleux and wife Stephanie Dore Leleux of New Iberia; her grandchildren, Keisha Barras, Chelsea Leleux, Haley Leleux Huffman, Jackson “Jack” Leleux, Ethan Leleux and Carter Leleux; two great grandchildren, Suri Romero and Jett Romero; and her brother and sister, Dave Landry and wife Beatrice “Bea” Landry and Elise Landry LeBlanc all of New Iberia.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother and sister, Russell Landry and Deloris Landry Fitch; a brother-in-law, Harold LeBlanc; and her Godchild, Tara LeBlanc.

A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Mrs. Nelies life will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at her beloved parish of St. Marcellus Catholic Church. Fr. Nathan Comeaux will be the celebrant. Following the mass, Mrs. Leleux will be laid to rest in the church mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with the Rosary being led by the Men’s Rosary Group at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Wednesday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, with the Rosary being led by the Red Hat Ladies Society at 11:00 am.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Ethan Leleux, Jackson “Jack” Leleux, Craig Leleux, and Scott Leleux, Nick LeBlanc and Craig Landry.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Acadian Hospice for the care, compassion and love shown to Nelies. God bless you all.

Memorial contributions may be made in Nelies’ name to St. Marcellus Catholic Church, Religious Education, 6100 Avery Island Road, New Iberia, LA 70560.

Relatives and friends are encouraged to share their memories, condolences and support by visiting Mrs. Leleux’s memorial page at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com

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

  • FAMILY

  • Theodore "Teddy Leleux, Husband of 60 years
  • Woody Leleux (Lori Bourque Leleux), Son
  • Ginger Leleux Barras (Anthony "Tony" Barras), Daughter
  • Skip Leleux (Stephanie Dore Leleux), Son
  • Keisha Barras, Granddaughter
  • Chelsea Leleux, Granddaughter
  • Haley Leleux Huffman, Granddaughter
  • Jackson "Jack" Leleux, Grandson
  • Ethan Leleux, Grandson
  • Carter Leleux, Grandson
  • Suri Romero, Great Granddaughter
  • Jett Romero, Great Grandson
  • Dave Landry (Beatrice "Bea" Landry), Brother
  • Elise Landry LeBlanc, Sister
  • Viola Broussard Landry, Mother (deceased)
  • Sefrien Landry, Father (deceased)
  • Russell Landry, Brother (deceased)
  • Deloris Landry Fitch, Sister (deceased)
  • Harold LeBlanc, Brother in law (deceased)
  • Tara LeBlanc, Godchild (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ethan Leleux
  • Jackson "Jack" Leleux
  • Craig Leleux
  • Scott Leleux
  • Nick LeBlanc
  • Craig Landry

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

  • Rosary

    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

  • Rosary

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

  • A Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Memories

Nelies Landry Leleux

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Henrietta Caillouet

July 13, 2021

My deepest heartfelt condolences, prayers and love for Ginger, Keisha, Mr. Teddy and the Leleux family. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, I’m unable to attend the services for Nelies. She was a very special woman whose faith was bountiful. Her love of God was shown by the way she lived her life daily, loving all she came in contact with. May God’s eternal light shine upon her and may she rest in His peace forever.

Mitch Reed Jr

July 13, 2021

Mrs Nelies was a one of a kind. She had the biggest heart and kindest ways always. I will cherish so many beautiful memories growing up next to her, Mr Teddy and family on Lee Station Road. She touched so many people with her love & kindness. I am forever grateful to have known her so well and my heart is hurting. She will be missed so much. Rest in peace! 🙏🏼

Judy and Jimmy Bergeron

July 13, 2021

So Sorry to hear about Nelies Your family is in our prayers. Regrettably we are unable to be in attendance as we are packing to move out of state in a few days. Wish we would have visited more after our move 10 years ago. You'll were good neighbors for so many years. Teddy you have a beautiful family.

Tina MILLER

July 13, 2021

I remember as a young girl visiting with my dad then later learned that ms neilies was ms Dolores's sister.
My prayers and most sincer condolences go out to Mr Teddy and all the family.
Ms Neilies was a very special lady.
Sincerely
Tina Broussard Miller
Aka. Daughter of Bud n Delores Broussard 🙏🙏🙏

Monica Esponge

July 12, 2021

Beautiful lady! She had a heart for giving to her faith community. Sending our thoughts and prayers. May she rest peacefully ✝️

Felicia Syon

July 12, 2021

Awww, Mrs Neilus, I’m gonna miss you Tremendously 😭😭😭I’m Soo glad I got to meet you 8 years ago and from the 1st Day I Met You we just hit it off good like I have been knowing you forever. You had a such a loving compassionate spirit that can save the 🌎. I’m Glad you called me Family🥲🥲I could have came talked to you about anything with ease and you ALWAYS had the right words to make me feel sooo much better. I’m gonna miss you Aunt Neilus and I love Ya❤️❤️To the Family, y’all have my Deepest Condolences and I’m Tremendously Sorry for y’all Loss. Heaven Really gained a Beautiful Angel and May Her Soul Rest In Paradise🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Lori Dugas

July 12, 2021

Dear Skip, Stephanie, and Family,
Please accept my sympathies for the loss of Mrs. Nelies.....she was always a sweet and caring person who loved her family so much! Her cheerful personality was contagious! She was always so happy when she came to pick up her grandsons at GBH on Washington Street.....they were always soooo glad to see her! I will remember her beautiful smile and caring spirit! Praying for all of you during this difficult time!
Sincerely Yours!

Alice Crochet

July 12, 2021

What a loss for St. Marcellus. I had the privilege of meeting Nelies when I joined her Come Lord Jesus group many years ago. She patiently helped me when I would go to Rader's to pick out what was needed as we were building our house. She was a bright light for me all these years and I will miss her friendly smile.

Sue Hymel

July 12, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the entire Leleux family on your loss. I know from Steph that she fought the good fight. The fight is over and she is now at peace with our Lord and savior. May your memories of the good times together comfort you in your time of grief.

Lisa Landry

July 12, 2021

I want to send Teddy and all the family my condolences. Sorry I cannot make it to the wake or funeral but know you are in my prayers. Ms. Nelies was so sweet and kind. She is now in heaven painless looking down on all of us.

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