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Evangeline Funeral Home

314 E Saint Peter St, New Iberia, LA

OBITUARY

Ronald Joseph Landry

January 13, 1947December 10, 2019
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LYDIA – A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ronald Joseph Landry will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, December 14, 2019 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Msgr. Jace Eskind will be the celebrant. Following the mass Mr. Landry will be laid to rest at Holy Family Mausoleum with military honors by the Iberia Veterans Honor Guard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Saturday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am, at which time the funeral procession will depart for church.

Ronald was born January 13, 1947 in New Iberia to the late Fred Louis Landry and Larlen Romero Landry. On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:44 pm, Ronald was called home after a courageous battle with leukemia at the age of 72.

Ronald was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War. He worked at Morton Salt’s Weeks Island facility and retired as Evaporation Plant Superintendent after 30 years of service. Outside of his work, Ronald devoted most of his time to his family and others in need. Years of participating in Relay for Life events led to what is now known as the Lydia Cancer Association. This organization has helped many families in Iberia, Vermillion, St. Martin, & St. Mary parishes since its inception in 2003. Ronald was not only an LCA charter member but served as President for many years. He was serving as president of the Morton Weeks Federal Credit Union.

As much as he loved giving his time to worthy causes, his greatest love was his family. He was known to be a great cook and won various levels in the Gumbo Cookoff. His hot tamales were the best around and if you were lucky, you would have been treated to his award-winning gumbo. Although Ronald was known to be very spontaneous, he and Jackie made time to relax at their camp in Abbeville. His earthly life is no longer, but his heart of gold and love for family and friends lives on in all who knew and loved him. Rest well Ronald, for you have gained your heavenly reward. Until we meet again.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of 53 years Jacquelyn Luent “Jackie” Landry; his three children, Bryant P. Landry (Lorrie), Eve M. Landry (Daniel) and Matthew “Matt” Landry (April); four grandchildren, Tyler Landry (Tiffany), Kyle Landry (Kate), Mya Landry and Koi Waguespack; and his two great granddaughters, Emberlee Domingue and Loretta Landry. Ronald is also survived by his brothers and sister, Anthony Landry (Christine), Eric Landry and Virginia Pommier (Ed); and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles Luent (Peggy), Timothy Luent (Beverly), Gayle Broussard (Lynn), Darlene Eskind (Jimmy) and Christy Sharp.

Along with his parents Ronald was preceded in death by his in-laws, Paulin and Frances Thibodeaux Luent; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” Landry and Dane Luent.

Serving as pallbearers are Bryant, Matt, Tyler and Kyle Landry, Koi Waguespack and Daniel Migues. Honorary pallbearers are Anthony and Eric Landry, Charles and Timothy Luent, Ed Pommier, Lynn Broussard and Jimmy Eskind.

Mr. Ronald’s family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Lydia Cancer Association, P.O. Box 731 Lydia, LA 70569.

Family and friends are asked to please visit Ronald’s memorial webpage at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com and share your favorite memory of him.

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

  • FAMILY

  • Jacquelyn Luent "Jackie" Landry, Wife
  • Bryant P. Landry (Lorrie), Son
  • Eve M. Landry (Daniel), Daughter
  • Matthew "Matt" Landry (April), Son
  • Tyler Landry (Tiffany), Grandson
  • Kyle Landry (Kate), Grandson
  • Mya Landry, Granddaughter
  • Koi Waguespack, Grandson
  • Emberlee Domingue, Great Granddaughter
  • Loretta Landry, Great Granddaughter
  • Anthony Landry (Christine), Brother
  • Eric Landry, Brother
  • Virginia Pommier (Ed), Sister
  • Charles Luent (Peggy), Brother-in-law
  • Timothy Luent (Beverly), Brother-in-law
  • Gayle Broussard (Lynn), Sister-in-law
  • Darlene Eskind (Jimmy), Sister-in-law
  • Christy Sharp, Sister-in-law
  • Fred and Larlen Landry, Parents (deceased)
  • Paulin & Frances Luent, In-laws (deceased)
  • Dorothy "Dot" Landry, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Dane Luent, Brother-in-law (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bryant Landry
  • Matt Landry
  • Tyler Landry
  • Kyle Landry
  • Koi Waguespack
  • Daniel Migues
  • Anthony Landry, Honorary
  • Eric Landry, Honorary
  • Charles Luent, Honorary
  • Timothy Luent, Honorary
  • Ed Pommier, Honorary
  • Lynn Broussard, Honorary
  • Jimmy Eskind, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Rosary Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 14, 2019

Memories

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Mya Landry

December 14, 2019

Pawpaw Ronald always had a smile on his face. I have never seen anyone look at their wife the way he looks at my grandmother, he makes me realize there is shuck thing as true love! My grandpa was the tough of the people he loved because he knew that we could do better. He would always help you get to the best we can he never gave up on his family. Thought it his cancer process he never gave up hope and always trying to help the people he loved most even when he was in pain. He was an amazing husband, brother,son, father,grandfather, great grandfather, father-in-law,brothers-in-law, son-in-law,server to our country, and just an all around amazing person. I am so lucky to say that you were and forever in my heart will have my love. I love you so much grandpaw!

Cliff and Pat Stein

December 14, 2019

Cliff and I have so many memories of Ronald. For Cliff, Ronald was not only a cousin, but a good friend, as well. They shared many adventures growing up and had a very special bond. I met Ronald (and Jackie) through Cliff. I remember the four of us going to Pontchartrain Beach on a bus for a day trip, going to Cypremort Point to swim for the day and going on double dates on many occasions. We visited them often and over the last few years, our visits have been more frequent at our home in Natchez and on a short trip to Apalachicola. There are countless other memories that bring a smile to our faces. We know that Ronald lives on through these memories and that he is at peace. We send our deepest sympathy and love to Jackie, Eve, and the entire family.

Theresa Boykin

December 13, 2019

My favorite memory of Mr. Ronald was our first meeting about 4 yrs ago through LCA. I remember the twinkle in his eye and his chuckling smile as he explained LCA to me and the enthusiasm he had for this organization and the passion he had for it all those involved but most of all his passion and drive to help others in their time of need and to keep a promise alive to a very dear friend. I will forever cherish all my memories of him and miss him dearly.

Dinah Reynolds

December 13, 2019

The first time I met Ron, I thought , what a nice man. Terry and I were so blessed to have such wonderful friends as Ron and Jackie. Ron was a full of life guy. Terry loved him like a brother. No one could have a better friend than, Ron Landry. God bless you Jackie. I love you and understand what you’re going through. Your forever friend, Dinah.

Matt Landry

December 13, 2019

As I reflect on the life of my Dad, only one word comes to mind: LOVE

LOVE of Wife: This man loved his wife unconditionally. This was only reassured when looking at life photos over the last several days. As long as I can remember, Mom & Dad were always holding hands, hugging, and giggling. He often sent her flowers and gifts for no reason, just because. His ability to openly express this love is one of many traits that I wish I would have inherited.

LOVE of Family: Family was extremely important. He loved getting together as a family and the opportunity to cook (he was an amazing cook). Just days prior to passing, he offered a toast reminding us that this may be our last time together as a family (with him) and asked us to promise that we would continue to get together. Dad there is no need to worry. The Love of Family is something that you have instilled in your children that will not falter. Although the food may not be as good, we will gather and toast you every opportunity we get.

LOVE of Life: Ronald was spontaneous to a fault. It did not matter where he was, what day of the week, or what time of the day; when he decided to do something, he did. Be it New Orleans for the day, oysters in St. Augustine, 2-hr trip on a Sunday for dinner (who does this), visiting the mountains for weeks, .… Every chance, he was making memories. He was also a jack of all trades: family chef, excellent gardener, makeshift mechanic, self-proclaimed doctor, treasure hunter, bungee card junky, inventor of his own hair restoration product, etc, …. he could be a little eccentric

Dad you will be GREATLY missed. Weekend coffee at your house will not be the same, but will continue, maybe just a little later in the morning.

Until we meet again: LOVE you

Kati Landry Kelly

December 13, 2019

When I heard about Uncle Ronald having Leukaemia for the first time, I just knew he wasn't going to give up without a fight. Not only did he help others during his earthly life, but he is going to continue to help others by his legacy through the Lydia Cancer Association. I remember how much of a Saints fan he was. Uncle Ronald and my dad, Anthony, would give Nannie Dot a hard time about the Cowboys everytime they got a chance! He probably walked into those heavenly gates yelling, "Who Dat!" He always had the most genuine smile and made a point to give me a kiss and tell me hello when I saw him. He definitely "fought the good fight" and now has his eternal reward for his battle. I love you Uncle Ronald, Aunt Jackie, Bryant, Matt, Eve and your spouses and children. We might not see each other that much but there is love that our family has that is felt even when we are not together.

Jarrod Waguespack

December 13, 2019

Mr Ronald welcomed me in his family with open arms and gave me the opportunity to work at Morton Salt. He encouraged me to advance there and as I was nervous starting at a big company he said to me, " You will be fine, I know you will" His positive attitude and the way he treated people equally, really impacted myself and and others on the job. Being around him at the Gumbo cookoff was a treat. All of the Morton Salt family loved his gumbo.

Eve Landry

December 12, 2019

Dad,
Where do I even begin with a favorite memory....I guess if I narrow it down it's all the family vacation we done...from the simplest trip or a road trip you and Mom always made it fun and a ton of memories. Also I would say my favorite is you and mom's relationship...my goodness if you look up in the dictionary soulmates y'all picture will be there!!!! I can go on for days but thank you for being and AMAZING ROLE MODEL and making me into I am today. I love you.♥️♥️

Dianne LeBlanc

December 12, 2019

Jackie, There are many memories throughout the years, but this is what I will probably always remember about him. It is the times I heard him address you as "Doll". I think that is just the sweetest sign of love. You are one lucky lady to have been loved like that.

John Sellers

December 12, 2019

All of my memories i will cherish. But one is the love he had for his family and friends and LCA are the best . He made a promise to Mr. James and he kept that promise even when he was fighting the aweful disease he was helping others fight. He was a very special man that I was honored to call my friend and he will surely be missed by everyone. Love you my friend.

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Biography

LYDIA – A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Ronald Joseph Landry will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, December 14, 2019 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church. Msgr. Jace Eskind will be the celebrant. Following the mass Mr. Landry will be laid to rest at Holy Family Mausoleum with military honors by the Iberia Veterans Honor Guard.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Evangeline Funeral Home on Friday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm, with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Visiting hours will resume on Saturday from 8:00 am until 9:30 am, at which time the funeral procession will depart for church.

Ronald was born January 13, 1947 in New Iberia to the late Fred Louis Landry and Larlen Romero Landry. On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 10:44 pm, Ronald was called home after a courageous battle with leukemia at the age of 72.

Ronald was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force and served his country during the Vietnam War. He worked at Morton Salt’s Weeks Island facility and retired as Evaporation Plant Superintendent after 30 years of service. Outside of his work, Ronald devoted most of his time to his family and others in need. Years of participating in Relay for Life events led to what is now known as the Lydia Cancer Association. This organization has helped many families in Iberia, Vermillion, St. Martin, & St. Mary parishes since its inception in 2003. Ronald was not only an LCA charter member but served as President for many years. He was serving as president of the Morton Weeks Federal Credit Union.

As much as he loved giving his time to worthy causes, his greatest love was his family. He was known to be a great cook and won various levels in the Gumbo Cookoff. His hot tamales were the best around and if you were lucky, you would have been treated to his award-winning gumbo. Although Ronald was known to be very spontaneous, he and Jackie made time to relax at their camp in Abbeville. His earthly life is no longer, but his heart of gold and love for family and friends lives on in all who knew and loved him. Rest well Ronald, for you have gained your heavenly reward. Until we meet again.

Survivors include his wife and best friend of 53 years Jacquelyn Luent “Jackie” Landry; his three children, Bryant P. Landry (Lorrie), Eve M. Landry (Daniel) and Matthew “Matt” Landry (April); four grandchildren, Tyler Landry (Tiffany), Kyle Landry (Kate), Mya Landry and Koi Waguespack; and his two great granddaughters, Emberlee Domingue and Loretta Landry. Ronald is also survived by his brothers and sister, Anthony Landry (Christine), Eric Landry and Virginia Pommier (Ed); and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Charles Luent (Peggy), Timothy Luent (Beverly), Gayle Broussard (Lynn), Darlene Eskind (Jimmy) and Christy Sharp.

Along with his parents Ronald was preceded in death by his in-laws, Paulin and Frances Thibodeaux Luent; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dorothy “Dot” Landry and Dane Luent.

Serving as pallbearers are Bryant, Matt, Tyler and Kyle Landry, Koi Waguespack and Daniel Migues. Honorary pallbearers are Anthony and Eric Landry, Charles and Timothy Luent, Ed Pommier, Lynn Broussard and Jimmy Eskind.

Mr. Ronald’s family kindly asks that in lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Lydia Cancer Association, P.O. Box 731 Lydia, LA 70569.

Family and friends are asked to please visit Ronald’s memorial webpage at www.evangelinefuneralhome.com and share your favorite memory of him.

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