Doris Katherine Gillen LeBlanc

July 4, 1924March 9, 2018

Doris Katherine Gillen LeBlanc entered her final resting home surrounded by her loving family on March 9, 2018 at the age of 93. Doris will be lovingly remembered by her children Sharon (Mick), Sandra (Lou), Debbie (Matt), Ronnie Kay, Jeanne Nell (Ronnie), Philip (Belynda) and Marcy (Chad). Doris will also be fondly remembered by her sister Virginia (Don) and her 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. Doris was preceded in death by her husband Al LeBlanc, her daughter Marilyn Horne, and her two brothers Clarence Gillen and Francis Gillen. Doris was born on July 4, 1924, in McCook, Nebraska to Marie Gillen and Frank Gillen. Doris spent her formative years in McCook and graduated from McCook High School in the class of 1943. After her marriage to Al on January 10, 1946, Doris moved to Louisiana where she raised her family and remained for the rest of her life.

When residing in Kenner, Louisiana, Doris was very active in the Parent Teacher Organization, Girl Scouts, and the Catholic Daughters of America. After moving to Norco, Louisiana, she was employed by the St. Charles Parish School system as a secretary and substitute teacher. Doris will always be remembered as an excellent cook. Her culinary skills made her a favorite home room mother because of the delicious cookies and treats she prepared for the children.

A Rosary will be said at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 401 Spruce St. Norco, LA, visitation will begin at Noon with Mass at 1 PM. Interment to follow at St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery, 13396 River Rd. Destrehan, LA.

Those who so desire may make donations in memory of Doris to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, or have masses offered in her name. Condolences may be expressed at


  • Rosary Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Doris Katherine Gillen LeBlanc

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Chris Greaud

March 18, 2018

I will forever be grateful for the impact you've had on my life and all of the wonderful memories throughout my life. It is impossible for me to select one memory from so many. The more I try to think of one, the more I get a feeling of a common thread that so many share: family, work ethic, and food. I know I've heard this throughout my life, but it's true. It's no surprise that these three things are as important to me as they are. I wouldn't be who I am today without the influence you and grandpa had on the entire family, including me. I always looked forward to visiting because I knew that no matter when I visited, I could always count on seeing other family, seeing grandpa working in the yard or garage, seeing you hard at work in the kitchen making sure everyone had their fill, and even playing canasta with you. Not to mention, I could always count on waffles for breakfast with some blackberry syrup. Grandma, I love you and you will never be forgotten.

Corey Rachal

March 18, 2018

Just like everyone else it's hard to put into words all the thoughts, emotions, and memories. I can't help but express how happy I am to be your grandson.
You have helped shape me into the person i am today. The love you and grandpa share is a true inspiration. I know there are times I've made you shake your head and times I made you proud. No matter what happened though you loved me all the same.

Marcella (Marcy) Rachal

March 16, 2018

Mom thanks for all the things you did for me. All the great times and the rough . You were there for me though it all. Your strength, Courage love and support taught me a lot. Though skint knees, the births of my babies you were there. I will always have you and Dad in my heart. Tell everyone up there hi.

Madison Wilson

March 14, 2018

What a woman you were! I learned so much from you and your family just through observation! I am so blessed to have been given the chance to join you all in this incredible family. Thank you for raising a heck of a man to not only love my mom unconditionally and selflessly, but to love my sister and I when he did not have to. He chose to. You and Grandpa give me so much hope for love and happiness. I know you two are up there dancing with Aunt Marilyn to entertain along the way! I will miss your presence but will carry forever in my heart your memory. I love you and your family and I’m so happy you are at peace finally.

Ashley Rachal

March 14, 2018

Thanks grandma for all the amazing memories you gave me. I will always treasure them. May you Rest in Peace with grandpa and aunt Marilyn.

Tangela Jochum - Daniels

March 13, 2018

Mrs. Dot,
You are a very special LADY for sure, and will be missed but never forgotten. I'm so honored to have been apart of you an yr FAMILY these past several yrs. You graciously adopted me as one of my clients from Mrs. Dee when she retired doing your hair for many years.
Your wisdom an knowledge of life was so extraordinary, I so valued your opinion on ALL subject's we talked about weekly. My friday lady's asked about you the day you gained yr wings, they ALL send there sympathy for your family as so do I. May you R.I.P. in your eternal life.
Tangela Jochum-Daniels
"Tange's Corner"

Belynda Leblanc

March 13, 2018

Mrs. Leblanc, I have treasured our relationship! I have so many wonderful memories of our awesome conversations & your love & support. You are such a special lady. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful family. I love you & will miss you everyday!Love always your ONLY daughter in law, Belynda

Mallory Landry

March 13, 2018

Thank you for raising a wonderful man for my mom to love and spend the rest of her life with. Thank you for raising a man who loves my sister and I as his own. I can’t wait to tell Anniston Rose all about you and grandpa. I hope you and grandpa are up there dancing the nights away! We love and miss you. May your beautiful soul Rest In Peace❤️