Elie Joseph Leonard

January 8, 1928May 2, 2018

Elie Joseph Leonard, native of Pierre Part, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at his home in Marrero where he resided for the past 68 years. He was 90. Elie was the owner of SABA Dredging Company, Westwego and Crown Point for 45 years. He was a WW II Army Veteran and received the Victory Medal for his service. He was a Master Mason with the WM. D. White #408 F and AM Lodge in Gretna, where he was recently honored as a 60 year member.He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 48 years, Bessie Landry Leonard; son, Ronald Leonard (Odette) of Slidell; daughter in law, Charlotte Leonard (Donald) of Chelsea, AL; stepdaughter, Marlene Cedotal (Danny) of White Castle; stepsons, Benny Sanchez (Dana) of Willow Springs, MO; and David Sanchez of Marrero; sister, Mazie Landry (Leonard) of Stephensville; grandchildren, Patrick Leonard, Alison Williams, Robert Leonard, Krissy Roberts, and Teresa Leonard; step grandchildren, Danny Cedotal, Jr., Jayson Sanchez, Gavin Sanchez, and Jared Sanchez; 18 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and his sisters and brothers in law, Therese Theriot, Lou Simoneaux, Effie Landry, Hilda Landry, Rosella Landry, Willie and Nobie Landry, Hayward Landry, Mable Leonard, and Inez Leonard. He will surely be missed by a special great granddaughter, Jazmyn “Jazzy” Sanchez whom he affectionately called “Noonie”. He was preceded in death by his son, Donald Leonard; stepson, Charles Sanchez; step granddaughter, Jamie Cedotal Landry; parents, Emile and Lorina Landry Leonard; sister, Ella Mae Landry; and brothers, Henry, Leslie and Abner Leonard. Visitation will be at Ourso Funeral Home, Pierre Part on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 8 am until 10:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Joseph the Worker Church, Pierre Part at 11 am. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Danny Cedotal, Jr., Robert Leonard, Jayson Sanchez, Gavin Sanchez, Jared Sanchez, Kerry Cedotal, Leslie Landry, and Hanson Leonard. We want extend a special thanks to Dr. Scott Acosta and ICU Social Worker, Lauren St. Germain, at the West Jefferson Medical Center, West Jefferson Heart Clinic of Louisiana, and Compassive Hospice and Palliative Care for their care. Our entire family would like to give a special thank you to Charlotte Leonard and David Sanchez for being his caregivers during his illness. Your comfort and care were appreciated by him and all of us during his last weeks. In lieu of flowers the family will be collecting memorial donations for The Bridge to Independence Autism Program at Nicholls State University. Per his wishes there will be no gathering following the funeral, likely because he will not be there to host and make sure everyone is well taken care of. Instead please take the time to remember him and the impact he had on your life and you on his.


  • Visitaion Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, May 4, 2018

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Terri Berry

May 7, 2018

He was always so funny. I used to love going and visiting ya'll when I'd go to maw maw della's house. Bessie, you and the family will be in my prayers. I wish I'd have known, I'd have tried to be at his service. Good memories and love always in my heart for both of you.
Terri Berry

Carol Ory

May 4, 2018

Dear Bessie, You and Elie were such good neighbors of ours in the 70s. We always did appreciate your kindnesses and help. We are so sorry to hear of Elie's passing. He is now with our Lord and God and happier than he ever could have been on this earth. Now he can be with all the relatives that have gone before him. May Jesus hold him in His most Merciful hands until you are able to join he and Reilly. God bless you Bessie.

James Landry

May 4, 2018

Uncle elie was always fun to visit when he came to pierre part sad im not able to make it to the funeral but will always cherish his memory !