Helen Mae Leblanc Palermo

Helen Mae Leblanc Palermo died on August 27, 2018 at age 86. She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Palermo. They spent a wonderful 55 years together. Daughter of the late Wiley J. Leblanc and the late Helen Soell Leblanc. Sister of the late Ursula Earhart Bruno (husband the late Phoenix Earhart and the late Louis Bruno), the late Audrey Leblanc Black (husband the late William Black). Devoted niece of the late George Andrew Soell. Aunt of Gayle Earhart Walther and her husband Joey Walther of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, Regina Black Baillio of Isabel, Louisiana, Wiley Thomas Black of Montana, and the late Helen Black Sellers and the late William Dominick Black Jr. Great aunt of eight nieces and nephews and great-great aunt of 14 nieces and nephews. Helen was born in New Orleans, LA, and has lived in Terrytown for over 58 years. Helen graduated from Francis T. Nicholls High School in 1950. She worked for Weysham’s Bakery for 10 years, Sampling For Sales for 21 years, and retired from South Central Bell after 32 years of service. Helen was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was also in the Theta Golden Age Club where she held many offices including President and Charter Member. She was a member of the Golden Opportunity Club. Helen also volunteered countless hours in over 20 years of serving at West Jefferson Medical Center in Marrero, LA. Until her illness, she was an active member of Exceleration Church in Belle Chasse, LA. Helen will be missed by family and friends. She never met a stranger. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Exceleration Church, 7737 LA-23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037, 504.394.8780. A special thanks is being extended to the home health & hospice team of Encompass Hospice. Friends and family attended the visitations and funeral services held at Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 5101 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, LA, on Saturday September 1, 2018. Please express condolences at www.westsideleitzeagan.com

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