Leanna LaFrance Griffin

Leanna LaFrance Griffin passed away at her home peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late James Griffin Sr. for over 50 years. Loving mother of Margaret Encalade (Melvin Jones Sr.), Patricia Miller (the late Melvin Miller), Yvette Magee (George Magee III), Karen Carpenter (Glenn Carpenter) and the late James Griffin Jr. Daughter of the late Victor LaFrance and Luella Stokes LaFrance. Sister of Eva LaFrance, Leona Fite and the late Victor LaFrance Jr., Emile LaFrance, Larry LaFrance, Juanita Etienne and Rose Lewis. Sister-in-law of Antoinette LaFrance, Dorothy LaFrance, Ulysses Griffin, Leroy Griffin, Arthur Etienne, Ferdinand Espadron and the late Ada LaFrance, Dorothy MaeGriffin, Laureen Griffin, Alfred Griffin, Walter Griffin and Roger Griffin. Proud grandmother of Latrelle Encalade, Tramelia Jones, Yasha Miller Sr., Rajene Miller, Demond Magee, Isaiah Carpenter, Cassandra Griffin and Melissa Griffin. Godmother of Derrick LaFrance, Sharon Etienne, Wallace Picquet and Rosalie Bienemy. Also survived by many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Leanna was born on October 12, 1935 in New Orleans, LA and was a longtime resident of St. Bernard Parish. She retired from Plaquemine Parish Government after over 20 years of dedicated service. Leanna was a devoted parishioner of Assumption of Our Lady Catholic Church in Braithwaithe, LA. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. She had a big heart and was always willing to help those in need. She will be forever remembered as the life of the party and her mean gumbo. She will be deeply missed by her family and all of those whose lives she touched. Relatives, friends and parishioners of neighboring churches attended a visitation and funeral mass held at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home, 701 W. Virtue St., Chalmette, LA on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. She was laid to rest in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com

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