St. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville for Beatrice "T-Mae" Leon, 84, who passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at Belle Teche Nursing Home.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Notre Dame Catholic Church from 7:00 am until 11:00 am on Saturday.
A rosary will be prayed at 9:30 am on Saturday.
Rev. Abelardo Gabriel, SVD will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Beatrice was a caretaker at heart, there's nothing she wouldn't do to provide for her family. She loved to cook family dinners and take care of kids. She always kept them in-line when they were misbehaving. Beatrice loved her figurines that she kept all over her house. If someone broke her figurines, you could get ready for a whipping. She loved talking about how she and her sister use to have fun. Beatrice always had a funny joke to say, and she kept you laughing. She was forgiving and helpful. All she wanted in life was to provide for others, even though she didn't have much for herself. Beatrice was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother, who will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Peter Leon and Jeffery Leon (LaTasha); sister, Shirley Jones; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Joyce Leon; parents, Gabriel Leon, Sr. and Edmae Ledet Leon; brothers, Gabriel Leon, Jr., Eraste Leon, Joseph Sylvester Leon and Leonard Paul Leon, Sr.; sisters, Edna Sam and Mary Agnes Orphe; grandchildren, Latasha Leon, Cynthia Sampy, Joshua Leon and Quintella Leon; and great-grandchild, Landon Leon.
A prayer to my mom, from your son and caretaker, "Pedda." You always did love old school music..
"Sunshine, blue skies, Please go away, my mom has met the Lord, now she's gone away. With her went my future, my life is filled with gloom. So day after day, I stay locked up in my room. I know to you, it might sound strange, but I wish it would rain. Momma, so badly I want to go outside, but everyone knows that a man ain't supposed to cry. Listen, I got to cry, 'cause crying eases the pain, to the world outside, I refuse to explain. I just wish it would rain. Momma, I love you. I did everything that I can to comfort you through life, as you did for me. I wish I was beside you in your final hour, for you to see me there, to hold you, to talk to you, to comfort you, to give you peace of mind, to know that I carried you all the way to the end."
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.