St. Martinville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St. Martinville for Leonard "T-Black" James, 84, who passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, at The Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home in St. Martinville from 7:00 am until 10:30 am on Saturday.
A rosary will be prayed at 8:30 am on Saturday.
Rev. Abelardo Gabriel, SVD will officiate at the Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at House of Love Cemetery in Saint Martinville.
Leonard, known to many as,"T-Black", was born April 3, 1937, in St. Martinville. He enjoyed cooking, dancing, playing cards, and visiting with all of his family and friends. T-Black will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his children, Leonard Kirk Narcisse, Glenda Narcisse, Mary Arline Jones, Carl Vincent James (Kelley), Kevin Paul James, Kendra Joseph James, Gerald James, and Virginia James Calais (Terry); grandchildren, Roylin Jones, Vaterra Calais Gage (Donald), Terralynn Calais, Kendreana James, Kennedi James, Kendra James, Jr., Lazarus George, Emmanuel James, Lionel Narcisse, Aaliyah Narcisse, Ian Lee, and Alonzo Narcisse; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Antoinette Hypolite (Joseph) and Shirley Charles; and his brothers, Jessie James, Robert James (Joann), and Wilson James.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fergust and Alberta Johnson James; and his brothers, Fred James, Wilfred James, Arthur James, Jefferey James, Calvin James, and Wilton James, Sr.
Pallbearers will be Gerald James, Carl James, Harvey James, Sr., Wayne Charles, Craig Patt, and Donald Gage III.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville, 112 New Market St., St. Martinville, LA 70582, (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.