Gayle Esler LeBlanc, 80, a resident of Covington, Louisiana, passed away on July 28, 2020, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on March 24, 1940 to Odette and Alvin Esler (deceased), in New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1958. She later moved to Lacombe, Louisiana, where she raised her children and spent her time reading paperback novels, cheering on her beloved Saints, and making her trips to the Silver Slipper Casino. She was a Tiger on Saturday and a Saint on Sunday. She is survived by her former spouse, Lawrence J. Lala, Sr., and her children; son, Larry J. Lala, Jr. (Dollie) of Kenner, Louisiana; daughter, Lesley Lala Mizell (Charles) of Covington, Louisiana; son, Leonard J. Lala (Shannon) of Westminster, Maryland; daughter, Susan (Robert) of California; son, Bryan J. LeBlanc (Lina) of Schenectady, New York; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Due to the current pandemic, interment and a Celebration of Life will take place on her birthday, March 24, 2021 at Lake Lawn Cemetery in Metairie, Louisiana where she will be placed alongside her beloved family.
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