Gilbert Joseph Henry Sr.

Published 4:18 pm Sunday, December 20, 2015

Gilbert Joseph Henry Sr., 88, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015.

Gilbert Joseph Henry Sr.

Gilbert Joseph Henry Sr.

He was a native of Rayne and a resident of LaPlace.

Henry was the beloved husband of Semay Berthelot Henry; loving father of Rose Anna Wade (Mike), Tommy Henry (Donna), Roy Henry (Anna), Gilda Arcuri, Marie Deaton (Gerald), Elaine Burns and Gilbert ‘Gil’ Henry, Jr. (Libby); son of the late Alice Leger and Lenis Henry; and brother of the late John Henry, Orita Duhon, Julius Henry, Raoul Henry, Eula ‘Sister Claudette Marie’ Henry, Gladys Louvierre, Aggles Guidry, Percy Henry and Rufus Henry.

He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Henry was awarded the Order of St. Louis Medal, a member of the Knights of Columbus (4th Degree) and was a man of Manressa for 18 years. He was a board member of Association of Retarded Citizens, Catholic Charities, Council of Aging and Ascension of Our Lord Pastoral Council (President).

Sergeant Henry proudly served our country in the Army National Guard for 6 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation at Millet-Guidry Funeral Home, 2806 W. Airline Hwy. in LaPlace on Tuesday, Dec. 22 from 6 until 9 p.m.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Ascension of Our Lord Catholic Church, 799 Fairway Drive in LaPlace on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. Visitation at the church is from 9 to 11 a.m. Interment is in St. Peter Cemetery.

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