Jane Lessel Crews "Janie" LeBlanc
1947 - 2021
BORN
1947
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA
I passed away at home on Thanksgiving morning, grateful for the love of my family and appreciative of the many years spent in the company of wonderful friends. The second of six children of Edward Lee Crews and Susie Pepper Crews, I was born on May 17, 1947 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. At the age of nine I moved with my family to Baton Rouge, the city I have always called home. I graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1965 and then attended LSU, where I met my future husband, William H. "Trey" LeBlanc III. He and I were married for over 52 years, and shared an unbreakable bond of tenderness and trust. His sweet and tireless care for me in the last years of my life filled me with a profound sense of peace. By far the deepest delight in our lives was raising three incredible children, Rachel LeBlanc Dews (Robert) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Claire LeBlanc Crawford (Trey) of Baton Rouge, and William H. LeBlanc IV of Baton Rouge. I took great pleasure in being a grandmother to five beautiful young women, Jane Crews Crawford, Cecelia Crawford, Sterling Dews, Stella Claire Dews, and Carrington Dews, all of whom made me immensely proud and affectionately called me "Bebé." I am also survived by my five siblings, Susan Crews Keller of Natchitoches, Beth Crews Keen (Richard) of Stuart, Florida, Edward Lee Crews, Jr. (Nancy) of Meridian, Mississippi, Missy Crews Howard of Baton Rouge, and Keith Crews of Baton Rouge. My memories of growing up with them sustained me throughout my life, and I will forever cherish the joy I derived from being their sister. I treasured my relationships with my extended family as well, with whom I felt at home and at ease. I always tried to be a good listener, a caring companion, and a faithful confidant, and I like to think that I was able to warm and brighten my small corner of the world. I hope that mine will be a legacy of kindness and grace, and that in the wake of my passing there will be more smiles than tears. I remained positive until the very end and encourage all to do the same. In lieu of sending flowers, please help a stranger, kiss a baby, or give comfort to someone who needs it. Information on arrangements will be included below. Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 9:00 AM until services at 10:00 AM. Burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.



Published by The Advocate from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
1
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Resthaven Gardens of Memory & Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA
Dec
2
Visitation
9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
LA
Dec
2
Service
10:00a.m.
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
LA
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Our hearts are broken to know Janie´s valiant fight has come to an end, but we know she is in the arms of the Lord and free of suffering. This world was a better place because of Janie´s kindness to all who were blessed to know her.
Steve and Nancy Williams
Family
December 1, 2021
What a blessing Janie was to so many people. She was a truly genteel, loving person who always carried herself with grace and dignity. May the many happy memories you share of beautiful Janie carry you through this difficult time . With love....Ann Moore
Ann Moore
Friend
November 29, 2021
To Claire, I´m so sorry for your loss. Your mother was beautiful and gracious and I´m praying for you and your family.
Beverly Moody Lagroue
November 29, 2021
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