March 8, 1940 – February 3, 2019
Terry Matthew LaGrange, a native of Centerville and a 45 year resident of Ashton, passed away at the age of 78 on Sunday, February 3, 2019, following a battle with cancer. He was at home and surrounded by his loved ones. The family requests visitation is observed Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baldwin, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing after the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 10:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 a.m. Father Cedric Sonnier will be the Celebrant. Following the Mass, Terry will be laid to rest with Military Honors in the Sacred Heart Cemetery Mausoleum.
Terry was a proud veteran of the United States Army and was a life member of the American Legion Post 63. For many years he served as post coordinator for the Louisiana Boys State and Louisiana Girls State programs. Terry was also an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus service organization to the church. He was very proud of his work with Texaco, Inc., from which he retired in 1996 after 28 years of dedicated service. Terry was a skilled woodworker, who was regularly sought after by his wife and daughters to build for them any number of pieces that will always be treasured.
Terry was born on March 8, 1940, the eldest of six children born to Matthew and Mildred LaGrange. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Rhena Rodriguez LaGrange; three daughters, Monique L. Lancon and her husband Brent, Angelle L. Hebert and her husband Tommy, and Danielle LaGrange and her companion Carlton Breaux; four grandchildren, Rachelle Lancon and her fiancé Andy Cosper, Ross Lancon and his fiancée Daniella Alvarez, Alaynna Hebert Savoy and her husband Drake, and Thomas Hebert; one great granddaughter, Emelia Angelle Savoy; his sister-in-law who was like a daughter, Darleen Concienne and her husband Lloyd; their two children, Blaise Concienne and his fiancée Suzanne Jordan, and Kelli Concienne Perez and her husband Craig; their grandchildren, Payton Concienne and Andrew Perez; his brother, Tim LaGrange and his wife Margie; and three sisters, Madalyn Luke and her husband Dave, Linnie Burke and her husband Cook, and Lauren Roy and her husband Jordan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew Lambert LaGrange and Mildred Simoneaux LaGrange; and his brother, Troy LaGrange.
Serving as pallbearers will be Brent Lancon, Tommy Hebert, Lloyd Concienne, Ross Lancon, Thomas Hebert, Drake Savoy, Blaise Concienne, and Craig Perez.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made in Terry’s name to Hanson – St. John Schools, 903 Anderson St., Franklin, LA 70538.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc., 1007 Main Street, Franklin, LA 70538, (337) 828-5426.