Dec. 18, 1938- Oct. 25, 2020
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Henry Edward Llorence Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Isle Brevelle with the Rev. Charlie Ray serving as celebrant. Entombment in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Mausoleum will follow. The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. until service time with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church.
Henry Edward Llorence Sr. was born Dec. 18, 1938, to the late Lizzie (Chelette) and Joseph B. Llorence Sr. of Melrose.
He graduated from St. Matthew High School in Melrose and worked his family’s farm for many years alongside his father and brothers. He and his brother “Sonny” went into business together, but it was not long before his heart drew him back to playing in the dirt. He worked as a dozer operator for the greater part of his life. There are many roads in Louisiana and some in other states that were leveled by him. He took great joy in clearing land and pushing down trees…the bigger the better. His gardens were always too big, and he gladly shared his home-grown vegetables. He was happiest being outside and drinking a Miller Lite!
Henry passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in Natchitoches.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James E. Llorence Sr.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 36 years, Regina “Jeannie” Sweeney Llorence; his children, Virginia D. Llorence McHaney (John) of Killeen, Texas, Henry E. Llorence Jr. (Monica) of Natchitoches, Mary M. Llorence Robinson of Rosharon, Texas, John I. Llorence (Cheryl) of Trophy Club, Texas, Alice R. Llorence Robinson (Anthony) of Harker Heights, Texas, Gerald J. Llorence Sr. (Lori) of Ventura, Calif., William Sibley of Glendale, Calif., Warren Coker (Leslie) of Cloutierville, Kenny Hill (Erica) of Natchitoches and Daniel Hill (Nedra) of Baton Rouge; 25 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four beloved siblings, Addie Mae Metoyer of Chicago, Ill., Joseph B. Llorence Sr. (Valeria) of San Francisco, Calif., Lizzie Mae Metoyer of Melrose and Florence Morgan (Fred) of Melrose Park, Ill. “Uncle Duck” leaves behind countless nieces, nephews and friends that will have a lifetime of stories and memories to share.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are John I. Llorence, Gerald J. Llorence, Warren Coker, Daniel Hill Sr., Henry E. Llorence III and Daniel Hill Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be John McHaney, Anthony Robinson and Aaron Coker.
Cross bearer will be Henry E. Llorence Jr.