Leon Joseph Terrase Sr.
Tue, 2014/05/06 - 5:00am News Staff
Leon Joseph Terrase Sr. has passed into eternity with his Lord Jesus on April 28, 2014 at the age of 81. He was a Child of God because he believed and received Jesus as his Savior. “But as many as received Him, to them gave this power to become the children of God, even to them that believe on His name.” John 1:12. Leon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 28, 1932. He lived in New Orleans for most of his life but has lived in Denham Springs, Louisiana since September of 1999. He is the son of the late Leonardo Terrase and Conchetta Palmisano. He was married on April 11, 1953 to his loving wife of 61 years, Janet Mary Meilleuir, who survives him. They had four children that survive him, Leon J. "Sonny" Terrase Jr., Mrs. Catherine Bardwell, Ricky G. Terrase and Mrs. Cindy Miller. He is the brother of the late Mrs. Dolly Savoie Inbau and the late Mrs. Rose Rita Ruiz. He is also survived by 12 Grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren. Leon served in the United States Marine Corp. and later became a Corrosion Specialist in the field of Cathodic Protection. He was owner and President of Delta Corrosion Offshore, Inc. in Belle Chasse for 27 years. He was an Employee of Coastal Corrosion Offshore LLC in Baton Rouge for over 10 years. He was a member of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, and previous member of New Orleans Bible Church and founding member of Berean Bible Church in New Orleans. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend the visitation at Mothe Funeral Home, on Friday May 2, 2014. Funeral Services were held at the funeral home on Friday. Interment followed at the Westlawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum. Officiating Minister/Pastor: Larry E Miller, for 30 years Pastor of Berean Bible Church; Other Participating Pastors: Tommy Middleton and Lewis Richerson of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Family and friends may view and sign the online guestbook at www.mothefunerals.com.