Lucille Marguerite Benjamin entered the pearly gates of Heaven on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the age of 99. She was preceded in death by her parents Arnold Benjamin Sr., Henrietta Benjamin, and her brother Arnold Benjamin Jr. Lucille was a graduate of St. Mary's Academy – Class of 1938. Lucille loved reading and spending quality time with her family and friends. She was a devout parishioner of St. Augustine Catholic Church for many, many years where she served as a member of the Altar Society. She received The Archdiocesan Honor of the Order of St. Louis IX for being a distinguished parishioner. Lucille was a wonderful and devoted mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt great-aunt, mother-in-law and friend. She leaves to cherish her memory, her beloved daughter, Laverne Stone Martin; her sons Russell Stone, Gerald Stone, Thaddeus A. Brown (Thelma), Christopher A. Brown and daughters of the heart Celia B. Blanchard, Janice Hawkins (Gary), Judith Adams (Richard) and Joan Alberts; and sons of the heart Tommie Vassel, Clarence Blanchard and Edwin F. Martin; her grandchildren DeShawn McCrainey (Mandel), Barry Brown (Jennifer), Adonis Lewis (Derek), Renata Talton, Gerald Stone Jr. (Chiquita), Gerard Stone, Jabbar Nettles, Delane Jones (Wellington), Thaddeus Brown Jr., and of the heart Gregory Blanchard (Natasha), Gary Blanchar (Tanya), Keith and Adrienne Alberts, Richard Adams II (Katrina), Ryan Adams, Antonia Cylar (Rashan), Gavin Bauman and Lauren Bauman; as well as numerous great-grandchildren; a devoted niece, Jean Vappie; a devoted friend Barbara Carter and a host of other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Lucille Marguerite Benjamin will be celebrated at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1201Govenor Nichols Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11 AM with a visitation beginning at 10 AM IN THE CHURCH. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Interment St. Louis No. 3 Cemetery. A Drive-thru viewing will also be held at Charbonnet Labat Glapion Funeral Home, 1615 St. Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 3 PM until 5 PM. PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE.
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