Cherry Blossoms


May 21, 2020



Lena Mae Encalade, departed this life peacefully at her home in Gretna La. on Thursday May 21, 2020 at 6:45 a.m. Beloved wife of John C. Encalade. Devoted mother of John Malcolm (Janice), Lester (Deborah) and Rickey (Kimberly) Encalade.  The grandmother of Jamal (Priscella) Encalade, Shuntrell (Curtis) Johnson, Lester Jr., Jeremy (Kelly), Sade’, Raven, and Jayde Encalade.  She was the great grandmother of Amiah, Deshaun, Iyana, Aspen, Ta’Liyah and Caleb Encalade, McKenzie and Cameron Johnson, and 2 brothers, Theodore C. (Joycelyn) and Leroy (Willie) Encalade; 3 sisters Bernadine E. Watts, Orelea E. Duncan, and Linda E. Davis; 5 sisters-in-laws Noella Bartholomew, Carmen Demolle, Vergi; Godchildren, Cedric Watts, Jasmine Smith, and Miquel Black;  Devoted friends, Flora Duncan, Stella Ragas, Vergi Encalade and Rogina Vaughn.

Sis. Encalade was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Dennis and Lorena Harvey Encalade, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Espy Sr. and Palmyra Encalade; 1 brother, Warren Encalade; 1 sister, Eva E. Smith; 2 sisters-in-law; Evelyn Bailey, Antoinette Isidore; 2 brothers-in-law, Espy Jr., and Frederick Encalade.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of devoted family and friends.

Relatives and friends of the family and also employees of Plaquemine Parish Sherriff Dept., CHS Inc., Myrtle Grove, LA., Pin Oak Terminal, Houston TX., Plaquemine Parish Council on Aging and Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of New Orleans LA., are invited to attend the service.  A viewing will be held at Robinson Funeral, 9611 Belle Chase Highway, Belle Chase, LA., on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. The Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at Bethlehem African Judea Baptist Church 19622 Highway 15 Point-Ala-Hache Louisiana at 11:00A.M. The visitation will begin at 9A.M.  Pastor Brannon Keith Cross will officiate.  Entombment will follow in the church’s cemetery.  The family is strictly adhering to the CDC guidelines for safe distancing and face coverings.  All visitors MUST wear a face covering.

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