Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette for Mrs. LeJeune A. "L.J." Benton, 54, who passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at her home in Lafayette.
Interment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette.
Pastor Carl Cormier, of Victory Family Outreach Center in Scott, will officiate.
L.J. was born Monday, January 9, 1956 in Terre Haute, IN and was a long-time resident of Lafayette. She was active in the Acadiana motorcycle community and had many friends. L.J. most loved spending time with her family and grandkids, and will be deeply missed.
Mrs. Benton is survived by her beloved husband of 32 years, Mr. Rodney C. Benton, of Lafayette; her son Shawn Benton and his wife, Ashley of Carencro and her daughter Micki Benton, of Lafayette; her parents, Malcolm "Mickey" and Dorothy Kellum Bryant, of Scott; her three brothers, James and William Erwin, both of Phoenix, AZ and Samuel Bryant, of Denham Springs; five grandchildren, grandsons Seth M. Flowers and Gabriel and Brayden Benton, all of Lafayette and granddaughters Diliah Stokes and Brielle Benton, both of Carencro; and her many friends, which she considered to be her family as well.
The family requests that visiting hours at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home in Lafayette be observed on Friday, October 8, 2010 from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and resume on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. until time of services.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Benton, Shawn Benton, Jean Benton, Stevie Roberts, Daniel "D.T." Thibodeaux and Jeff "Jersey Jeff" Sonnier.
Honorary Bearers are Pop Bryant, Sam Bryant, "Big G" and Jim Erwin.
To view online obituary and guestbook, go to www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com
Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery of Lafayette, (337) 981-7098, 1010 Pandora Street, is in charge of arrangements.