Gladys Amelia Bass Brignac Lenoir, 87, died January 15, 2013 at Ollie Steele Burden Manor in Baton Rouge, LA. Gladys was born September 24, 1925 in Mississippi to Larkin James and Mattie Lee Bass. Her parents moved to Louisiana when she was an infant. Upon graduation from high school she moved to Baton Rouge to pursue her education. She attended a business college in Baton Rouge and later met and married Claude John Brignac. Gladys and Claude moved to the community of Central where she was a homemaker while her husband worked at Exxon. Gladys was an active member of the Catholic Daughters and a lifelong member of St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church. Gladys had a love for flowers and antiques all of her life. This love was shared by her husband, Claude. She belonged to garden clubs and worked with various charities. She is survived by two sisters, Helen Brignac and Jean Picard; two sons, and their spouses, Greg and Kay Brignac, Garland and Greta Brignac; two daughters and one son-in-law, Pamela Brignac Neal and Kay and Fred Thurber; an ex son-in-law, Denny Neal; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys' grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands, Claude J. Brignac and Walter H. Lenoir. Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2013 at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East 11000 Florida Blvd. starting at 11:00 a.m. with services in the funeral home chapel at 12:00 noon, interment to follow in Greenoaks Memorial Park. Please visit the online registry at www.rabenhorst.com.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Jan. 16 to Jan. 18, 2013