Leola LeDuff Ricard, native of New Roads and resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 84. Leola graduated from McKinley High in 1955 and obtained a degree in Education from Southern University in 1959. Leola is survived by her husband of 56 years, LeRoy Anthony Ricard; nieces, Brenda G. Graham, Lisa A. Chustz; and Nora Porche; nephews, Gerald A. Gauthier, David A. Gauthier, and James Ronald Gauthier; and great nephews, Joseph E. LeDuff, IV and Jonathan C.D. LeDuff. Leola is preceded in death by her parents, Eluter LeDuff and Iula LeDuff; brother, Joseph LeDuff, Jr.; sister-in-law, Irdean LeDuff; and nephew, Joseph E. LeDuff, III. A visitation will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church beginning at 9:00AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30AM. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.
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