Gloria Dola Cleaton

February 14, 1940 ~ January 5, 2011

Gloria "Dola" Cleaton, 70, was called home on Wednesday, January 5, 2011. Mrs. Cleaton was born on February 14, 1940 to John and Ethel Meaux Thomas in Sunset, LA.

Gloria was a retired licensed florist. She was an excellent quilter and painter. She loved growing any kind of flowers and plants. Gloria was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandma.

Those left to cherish her memories are her dedicated husband, James "Buddy" Cleaton, III of Iowa; her son, Randy LeBlanc of Oklahoma City, OK; daughters, Rene'e (Bryan Keith) Williams and Ramona (Keith) Ortego, all of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Christopher (Jessica) Williams, Cody (Morgan) Williams, Carley Williams, Conner Williams, Gregory Ortego (Jessie Coker), Cameron, Aaron, and Jeffrey Ortego; great-grandchildren, Christain and Landon Williams; brother, John (Barbara) Thomas of Buena Vista, TX; mother-in-law, Gertie Cleaton; sisters-in-law and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel Thomas; and sons, Rory and Ross LeBlanc.

Her visitation will be 3:30 to 5:30 PM, with a memorial service at 5:30 PM by Father Keith Pellerin, and a rosary at 6:00 PM on Friday, January 7, 2011 at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.

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  1. My dear cousins I know what you are going through. It is not easy to loose a mother for I have lost two. I am sending best wishes and prayers and all my love to you. She is at peace and no more pain. She was a tough cookie and full of life and I will always remember that. I am sending you my love. Keep Faith and you will survive this.

  2. Renee, So sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Barbara StokeldOur Lady Queen of Heaven School

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