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“Just finding out about the loss of our dear neighbor. She was a great neighbor and a sweet sweet lady. So sorry for your loss and our prayers are...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Gordon and Eloise Anderson

“My condolences to the family. May the peace of God and the fond memories you cherish comfort and sustain you during this time. Ruth 2:12 ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences to the Benton Family. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: A friend

“I love you Pat! Rest in peace. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Beulah Kluka - Ponchatoula, LA

“Knowing Pat for the last 10 years added so much to my life. I will miss her sweetness and thoughtfulness. She had a positive impact on every life she...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Clara Houston - Hammond, LA

“Such a special friend ! A most gentle and beautiful soul. We shared so much together and she will be missed by so many of her friends. RIP now dear...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Sheila Reno - Ponchatoula, LA

“To the Family, I am sorry for your loss. May your hearts find comfort in fond memories and God's beautiful promises for the future. JOHN 6:40 ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Char - TX

“Mrs. Patricia, what a beautiful lady you were. You always carried yourself with such poise and grace. It was always a joy and blessing to be in your...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Aimee Bellue - Slaughter, LA

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Patricia Leech Benton, 87 years old of Hammond, Louisiana, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Canon Hospice in Jefferson, Louisiana. She was born on August 3, 1930 in Quantico, Virginia to the late Lloyd and Margaret Leech. Pat will be remembered as a mother, a model, a true friend, a volunteer, and a lover of the arts. She grew up in the military and then went on to college before marrying and raising five children. She held down several different jobs, but her favorite was that as a mother.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Chris and Johnny; and grandson, Zachary.

Pat is survived by her children, Terrie (Alan) Benton-Levith, Clay (Micki) Benton and Tony (Amy) Benton; grandchildren, Caro, Margaux, Elizabeth, Natalie, Jon, Michael, Conner, and Chloe; great-grandchildren, Jackson and Braden; numerous nieces and nephews; and an inordinate amount of friends.

Family and friends are welcome to attend services at St. Albert's Catholic Student Center 409 West Dakota St. Hammond LA 70401 on Thursday, January 4, 2017. The Visitation and Rosary will begin at 2:00 pm and a Requiem Mass will be begin at 3:00 pm.

She will be cremated and have her ashes distributed in a special place.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the food bank, Our Daily Bread 1006 W. Coleman Ave. Hammond, LA 70403.

An on-line guest book is available at