Kelly Martin LeBlanc was a child custody lawyer who devoted his life to helping families in need. He passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, Baton Rouge, at the age of 36, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Amanda, and his two children, Noah and Emma.
A Passion for Law and Justice
Kelly was born on June 15, 1985, in Covington, LA, to Ray and Shirley LeBlanc. He had three siblings, Lisa, Denise, and Rachel. He graduated from Covington High School in 2003 and went on to study law at Louisiana State University. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2008 and joined the Serenity Law Firm in Covington, where he specialized in family law and child custody cases.
Kelly was known for his compassion, professionalism, and integrity. He always put his clients’ interests first and fought for their rights and welfare. He handled many complex and challenging cases, such as divorce, adoption, domestic violence, and child abuse. He was respected by his colleagues, peers, and judges for his legal skills and ethical standards.
Kelly was also an active member of the Louisiana Bar Association and the Covington Rotary Club. He volunteered his time and expertise to various community organizations, such as the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Family Justice Center, and the Legal Aid Society. He received several awards and recognitions for his outstanding service and contributions to the legal profession and society.
A Loving Husband and Father
Kelly married Amanda Smith, a nurse, in 2010. They met at a mutual friend’s wedding and fell in love at first sight. They settled in Covington and had two children, Noah, born in 2012, and Emma, born in 2014. Kelly was a devoted husband and father who cherished his family above all. He enjoyed spending time with them, playing games, reading books, watching movies, and going on vacations. He was also a supportive and caring partner who helped Amanda with the household chores and the kids’ homework.
Kelly was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2019. He underwent several surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, but the cancer spread to his liver and lungs. He never gave up hope and continued to work and live as normally as possible. He also remained optimistic and cheerful, always cracking jokes and making his family and friends laugh. He was an inspiration to many people who admired his courage and strength.
Kelly passed away peacefully on January 27, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, clients, and colleagues. He will be remembered as a kind, generous, and loyal person who made a positive difference in the lives of many people.
A Celebration of Life
A funeral service for Kelly will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at the Serenity Funeral Home in Covington, LA. The service will be officiated by Pastor John Smith of the Grace Church. The burial will follow at the Covington Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Serenity Hall after the burial.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kelly LeBlanc Memorial Fund, which will support the education and welfare of his children. Donations can be made online or by mail to the following address:
Kelly LeBlanc Memorial Fund P.O. Box 1234 Covington, LA 70433
The family also thanks everyone for their prayers, condolences, and support during this difficult time. They appreciate all the love and kindness shown to Kelly and his family.
Kelly LeBlanc was a remarkable man who touched many hearts and souls. He left behind a legacy of excellence, compassion, and love. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.