A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, March 18, 2015 for Judge James McClelland who passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. after a courageous battle with ALS. McClelland, 69, was diagnosed with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, several years ago. Visitations will be from 5-9pm on Tuesday, March 17 at the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Franklin, LA with a Rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Wednesday at 9 a.m., at Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary until shortly before the funeral service. The mass will be co-celebrated by Father Michael J. Russo and Father Lloyd Benoit with the Rev. O’Neal Landry.
In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter of ALS or to the Hanson/St. John foundation FBO James R. McClelland fund, 903 Anderson Street Franklin, Louisiana 70538.