Eloise Briley Roberie Lafleur
July 17, 1927  -  May 15, 2017

Eloise Briley Roberie Lafleur

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00 a.m.
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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Peter's Catholic Church
1074 Hwy. 748
Washington, LA  70589
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:00 a.m.
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St. Peter Catholic Church Cemetery
1074 Hwy. 748
Washington / Grand Prairie, LA  70589
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Eloise Briley Roberie Lafleur at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Grand Prairie. Rite of Committal will be held in the church cemetery. Reverend Travis Abadie will officiate the service.

Mrs. Lafleur, age, 89, a resident of Lafayette, LA, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Lafayette General Medical Center.

Eloise was born and raised on a farm near Washington, LA. She graduated from Washington High School in June of 1945. She married Kerney Roberie on July 1, 1945. She and Kerney farmed for five years in Grand Prairie. They operated the grocery store across from Grand Prairie High School for fifteen years. They moved to Opelousas in 1969 when Kerney was employed as a custodian in the federal building in Opelousas. In 1975 Eloise was employed by the St. Landry Parish School Board as a special education Teacher’s Aide at Grolee Elementary for 26 years until her retirement in 2001. She remarried in 2002 to Marshall Lafleur and moved to Lafayette. She loved clothes shopping with her daughters, reading, doing word search books and embroidering. Eloise will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her current husband of 15 years, Marshall Lafleur; her three children, Carolyn Roberie Bihm and husband, David; Margie Roberie Dupre Soileau and husband, John; Dannie Roberie Ardoin and husband, Cliff; her siblings, Archie Briley, Jimmy Briley, Clyde Briley and Rita (Sis) Briley Soileau; her step-children, Pete Lafleur and wife, Karen; Trena Abranski and husband, Henry; Carlene Carbello and husband, Eddie. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, Carla Bihm Leger, Kevin Bihm, Michael Bihm, Scotty Dupre, Shelly Dupre Kidder, Corey Ardoin, Drue Ardoin and Halie Ardoin Duhon; sixteen great-grandchildren, Nicholas Leger, Cody Leger, Jamie Leger, Crystal Bihm, Brandon Bihm, Cameron Bihm, Katie Dupre, Sadie Dupre, Emily Dupre, Landon Kidder, Loghan Kidder, Lane Kidder, Madalyn Ardoin and Lillie, Piper and Liam Duhon; seven great-great grandchildren, Brett, Bailey, Kylie, Nathan, Carson, Victoria and Addison; six step-grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of 53 years, Kerney (Scruby) Roberie; her baby son, Terron; her parents, Cliff Briley and Marceline Trouille Briley; her sisters, Helen Briley, Emma Lou Briley Vidrine and her brother, Anthony Briley.

Pallbearers will be Landon Kidder, Jerry Kidder, Drue Ardoin, Scotty Dupre, Cliff “Brother” Ardoin and Pete Lafleur. Honorary pallbearer will be Corey Ardoin.

Visitation will be held at the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. The funeral home will reopen on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 S. Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Vickki Ardoin Striedel
    Ingleside, TX

    So sorry to see Mrs. Roberie, as I remember her from our neighborhood in Opelousas. She lived across from our grandmother, Elizabeth Brown. I can remember her as a very beautiful woman, inside and out. May you all find comfort and peace knowing she was a faithful Christian for Christ.

  2. Debbie costanza
    Washington, LA

    Margie and family I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure every student at GP High in school during those years they had the store will most certainly remember ms Eloise. I'm sure she never forgot us and the noise we made in that store at recess I always enjoy my times at your home. She made us feel so welcome. Sorry I was unable to attend service My mom and dad are both in the hospital very ill they are at different hospitals so our time is much divided between the hospitals. My prayers are with all of u. And for a beautiful lady who I will always have fond memories Prayers and love

  3. Casey Falterman

    Marshall, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today.

  4. Sally Falterman Stueben
    Kalispell, MT

    Marshall, it was a real joy to meet Eloise when we visited you both after the Zydeco Race. She was a genuine and caring person. My heart felt condolences on your loss.

    Sally F. Stueben

  5. Buford and Carolyn Landreneau
    Ville Platte, LA

    43 years ago we entrusted our firstborn, Wendy, to Ms. Eloise at 4 weeks. That trust was well placed, as Ms. Eloise was a loving, beautiful person and Wendy was not only cared for, but well loved. Wendy flourished under her care. We feel privileged to have known her. We know you will miss her deeply. We'll be keeping all if you in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Scott Briley
    Opelousas, LA

  7. Carol LeDoux
    Opelousas, LA

    We are deeply saddened on the loss of Mrs. Eloise. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time. May she rest in heavenly peace!

    Carol and Harold

  8. Frances Bellow Chiasson
    Lafayette, LA

    I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I remember those good old days we would go for recess and lunch to get candy at the store. These are great memories I treasure and will always remember how nice and patient your parents were. My prayers are with all of you girls and your families. You were so lucky to have had your mother in your lives for so long.

  9. Trina and Henry Abramski
    Aurora, IL

    Thank you for your kindness and love to my dad and all our family. We love you and will miss you dearly.

  10. James Marks
    Opelousas, LA

    Carolyn, Margie &Danie and Family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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