Funeral services will be held for Rodney Bellard, on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas. Rev. Monsignor Keith DeRouen will officiate service. Burial will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Bellard, age 81, a resident of Opelousas, LA, died peacefully on February 8, 2018.
Rodney was a devoted employee of Bellard's Poultry for over 50 years. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends every Tuesday for 40 years. He loved helping others, fishing and especially spending time with his family. Rodney will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Geneva Arabie Bellard; his son, Michael Bellard; his daughters, Donna Bellard; Lisa Fisher and husband, Keith; his brothers, Ashton Bellard and wife, Charlene; LeRoy Bellard and wife, Bertha; Harry Bellard and wife Ruby; A.C. Bellard and wife, Joyce and Ronald Bellard and wife, Roma. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, John Fontenot, Christopher Fontenot, Valerie Marcel, Jeanie Bernard, Taylor Bellard, Devin Bellard and wife, Kaitlyn, Logan Guillory, Lainey Malagarie and husband, Nick and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lucille Leblanc Bellard and his brother, Calvin Bellard.
Visitation will be held at the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and will reopen at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018. A rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Pallbearers will be John Fontenot, Chris Fontenot, Logan Guillory, Devin Bellard, Tim Bellard and Lee Arabie.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
I would like to send my condolences to the Bellard Family upon reading about your recent loss! I hope that this message of comfort and hope helps your family take refuge in prayer at Psalms 57: 1, and know that your loved one is alive in gods memory. At Luke 20:37,38 may the God of comfort, comfort you at this time. God has made the loving provision for a resurrection, so that you can see, Mr Bellard again and such hope Jesus told us about is found at John 5:28-29. Once again, I'm sorry for your loss!
Most sincere prayers for the family.
Susan Soileau VigeeEunice,
Your whole family has my deepest sympathy. We will be praying for y’all.
Craig ortegoOpelousas, LA
Sorry for yall lost he always kept a smile on your face. Was so friendly when you walk into bellards poultry he will be truly miss
Lisa A HallOpelousas, LA
Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Rodney. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Charlie BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
So kind I will truly miss Mr.Rondey family stay strong think on the good time you had with his o how I know how he made u guys laugh
Sandra StellyOpelousas, LA
Mr. Bellard was a very nice person, he always would smile, when I would go in the business!! R.I.P., I am praying for his family!!
LaDondra GarrietteOpelousas, LA
My condolences and prayers to all his family members. He was such a shining light and lovable man that made u feel so warm n welcome when entering the poultry business. He was a stranger to none and a legend in his own. His family should treasure his life throughout the future. That’s the way he would have wanted it to be.....just spreading the love!
Angie Smith (former Stelly)Longville, LA
We are truly sorry for your loss our prays and thoughts are with you.
Ruthand leeray vidrineSt. Landry, LA
Our thoughts and prayers are will the family of this warm and sweet man.
Wayne & Brun Marks ArdoinOpelousas, LA
GENEVA, SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RODNEY.
RODNEY AND MY LATE HUSBAND, DILLARD"BUTCH"DEVILLE, PLAYED CARDS ON TUESDAY NIGHTS, FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.
RODNEY WILL BE MISSED.
GEORGIE GUIDRY DEVILLEGRAND PRAIRIE, LA
So sorry for your loss🙏
Pam and Dwain Theriot
Breaux Bridge, La
Pam TheriotBreaux Bridge, LA
We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our prayers
James and Flo CarrellChurch Point, LA
A true and pure Soul, always a pleasure of time to hear on phone or be around him. I will always remember Mr. Rodney.
Keith LeJeunePort Barre, LA
Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. May your memories provide comfort at this difficult time.
Michael & Susan SchexnayderDenver, CO
Uncle Rodney, you lit the world with your smile and your laugh! Aunt Geneva, Donna, Mike, and Lisa...thank you for sharing him with us so selflessly! All my love and prayers at this time.
Kathy BellardLake Charles, LA
He was an amazing uncle I learned so much from him I will miss you praying for family
Ronnie Bellard and Merri Jo BellardBessemer, AL