Opelousas - Funeral services will be held for Shirley Powers Carrier at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in the Skip Montet Chapel in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM on Thursday until the time of service at 1:30 PM. A rosary will be prayed at 1:00 PM. Reverend James Brady will conduct the service. Burial will be held at the Bellevue Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Carrier, a resident of Opelousas, LA, passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, with her children by her side. Shirley is at peace now after battling ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease for 3 years.
Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and mother-in-law. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughter, Monette Carrier Clay and husband, Kent Clay, of Opelousas, LA; her son, Kevin Marc Carrier and wife Stacey Faul Carrier of Opelousas, LA; her brother, Ronald "Pajoe" Powers and her brother-in-law, Edmond Pavy. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Paige Clay; Drake, Cole and Amelia Carrier and one great-grandchild, Ainsley Grace Clay.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Totsy" Carrier and her parents, Eddie Powers, Jr. and Catherine Iris Myers Powers and her sister, Bonnie P. Pavy.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Carrier, Drake Carrier, Cole Carrier, Kent Clay, Ronald "Pajoe" Powers and Cody Stanford.
The family would like to thank her hospice nurses Debbie, Chasity, Kimy and Stephanie. They would also like to thank Reverend James Brady for his weekly visits with Shirley.
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.
Monette and Kevin I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and I know the difficulty of such. I am sorry for not attending the wake and/or funeral; however, I get out very little (have made one doctor's appointment and nothing else lately) since I've been down with pulmonary fibrosis and heart failure. Currently I am getting around with a wheelchair and have trouble when I minimally exert myself. Merrick is in the same shape as myself. The elders such as myself and Merrick are passing on in a daily fashion. Soon you and my children will be the elders. My deepest sympathies and condolences are extended to you, family and friends. Prayers for all concerned. Don
Donald L. WybleOpelousas, LA
Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Shirley. You are all in my thoughts and prayers
Charles BoudreauxPilot Point, TN
Kevin, my condolences to you and your family for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers. Craig.
Craig MorrowOpelousas, LA
"Pajoe" and family
May she rest in peace and comfort. My prayers for all of you, that you may know that she is home now.
Thor D'Avy FrederickBaldwin, LA
Our deepest sympathy to your family,
Robert &Tommie Elder
OHS class of 1961
Tommie & Robert ElderLafayette, LA
Monette and Kevin:
Kenny and I are so sorry for your loss. But just remember she was a fighter and outlived the predictions for her life expectancy. I only pray that my brother can do the same. Monette, I hope we continue to see you on Sunday mornings so we can keep in touch. God Bless.
Vanessa Artigue DevillePort Barre, LA