Joyce Lafleur Prejean
December 6, 1933  -  May 25, 2018

Joyce Lafleur Prejean


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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
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Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2125 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
10:30 a.m.
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for Joyce Lafleur Prejean at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. The Reverend Monsignor Keith DeRouen will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park.

Joyce Lafleur Prejean, 84 passed away at 9:03 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the home of her daughter in Opelousas.

Joyce was born on December 6, 1933, in Prairie Ronde, Louisiana, to Colver Lafleur and Mildred Miller Lafleur. After graduating from Charity Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans, she returned to Opelousas where she was Operating Room Director at St. Landry Clinic, Nursing Services Administrator at Doctors Hospital of Opelousas, and eventually opened and was Director of Opelousas General Hospital Home Health Agency until the time of her retirement. She was a member of Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court 119.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, John Calvin Prejean.

She is survived by her brother, Eugene "Sonny" Lafleur; daughter, Lainey Prejean; daughter and son-in-law, Betsy and Ray Benoit; daughter and son-in-law, Mona "Teeda" and Rusty Reed. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy (Richard) Gaiennie, Wendy (Tony) Cuevas, Brittany Reed, Hunter (Hollie) Smith, Nicholas Thibodeaux, Katie (Brandon) Jeffers, Allison (Russell) Babineaux, Celeste Reed, Eric Reed, Benjamin Reed, Michelle Benoit, Todd (Monica) Benoit, Shawn Benoit, Angie (Paul) Fenn and Alisha (Matt) Babineaux. She is survived also by many beloved great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home. It will continue at 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Jerome Collins.

Pallbearers will be Richard Gaiennie, Hunter Smith, Calvin Gaiennie, Ray Benoit, Nicholas Thibodeaux, and Benjamin Reed. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rusty Reed, Eric Reed, and Edward Gaiennie.

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

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  1. Gail Rills Gaudet
    Ponchatoula La. 70454,, LA

    Three memorable years at CHNO with a special friend left a footprint on my life that will always be there. She was awesome!

  2. Shelia Rousseau
    SAINT MARTINVILLE, LA

    My heartfelt condolences to the Prejean family for the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the promise of the resurrection, (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) from Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18), and that he will sustain and strengthen you all at this time to endure not only this trial but future ones as well, whatever they may be.

  3. Michelle -Johnson
    Opelousas, LA

    I'm so very sorry for your lost. Mrs Joyce seemed to be a person that gave so much to her community. She cared for others. That is such a beautiful quality to have.
    One of the greatest causes of grief is the loss of a loved one in death. I'm so sorry your experiencing this. You know even Jesus cried when his friend Lazarus died.
    Jehovah God knows in times of distress, we need comfort that soothes our heart, our mind, our emotions. Our heart can be broken and crushed by such a lost. (Ps. 51:17) Jehovah certainly wants to help us deal with this situation, for “he is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.” (Ps. 147:3) Even in severe situations, God can bring relief to our stricken heart.
    I find comfort, myself, in the book of Revalation at 21:3-4. God's words promises us there that pain and tears and mourning will one day be done away with. We can trust that promise.
    Again, I am so sorry,
    Michelle

  4. Nichole Doucet Dupre’
    Opelousas, LA

    Sending prayers for the family. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. Chris and Wes Franciol
    Lafayette, LA

    To all the Prejean family, we send our love and prayers for the healing of the enormous loss of a beautiful and loving gift from God. May her soul, love and memories constantly remind us all of what we will always have during our grief from missing her physical presence. Knowing there will never be another like her makes us realize what a wonder ... full gift and blessing from God she was to each of us in our own special personal way.
    With all our love, Chris, Wes, Kate and Wesley

  6. Shirley LaFleur
    Houston, TX

    Deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved Joyce. Her sweet presence will be miss by us all. My love to all the family. May God comfort you and keep you in your time of need.

  7. Nancy Briley
    Opelousas, LA

    Lainey and Betsy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with the family. My deepest condolences.

  8. Nancy Briley
    Opelousas, LA

    Lainey and Betsy I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with the family. My deepest condolences.

  9. Vanessa Stout Polk
    Gulfport, MS

    I'm so sorry for your loss...praying God's peace will see you thru! Love, Vanessa

  10. Michael K. Saucier, and family
    Church Point, LA

    " Well done, good and faithful servant! . . . Come and share you master's happiness.' "
    Matthew 25:21 NIV.

  11. Cindy Hollier
    Opelousas, LA

    She was not only a great nurse, but also a great person and friend. My sympathies to her family and friends

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