A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Edell Decou Devillier on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Reverend Bill Miller will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington, LA. Readers will be Riley Hoffpauir and Ellie Adams and the gift bearers will be Billie Jo Thibodaux and Dawn Spinella.
Ms. Edell, age 89, a resident of Opelousas, LA, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Edell worked until her retirement as a waitress at the Little Chef in Opelousas and Stelly's Restaurant in Lebeau. She loved animals, working with plants and flowers and caring for her grandchildren. Edell will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughters, Betty Matherine (Gus); Brenda Sturgis (John); Linda Miller (Carl); Janice Courville (Craig); her brother, Esta Decou and her sisters, Etta Terro (Curtis), Mary Alice Lavergne and Mary Lee Montie. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Dawn Spinella (David), Toby Cortez (Chrissy), Dusty Cortez (Victoria), Billie Jo Thibodaux (Glen), Mickie Miller (Michelle), Sarah Richard and Kelly Adams (Kentry) and twelve great-grandchildren, Tyler Spinella, Jonathan Spinella, Ashlynn Cortez, James Thibodaux, Lance Thibodaux, David Rogillio, Reed Hoffpauir, Riley Hoffpauir, Noah Hoffpauir, Doran Adams, Eli Adams and Ellie Adams.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Julian Devillier, Jr.; her parents, Leo William and Angelina Stelly Decou; her brothers, Joseph Nicholas Decou, Leo William Decou, Jr. and Leo Paul Decou; her sisters, Edith Thibodeaux and Genevieve Stears and great-grandchildren, Cody Michael Thibodaux and Brody James Thibodaux.
Pallbearers will be John Sturgis, Mickie Miller, Carl Miller, Glen Thibodaux, Jonathan Spinella and James Thibodaux. Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Spinella, David Rogillio, Lance Thibodaux, Reed Hoffpauir, Noah Hoffpauir and Eli Adams.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will reopen on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM until time of service. A Rosary will be prayed on Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Patrick Gillespie, the staff of Senior Village Nursing Home and the staff of Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care.
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.
Janice and family, we are deeply saddened on the loss of your mother. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time. May she rest in heavenly peace! Love you all.....Carol and Harold
Carol L. LeDoux & Harold OrtegoOpelousas, LA
Sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady.
Adonica DevillierGonzales, LA
Brenda/Linda /Janice and Betty and to her family:
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. We are never prepared to let go of those we love, but God has a way to heal this pain and allow us to go on in life. For it is the memories that live within in which we hold on to... you all will find yourselves happily discussing all those moments. Eventually, the pain will lift, but you will have your days when you are lost and lonely without her.... especially on special occasions and holidays. May God be with you always and may he see you through your burdens....know that she is at rest living in a beautiful place with those gone before her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rosie & Donald
Rose and Donald BrownOpelousas, LA