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Belva Rose Fitzgerald Smith Plaisance
January 14, 1941  -  September 28, 2017


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Belva Rose Fitzgerald Smith Plaisance at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017, in the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Krotz Springs. Reverend Michael DeBlanc will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Plaisance, age 76, a resident of Krotz Springs, LA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.

Belva was a devout Catholic and parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Krotz Springs. She enjoyed crocheting and quilting and was a member of the Krotz Springs Quilt Guild for many years. She enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and spending time with her little boy dog, ''Jaxx''. Belva was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and caretaker. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her sons, Barry Smith (Susannah) and Neal Smith; daughters, Sharon Edge (Anthony) and Angela Williams (Bert); step-son, Ricky Plaisance (Myra); brothers, E.J. Fitzgerald, Donald Fitzgerald (Helen), Gerald Fitzgerald (Linda) and Charles Fitzgerald (Jenny); sisters, Mary Ann Morrow (Tony), Maxine Hagan and Gayle Morrow. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Etienne Fitzgerald and Elana Hollier Fitzgerald; her first husband and the father of her children, Harold Smith; second husband, Norman Plaisance; brother, Fredrick Fitzgerald; sisters, Joyce Marks and Betty Soileau; step-son, James Plaisance, Sr.; step-grandson, James Plaisance, Jr.; step-great-granddaughter, Maddie Dawsey.

Visitation will be held at the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and will reopen on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until service time. A rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

Pallbearers will be Justin Edge, Jacob Smith, Nicholas Williams, Alex Williams, Brandon Williams and Elliott Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle and Travis Williams.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 8th Street, Krotz Springs, LA (337) 942-2638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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