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

Belva Rose Fitzgerald Smith Plaisance

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Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home
239 8th Avenue
Krotz Springs, LA  70750
Friday, September 29, 2017
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
225 Eighth Avenue
Krotz Springs, LA  70750
Saturday, September 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.
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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church Cemetery
529 Senneville Street
Krotz Springs, LA  70750
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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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  1. Sonja Borel

    What a wonderful picture of your mother! She was such a sweet lady. This is exactly how I remember her - always smiling. Prayers to you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  2. Kelly Zimmerman
    Milton, FL

    We are so sorry for your loss. Keeping the family close to our hearts and prayers.

  3. Kelly Zimmerman
    Milton, FL

    Your mother was a very lovely lady. I am sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are sent your way.

  4. Annette and Louise Guidry
    Krotz Springs, LA

    So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry we could not attend. Momas real sick,and was t able to make it. RIP...

  5. Jim Hollier
    Marysville, WA

    Rest in peace dear cousin. So many years have passed since we I have seen you, but know all of you have been in my thoughts and always will.

  6. Harry Nolan

    Sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great person.
    She always had a smile in her face and made me feel at home when around her. She will be missed by many.

  7. Sidney ryder
    Port barre, LA

    Prayers for healing of family and friends hearts. God has taken another Angel. So sorry for your loss, God's Speed

  8. Brenda E Evans-Chaisson
    Thibodaux, LA

    So sorry for your Loss Sending prayers of comfort and healing.

  9. Audrey
    Krotz Springs, LA

    So sorry for ya"ll lost sending prayers for the family's she is a great lady enjoyed our visits together

  10. Jackie Hagan
    Sunset, LA

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