Prairie Ronde – Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017 for Ms. Leola “Youl” “Tee-Ya” Ortego Vasseur at Prairie Ronde Baptist Church. Reverend David Fultz will officiate the services. Burial will follow at Prairie Ronde Baptist Church Cemetery.
Ms. Vasseur, age 72 and a resident of Prairie Ronde, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Opelousas General Health Systems.
Ms. Leola was a devout member of Prairie Ronde Baptist Church for 40 years. She worked as a Custodian, Nursery Coordinator and Nursery Worker. “Youl” also served on the Hospitality Committee and she was a Sunday School Teacher all for 30 years. She loved going to church and she also loved visiting, praying and sending get well and sympathy cards to those she knew were sick. “Tee-Ya” enjoyed baking homemade pies, cakes and pralines for her friends and family. She loved listening to and watching Southern Gospel music groups. Ms. Leola was often a counselor to those who were going through difficult times. She walked by faith and not by sight. “Youl” will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Faye Vasseur of Prairie Ronde and Genevieve Vasseur of Prairie Ronde; son, Curtis Gene Vasseur, Jr. of Prairie Ronde; grandchildren, Kenneth Daigle and his wife, Tamatha, Toby Daigle and his wife, Tricia, Dustin Savoy and his fiancé, Brittany and Nicholas Bihm; great-grandchildren, Amber, Caleb, Briley, Ashton, Kaitlyn, Olivia, Alexis, Baylee, Maddox, Liam and Karsen; and sisters, Ruby Brown of Port Barre, Joycie Vasseur of Opelousas and Ivy Dale Roberie and her husband, Sherron of Grand Prairie.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Curtis “Brother” Gene Vasseur, Sr.; parents, Kirby and Vernice Castille Ortego; and sisters, Versey Vasseur, Bernadine Richard, Virginia Ortego and Norma Jean Ortego Vasseur.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home. It will resume on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Daigle, Toby Daigle, Dustin Savoy, Nicholas Bihm, June Vasseur and Dennis Vasseur.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Caleb Daigle and Maddox Savoy.
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, Louisiana 70570 (337)-942-2638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
We will miss you Aunt Youl. I know you are welcomed in His awaiting arms good and faithful servant. You were always so joyful and humorous and made me feel welcomed in God’s house and your home. I am praying your family at this time that God’s presence will comfort them.
Lance VasseurKnoxville, TN
Prayers for comfort and strength in the coming days. Youl was very special and will be missed. Ove, Bdrnie and Tkri
Tori WGreets Ferry, AR
So Sorry for yall lost. May god bless yall.. Such a sweet caring loving person. She will be missed my many
Amanda DugasDuson, LA
Mrs Leola was truly one of a kind! Beautiful lady with a beautiful heart and soul! She will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.
I have so many childhood memories living right next to Aunt Youl. I’d walk over and talk to her while she would be hanging clothes on the clothesline. Me and her had many conversations through those years. Some of which I’ll never forget. I can still hear the sound of her voice in my head. I love you Aunt Youl!! I know you are in heaven looking down. She definitely would not want us crying. She would want us to celebrate her life.
Kacey MoodyBaytown, TX
So sorry for your loss Genny , praying for you and your family. 🙏🙏
Pat LegerOpelousas, LA
I’m so sorry for your loss Mrs. Ivy my prays will be with you and your family!
Such a sweetheart God has another Angel beside him,Rip Mrs Leila.
Danny IsraelMonticello, MS
I sure will miss my mommy, however I know she is happy and no longer suffering
Genevieve VasseurPrairie ronde, LA
So sorry for the family's loss. She was a sweetheart . Sure made a delicious pecan cake . Such a sweet smile and friendly person. Love and prayers for family . May good Lord comfort you'll now and days ahead
Emma Gay BertrandMelville, LA