Bernice "Pete" Guidry Janes
November 15, 1925  -  November 30, 2017

Bernice "Pete" Guidry Janes

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Skip Montet Chapel in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, December 2, 2017
8:00 AM until service time
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Funeral Service
Skip Montet Chapel in the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:00 AM
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas – Funeral services for Bernice "Pete" Guidry Janes, age 92, will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Visitation will begin at 8:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Vince Tullos from the Opelousas Bible Church will conduct the service.

Mrs. Janes, a resident of Opelousas, LA passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the St. Landry Extended Care in Opelousas.

Bernice loved cooking and enjoyed reading. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sons, James "Jim" V. Janes, III (Marian); Karl Janes (special friend, Nancy Devillier); Kenneth "Kenny" Janes (fiance' Tammy Hart); her daughter, Martha Genovese and husband, Justice James "Jimmy" T. Genovese and her brother, Rodney "Bonnie" E. Guidry. She is also survived by four grandchildren, James "Jamie" Janes, IV (Shawn); Christopher "Chris" Richard Janes (Tisa); Elizabeth Wyble (Gantt); Jennifer Reeder (Justin); four step-grandchildren, Celeste, Stephanie, Adrienne and Sarah; thirteen great-grandchildren, Taylor, Shelby, Austin, Parker, Faith, Carmen, Alexis, Christian, Gavin, Lili, Emma, Jack, Josie and three step-great-grandchildren, Caleb, Ella and Isabella.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Janes, Jr.; her parents, Newton and Edna Guidry and her granddaughter, Sarah A. Janes.

Pallbearers will be James Janes, III, Karl Janes, Kenny Janes, James Janes, IV, Chris Janes and Gantt Wyble.

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

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


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  1. Betty Rozas
    Sunset, LA

    was so sorry to hear about your mom. she was one of the original IndianHills moms. always had a beautiful smile on herface. i intended to go tonight, but when I placed my orders for flowers, the flower lady told me that her services had concluded. my intentions were good, but mymemory is bad. i sent the flowers toMarhtha's house, I pray
    That all of you find solice in knowing thatshe loved each of you dearly
    And I offer my prayers for your memories of happier times
    Weesie Dean

  2. Charlie Boudreaux, Jr.
    Pilot Point, TX

    Martha, Jimmy and Karl you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences for the loss of your mother.

  3. Marguerite & Johnny Fontenot
    Opelousas, LA

    Martha, Johnny and I were saddened to read about the loss of your Mother and I am personally sorry that I missed her funeral. I am just learning of her passing this Sunday morning. She was always kind to me and had a unique way of making me feel special every time we met. I will miss her and will keep her in my prayers. Marguerite

  4. Tommie Waldo and Hazel Westenbarger
    Albuquerque, NM

    Pete was a gracious, kind and loving southern lady and will be missed. Hazel and I were stunned and deeply saddened by her sudden passing, and we send our heartfelt condolences to all her family and her many friends.

  5. Bob and Stella Munnerlyn
    Port Barre, LA

    So sorry for the family’s loss. Praying for all.
    Bob and stella

  6. , LA

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, may she rest in peace.

  7. D.J Fournerat / Lisa Nagem Stevens
    Lafayette, LA

    our deepest sympathy to the family

  8. diane
    washington, LA

    So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet and kind lady. She always had a smile and a compliment when we would talk at church. I know her family will feel her loss deeply.

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