Jessica Soileau Lalonde
June 24, 1961  -  December 22, 2017

Jessica Soileau Lalonde

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Mass of Christian Burial
St. Bridget Catholic Church
3933 Hwy. 35
Lawtell, LA  70550
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
11:00 a.m.
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St. Bridget Catholic Church Cemetery
3933 Hwy. 35
Lawtell, LA  70550
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Lawtell - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Lawtell for Jessica Soileau Lalonde. The Reverend Ted Broussard will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in St. Bridget Catholic Church Cemetery.

Jessica, age 56 and a resident of Prairie Ronde, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017.

Jessica was a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Opelousas General Health Systems for 35 years and at Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care as a Hospice Nurse. Jessica enjoyed fishing, cooking, gardening and she especially loved the time spent with her family. She will be remembered for the selfless care she gave to her patients, as well as, her family. Jessica was the life of the party and she will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her fiancé and soulmate, Kevin Latiolais; beloved mother, Lourey Pitre Soileau; step-daughter, Jade Elaine Chachere and her husband, Alex; step-son, Lane Todd Latiolais; brother, Brent Paul Soileau; brother-in-law, David Lejeune; sisters, Stephanie Soileau Hayes and Francine "Franny" Soileau Poole and her husband, Hoyet; and grandchildren, Leila, Briley, Autumn and Ellie.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Soileau; and sister, Karen Soileau Lejeune.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. It will continue on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday by Reverend Austin Leger.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Jeremy Lejeune, Brandon Lejeune, Michael Joubert, Tyler Joubert, Aaron Joubert and Stephen Joubert.

Honorary Pallbearer will be Lane Latiolais.

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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  2. Ani Vidrine
    Church Point, LA

    I worked with Jess at Louisiana Hospice. I loved Jess’s fiery spirit and appreciated her kindness to me and support. May God comfort you as you mourn. ❤️

  3. LK
    Los Angeles, CA

    To all the family and friends of Ms Lalonde please accept my sincere condolences. What a wonderful person she was. Please know that the Almighty God remembers your dear loved one and is eager to bring her back to life in a world free of any sickness, pain or death. Job 14:14,15. In the meantime God is ready to provide comfort to you all during this difficult time. Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress."

  4. Donna Carriere
    Opelousas, LA

    The world has lost a very special spark! Jessica was one of the best nurses I have ever known. And she had a huge heart and a fabulous sense of humor! She was her sister’s best friend! And like a second mother to her nephews. The world won’t shine quite as bright. But, oh- heaven will! Rest in sweet peace, Jessica!

  5. Deborah Andre
    Jefferson, AR

    My heart is so sad! I worked with Jessica at OGH and we were good friends! I didn't know she was gone until I just saw this on FB. She was such a sweet kind and caring woman. I enjoyed keeping up with her on FaceBook. I pray the Lord will comfort her family during this sad time! I know she will be greatly missed!! My heart breaks!

  6. Tammy Houser
    Opelousas, LA

    What a great loss to her family, friends...the world. She was the nurse that cared for me when i became very ill...20 years ago. I can hear her voice and encouragement as if it were yesterday. That is the kind of impression that Jessica has made. Her smiles down the halls of OGH were contagious. Sending prayers to family and friends who grieve such a great loss.

  7. Todd Reviere
    Broussard, LA

    So sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers for the family/friends. My fondest memory (there are a few) was from elementary school for a talent show....Jessica was "Sandy" from Grease. Also the countless times spent at the Soileau house w/Brent and his sisters and parents. Fond memories that I will always treasure.

  8. Robert Vasseur
    Deriddr, LA

    Goodbye to a friend. Sadly missed

  9. Lydia Fontenot
    Gonzales, LA

    What can I say, Jessica was one of my best friends growing up in Lawtell. I have great memories . She will be sadly missed.

  10. Sandy Faul Reiners
    Lawtell, LA

    She was such a special lady and will be greatly missed! Sending prayers for you all

  11. Pamela Edgecombe
    Meriden, CT

    Oh how my heart is breaking.. Jessica you were such an inspiration to me. I was made a better person for knowing you. Without you I would have NEVER made it thru nursing school. You helped me with the math..and then we became each other's shadow.. at the gym, bike riding, tubing , the beach, being saved (that didn't stick..but I loved you for trying) the world's fair, that NOVA you drove..So many wonderful things we did.. The world especially your Family, Fiance, OGH and Hospice, know what was lost.. a remarkable, selfless, loving woman.

  12. Darlene Robin
    Opelousas, LA

    So sorry Francine, prayers for you and your family! May God carry each one and comfort as only He can! I know it's hard and this time of the year makes it hard also!

  13. April White
    Arnaudville, LA

    So sorry for y’all Loss. Just seen this on fb, in shock this was so sudden. Prayers go out to y’all Family.

  14. Tammy Lavergne
    Opeloisad, LA

    My heart hurts. The world has lost a beautiful person. Rest In Peace Jessica, fly high!! You will be missed. Friends forever....Tammy 🙏

  15. Leara Baque
    Lafayette, LA

    My first coworker and long time friend, rest in peace .

  16. Edna Richardson
    Opelousas, LA

    To the family, you all have my deepest condolences. I had the honor of working with Jessica at LA Hospice. She was such a caring, sweet, and fun loving person. I will never forget all the conversations about life that she and I shared. Her presence will be greatly missed but I know she is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Until we meet again...

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