Washington - A Mass of Christian Burial for John Kirtland Duos, known to many as "Kat" will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington. Reverend Father Matthew Higginbotham will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington.
Mr. Kat, age 84, was a native of Vidrine and a longtime resident of Opelousas. He passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Opelousas General Health System. He was the owner of Duos Dirt, Sand, and Gravel for 25 years and Duos Produce for 20 years. He enjoyed working in his garden, fishing, and camping. He cherished spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Earlene Bibbs Duos of Opelousas; son, Jean' Shane Duos and wife, Mia Andrus Duos of Nuba; daughter, Tiffany Duos Soileau and husband, Christopher Chad Soileau of Lafayette; brother, Carrol "Brud" Duos and wife, Jane of Ville Platte; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jean' Duos, Jr. and Mary Dovey Deshotel Duos; and grandson, Jean' Todd Duos.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. On Saturday, visitation will continue from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
A Rosary will be recited on Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. in funeral home.
Pallbearers will Jean' Duos, Chad Soileau, Chad Hebert, Carrol "Brud" Duos, Troy Breaux, Nick Mizzi. Honorary pallbearers will be Collin Soileau, Iassic, Andrew, and Nicholas Guillory.
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, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
I would like to send my condolences to the Duos Family upon reading about your recent loss! I hope that this message of comfort and hope helps your family take refuge in prayer at Psalms 57: 1, and know that your loved one is alive in gods memory. At Luke 20:37,38 may the God of comfort, comfort you at this time. God has made the loving provision for a resurrection, so that you can see, Mr Duos again and such hope Jesus told us about is found at John 5:28-29. Once again, I'm sorry for your loss!
May God hold you all extra close as you feel the pain of loss. Sending you prayers that you find the strength to get through this sad time. Our condolences, Carrie
Carrie ChautinJonesborough, TN
Aunt Earlene, We are So Very Sorry for Your Loss! Our 💓Hearts go out to You, Tiffany, Jean & the grandchildren ~ Y'all will be in our Thoughts & Prayers! May Uncle Kat Rest in Peace! Our Love Always, Mitzi, Josh & Malaika
Mitzi Guidry, Josh & Malaika LacyBaton Rouge, LA
Sending prayers for the Duos Family. May God be with you in this time of need.
Cherie BrocatoNew Orleans, LA
Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers. Don & Millie Fontenot
Melissa FontenotGrand Prairie,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Mr Kay was a great man . We will keep him and the family in our prayers
Paul FontenotMamou, LA
Rest In Peace Uncle Kat.
Michael LeeVille Platte, LA