Valerie Marie Meche Delafosse
July 12, 1940  -  September 24, 2018

Valerie Marie Meche Delafosse

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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Thursday, September 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, September 28, 2018
8:00 a.m. until time of Mass
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LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Thursday, September 27, 2018
7:00 p.m.
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Mass of Christian Burial
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
330 East Moundville Street
Washington, LA  70589
Friday, September 28, 2018
11:00 a.m.
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Cedar Hill Cemetery
715 West Vine Street
Washington, LA  70589
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Washington - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Valerie Marie Meche Delafosse on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Reverend Matthew Higginbotham will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington, LA.

Mrs. Delafosse, age 78, a resident of Washington, LA, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018, at Opelousas General Health System.

Valerie was a loving wife, mom and grandmother. She was a member of the St. Agnes Rosary Group. She loved sewing, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Valerie will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jerry Delafosse; her son, Ronny Delafosse (Debbie); her grandchildren, Jarred Delafosse (Tiffany); Jamie Delafosse Ward (Rob); Logan Delafosse (Theresa); Lane Delafosse; Shea Gauthier (Nicole) and her great-grandchildren, Cameron Eastep, Lilly Stein, Noah D'Albor, Jaxun Schweinefus and Adalyn Schweinefus.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Etienne Meche and Vernice Menard Meche and her daughter, Lisa Marie Delafosse Formeller.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM and will reopen on Friday, September 28, 2018, at 8:00 AM until time of service. A Rosary will be prayed on Thursday evening at 7:00 PM.

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. Joey & Annette Fontenot
    Sunset, LA

    Our Condolence to Mr. Jerry & Ronnie.

  2. Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz
    Opelousas, LA

    May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.

  3. Connie Benoit
    Washington, LA

    I am so thankful for having to have known Miss Valery.
    Such a beautiful and soft spoken lady.
    My condolences to Mr. Jerry and Ronnie.
    She touched so many., she will be greatly missed.

  4. Mary Anne Traweek
    Walker, LA

    I am so sorry to hear of Valerie’s passing. I left Washington many years ago but Valerie never forgot me. She always let me know the news from home. She was so cute when she was young and was still a pretty lady. Rest In Peace my friend in Our Lord’s gentle, loving arms. Love you always.

  5. Belva Costello
    Youngsville, LA

    My deepest condolences to all of you, I pray for the Lords peace and comfort during your time of mourning.

  6. Ethel Landreneau
    Washington, LA

    Condolences to the family. She will be missed by all. Will never forget her beautiful smile and happy disposition. Ethel

  7. Vera & Terry Prudhomme
    Lafayette,, LA

    Jerry and all of your loving family, we send our condolences for your loss of Valerie. Even though we can't be there for the services, know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you receive God's healing power during this difficult time.

  8. Dolly and Jim Ferrell
    Spring, TX

    My condolences to the Delafosse family. Val was my friend since I was a young girl in Garland. The most memorable thing anout Val were those beautiful shining eyes and gorgeous smile which never seemed to leave her face. She was always happy; made the world a better place💕

  9. Carol J. Ortego, Sr
    opelousas, LA

    Please accept my sincere condolences on your list and may God bless your family.

    Carol J. Ortego

  10. Melissa Dupont Johnson
    Cordova, NC

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May God give you peace and comfort during this time.

  11. mary ann fontenot
    Houston, TX

    Our sympathy to you & your family. Robert & I were so glad to have visited the both of you when we came down two weeks ago she was such a lovely person . Rest in peace
    God Bless Robert & MaryAnn Fontenot

  12. Barbara Jesclard
    Port Barre, LA

    We are so sorry to hear about Valerie. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathies, Barbara & Charlie Jesclard

  13. Doris V McGee
    Lecompte, LA

    My condolences & prayer to Val's family. I worked with her at Washington State Bank for many years. She was a precious person. Her journey is done and she is with Lisa. God Bless.

  14. Bryan Soileau
    Maurice, LA

    We will miss you and remember all our time we had together. You were like our second mom growing up and always made life interesting. What a great sweet woman and my Mom’s best friend (sister) she will miss you. My you Rest In Peace ❤️

  15. Alida Buller Lugo
    Metairie, LA

    Condolences to the family. I am so sorry about Val, my heart grieves. Such a lovely person, she is now singing with the angels. Rest in peace Sweetheart!!

  16. Patty Brown
    Whiteville, LA

    Valerie, your laugh will never be forgotten. You were a joy to know. We will all miss you. Will always remember our times in the park cooking catfish. You were loved. Now you will see Lisa and your mom again!

  17. Gail stoute
    Opelousas, LA

    Jerry so sorry to hear this. I lost Larry it will be 3 years in December. Praying that God puts peace into your heart. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  18. Ella Marie Ryder Miller
    Opelousas, LA

    My prayers go out to all the family

  19. Lynn Marcantel Steno
    Carencro, LA

  20. Roland Metrejean
    Pineville, LA

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I bought a car from her and husband recently and enjoyed meeting her.

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