A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 PM on Monday, November 12, 2018, for Beverly Guillory Deshotels at St. Landry Catholic Church. Reverend Gary Schexnayder will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ms. Deshotels, age 87, a resident of Opelousas, LA, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Beverly was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She attended Spencer College Secretarial School and served as board secretary for Hospice of Acadiana for 10 years. She also volunteered her time at the Suicide Hotline as well as Shots for Tots. Beverly will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her sons, Stephen G. Deshotels and wife, Cheryl; John Andre Deshotels and wife, Reba; Teddy Paul Deshotels and wife, Sharon; her daughters, Anne Deshotels; Patrice Deshotels; Mary Deshotels Courville and husband, David and her daughter-in-law, Ann Risher Deshotels. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, Kimberly Deshotels, Jamie Pucheu and husband, Philippe; Dr. Matthew Deshotels and wife, Dr. Kirby Davis Deshotels; Stephen G. Deshotels, Jr. and wife, Allison; Devon A. Deshotels; Simon C. Deshotels, John Andre Deshotels, Jr.; Emily Claire Phillip Deshotels; Alexander Luc Phillips Deshotels; Adam P. Fontenot; Joshua C. Fontenot; Jacob Paul Deshotels; Noah Paul Deshotels; Gabrielle Leigh Deshotels; Jackson David Enright Courville; Olivia Grace Courville and eight great-grandchildren, Philippe Emile Pucheu, Aubrey Ann Pucheu, Jules Jourdan Pucheu, Maliki Elliot Deshotels, Allstair Peat Deshotels, Yelana Lakota Deshotels, Brayden Ross Deshotels and Amelia Elizabeth Deshotels.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Simon Bloch Guillory and Marie Tate Guillory; her infant daughter, Elizabeth Deshotels; her son, Dr. Seldon Joseph "Donnie" Deshotels; her granddaughter, Christina Marie Deshotels and her grandson, Nicolas Tate Courville.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 11, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 PM on Sunday by Deacon Dwayne Joubert. Visitation will continue Monday, November 12, 2018, from 9:00 AM until the time of Mass.
Pallbearers will be John Andre Deshotels, Jr.; Jackson David Enright Courville, Adam P. Fontenot, Dr. Matthew Deshotels, Stephen G. Deshotels, Jr. and Jacob Paul Deshotels. Honorary pallbearers will be Joshua Fontenot, Devon Deshotels, Noah Deshotels, Alexander Deshotels and Simon Deshotels.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Acadiana. Her favorite color was red, and her family will honor her by wearing the color red. Feel free to wear your red as well.
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.
We send our condolences to the family
Marilyn Bass/Ginget Enright caregiverHouston, TX
please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Your family is in our prayers.
Carol J. Ortego
Carol J. Ortego, Sropelousas, LA
We are all deeply saddened on the passing of Ms. Beverly. She was always a pleasure to be around with her beautiful and friendly smile. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in heavenly peace and will be missed by many.
Carol, Harold and family
Carol L. LeDouxOpelousas, LA
Visiting with Mrs. Beverly was always a special time. Few people understood the ebb and flow of life’s triumphs,tragedy,and the wisdom to persevere with grace and appreciation of the experience that we call life. I will always cherish our friendship and I will pray often for the day when Beverly crosses the river Jordan to greet our Lord and reunited with her son Donnie. Though we will all miss you Beverly, the best is yet to come. God bless you and your wonderful family.
Tim BullerLafayette, LA
God speed Sweet Beverly as you begin your next adventure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Anne, and your family. You are held close precious friend.
Ellen Thornton and Darlene Strayn awwChandler, TX
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the of you.
Sherry and Richard HidalgoOpelousas, LA