Opelousas – A Celebration of Life Service for Kathleen Fisher Fall will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018, in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel of Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. Reverend Perry Hubbs will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery in Opelousas.
Kathleen Fisher Fall, age 98, formerly of Opelousas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, crossed the threshold of heaven on December 2, 2018 at University of MS Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi after a brief illness. She was born in Opelousas, Louisiana on October 27, 1920, the youngest daughter of Manuiel Fisher and Alberta Huckaby.
Kathleen enjoyed traveling, crafting hobbies, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and family gatherings. She took great pleasure with entertaining and planning celebrations for family and co-workers for many years. In her later years, family would wait until the last minute to announce a visit as she would overextend her efforts to host and prepare meals. Kathleen embarked on a five-thousand-mile road trip at age 94 with her daughters driving through 22 states and five Canadian Provinces to search genealogical records in Nova Scotia for her French-Canadian ancestors.
Kathleen graduated from Washington High School in Washington, Louisiana and later attended University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette, Louisiana earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1941. Following graduation, Kathleen worked with the Department of Public Welfare in Abbeville, Louisiana and later in Baton Rouge, Louisiana as a field worker and supervisor for 22 years. She was also a certified teacher for English, Business, History, Social Sciences, and Health and Physical Education. She taught classes in Florala, Alabama, and White Castle, Louisiana, and retired from Iberville Parish Schools in 1971.
In 1950 Kathleen married Maurice G. Fall. They lived in Coral Gables, Florida, Florala, Alabama and Baton Rouge, Louisiana where they raised two daughters. She later moved to Brandon, Mississippi. Kathleen is survived by her daughters, Cathy Fall Hansen (Michael) of Brandon, Mississippi and Beverly Fall Nichols (Eugene) of Mooringsport, Louisiana; seven grandchildren- Jason Nichols (Sandy) of Naples, TX, Morris Nichols (Laci) of Houston, TX, Emily Hansen Weldon (Kirk) of Moss Bluff, LA , Carrie Nichols Tucker (Nathan) of Shreveport, LA, Corey Hansen of Brandon, MS, Melody Hansen Martin of Brandon, MS, Gene Nichols of Shreveport, LA; nine great-grandchildren- Harley, Kaylah, Colton, Grace, Savannah, Larissa, Abigail, Madelyn, and Preston; a niece and two nephews along with other family and friends.
She is preceded by her parents, Manuiel and Alberta Fisher, sister Elise Fisher Summers, and husband Maurice G. Fall.
A celebration of the amazing life she led that touched so many people over the years will be held on Friday, December 7th at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas, LA. Visitation for immediate family begins at 12 pm with public visitation following at 1 pm and a celebration of life service at 2 pm in the chapel.
The family wishes to thank the caregiver ministry of Broadmoor Baptist Church and especially the compassionate, kind, and skilled staff of UMMC for their outstanding care during her journey to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Memorial donations can be sent to Broadmoor Baptist Church Mobile Meal Ministry, 1531 Highland Colony Parkway, Madison, MS 39110 or the Baptist Children’s Village 114 Marketridge Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157.
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.
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful woman and I know she has peace in heaven! Love Shelly and Kevin
Kevin and Shelly PooleBrandon, MS
What luck that my son met her daughter at LSU and this let me meet this remarkable woman. She will be sorely missed by many.
Elaine W HansenBrandon, MS
We are sorry for your loss, but thankful for the full long life Miss Fall lived.
GERALD & MARY BELLISTYLER, TX
Ms. Kathleen will be greatly missed. She was a beautiful person who was so kind and caring. I enjoyed visiting with her on my occasions and thought of her as a part of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time!
Robin GerrardFlowood, MS
I am saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Fall. I have many fond memories of her visits and the lively conversations we always had. Though soft of voice, the strength of her spirit and will always shone through! I shall forever cherish her friendship and those I share with her daughter, Cathy, and all her family! Bon Voyage!
Loretta F. JohnsonJackson, MS
Cathy I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I so enjoyed hearing my mom tell stories of her many travels down the highways! Just Phenomenal and Inspiring! She lived such a FULL life! We should all aspire to be so blessed! You and your family will, as always, be in my prayers! Love you!
Erica Guyton (Loretta Johnson)Jackson, MS