Priscilla Sylvester Terrell
July 18, 1931  -  January 22, 2019

Priscilla Sylvester Terrell

Visitation Room
607 First St
Melville, LA  71353
Friday, January 25, 2019
12:00 pm
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Visitation Room
607 First St
Melville, LA  71353
Friday, January 25, 2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
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St. John Catholic Church
Friday, January 25, 2019
1:00 pm

St. John Church Cemetery
Melville, LA  71353
Friday, January 25, 2019

Melville - Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 for Priscilla Sylvester Terrell at St. John Catholic Church in Melville. The Reverend Father Stephen Ugwu will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow in the St. John Catholic Cemetery.

Priscilla Sylvester Terrell, age 87 and a resident of Melville, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at her residence.

Priscilla was a devout Catholic and member of St. John Catholic Church in Melville. She loved quilting, gardening and canning. Priscilla enjoyed traveling with her special friend, Velma. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sons, Charles E. Terrell (Charmon Cormier) and Dave John Terrell, III (Lisa); daughters, Ella Guidry (Jimmy), Paula Terrell Montgomery (Jeff) and Libby Nichols (Mark); brother, Roland Sylvester; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Dave Terrell, Jr.; parents, Linton Douglas Sylvester and Isola Soileau Sylvester; grandchildren, Webster "Web" Reed, Jonathan Reed and Lil Mark Nichols; great-granddaughter, Ava Claire LaGrone; sisters, Helen S. Jeansonne, Lorella S. Fontenot and Vera Mae "Tiny" Hawthorne; and brothers, Charles Lewis Sylvester and Linton Sylvester, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 1:00 p.m. at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville. A Rosary will be prayed at 12:00 p.m.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Melville, 607 First Street, Melville, LA 71353 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


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  1. Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz
    Opelousas, LA

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

  2. Nita Tassin
    Lake Charles, LA

    To the family
    I was so sorry to hear of your lost, my prayers and thoughts will be with y’all in the coming days.

  3. Jean Williams
    Port Barre, LA

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sending my deepest sympathy and a comforting thought to the family of Mrs. Terrell. The Father of tender mercies and the GOD of all comfort, comforts us in all our tribulation. GOD made hope for the dead possible by sending His only begotten son Jesus Christ to die for us. And Jesus promised that the dead will live again. Read John 5:21, 28, 29.

  4. Margaret Abercrombie Hester
    Dahlonega, GA

    Mrs Priscilla was one of the sweetest people I have ever know... She was so full of life and she made you feel like family.. She opened her heart and her home to me and my family.. That I will always appreciate... I hope ya'll can think of her and remember her by her big beautiful smile or the contagious laugh she had.. Hugs and lots of love being sent to the Terrell family Margaret

  5. Monita Reed
    Krotz Springs, LA

    So sorry for y’all loss, my thoughts and prayers for you.

  6. Suzanne Brocato Miles
    Prairieville, LA

    So sorry to hear about Miss Priscilla, I remember her very well and she was very sweet to Dido all the years they lived by each other, God bless you all

  7. Michael and Ramona Gerace
    Opelousas, LA

    We love you Mrs. Priscilla. God rest your soul. Please pray for us here on earth.

  8. Kevin Pitre
    Macon, MS

    I’m wanted to extend my condolences on the passing of your mother. Not sure if y’all would remember me but I thought a lot of y’all growing up. She was a very sweet lady. I remember her and your daddy very well. I will keep all of y’all in my prayers. I have very fawn memories of my years growing up down the road from y’all. Take care and again I will keep y’all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Kevin Pitre

  9. Jean & Marsha Dupré
    Krotz Springs, LA

    Our deepest condolences, love and prayers for you all. She was one special lady that will surely be miss.

  10. Janice ardoin
    Kosse, TX

    So sorry for your loss. I know what you are going thru. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  11. Jessica & Joshua Primeaux
    Ventress, LA

    We are so sorry for your loss. While we never had the honor of meeting Mrs. Priscilla, we know she was a kind and caring lady from her granddaughter, Heather LaGrone. Our prayers and sympathies are with your family.

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