Amy Soileau Dupre' Veillon, born May 1, 1924 near Washington, Louisiana, died peacefully surrounded by family at the home she shared with her daughter in Lafayette, Louisiana on July 3, 2020. Visitation will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 6, 2020 at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, Louisiana with a Mass of Christian Burial at 3:30 pm. The Very Reverend Monsignor Russell Harrington and Reverend Gary Schexnayder will celebrate the Mass. The family requests that masks be worn. Rite of Committal will follow at Cedar Hills Cemetery in Washington, Louisiana.
Amy is survived by her children, Lawrence (Butch) Dupre', Jr. and wife, Carolyn Cox Dupre'; Marilyn Dupre Zerangue; Eugene Ray Dupre', Sr. and wife, Lynda Richard Dupre'; Karl Dupre' and wife, Katherine Tange Dupre'; Donna Dupre' Phillips and husband, Don Phillips; Philip Dupre' and wife, Donna Bullara Dupre; Mary Judy (Peanut) Veillon Elder and husband, Francis "Frankie" Elder; Linda Faye Veillon Bertrand; Clifton Veillon, Jr. and Cindy Veillon Bealer and husband, Jim Bealer and brother, Gilbert Soileau. She is also survived by her son in law, Tom Coleman and wife Pam; 35 grandchildren, Charles Pate II and wife Lisa, Colin Mitchell Pate and wife Susan, Angela Dupre Hymel and husband Richard, L.T. “Bubba” Dupre' III and wife Stacey, Courtney Dupre' Tocket and husband Justin, Dawn Zerangue Goode and husband Derek, Dana Zerangue Williams, Eugene Ray Dupre’ II and wife Nichole, Frank Ross Dupre’ and wife Amanda, Jenee Doucet, Andrea Doucet and Crystal and Samantha Doucet. Oliver Dupre’ and wife Joni, Celestia Dupre' LaFoldt and husband Richard, Amy Phillips Welch, Elizabeth Phillips, Taylor Dupre’, Will Dupre' and wife Danielle, Seth Dupre’, Haley Coleman Coplen and husband Layne, Theo Coleman and wife Alli, Spencer Coleman and Katie Weber, Graham Coleman, Todd Elder and wife Christie, Tray Elder and wife Mona, Tresha Workman Ryder, Brandi Workman Harmon and fiancé, Carlos Polotzola, J.D. Bertrand, Christopher Bertrand, Clifton Hood and Nicole, Raven Veillon Skrmetti and husband Thomas, Riki Armand, Blake Armand and wife Jill, Hunter Bealer and wife Brittany, Annie Faul, Cindy Vestal, Paige Lanclos, Taylor Young and Kolby Olman; 48 great-grandchildren, Simone, Tanner, Quinn, Ethan, Amanda, Jennifer, Ashley, Amber, Coleen, Brittani, Jack, Julianne, Anna, Amelia, Eugene “Tre”, III, Cameron, Amelia Prugh, Abelie, Kaylee, Carson, Jaxson, Trenton, Waylon, Mary Francis, Christian, Camille, Abbey, Logan, Landon, Sofie, Sydney, Kerri, C.J., Ali, Lilith, Owen, Reese, Kennedy, Evelyn, June, Gwen, Ashlee, Lucy, Jacob, Grayson, Joshua, Caitlyn, Paige and Taylor; 4 great-great grandchildren, Mason, Logan, Lucas, and Henry.
Amy is predeceased by her parents, Emily and Willie Soileau; her first husband, Lawrence Dupre, Sr., her second husband, Cliff Veillon, Sr.; her daughters, Rita Emily Dupre' Pate and husband, Charles Sterling Pate, Catherine Dupre' Coleman and June Ann Roubique; her siblings, Richard Soileau (Rosie), Mary Ortego Manuel (Bill), Ella Mae Kerr (Clifford) and sister-in-law, Jeannette Soileau, son in law, Ronnie Zerangue and grandson, Matthew Phillips.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Amy’s name may be made to her favorite charities, including Food for the Poor and EWTN or to Hospice of Acadiana. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Hospice of Acadiana, especially Tosha Quebedeaux, RN.
To view a full and more detailed obituary and sign the guestbook online, please visit www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, (2845 S. Union St, Opelousas, LA, 70570 (337) 942-2638 ) has been entrusted with the arrangements.