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Atlay "Jo Jo" Stelly

September 23, 1950 — November 8, 2022

Leonville

Leonville - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Atlay “Jo Jo” Joseph Stelly on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Leonville, La.  Rite of Committal will follow in the church cemetery.  Reverend Darren Eldridge will conduct the Mass.

It is with deep sorrow we regretfully announce the passing of Atlay “Jo Jo” Joseph Stelly, age, 72, on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Jo Jo worked as a custodian for the St. Landry Parish School system for many years.  He enjoyed being outdoors, riding his tractor and taking care of his vegetable garden.  He loved being on the water fishing and being in the woods hunting.  He mostly enjoyed cooking a gravy with his freshly caught choupique for his family and friends.  Jo Jo will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his son, Blaine Stelly and wife, Sara; his daughters, Elaine Deville and husband, Timothy, and Tammy Miller and companion, Ronnie; his brother, J.B. Stelly and wife, Mary Ann and his sisters, Eula Mae Pitre and husband, T-Boy, Irene Domec and husband, Ernest, Rita Pitre and husband, Kenneth; and Mr. Atlay’s companion, Betty Hollier.  He is also survived by 3 grandchildren, Logan Deville, Kyle Deville and Cameron Stelly.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecile “Te-Te” Stelly; his parents, Joseph Ataly Stelly and Marie Esther Stelly and his sister, Ellen Richard.

Visiting hours will be observed in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, beginning on Friday, November 11, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2022.  A rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Pallbearers will be Blaine Stelly, Logan Deville, Kyle Deville, Cameron Stelly, Tim Deville, Daniel Carrier and Jason Domec.  Honorary pallbearers will be J.B. Stelly and Ronnie Rogers.

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.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, November 11, 2022

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Rosary

Friday, November 11, 2022

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Visitation

Saturday, November 12, 2022

8:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Funeral Mass

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church (Leonville)

LA

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Committal

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Leo the Great Catholic Church Cemetery - Leonville

126 Church Rd, Opelousas, LA 70570

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