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Bernice Janes

November 15, 1925 — November 30, 2017

Opelousas - Funeral services for Bernice "Pete" Guidry Janes, age 92, will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Visitation will begin at 8:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Vince Tullos from the Opelousas Bible Church will conduct the service.

Mrs. Janes, a resident of Opelousas, LA passed away on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the St. Landry Extended Care in Opelousas.

Bernice loved cooking and enjoyed reading. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her sons, James "Jim" V. Janes, III (Marian); Karl Janes (special friend, Nancy Devillier); Kenneth "Kenny" Janes (fiance' Tammy Hart); her daughter, Martha Genovese and husband, Justice James "Jimmy" T. Genovese and her brother, Rodney "Bonnie" E. Guidry. She is also survived by four grandchildren, James "Jamie" Janes, IV (Shawn); Christopher "Chris" Richard Janes (Tisa); Elizabeth Wyble (Gantt); Jennifer Reeder (Justin); four step-grandchildren, Celeste, Stephanie, Adrienne and Sarah; thirteen great-grandchildren, Taylor, Shelby, Austin, Parker, Faith, Carmen, Alexis, Christian, Gavin, Lili, Emma, Jack, Josie and three step-great-grandchildren, Caleb, Ella and Isabella.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James V. Janes, Jr.; her parents, Newton and Edna Guidry and her granddaughter, Sarah A. Janes.

Pallbearers will be James Janes, III, Karl Janes, Kenny Janes, James Janes, IV, Chris Janes and Gantt Wyble.

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

LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


Skip Montet Chapel in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, December 2, 2017
8:00 AM until service time


Funeral Service

Skip Montet Chapel in the LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:00 AM


Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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