Opelousas - Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17, 2018 for Debra K. Basile in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Deacon Ulysse Joubert will officiate the services. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Debra K. Basile, age 62 and a native of Opelousas, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Pelican Pointe Nursing Home.
Debra graduated from Opelousas Senior High School in 1974. She then attended USL in 1978 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She taught many years in the St. Landry Parish School System. Debra returned to school to earn her Juris Doctorate from LSU in 1990. She was a practicing attorney for over 25 years and also served as an administrative law judge in Baton Rouge. Debra was a huge advocate for battered women and under privileged children. She took great pride in the help she provided for these women and children in need of care.
Debra will be remembered for her infectious laugh, sharp wit and for the love she showed to everyone around her. She will be greatly missed by all of her family and friends, as well as, her furry companions.
She is survived by her beloved mother, Helen Louise LeBlanc Basile; brothers, Timothy Basile and Michael Basile, MD; nieces and nephews, Mandie (Joby), Michael, Natalie (Stuart) and Emily; great-nieces, Morgan, Madyson and Sara; and great-nephew, Cort.
She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Joseph Basile, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Debra's name to your local animal shelter.
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.