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Desirette "Desi" Terrell Ponthieux

April 5, 1977 — July 7, 2023

Melville

Krotz Springs - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Desirette Terrell Ponthieux, known to many as “Desi” at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Krotz Springs.  Rev. Fr. Henry Anthony will celebrate the Mass.  Rite of Committal and Burial will follow in the St. Anthony Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Krotz Springs.  A Rosary will be prayed at 2:00 p.m. by Rev. Fr. Henry Anthony.

It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Mrs. Desirette “Desi” Terrell Ponthieux on Friday, July 7, 2023, at the age of 46.  She was a native of Zachary, Louisiana, and a longtime resident of Melville, Louisiana. 

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.  She loved watching all her son’s football and baseball games while he was at Port Barre High School.  She was a proud mother, his biggest cheerleader and supporter of all his school activities.  Mostly, Desi will be remembered for her joyful personality and was the life of the party.  Her gentle soul and giving spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  She enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and riding four wheelers.  She was an avid reader of many novels and collected antique furniture.

She will forever be remembered and missed by her husband who was her high school sweetheart, Josh Ponthieux of Melville; her son, Owen Ponthieux of Melville and his girlfriend, Lily-Jo Pitcher of Palmetto; her father, Dave Terrell III and stepmother, Lisa Terrell of Melville; her mother, Kathleen Belleau McMichael and companion, Hugh Hitt of Butte La Rose; maternal grandmother, Rose Belleau of Krotz Springs; father-in-law, Larry Ponthieux and mother-in-law, Marianne Johnson Ponthieux of Melville; her sister-in-law, Chrissy Grayson and husband, Jimmy of Palmetto; her brother-in-law, Cole Ponthieux and fiancé, Ashley Kilcrease of Melville; nieces and nephews, Ashley Grayson, Taylor Grayson, and Courtney Grayson, Evan Ponthieux and Brayden Ponthieux.  She is also survived by her two godchildren, Annsley Belleau of Palmetto and Kinsey Arnaud of Livonia.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Dave Terrell, Jr.  and Priscilla Sylvester Terrell; and her maternal grandfather, Bryan Belleau, Sr.

Pallbearers will be Evan Ponthieux, Bryan Belleau, Jr., Bryan (“B.J.”) Belleau III, Kyle Belleau, Jayce Ortego and Anthony Ortego.  The honorary pallbearer will be Cole A. Ponthieux.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.  LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Krotz Springs, 239 Eighth Avenue, Krotz Springs, LA 70750, (337) 942-2638, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

9:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home (Krotz Springs)

239 8th Ave, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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Rosary Service

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home (Krotz Springs)

239 8th Ave, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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Mass of Christian Burial

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

3:00 - 3:45 pm (Central time)

St. Anthony Catholic Church

225 8th Ave, Krotz Springs, LA 70750

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

3:45 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery (Krotz Springs, LA)

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