Opelousas - Funeral services for Eloise “Darnell” Jarrell Maturin will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. Reverend Leon Hickman will conduct the service. Burial will be held at the First Pentecostal Church Cemetery in Melville, La.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m.
Ms. Maturin, a resident of New Iberia, LA, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, with her son at her side. She was born in Franklinton, LA on September 30, 1958, to a young pastor and his loving wife. Her father’s passing at a young age pushed her to grow up fast and she had not stopped caring for everyone since.
Darnell was a loving mother, grandmother, and dear friend to many. She was always there for anyone in need, always putting others before herself. She worked as an accounts payable and book keeper for Salamis Services, Doerle Food Services, and Chastant Brothers, Inc putting everything into her work. She enjoyed collecting and caring for plants and antiquing whenever she could. Her never ending love and support will be deeply missed. Mom, you’re in his hands now.
She is survived by son, Clinton Paul (wife Heather) Maturin; her daughter Heather Maturin (husband Brandon) LeFort; her brother Thomas Daniel (wife Debbie) Jarrell; and her sister, Elizabeth Deanna Jarrell Polotzola (fiancé Carroll Snyder). She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Cooper Thomas Maturin, Evey Mae LeFort, Ella Kate Maturin, and Lily Renee LeFort. She was most at peace holding those grandbabies. She also had numerous nieces, nephews and many friends that were dear to her heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Houston (Bruce) Jarrell and Eva Eloise Jarrell.
Pallbearers will be Clinton Maturin, Brandon LeFort, Danny Jarrell, Nicholas Polotzola, Caleb Polotzola, and Leon Hickman.
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.