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Ethel "Lil Girl" Doucet

November 16, 1950 — January 21, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ethel "Lil Girl" Lee Doucet, age 71, on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Lil Girl enjoyed spending time in the garden and planting beautiful flowers. She liked to cook for family, especially gumbo. On quiet days, you could find her fishing or sitting outside by a fan looking over her garden. Sometimes you could even find her dancing to some of her favorite music: Old Swamp pop, Cajun music and Oldies. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family and friends and will be deeply missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Dale Paul Zerangue and wife, Christine, of Opelousas; her daughters, Melinda Lavergne and husband, Donald of Lawtell; Melana Lorah and husband, Randy (who was like a son) of Leonville; and Lacey Badeaux of Leonville; her sister, Lois Wells of San Antonio, TX; her five grandchildren, Seth Le Badeaux, Adam Lavergne, D.J. Lavergne, Kaitlyn Zerangue and Zachary Zerangue; her 2 step-grandchildren, Kyrie Cole and Crystal Benson; and numerous other step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; her 2 Godchildren, Paula Lee and Connie Aucoin; and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lee Doucet and Leah Lavergne Doucet; her brother, Kelsey Sonnier; her sisters, Hilda Galloway and Mary Ann Artigue; step-grandsons, Larry Lavergne and Nicky Lavergne; step great-grandson, Gabriel "Gabe" Lavergne; and nephew, Willie Galloway.

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

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

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ethel "Lil Girl" Doucet, please visit our flower store.


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