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Juanita Stelly

July 21, 1937 — March 18, 2022

Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Juanita Dupre Stelly at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 11:00 am. The Very Reverend Monsignor DeRuen will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and internment will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park.

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Juanita Dupre Stelly, age 84, on Friday, March 18, 2022.

She was born in Plaisance to the late, Harris and Elder Dupre on July 21, 1937. Juanita was very active in the church and was a Eucharist Minister at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for over 20 years. She was also very dedicated to her rosary group. On a quiet day, you could find Juanita sitting on the porch praying the rosary or watching the hummingbirds. Some of her other favorite pastimes were crocheting and gardening. When she could travel, her favorite places she was able to visit were the Grand Canyon, the Loretto Chapel, the Red Cavern and the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. However, more than anything, she loved spending time with her family, grandchildren and friends. She will be deeply missed by those who knew her.

She is survived by her sons, Jean Harlan Fontenot and wife, Linda, of Carencro and Francis Xavier Fontenot and wife, Courtney, of Pineville; daughters, Lisa Stelly Behrhorst, of Lafayette and Juan Ella Fontenot, of Lafayette; previous daughter-in-law, Patti Fontenot, of Alexandria; sister, Bernadese Tate, of Ville Platte; grandchildren, Chip Hollingsworth, Laurie Beth LeBlanc, Jessica Fontenot, Philip Behrhorst, Jacob Behrhorst; step-grandchildren, Malisa Neal McNaughton and husband, Lee, Alicia Rogers and husband, Dwight and John Miller, Jr.; sister-in-law; Ruby Dupre; and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elrick Stelly; parents, Harris and Elder Dupre; sisters, Ita Dupre and Raenell Dupre; brothers, Ludry Dupre and Curtis Dupre; son-in-law, Konrad Behrhorst; and sister-in-law, Gloria Dupre

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas.  A rosary will be prayed at 6:00pm. The funeral home will reopen on Monday, March 21, 2022, from 8:00 am until time of service.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.

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

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, March 20, 2022

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Rosary

Sunday, March 20, 2022

6:00 - 6:30 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Visitation

Monday, March 21, 2022

8:00 - 10:40 am (Central time)

Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Funeral Mass

Monday, March 21, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady Queen of Angels Cath.Church

2125 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Burial

Monday, March 21, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Bellevue Memorial Park

4833 LA-182, Opelousas, LA 70570

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