Opelousas-A Mass of Christian Burial for Laura Lee Richard Romero will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Opelousas. Rite of Committal and interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas, LA.
Mrs. Romero, age 78, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 23, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was a retired cashier from the Plaza Pharmacy.
Laura enjoyed cooking, dancing, planting flowers, eating at Pekings, going to the casino, and attending trail rides as a pastime. She enjoyed being surrounded by her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a longtime parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church where she attended Mass regularly.
She is survived by one son, Shannon D. Romero and wife, Dawn; two daughters: Michelle R. Soileau and Carol R. Bourque and husband, Paul; sister, Beverly R. Levy; two grandchildren: Keisha Daigle and Morgan Seibel and husband, Cole; three great-grandchildren: Drake Daigle, Carter Daigle, and Noah Kennerson; one step grandson, Maeson Theriot; and her godchildren: Shari Goutierrez, Brian Richard, and Jude Richard.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Carroll Romero; parents, Hypolite Richard and Editha Viator Richard; three sisters: Dorothy Neveaux, Mary Jane Neveaux, and Maudry Richard LaSalle; and three brothers: Curley Richard, Ivan D. Richard, and Emery Joseph Richard.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Lafond Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas. On Saturday, visitation will continue from 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. A Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening in the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Shannon Romero, Michelle Soileau, Matt Richard, Paul Bourque, Tony Romero, and Kelly Richard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Drake Daigle, Carter Daigle, Noah Kennerson, and Maeson Theriot.
Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at www.lafondardoin.com.
LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home, 2845 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570, (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.