Opelousas – Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 for Leona Lavergne Elkins at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Deacon Dwayne Joubert will officiate the services. Rite of Committal will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Church Point.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. A Rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. by Michael Gerace.
Leona Lavergne Elkins, age 74 and a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2019 at her residence.
Leona loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her son, David Elkins and wife, Candice; daughters, Ramona Gerace and husband, Michael and Aimee Kahn and husband, Beau; brother, Lionel Lavergne; sister, Sedonia Bergeron; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and god-children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman Elkins; parents, Bobby and Lorena Lavergne; brother, John Lavergne; sister, Mary Dupre; and great-grandchild, Maverick Elkins.
Pallbearers will be Josh Leger, Derrick Elkins, Blake Elkins, Corey Elkins, Kevin Elkins and Beau Kahn.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Heart of Hospice and her special neighbors, Laura and Wanda for their compassion and care.
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.