Opelousas - Funeral services will be held for Regina Burleigh Thibodeaux on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM in the Skip Montet Memorial Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. Rev. Alvin Ogea will officiate the services. Burial will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park.
Mrs. Thibodeaux, age 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Opelousas.
Regina loved being outdoors working in her yard, raking leaves and cutting grass. She was employed at Opelousas General Health System as a nurse's aide for 42 years until her retirement at the age of 82. She was loved by so many. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Regina will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughter, Georgette T. Doucet of Opelousas; a loving Godmother of Trudy Simon; a very special friend, she loved dearly like a daughter, Gladys Grayson; her sisters, Violet Cushman of Opelousas; and Estelle Burleigh of Sunset. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Laura Sankus and husband, Steve; Paula Nelams and husband, Scott; Anne Matt and husband, David; and two great-grandchildren, Hunter Matt and Elliott Sankus.
She was preceded by her husband, Houston Thibodeaux; her parents, George and Beatrice Stanford Burleigh; and her sister, Louetta Young.
Pallbearers will be Hunter Matt, Elliott Sankus, Jason Young, Steve Sankus, Scott Nelams, and David Matt.
Visitation will be held on Friday, September 18, 2020, from 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas and will reopen on Saturday, September 19, 2020 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 South Union Street, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337-942-2638) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.