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Theresa Sue Kirkpatrick

April 10, 1935 — July 6, 2023

Opelousas

Opelousas, Louisiana - It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Theresa Sue Kirkpatrick, a remarkable woman whose presence illuminated the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Sue departed this world on July 6, 2023, leaving behind cherished memories and a legacy of love that will forever be treasured.

Sue’s nurturing spirit and gentle nature touched the lives of countless individuals. It was no surprise that her passion for caring led her to nursing. At the peak of her career, Sue served as the Director of Nursing at Opelousas General Hospital. Her colleagues revered her for her expertise, empathy, and the exceptional level of devotion she demonstrated toward her profession. She not only healed bodies but also uplifted spirits, leaving an enduring impression on both her colleagues and patients alike.

Sue’s Catholic beliefs were at the core of her being, serving as a guiding light in her life. Her legacy of love, compassion, and faith will forever be engraved in the hearts of her family, friends, and the community she touched. Although her departure leaves a void, we find solace in knowing that Sue is now whole and healed in the loving embrace of the Lord.

Sue is survived by her children Trish, Terri, and Kris Kirkpatrick; grandchildren Krisi Carriere-Moran and husband Ricky, Johnny Carriere Jr. and wife Kelli, Derrick Carriere Sr. and wife Kristi, Angelique Midkiff, Aleisha Midkiff, Jordyn Kirkpatrick and Landon Kirkpatrick; great-grandchildren Carsyn and wife Brittany, Connolly, Carlyle, Derrick II, Eli, Johnny III, Sebastian, Adelynn, Caroline, Ayden, Lincoln, Ayva, Drew, and Wiley; sister-in-law Mary Frances Richard; nephew Briar Richard and family, Allison, Coen and Drew; sister-in-law Etta Oberhoff and family; aunt Joycelyn Soileau; and cousin Gloria Devalcourt.

Sue is preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Ervin Kirkpatrick, Jr.; parents Benjamin and Frances Richard; in-laws Lee and Bernice Guidry and Gilbert Ervin Sr. and Mary Kirkpatrick; siblings Marlene, Benny, and Claudette Richard; children Tracie Carriere, Gilbert Ervin “Kirk” Kirkpatrick III, and Trina Kirkpatrick; and granddaughter Jade Kirkpatrick.

The family would like to recognize close friends Tanya Reed, Brooks LaCombe, Kat Labbe, and Debbie Deshotels. These ladies were wonderful companions to Sue and have become part of the family.

A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Sue Kirkpatrick's faith-filled life will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m.  The Very Reverend Monsignor Keith J. DeRouen will celebrate the Mass.  Visitation will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home on Friday, July 7, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with a rosary at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will resume at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2023, until the time of service. She will be laid to rest at Holy Sepulcher Mausoleum and Cemetery in Opelousas, La.

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, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, July 7, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Skip Montet Chapel at LaFond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Rosary Service

Friday, July 7, 2023

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

Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home

2845 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Mass

Saturday, July 8, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church

2125 S Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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Burial

Saturday, July 8, 2023

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Holy Sepulcher Mausoleum

914 N Union St, Opelousas, LA 70570

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