Mr. Kenneth Fontenot
April 4, 1952 - May 17, 2021
Mr. Kenneth “Slim” Fontenot, 68, a native of Church Point, Louisiana and a resident of Lawtell, Louisiana passed away on Monday May 17, 2021 at his resident in Lawtell, Louisiana.
Isaiah 57:1-2 – “The righteous man perishes and no one lays it to heart: Devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity: He enters into peace: They rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.
Let us celebrate the life and homegoing of Kenneth “Slim” Fontenot. He was a devoted husband, a protector of his children and family and indeed lived his life to the fullest. Let us cherish his memories and brilliant legacy that he leaves in our hearts. For those who are weary have faith in your heart that we will meet again.
Slim was born on April 4, 1952, to the late Lee Martin Fontenot and Yola Singleton Fontenot. He was the third of five children. He departed this life on May 17, 2021. On July 12, 1975, he married Priscilla Guillory-Fontenot and to that union two children were born (Delana and Kayla Fontenot). To know Slim was to love and admire him. Slim spent thirty plus years as a licensed apprentice in the line of carpentry and construction. Upon the arrival of this debilitating disease of ALS, Slim was forced to retire from his long-standing career with JB Mouton General Contractors. He was blessed with hands that could fix and repair anything that he touched, with perfection. He enjoyed spending time with his family and hunting. He had a great love for dancing, basketball, and was a devoted New Orleans Saints Fan.
He is survived by his wife Priscilla Guillory-Fontenot of Lawtell, LA, his daughters Delana and Kayla Fontenot both of Opelousas LA, his sisters, Zeta Fontenot-Joubert (Lambress) of Plaisance, LA and Sheryl Fontenot Ned (Kenneth Fox), of Opelousas LA, one brother, John Fontenot of Houston TX, his brother in laws, John Sylvester Joseph of Houston TX, Theodore Guillory (Phyllis), Joseph Ray Guillory (Emma), John Gilbert Guillory (Zenobia) all of Lawtell LA, Terrance Jimmy Guillory (Ethel), and Edmond Guillory (Laura) of Houston TX, his sister in laws, Irma Manuel (Harold) of Port Arthur TX and Connie Martin (Reginald) of Houston TX, four grandchildren, Chasity Renee Johnson, Taylor Mae Fontenot, Keithen Ramsey Fontenot, and Addisynn Gabriel Robinson, his nephew that he raised as a son, Valdez Darnell Guillory (Jennifer) of Port Arthur TX, his godchildren Taryn Fontenot Drenon (Calvin), and Paul Walker (Ricchelle),both of Houston TX, his longtime friend, Theme Ledee of Lawtell, LA and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and special friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Martin Fontenot and Yola Singleton Fontenot, his sister, Catherine Fontenot Joseph, his maternal grandparents, Jules Ilias Singleton and Eva Roberts Singleton, his paternal grandparents, Charles and Zeta Fontenot, his in laws, Paul Theodore Guillory and Mary D. Guillory, a brother-in law, Mervin Ned and sister-in law, Linna Guillory Walker.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for Friday May 21, 2021 at 11:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church 291 Thibodeaux Street Lawtell, Louisiana.
The family request that everyone in attendance" Please Wear A Mask ". Services are By Invitation Only!!
Mrs. Effie Thomas Trishelle
March 19, 1926 - April 23, 2021
Mrs. Effie Thomas Trishelle, 95, a native of Leesville, Louisiana and a former resident of Richmond, Texas passed away on Friday April 23, 2021 at her granddaughter’s resident in Richmond, Texas.
Funeral services are scheduled for 12 noon Saturday May 1, 2021 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana.
The Family will receive guess at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home until time of services. Interment will follow at Leesville Memorial Cemetery on Pine Road in Leesville, Louisiana.
Mrs. Cynthia F Henderson
September 9, 1956 - April 4, 2021
Mrs. Cynthia F. Henderson, 64, a native and resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Sunday April 4, 2021 in Leesville, Louisiana.
Mrs. Henderson is survived by, one son Elridge Robertson of Leesville, Louisiana; and a host of other family members and friends.
Funeral services are schedule for Monday April 12, 2021 at 11:00 am at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home Chapel 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana. A visitation will begin at 9:00 am until the time of service. Interment will follow at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Leesville, Louisiana immediately following the services.
Mr. Charles D Ford
August 25, 1966 - April 5, 2021
Mr. Charles D. Ford (Buckley), 54, a native and resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Monday April 5, 2021 in Leesville, Louisiana.
A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday April 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Rowe Memorial Park at 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana. A visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service in the cemetery. Pastor Wayne Godfrey will officiate the services.
Mr. Larry B. Collins
November 25, 1941 - March 7, 2021
Mr. Larry B. Collins, 79, a native of Brookhaven, Mississippi and a resident of Leesville, La passed away on Sunday March 7, 2021 in New Orleans, La.
Mr. Collin was a long time Custodial worker for the Vernon Parish School System until his retirement. He was also a devoted member of First St. Paul Baptist Church in Leesville, La under the direction of Pastor James Gaither.
He is survived by, One daughter, Janice Collins of Leesville, La; three grandchildren, Jessica Jones, Ashley Jones and Vanessa Jones; Two great grandchildren, Mon`et Gore and Eian Jones; Elmarine Manuel and her children, Larry Green, Earl Green, Dewayne Green, Roy Green, Marandia Green and LaShanda Green; One sister, Rosemary Barnes of Corpus Christi, Texas; One great nephew, Lancer Cole; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Collins is preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Woods Collins; Mother Mattie Victoria Bruh, Pop Tyler, Sylvester Barnes, Earest Tyler and Emmerson Tyler and Mattie Victoria Tyler.
A graveside service will be held at Leesville Memorial Cemetery on Pine Road in Leesville, La at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday March 20, 2021. A public visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the cemetery until the time of services. Interment will follow at Leesville Memorial Cemetery in Leesville, La. Pastor James Gaither will officiate the services.
Mr. Raphael Jones Jr.
January 19, 1967 - February 27, 2021
Mr. Raphael Jones Jr., 54 a native of Opelousas, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his family home in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Raphael Jones Jr. Was the eldest of eight siblings. He’s a graduate of Plaisance High School and was employed withWalmart for over 20 years.
Raphael was a lover of cars, a man of minimal words. His heart was big; he would share and show it on many levels. A heart of gold, but stubborn as well, don’t let me forget opinionated, if he say it that’s how it is. He was a father, a brother, a friend, and most of all a son. He had a love for many things. Oh, how he loved his cars and loud music, the joy rides he would give to whomever willing to get in. If you ever got to experience one of those rides you’ll remember, priceless. He loved his nieces and nephews, spoiling them with treats here and there; it was Uncle Richard who had the good candy and other lavish gifts.
Raphael leaves loving and precious memories in the heart of his daughter, Shantravia Jones (Damarious) Pierre of Opelousas, LA; His mother, Jean Jones of Opelousas, LA; One granddaughter, Lela Joelle Pierre of Opelousas, LA.; Three sisters, Karen (Greg) Guillory and Sedonia (Lloyd) Semien, both of Opelousas, LA; and Jean Jones of Cankton, LA; Four brothers, Keith (Melissa) Jones, Ashley Jones and Karl Wayne Jones all of Opelousas, LA; and Corey Jones of Ville Platte, LA; His Godmother, LeeEster Edwards; seven nieces, Ivy Jones (Godchild) of Ville Platte, LA; McCarthy (Godchild) and Madison Roberts of Cankton, LA; Ambur Guillory of Carencro, LA; Kierra Jones of Carbille, LA; Ladonia Semien and Kaitlyn Guillory, both of Opelousas, LA; Four nephews, Gregory Guillory Jr., Ll’Danian Semien, and Breylan Stevenson, all of Opelousas, LA; and Kenan Roberts of Houston, Tx; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Raphael is preceded in death by his father, Raphael Jones, Sr.; Maternal grandparents, Henry and Helen Rideaux Weston, Sr.; Paternal grandparents, Pierre and Cedalese Malveaux Jones; one nephew, Lloyd Alonzo Semien and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services are scheduled for Saturday March 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at First Benjamin Baptist Church 4228 Hwy 3571 Opelousas, Louisiana.
A public visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church, with interment to follow at
St. Mark Baptist Church Cemetery in Plaisance, Louisiana.
Mr. Nigel S Jackson
December 1, 1954 - February 19, 2021
Mr. Nigel S. Jackson, 66, a native and resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Friday February 19, 2021 at his resident in Leesville, Louisiana.
The family asked that you keep them in your prayers. A cremation is requested with no public attendance.
He is survived by family and friends.
Mr. Nigel was preceded in death by his mother Florence Jackson; two brothers, Antone M. Hanes and Gentry Jackson and two uncles, Davis Jackson and Harold Jackson.
Miss Nina Sally
August 24, 2017 - February 2, 2021
Baby Nina Ali Sally, 3, a native of Opelousas, La. and a resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday February 2, 2021 in Vinton, La.
Nina was a very active and bright eyed person that brought happiness and excitement to everyone.
Baby Nina is survived by her parents, Harvey Sally of Lawtell, Louisiana and Mable Papillion Sally of Lake Charles, Louisiana; Two sisters, April S. Sally of Lawtell, Louisiana and Bella Sally of Lake Charles, Louisiana.; Maternal Grandmother, Shirley Papillion of Santa Monica, California; Five aunts, Sandra (Murphy) Campbell of Ville Platte, Louisiana, Shalivia (Wesley) Parker of Santa Monica, California, Fanella (Renard) Watson of Houston, Texas, Shabillion (Robert) Craven of GBLM, Washington and Tammy Sally of Opelousas, Louisiana; Five Uncles, Joseph Amset Papillion Sr., Daniel (Julie) Sally of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Achielle Papillion, Earl Sally (Godfather) of Opelousas, Louisiana and Jonathan Papillion (Velvet) of Erath, Louisiana; and a
host of cousins and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Hcee Sally and Hester Sally Ardoin and maternal grandparent Joseph Aniset Papillion Sr. and One Aunt Carol Sally.
Pallbearers will be; Deontrey Sally, Jonathan Papillion, Ricardo Sally and Achielle Papillion.
Funeral Services will be on Saturday February 20, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Ann Catholic Church 7248 Hwy 190 Mallet, Louisiana. Pastor Stanley Jawa will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The visitation will begin at 8:00 A.M. until 10:15 A.M. at First Benjamin Baptist Church 4228 HWY 3571 Opelousas, Louisiana 70570.
Mrs. Linda M Tyler
January 2, 1959 - February 2, 2021
On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Linda Marie Tyler entered eternal rest at Harbor Hospice of
Linda Marie was born on January 2, 1959 in Beaumont, Tx to Louis Tyler and Marjorie Pete
Goodwill. She was the oldest of seven siblings. Linda accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior
at a young age. As a toddler, Linda lived in Opelousas, Louisiana and later on relocated to
Beaumont, Tx. She graduated from Hebert High School and received her Certified Nursing
Assistant (CNA) certification from Delta College in Beaumont, Tx.
Linda enjoyed spending time with her mother, siblings, family and friends. She loved spoiling
her grandson, nephews, nieces, great-granddaughter and godchildren. Linda's personality
made her well known wherever she resided, wherever she traveled and whomever she
interacted with. She was the "LIFE OF EVERY PARTY" with her crazy laughter and joking
ways. Her past time passion was playing dominoes with her brothers and friends on her
mother's front porch. Linda inherited exceptional skills as a cook that influenced her devotion of
feeding anyone, at any time, no matter if it was at her home or while visiting her mother.
Linda leaves loving and precious memories in the hearts of her son, Louis (Lakeisha) Tyler III of
Abbeville, La; mother, Marjorie Pete Goodwill of Opelousas, La; one grandson, Louis Tyler IV
and one great-granddaughter, Kyliegh Tyler, both of Beaumont Tx; three sisters: Yolanda (Jew)
Tyler and Lasheen Tyler, both of Beaumont, Tx, and Roxanne Orphey of Lake Charles, La;
three brothers: Jeffrey (Henrietta) Tyler of Beaumont, Tx, Ronald (Florence) Milburn and Mark
(Amber) Tyler Sr., both of Opelousas, La; three godchildren: An'Tonisha Hebert of Lake
Charles, La., Irving Pete and Mark (MJ) Tyler Jr., all of Opelousas, La; an aunt, Lou Bertha Hall
of Opelousas, La; two uncles: Leroy Dunbar Sr., of Opelousas, La, and Jerome Garrick of Lake
Charles, La; three great aunts: Sister Magdalene Gilbert of Baltimore, Maryland, Ruby Lee
Shaisson of Beaumont, Tx, and Lillie Davis of St. Louis, Missouri; a host of nieces, nephews,
other family members and friends; and special friends: Henrietta Stevens, Doris Stella,
Claudette Gilbo, Queen, Robin Woodard, all of Beaumont, Tx; and Deborah Mayo Beane of
Linda is preceded in death by her father, Louis Tyler Jr.; paternal grandparents: Louis and
Evaline Tyler Sr.; maternal grandparents: Cleveland and Della Pete; three aunts: Stellar
Dunbar, Gladys Young and Emma Pitre; and two uncles: Clarence and Walter Pete.
Funeral service will be Saturday February 13, 2021 at First Benjamin Baptist Church 4228 Hwy 357 Opelousas, La. at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will begin at 8:00 a.m. until time of service at the church.
Mr. Hilton Joseph Ardoin
November 26, 1966 - December 23, 2020
Mr. Hilton Ardoin a native of Ville Platte, La and a resident of Baton Rouge, La. passed away on Wednesday December 23, 2020 in Baton Rouge, La.
Mr. Ardoin is survived by his mother, Ethel Williams Ardoin of Baton Rouge, La; Two brothers, Andre (Kimberly) and Antonio Ardoin both of Baton Rouge, La; Three sisters, Dequeina (Dave) Mouton, Chelsea and Mattie Ardoin all of Beaumont, Texas; God child (niece), Johnda Lazaro (Ladarin); Three nephews, Johnathan, Kendric and Kendall; and niece, Ophelia George (Jeremy); A special companion Betty Broussard and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rogers Ardoin; One sister, Rachel Ardoin; Maternal grandparents, Mose and Sovilla Williams Sr. and his paternal grandparents, Samuel Ardoin Sr. and Lillian Arvie.
A Graveside Service will be on Saturday January 2, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.at St. John Memorial Cemetery in Ville Platte, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 10: 00 a.m. in the cemetery.
Due to Covid-19 all persons in attendance must wear a mask and practice social
Mr. Branden D Childs
September 27, 1997 - December 2, 2020
Branden D. Childs 23, a native and resident of Deridder, La passed away Wednesday December 2, 2020 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Branden was a dedicated father to children and a great person to his family if you were a part of
his presence you could always feel the love he expressed daily.
He was survived by his parents; Mother, Tyrona Childs (Darryl Levings) of New Orleans, La,
Patricia McGloten, Mary Jane McGloten and Father Walter McGloten Jr. of Oakdale, La.; Two
children, Braylon D. Pattum and Audrey Rayne Pattum of Baton Rouge, La.; Brothers, Byron
Childs, Marc A. Childs, Taren Levings, Darryl Levings Jr., Jayln Levings, De’Shon McGloten,
Logan Thomas, Terrell Red and Rayon Linton; Sisters, Brittney Childs, Jasmine Davis, Kelly
Hebert, Jade Winfield, Denise Linton, Kearra McGloten, Cassandra Linton, Mercedes McGloten, Talisha Buckley and Dominique Johnson; Maternal Grandmother, Janice Childs; Paternal Grandparents, Brenda McGloten and Walter McGloten Sr.; Aunts, Taren Childs, Trywa Childs, Trygve Hodge, Laquinitha Fulton, Martha Harris and Barbara Foster; Uncles, Darius Holmes and Kenneth Childs Jr.; and a host of other family members and friends.
Branden was preceded in death by; his twin sister Briana D. Childs; Maternal Grandfathers,
Kenneth Childs Sr. and Johnny Vercher; Step Grandmother Patricia Holmes; Maternal Great
Grandparents, Katherine Childs and Sammy Childs; and a host of others family members.
Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday December 19, 2020 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, La. Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon at the funeral home until time of service, with interment to follow at Beauregard Community Cemetery in Deridder, La. Pastor Wilbert LeFleur will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be family members.
Mr. Joseph "Dalton" Lemelle Sr.
June 3, 1950 - November 14, 2020
Dalton was born June 3,1950, in Leonville, Louisiana to Mary Grace Auzenne Lemelle and Clarence Lemelle. He often told stories about growing up as a boy and having to work the fields, but still finding time to play with his older brother, Elton.
At the age of 18, Dalton married his childhood sweetheart, Eula Henry, and they quickly began their soon-to-be family of 6. It was also at the age of 18, he began working in the grocery business. For the next 47 years, he would work in this business until his hands, affected by the cold of the meat coolers, would not allow him to work any longer. He worked in stores all over St. Landry Parish, especially Opelousas, even opening his own corner meat market in the neighborhood. After his time in grocery stores ended, “How’s Mr. Lemelle?” became a common question to members of his family, evidence of his ability to make lasting connections with and impressions on those he had met on his journey.
Dalton valued education inspiring him to become a mentor to many. For many years, he served as a baseball coach at the North Park. He was known for using unconventional ways of communicating with his players. Though he would quit coaching several times; however, he could not stay away from the kids. He loved them, and they loved him. He also loved watching sports and going to the horse races. It was not uncommon to find him watching a baseball or football game and yelling at the TV. He was a man of many opinions, and he often shared them with anyone freely. “Get ya mind right!” was one of his favorite phrases to say, especially when he thought what you were saying or doing was wrong.
Dalton was smart, funny, confident, and outspoken. Above all, though, he was loved…Is loved. And, he will be missed by so many.
Mr. Lemelle is survived by wife, Eula Lemelle of Opelousas; children, Dalton Lemelle, Jr. (Robin) of Dallas, GA, Pattie Lemelle of Atlanta, GA, Pamela Tezeno (Dion) of Opelousas, LA, and Kirston Lemelle (Troy) of Opelousas, LA; 10 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; brother, Christopher Lemelle of San Antonio, TX; and a host of aunts, nieces, nephews and other beloved friends and relatives. Mr. Lemelle was preceded in death by parents, Mary Grace Auzenne Lemelle and Clarence Lemelle; brother, John Elton Lemelle; and sister, Mary Amy Lemelle.
A graveside funeral service for Mr. Joseph Dalton Lemelle, Sr. ,70, will be held Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at Serenity Memorial Park,7352 Highway 31, in Opelousas, Louisiana. A public viewing will be held at the graveside from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Marvin E Scott
April 21, 1968 - October 19, 2020
Marvin Scott, age 52, a native of Gary, Indiana and a resident of Killeen, TX, transitioned on October 19, 2020 in Humble, TX.
He was born April 24, 1968 in Hammond, IN. He attended Gary Public Schools System. Graduate of Roosevelt class of 1986. Served in the United States Air Force. He had an avid love for trucks, which lead him to have a career as an over the road driver for over 25 years.
He leaves to mourn in passing his wife of 29 years, Rondell Scott of Killeen, Tx, parents, Haywood and Ernestine Scott of Gary, IN; daughters, Vantashia Semien, along with granddaughter Taydionne Semien of Port Allen, LA; Jasmine Wiley of Killeen, TX; son, Jordan Darby of Houston, TX; brother, Darrell (Kimberly) Scott of Chicago, IL; sisters, Tammy (Jesse) Silve of New Port News, Virginia; Deborah Scott of Chicago, IL and Nialah Neal of Gary, IN., and special family friend, Laura Semien of Leesville, LA. A host of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park L.L.C and Powell-Coleman Funeral Home 3200 West 15th Street Gary, Indiana 46404 is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Alecia Ann Henry
November 21, 1952 - September 9, 2020
Mrs. Alecia A. Henry, 67, a native of Orange, Texas, a long time resident of Baytown, Texas and a resident of Florien, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday September 9, 2020 in Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Mrs. Henry was a registered nurse who loved her job very much, as it gave her the opportunity to meet people and to help a sick person in need of some tender loving care. She lived most of her life in Texas while enjoying her husband, children, grandchildren and great grand-children.
She leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Farland “ Bubba” Henry of Baytown, Texas; One daughter, Jennifer Suzette Steele (Steve) of Baytown, Texas; One son, Jeff Henry, fiancée, (Ashlie Havard) of Winnie, Texas; Four grandchildren, Aimee Brown, Leisa McWatters, Rylee and Carson Henry all of Texas; Two great-grandchildren, Jaxlee and Preslee McWatters; One sister
Suzanne Flanagan (Rickey); One brother, Randy Alford (Sheri); as well as many adopted children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Alecia was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin Lee Alford and Dorothy Frances Gifford Alford; and a host of other relatives.
A private viewing was performed with immediate family on Wednesday September 9, 2020 at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park L.L.C 1352 Belview Road in Leesville, La.
The family will announce a public memorial at a later date for friends and family.
Mr. Harold Joseph Corumia
May 4, 1955 - August 4, 2020
Mr. Harold Joseph Corumia, 65, entered eternal rest Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Our Lady of
Lourdes Medical Regional Hospital, Lafayette, La. Harold was a resident of Crowley, La where he was an electrician, operated a Taxi Service and Video Arcade in the Crowley area providing transportation and entertainment for thesurrounding community until retirement.
He loved the outdoors where he spent much of his time with his friends and family flying model airplanes, fishing, boating, listening to Jazz, riding his motorcycle, taking road trips as well providing help to those who were in need. Harold will truly be missed by his community.
Harold is survived by his daughter Allison Corumia (Justin Hanchett) and his granddaughter who was the pride of his life Rhylee Hanchett. He leaves to cherish his most precious memories Deana Breaux Corumia, sisters Patsy C. Woolridge, Crowley, La. Betty, Dugas (Mark), Mermentau La. brother Gene Corumia, Rayne, La. Two step-children and six step-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Corumia and Adee Webster Corumia, two brothers, Michael Corumia and Kenneth Corumia.
A private graveside service will be held for Mr. Harold Joseph Corumia, 65, on Saturday,
August 8, 2020 at 11:00 am at the West Crowley Cemetery in Crowley, La.
Mr. Lloyd Alonzo Semien
September 8, 1990 - July 24, 2020
Lloyd Alonzo Semien, 29
a native and resident of Opelousas, Louisiana entered eternal rest on Friday July 24, 2020 at Opelousas General Hospital in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Alonzo as he was called by many was a very special person and a great conversation piece. He knew everything about everyone and was not too shy to tell it. He made everyone laugh around him and there was never a dull moment when he was around. He brought GREAT JOY to every situation.
Mr. Semien’s memories are being cherished by his parents, Lloyd and Sedonia Jones Semien of Opelousas, La; One sister Ladonia Semien of Opelousas, La.; Two brothers, Ll’Danian Semien of Opelousas, La. and Bryson Redding of Washington, La.; Maternal grandmother, Jean Jones and Paternal grandmother, Audrey Semien both of Opelousas, La; Four aunts, Gwen (Craig) Chavis and Karen (Greg) Guillory both of Opelousas, La, Jean Roberts of Cankton, La and Dierra (Willie) Harris of Houston, Texas; Seven uncles, Raphael Jones, Kenneth(Mary)Rosette also his Godfather, Keith (Melissa) Ashley, Karl Wayne Jones and Michael Williams all of Opelousas, La. and Corey “Bass” Jones of Ville Platte, La.; A special Great Uncle, Master Gunnery Sergeant Willie (Pam) Nimer of Rowlett, Tx.; His buddy, second Mom, Counselor and Care Giver, Jacqueline Manuel; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
Lloyd is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Rayfield Jones; paternal grandfather, Lloyd Williams; maternal great grandparents, Henry and Helen Rideau Weston; paternal great grandparents; Irene Nimer and Lloyd Williams; and a host of other relatives.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday August 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at First Benjamin Baptist Church 4228 Hwy 357 Opelousas, La. A public visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday August 1, 2020 at the church until the time of service. The burial will follow at St. Mark Baptist Church Cemetery at 3461 Hwy 167 Opelousas, La.
******Please be advised that everyone in attendance must adhere to all safety measures and precautions provided by the State of Louisiana due to COVID-19. Everyone MUST WEAR A MASK, EVERYONE MUST PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND EVERYONE MUST COOPERATE WITH HAVING THEIR TEMPRATURE CHECK. If you are experiencing some form of ILLNESS please do not attend. We will receive you in our prayers.
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Mrs. Anita Ned Cormier
April 30, 1939 - July 2, 2020
Mrs. Anita Ned Cormier
81, a native of Opelousas, La and a resident of Carencro, La departed this life on the wings of an angel on Thursday July 2, 2020 in Opelousas, La.
Mrs. Cormier was born to the late Wilkerson Joseph Ned Sr. and Mable Frank Ned
on April 30, 1939 in Opelousas, La. She was united in holy matrimony to Mr. Dennis Cormier, whom she loved so very much.
She is survived by, One son, Herbert Ned of Lawtell, La.; One brother, Irvin Ned of Lawtell, La; Three sisters, Arline Lewis of Scott, La, Cynthia Ned and Sylvia Ned both of Lawtell, La. and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Anita was preceded in death by her husband Dennis Cormier; her parents Wilkerson Sr. and Mable Frank Ned; Four brothers, Aaron Ned Sr., Wilkerson Ned Jr. Charles Ray Ned and Calvin Joseph Ned; One nephew, Aaron Ned Jr. and One brother-in-law Horace Lewis.
A graveside service will be on Friday July 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Evangeline Memorial Cemetery in Carencro, La. The family is requesting that anyone who attends the service to please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
Mr. Adam "Cunch" Wheeler
January 20, 1943 - June 22, 2020
Mr. Adam Wheeler, 77,
a native of Lewisburg, Louisiana and a resident of Opelousas, Louisiana passed away on Monday June 22, 2020 in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Mr. Wheeler affectionately known as “Cunch” to many was born to Soustand “Tanny” and Julia
Fontenot Wheeler on January 20, 1943. He always said that he was born in Lafayette, Louisiana
and was from Grand Coteau, Louisiana. He was united in marriage to Mary Vallier and from this marriage four children were born.
He is survived by his wife: Mary Vallier Wheeler of Opelousas, Louisiana; Four sons, Darrell L.
Wheeler Sr., Julian (Lindel) Wheeler, Dwayne (Chassin) Wheeler, Lydell (Latasha) Rubin and
One nephew Byron Keith (Shalonda) Wheeler all of Opelousas, Louisiana; One daughter, Debra
Wheeler and One niece Melissa (Quint) Howard ; Special friend/cousin, Kenneth (Slim)
(Priscilla) Fontenot of Lawtell, Louisiana and Timothy LeDee both of Lawtell, Louisiana;
Special Aunts, Sister Singleton and Yola Fontenot both of Opelousas, Louisiana; Twenty-four
grandchildren and Twenty-four great-grand children; A special Godchild Germaine Thomas and
a host of nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.
Mr. Wheeler was preceded in death by his parents Soustand and Julia Wheeler; One sister, Mary
Ann Wheeler, One Aunt, Caroline Broussard and One Uncle Alfred Broussard Sr. who raised
A public visitation will be on Saturday June 27, 2020 in Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. at 291 Thibodeaux Street in Lawtell, Louisiana.
Ms. Carol Sue Sally
July 10, 1960 - June 10, 2020
Ms. Carol Sue Sally, 59
a native and resident of Lafayette, Louisiana passed away on Wednesday June 10, 2020 at her resident in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Ms. Carol was a lifelong resident of Lawtell, Louisiana for 33 years until she
moved to Lafayette, Louisiana to live with her daughter. She was born from the union of N.C. Sally and Hester Jones of Ville Platte, Louisiana.
Ms. Carol is survived by: Two sons, Ricardo M. Sally and Vincent Babineaux; One daughter, Alexis Candust Sally (Jonathan) of Lafayette, Louisiana; Three brothers, Daniel Sally (Judy) of Philadelphia ,Steve Sally and Earl Sally of Opelousas, Louisiana ; Three sisters, Sandra Sally Semien (Murphy) of Ville Platte, Louisiana, Fernella Watson (Raynor) of Houston, Texas and Tammy Sally of Opelousas, Louisiana; 13 grandchildren; 5 Step grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Ms. Sally was preceded in death by her parents, N. C. Sally and Hester Jones
Ardoin; And a Special friend Joseph Sonnier.
The family will announce a celebration of life for Ms. Carol at a later date.
Mr. Joseph Goodwin III
December 5, 1975 - June 1, 2020
Mr. Joseph Goodwin III, 44,
a native of Lafayette, Louisiana and a resident of Lawtell, Louisiana passed away on Monday June 1, 2020 at his resident in Lawtell, Louisiana.
Mr. Goodwin is survived by One daughter, Capricia Goodwin of Texas; One
brother, Roland (Carolyn) Goodwin of Sorrento, Louisiana; Two niece, Tempest
Edwards and Ma'Kaylyn Goodwin both of Sorrento, Louisiana; One great-niece,
Madison Harris; Three uncles, Joseph G. Richard Jr. of Opelousas, Louisiana, John
Clifton Goodwin and Donald Goodwin; Three aunts, Verlee M. Freeman, Elsie
Goodwin and Mary C. Richard; A host of other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Joseph Goodwin Jr. and Mary
Richard Goodwin; Grandparents, Joseph Gilbert Richard and Elizabeth Wheeler
Richard; One brother, Christopher Goodwin; Three uncles, Clayton Richard,
Joseph Raphael Richard and Harris Leblanc; Two aunts, Pearl R. Leblanc and
A graveside service is scheduled for Saturday June 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church Cemetery 291 Thibodeaux Street in Lawtell, Louisiana.
Mrs. Elaine Mardrell Vessel Semien
February 23, 1967 - April 15, 2020
Mrs. Elaine Madrell Vessel Semien, 53,
a native of Baton Rouge, La and a resident of Houston, Texas passed away on Wednesday April 15, 2020 at Memorial Herman Sugarland Hospital in Sugarland, Texas.
Elaine is survived by her husband of 33years that she LOVED greatly, Wilbert “Honey “ Semien; One son, Brandon (Shaquana) Semien; Two daughters, Kunisha Vessel and Alaina “Nuna” Semien; Two grandchildren, Javian Julian and Ariel Thomas All of Houston, Texas; Her father, Joseph Vessel Jr. of Zachary, Louisiana; Mother and Father-in-law, Laura H. and Andrew Semien of Opelousas, Louisiana; Six sisters, Lynette McGee, Cynthia (Derrick) Johnson, Ivory Sterling, Tomeria (Reginald) Foutenberry, Tiffany Vessel and Felicia Vessel; Seven brothers, Fredrick (Sonya) Winfield, Joseph T. (Mary) Vessel, Quintin Vessel, Timothy (Tracy) Vessel, Alexander Vessel, Joshua Vessel, and Joseph C. Vessel all of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Four sisters-in-law, Wilma Hunter of Houston Texas , Laura Semien of Leesville, Louisiana, Linda Winfield and Alice Vessel of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Two brothers -in-law, Andrus Semien of Opelousas, Louisiana and Larry Hunter of Houston, Texas; Avery special cousin that she loved as a sister Olivia Neal of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; two very special friends, Debra Holmes and She’ah Savage of Houston, Texas and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Mrs. Semien, was preceded in death by her mother, Lillian W. Vessel; Two brothers, Cleveland Winfield and Carlton Vessel; Maternal grandparents, John and Mary Lena Tate Jr. and Paternal grandparents Joseph Vessel Sr. and Nettie Hulbert; one brother-in-law, Louis McGee and one sister-in-law Catherine Vessel.
A viewing will take place on Saturday April 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home 1352 Belview Road Leesville, Louisiana with family. To allow family members to come and view, as with the situation of the COVID-19 rules we will hold strongly to the social distancing guidelines. A private interment will follow on Sunday April 26, 2020 with immediate family only.
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Mr. Donald Warren
June 11, 1947 - February 25, 2020
Mr. Donald R. Warren, 72, a native and resident of Leesville, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at Byrd Reginald Hospital in Leesville, Louisiana.
Mr. Warren was a retired Army veteran who received numerous award medals throughout his tour of duty which consisted of: The National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, The Overseas Service Ribbon, (1) Good Medal of Conduct, Army Achievement Medal, Marksman (rifle), Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, and three Army Service Ribbons. He was very proud of being a veteran, and after returning home he became a member of the American Legion Post #510 and the Prince Hall Mason. He loved his family very much and gave much of his time to his church as well as his community. Helping people was something he was very passionate about.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife, Barbara W. Warren of Leesville, Louisiana; One daughter, D. Tiffani Warren of Dallas, Texas; Two brothers, Herman Warren and Harold Warren; Three sisters, Lue P. Kennedy, Mickie Seastrunk and Eloise Johnson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Mr. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, John Ira Warren Jr. and Myrtle D. Lewis Warren.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 3, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Ellen Burr Baptist Church on 1480 Pine Road in Leesville, Louisiana. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Interment will follow at Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery 3348 University Parkway Leesville, Louisiana 71446. Pastor Ernest C. Smith will officiate the services
Mrs. Chun Cha Harrell
May 13, 1942 - January 8, 2020
Mrs. Chun Cha Harrell, 74, a native of Hong Hung, China and a resident of Leesville, La, passed away on Wednesday January 8, 2020 at Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville, La.
Mrs. Harrell had been a resident of Leesville, La for 42 years since coming from South Korea.
Mrs. Harrell is survived by her two children; One son, Michael Donnell Harrell and One daughter, Sonny Hong Harrell both of Leesville, La.; One sister, Hong Gum Ok of Incheon, Korea; Three grandchildren; Six, Great-grandchildren; and a host of other friends.
Mrs. Harrell was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and One daughter,
Teresa Lyn (Harrell) Porter.
A Visitation Service will be held on Saturday January 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Heritage Rowe Funeral Home and Memorial Park 1352 Belview Road Leesville, La 71446, with the burial to follow at Leesville Cemetery in Leesville, La. Elder Leroy C. Stokes as speaker.