Velma Soileau Thibodeaux
January 20, 1925  -  November 4, 2017

Velma Soileau Thibodeaux

Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas
2845 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Rosary
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2125 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
1:00 p.m.
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Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2125 South Union Street
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
1:30 p.m.
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Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery
4833 Hwy. 182 South
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church for Velma Soileau Thibodeaux, age 92, who passed away Saturday morning, November 4, 2017 at Courtyard Retirement and Assisted Living. Reverend Monsignor Keith DeRouen will celebrate the Mass. Rite of Committal and Burial will be held at Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas, Louisiana.

Velma was a devout Catholic and a longtime parishioner of Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. She honored the Blessed Mother by praying the Rosary daily. Velma worked as a telephone operator for Bell South Telephone Company for 18 years. She loved gardening, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she was a long-time member of the Opelousas Garden Club. She also loved shopping excursions and finding bargains. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her five children, Jo Ann Cortez and husband, Glenn of Opelousas, Louisiana; Peggy Bradford and husband, Leroy Hotaling of Coppell, Texas; Timothy Thibodeaux and wife, Alina of Church Point, Louisiana; Gary Thibodeaux and wife, Missy of Opelousas, Louisiana; and Barney Thibodeaux and wife, Sandy of Lewisville, Texas.

She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Glenn David Cortez, junior and wife, Elisabeth; Christopher Chad Cortez; Alisha Cortez Higgins and husband, Scott; Ryan Bradford; Rachel Bradford Higgs; Nicholas Thibodeaux; Katie Thibodeaux Jeffers and husband, Brandon; Allison Thibodeaux Babineaux and husband, Russell; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Burke Soileau and wife, Barbara; and one sister, Gayle Soileau and husband, Charles.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Percy Thibodeaux; her parents, Claude and Anna Soileau; her sister, Betty Valin; and her grandson, Jude David Cortez.

Visitation will be held at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home of Opelousas on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. A Rosary will be prayed at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon by Monsignor Keith DeRouen at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Courtyard Retirement and Assisted Living for the compassionate care our mother received.

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, Louisiana 70570 (337)-942-2638 has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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  1. Pat Rabalais
    Opelousas, LA

    Dear Thibodeauxs (JoAnn and Barnie), I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your Mother very much. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I do not know if I did not read the obituary correctly but I was prepared to attend the rosary and funeral services at 9:00 today. I thought the services were today (Thursday). I am so sorry I missed them. Again, please know I am praying for you.
    Pat Rabalais

  2. Melvia Daniels
    Opelousas, LA

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.May GOD continue to bless your family.Love, Melvia Daniels

  3. Mitchel White
    Dripping Springs, TX

    Rest in Peace sweet Lady and tell everyone hello in Heaven.

    Love,
    Mitch

  4. Joyce C. Brasseaux
    Sunset, LA

    My sympathy to you Jooann & the Thibdeaux family the loss of your Mother Mrs Velma Thibdeaux ,šŸ™šŸ»šŸ™šŸ»šŸ™šŸ» RIP

  5. Ron and Barbara Jennings
    Coppell, TX

    The world has lost an angel on earth, but we know she is dancing with Percy and watching down on all her loved ones. We loved Velma so much and enjoyed her company every chance we could. She is going to really be missed but we have sweet memories to look back on. Rest dear sweet Velma.
    Ron and Barbara

  6. Terry Cormier
    Baton Rouge, LA

    My condolences for the loss of your mother and my aunt!
    God has welcomed her home.

    My prayers are offered for you.

    I am sorry that I will be out of state on Wednesday.
    Terry

  7. Blanco, Enola, Tony and May Rose Bourgeois
    Lake Charles,

    We wish to express our deepest sympathy to your family and friends on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Jerry and Sharon Leynes
    Jacksonville, FL

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Peace.

  9. Amzi Collins
    Lake Charles, LA

    Dearest Gayle, I am so sorry for the passing of your beautiful sister. I wish you peace and happy memories of her. Sincerely, Amzi

  10. Karen & Van Christian
    Opelousas, LA

    Sending our condolences to your family. So sorry for your loss sending prayers of comfort for the family.

  11. Cherry moss
    Silsbee, TX

    Iā€™m so sorry for the loss of Aunt Velma. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of sadness

  12. Debbie Venable
    Grapevine, TX

    Barney, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

  13. Betsy Benoit
    Lafayette, LA

    Iā€™m so very sorry for the loss of Mrs. Velma. Iā€™m sure you all will miss her dearly. May God Bless all of you.

  14. Iris Diesi
    Lafayette,

    My Prays for Velma & sending my thoughts and prays for her family !

  15. Monette Gerace
    , LA

    My prayers are with you and your family. She is now at peace

  16. Chris & Yvette Dohmann
    Morgan City, LA

    Our prayers to all the family, Velma was a very sweet and loveable lady she will be missed, God Bless, we are so sorry for your loss

  17. Pauline Ellison Smith
    Kountze, TX

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