Opelousas - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 for Thaddeus "Teddy" Manuel at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Father Gregory Simien will officiate the Mass. Rite of Committal will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Teddy Manuel, age 57 and a resident of Longview, TX, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017.
Teddy volunteered his time at The Salvation Army. He enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and hunting. Teddy also loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his beloved mother, Thelma Labbe Manuel; his companion, Allie Keoun; his aunts, Lou Cannon, Martha Dean and Ann Bertrand and her husband, Randal; and a host of cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Joe Manuel; and his brother, Tommy Manuel.
Visitation will be on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. in the Skip Montet Chapel at Lafond-Ardoin Funeral Home in Opelousas. It will continue on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - until the time of service. A Rosary will be prayed on Monday Evening at 6:00 p.m. by Deacon Sammy Diesi.
Pallbearers will be Jay Dean, Tommy Diesi, Danny Joe Richard, Todd Darbonne, Raoul Zapata and Russell Dupuis.
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.
Will miss you Teddy!
James G RachalDallas, TX
Ms Manual I have heard a lot about you over the years from Teddy. You are in my thoughts and prayers! We loved Teddy and Allie dearly and he will be greatly missed! Forever in our hearts, RIP Teddy!
Shelia AshtonMabank, TX
Cousin Thelma, I was sorry to hear of your loss. Virval and I are both out of town so we won't be able to attend Teddy's services but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Carolyn FerrazzanoOpelousas, LA
We will all miss your crazy self Teddy you could be having a bad day and Teddy would you make you smile and laugh we all love you Teddy.
Shawn L DupreLafayette, LA
Teddy will always hold a special place in our as Tommy does now. We were very sorry to hear about Teddy's passing. He is home with his Dad and his brother. We pray for you and the entire family at terrible time in your lives. Remembering when we were kids how we used to play football at the school and all of the baseball games in the backyard. Those were good times and good memories to hold on to.
Susan & Jesse PitreWalker, LA
Ms. Thelma, I am so very sorry and sad to hear of Teddy passing. Teddy was always such a joy to be around. I will keep those memories close to my heart. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and guide you through this.
Sally McKinney Reedopelousas,, LA
I was so very sad to hear about Teddy. My prayers are with Ms Thelma and his family and friends
Cindy Reed HollierOpelousas, LA
My prayers for the family and friends. I hold tightly to my memories and pray you do also. We are here for such a short time but will always be in our hearts thru our memories.
kaye DriggersLongview, TX
My most heartfelt condolences, Mrs. Manuel, for the loss of Teddy. A huge part of my young life was spent laughing and loving Teddy. I barely have a single high school memory that doesn’t involve him. I remember how much he loved you and his daddy and how he always wanted to hang out with y’all. And then when Tommy and Martha came to town, it was like his circle was complete! I can just picture the reunion now with all of your boys. Please take some comfort in knowing how lovingly Teddy is remembered.
Martha Ward AntounPensacola Beach, FL