Jesselyn Guidroz Stelly

Arnaudville – Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2008, at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church for Jesselyn Marie Guidroz Stelly, 74, who passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at her residence.

Interment followed at St. John Francis Regis Cemetery.

Rev. Fr. Keenan Brown, pastor of St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, officiated at the funeral Mass. Readers were David Stelly and Madeline Breaux. Her grandchildren served as gift bearers.

Mrs. Stelly was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who took great pride in keeping her home very clean for her family. She enjoyed reading, praying, volunteering with the St. Theresa Group and camping with the Telephone Pioneers of America. She was a member of St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church Ladies Altar Society, St. Theresa Group, and the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. Her most treasured times were those spent with her family, especially her loving husband of 56 years, Louis.

Survivors include her husband, Louis J. Stelly of Arnaudville; two sons, David Stelly of Arnaudville and Francis Keith Stelly of Jennings; four daughters, Bonita Lee and her husband Gary of Lebanon, Ohio, Carla Comeaux of Lafayette, Pamela Arnaud of Scott and Lori Duplechin and her husband Tony of Arnaudville; one brother, Herman “Cowboy” Guidroz and his wife, Pearl, of Arnaudville; two sisters, Carrie Angelle of Cecilia and Vivian LeBlanc of Leonville; nine grandchildren, Jai Clay, Bucky Lee, Nicholas Arnaud, Jillian Comeaux, Candace Duplechin, Taryn Arnaud, Laci Arnaud, Tony Duplechin and Spencer Stelly; and seven great-grandchildren, Erika Clay, Brandi Lee, Halle Arnaud, Mikey Lee, Austin Clay, Brennen Lee and Chloe Arnaud.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dutile and Alzire Lalonde Guidroz; four brothers, Edmond, Jessie, Joseph “Boy” and Francis Guidroz; and two sisters, Grace Richard and Noelie Sanders.

A rosary wase recited at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Pallbearers were Gary Lee, Tony Duplechin, David and Keith Stelly, Nicholas Arnaud and Joey Stelly.

Honorary pallbearers were Spencer Stelly, Jai Clay, Bucky Lee, Mike Guidroz, Fred Stelly, Austin Clay, Allen Sanders and Herman Guidroz.

Pellerin Funeral Home of Arnaudville was in charge of arrangements.

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