Rosa Mae Hanks Stelly

Mire - Funeral services will be held at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Saturday, September 5, 2009 at 12:30 P.M. for Rosa Mae Hanks Stelly, 84 who died Friday, September 4, 2009.

Interment will be in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery.

Surviving are son, Mason Stelly and wife Gloria Lavergne of Mire, son, Elvin Stelly and wife Angela Frederick of Mire, daughter, Nell Rose Stelly LeBlanc and husband Leewood of Scott, daughter, Marita Stelly Moody and husband Dr. Eward Moody II of Rayne, brother, Elton Hanks and wife Eldine of Church Point, sister, Lucille Hanks Benoit and husband Freddie of Church Point, sister, Rosa Belle Hanks Arceneaux of Rayne, grandchildren, Denise Darby and husband Charles, Dr. Edward Moody III and wife Crystal, Jacklyn Pitts and husband Wesley, Bryan Moody, Spencer Stelly, Sarah Stelly and Jacob Stelly, great-grandchildren, Andres Darby, Jillian Moody, Collin Moody, Annabelle Pitts and Sebastian Pitts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Stelly and her parents Delino Hanks and Solange Begnaud Hanks; brothers Dolphy, David, Joseph, Theobert and Leroy Hanks.

She was born Thursday, March 12, 1925 in Cankton, La. Daughter of the late Delino Hanks and the late Solange Begnaud.

Friends will be received 5:00 P.M. until 10:00 p.m., Friday, September 4, and 8:00 A.M. until service Saturday, September 6, 2009 at Gossen Funeral Home, Inc., Rayne, LA.

Pallbearers will be her sons Mason Stelly and Elvin Stelly, and her grandsons Dr. Edward Moody III, Bryan Moody, Spencer Stelly and Jacob Stelly.

Friends may view the obituary and guestbook online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gossen Funeral Home, Inc. of Rayne, LA, (337) 334-3141.

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