Theresa Briley
October 31, 1933  -  April 19, 2017

Theresa Briley

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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, April 21, 2017
9:00 a.m. until time of service
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Sibille Funeral Home Chapel
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, April 21, 2017
1:30 p.m.
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Sibille Funeral Home Chapel
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Friday, April 21, 2017
2:00 p.m.
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Holy Sepulcher Mausoleum
822 North Union
Opelousas, LA  70570
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A Memorial Service for Theresa Joubert Briley will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. The Very Monsignor Keith DeRouen will conduct the service. Interment will follow at the Holy Sepulcher Mausoleum.

Mrs. Briley, age 83, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at her residence in Opelousas surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Briley enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her husband and family. In her spare time, she made beautiful floral arrangements that brightened their home. She was the rock that kept her family together; which was no easy task. Her husband, James came first in her life then her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, James “Jim” Charles Briley; sons, Cliff Briley and wife, Debbie, and Chuck Briley; daughter, Denise Briley Meriwether and husband, William “Bill”; grandchildren, Tara Roberts Fontenot and her husband, Haven, Dustin Roberts and fiancé, Jamy Galloway, Jared Briley, Lindsey Briley Roy and husband, Tyler, Megan Briley and fiancé, Caleb Ardoin, Kasie Briley, Alycee Briley Wheaton and husband, Devin; great-grandchildren, Gavin and Eliot Fontenot, Bella and Piper Ardoin, William, Thomas and Jude Roy, Olivia and Thomas Estelette, Ily and Marley Roberts and Thomas Wheaton; sister-in-laws, Rita Soileau and husband Warren, Eloise Lafleur and husband, Marshall, and Winnie Gamber and husband, James; brother-in-laws, Clyde Briley and wife, Mary, and Archie Briley and wife, Barbara.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Evariste and Mathilda Joubert; brothers, Sam Joubert and James Joubert and her sister, Grace Dohmaonn.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to her caregiver and good friend, Janice Barnes and her closest friend, Mary Anne Andrepont.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas. A Rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. by the Very Monsignor Keith DeRouen.

Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.


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  1. Angela
    Houston, TX

    I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Please take comfort in knowing God will take away the sting of death (Hosea

  2. Vickki Ardoin Striedel
    Ingleside, TX

    Mr. Jimmy, Denise,Chuck, Cliff and Family,
    I am very sorry to hear of Mrs. Theresa's passing.
    Reflecting on our youth and fond memories with your family and beautiful mother. What a blessing. My prayers are with
    you all.

  3. Terry and Vera Prudhomme
    Lafayette, LA

    To Jim, your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Terry and I send condolences for your loss. We wish we could have been present for Theresa's services, but know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the peace of the Spirit fill your heart, the love of the Father renew your strength, and the promise of the Savior bring you hope.

  4. Matt and Barbara Michael
    Bakersfield, CA


    We enjoyed knowing and visiting with your mom and dad.
    Love and Prayers,
    Matt and Barbara

  5. Sue Ardoin Stoot and Family
    Opelousas, LA

    Praying for the family at this time of loss. Mrs. Briley was such a wonderful women and we will forever hold our fond memories of her near. We regret that we are unable to pay our respects in person, but know you all will be in our thoughts as well as prayers.

  6. Joseph Ventress
    Katy, TX

    To the Briley Family

    Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.”
    “There are so few comforting words when we need them most. The passing of the one who first introduced us to this planet and who loved us along its paths is never easy.”
    “I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is one of the most important compasses in your life. I know your mom was that to you and with this loss comes so many layers of heartache. Her heart was open to loving people.Your mom was such a lovely woman.

    Joseph Ventress

  7. LeeAnn DuBois
    Metairie, LA

    Mr Cliff,Ms Debbie, Lindsey, Jared and Megan. I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. I know there are no words to ease your pain, just know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    LeeAnn & Ron DuBois

  8. Norma Hidalgo
    Water Valley, MS

    I am3 so sorry to hear that she has passed away. You may not know who I am..... I am Leo and Lilla Hidalgo's daughter. My mother was Jim's aunt.

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