Opelousas- A Funeral Service will be held for Melrose D. Dupre, at 12:00 noon on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Bellevue Memorial Park Cemetery.
Melrose was a witty, strong willed, tough as nails woman, who was considered a “Coonass With No Reverse!” She loved family gatherings, especially celebrating Easter time and Christmas.
Melrose started her working career in the 60s as the first licensed female weigh master at LouAnna Foods. She worked at Standard Fittings for a short time. Then at Courvelle Toyota, while attending night college to receive her realtor license. She started her own company, Opelousas Real Estate Exchange. She was President of the American Business Women’s Association, during her time as a Realtor.
She is preceded in death by her son, Michael Dennis Bellard & grand-daughter, Brandi Bellard.
She is survived by her children, Joseph & Sheila Mae Dupre, Maggie & Rick Gilley, Stephanie & Steve Hisle, Charles ‘Chuck’ & Elizabeth Veillon; 16 grand-children; and 12 great-grandchildren.
May the God of comfort and peace give you the strength that you need to endure the loss of your loved one and for encouragement please read John 5:28, 29. I am so sorry for your loss Nina.
NinaBaton Rouge, LA
would like to send my condolences to the Dupre Family upon reading about your recent loss! I hope that this message of comfort and hope helps your family take refuge in prayer at Psalms 57: 1, and know that your loved one is alive in gods memory. At Luke 20:37,38 may the God of comfort, comfort you at this time. God has made the loving provision for a resurrection, so that you can see, Mrs Dupre again and such hope Jesus told us about is found at John 5:28-29. Once again, I'm sorry for your loss!
Melrose was my mother in law for 11 years. She always made me feel like I was her third daughter rather than a daughter in law. I will forever treasure my memories of those family gatherings. I think the Easter egg dyeing and hunt with the grandchildren and eventually her great grandchildren are my favorite memories. I think the sweetest thing that sticks out in my memory right now, was during the time after I had remarried and explained that I would not be going to her house for one of the holidays, as I had done for years, even after I was no longer her daughter in law. I told her I had plans with my husband and his family. Her response to me was, "but we had you first". That kinda says it all for me. She was loved and will be missed by many.
charlotte DavisCarencro, LA