Opelousas- Pattie Prather Stephens, age 70, died in her home in Opelousas, LA on March 10, 2019.
Pattie will always be remembered for her sweet disposition and her kindness toward all people and animals. She loved spending time with her family and many close friends. In years past she was known for her good cooking and hosting dinner gatherings. She was a 1965 graduate from AIC in Opelousas and attended Northwestern State University.
She is survived by daughter Aimee DeJean Romero and husband, Jay from Baton Rouge, LA. A son, Warren Gantt Dejean from Tuscon, AZ. A daughter Katherine Stephens Higginbotham and husband, Dustin Higginbotham of Longmont, CO and three grandchildren she adored.
She is also survived by her brother Brent Prather, MD and wife Patty Prather, her Aunt Julie Torian and Uncle Lee Halphen, nieces, nephew, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr George and Kitty Prather and her sister, Mellie P Fonger.
The family would like to thank all her dear friends for sharing so many good times with Pattie. Thank you for your love and constant concern.
We would like to thank all those who cared for Pattie but our greatest gratitude is to Darlene Fruge for her angelic care and devotion for many years.
And lastly a thanks to the kind people of Opelousas from the workers at Hacienda Resturant where Pattie, her brother and friends met bi-weekly for lunch. To the hair stylists at Inspirations, you were her extended family.
A Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas on March 15, 2019, with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m.; followed by a graveside service at Bellevue Memorial Cemetery.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Our thoughts and prayers to the Prather and Stephens family.
Jeffrey and Alaina SandozCecilia, LA
May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.
Sheriff Bobby J. GuidrozOpelousas, LA
Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of Pattie. Such a sweet and gentle soul. Rest well Girl.
Charlie BoudreauxPilot Point, TX
Pattie was always one of my favorite people. She was kind, and fun to be with. Rest in Peace, my friend. We will miss you but know you had a grand welcome into Heaven and you are now flying high with all of our Angels.
Carolyne and Grem
Carolyne D. DeJeaOpelousas, LA
Dr Brent Prather and family my deepest condolences.. I will be Praying for you all. God Bless.
Starla Broussard SealsLafayette, LA
Brent and fami!y, my deepest sympathies for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Charlie GuilbeauNew Iberia, LA
I will miss visiting you on Sunday's in Opelousas. We always ate that good barbecue from Kelly's and then went to Dairy Queen afterwards.
Miss you and I will always love you. Rest in Peace!
Cindy Andrus CucciaLafayette, LA
Deepest sympathy on Pattie’s passing! She was such a beautiful person! She will be missed!
Love you all!
Sorry I can not be there physically
but I will be with you all in spirit!
I am in Houma, living with Stephanie since Joe passing!
Diane K ZeringueOpelousas, LA
Oh, Brent and Patty, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Prayers of peace and consolation being raised from Oklahoma.
Donna duPre’ PhillipsMoore, OK
So sorry to hear the tragic new. Prayers for the Prather family. Brent you have been through so much .My heart is heavy for you.
Judy Martinez Jenkinslafayette, LA
Jerry and I were so very sorry to hear about Patty. She was friendly to all when she visited our office. Please accept our deepest condolences. We will be praying for Patty and your family.
Mary ChachereOpelousas, LA
Dr. Prather was my pediatrician, in 1989 Dr. Brent Prather gave me a call for an interview to go to work at his dad's clinic. So joined Dr. Brent, Dr. Jones, Dr. Glowacki and Dr. George, new the whole family and loved them dearly. Patty was so sweet and kind..rest in peace sweet angel.
Pam Marks SmitheyPort Barre, LA
We were both saddened to learn of Patty’s death. Our prayers go out for Brent, her children and her many friends.
Dr. James & Mrs. Kathleen GodchauxLafayette, LA
My condolences to all of Patty’s Family and Friends ! Prayers for Patty!
Iris R DiesiLafayette, LA
Will never forget all the good times we had in high school, especially the big slumber party at your house.
We were the only two that didn't go to sleep! Rest in peace my dear friend. ♥️🙏🌷♥️
Donna Berkley WackerleHouston, TX
So deeply sorry to hear. Praying for Patti, her famly, and loved ones.
John M Walling IILAFAYETTE, LA
We had some good times in high school. Will never forget tbe big slumber party at your house and you and I were the only two that didn't fall asleep. Rest in peace sweet friend. ♥️ 🌷🙏🌷♥️
Donna Berkley WackerleHouston, TX
For Aimee, Gantt, Katherine and her grandchildren, I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you all.
Freida DeJeanOpelousas, LA
SHARING YOUR LOSS
Williams FamilyDeRidder, LA
So sorry to hear of your loss. My memory of Pattie was she always had a smile on her face, being kind and gentle. Annette (Tatman), Bill and Will
Bill, Annette and Will GolzScottsdale, AZ