Opelousas—A Funeral Service will be held for, Mary Quebedeaux, at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel of Opelousas; with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Pastor Eugene Reiszner will conduct the service.
Mary, age 56, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Carpenter House with her family by her side.
Mary loved going hunting and spending time outdoors. She enjoyed playing wahoo and cards with her friends and family. Mary dedicated her time to supporting and encouraging transplant recipient candidates whenever she could. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and everyone who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Olen Quebedeaux; daughter, Desiree Deville and husband, John Seth Deville; brothers, Carol Thibodeaux, Ernest Thibodeaux, Jr., Leland Thibodeaux and Larry Thibodeaux all of Church Point; sisters, Geraldine Stelly, Roberta San Pado and Joann Stelly all of Church Point; and 1 grandchild.
She is proceeded in death by her parents, Ernest Thibodeaux, Sr. and Ethel Thibodeaux.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Mary to the Scleroderma Foundation (300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923).
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
I'm so sorry for the lost of Mary. Reading about her on here showed she had a love of nature and cared for those in her community...The world needs more people like her. There's a scripture in the Bible that speaks of Jehovah God, * it says: “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has even put eternity in their [mankind’s] heart.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11) I think this apply to Mary. We would all like to enjoy earth’s beauty forever. ( Psalm 90:10) That is our heart’s desire.
God promises us that there will come a victory over death. The Bible repeatedly speaks about the elimination of death and God’s promise of everlasting life.—
Jesus even stated: “This means everlasting life, their coming to know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” (John 17:3) So the battle against death is not a hopeless one. Jesus confirms, however, that only God can win that battle for us.
I will keep your family in my prayers and I hope your family will find some comfort in God's loving arms...
Michelle M Colligan-JohnsonOpelousas, LA
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 Revelation 21:4. I am so sorry for your loss.
NinaBaton Rouge, LA
As many of you know, I have four brothers, and I’m the only girl, and when Mary came into my life, I was only 8 years old. She soon became the big sister I never had.
She was always there for me, in my younger years helping me with any homework I had as a child, to being there taking care of my Mom after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
One of my fondest memories of Mary, that I will always be grateful for, was our girls trip to Arkansas. Mary wanted to take Mom back to the place where her and my Dad first lived as a married couple. So Mary, Amber, Mom, and myself jumped in the car to make it happen. Mary wanted her to remember the happy memories and times her and my Dad had there while she could before her disease had progressed.
This is just one of many memories that she has filled my heart with. That is just the kind of loving and caring person Mary was. God picked a great woman to share my life as a big sister.
Mary was not only beautiful on the outside, she was a beautiful soul. So until we meet again, I will cherish all the memories she has given me.
Fly high my sweet angel.... I LOVE YOU.
Stacey Quebedeaux DevilleBroussard, LA
Mary, my precious little sister of another mother, you shall be sorely missed. We are grateful for the gift of time some stranger gifted you with. Five years in the span of a life time does not seem like much however to those of us who recognized and got to enjoy the gift were grateful for every moment of it.
You came into our family a young woman in the blooming of life. The photograph I captured of you at the church door on your wedding day reflected all the beauty and joy of your hearts expectations and life plans. You accomplished much since that day. Desi and your new grand daughter will carry your lite into a new generation.
The two things about you that will live forever with me are your tenacity and courage. You never said no, you always offered to help and it was always without expectation of something in return. I especially want to thank you for all you did for Mother, you were beyond amazing. I know you will be staying close to her.
When the chips were down, Mary; you stepped up and demonstrated courage as well as your faith. Giving one's self to the unknown, being willing to push your body to its limits so that you could be here just a little longer for all of us was an amazing test of your faith.
Our love and prayers travel with you, I look forward to our next journey into time. Blessings, Peace and Love my sister.
Darrel QuebedeauxHuntington Beach, CA
To Olen and family we extend our deepest sympathy. Mary will be missed, we will keep her and the family in our thoughts and prayers. May she Rest In Peace. Dolly & Mike Moreau
DOLLY MOREAULAWTELL, LA
I always considered Mary as the sister I never had. She was a remarkable person - loving and understanding, always ready to listen. I will miss her the rest of my life and she will live on in my many memories of our conversations. All I can say is heaven must be sorely in need of a soul such as hers to take her from us so early. God rest her soul. She lives on with Jesus.
Mimi IveyHuntington Beach, CA
Mary was my best friend, I loved her dearly. I know God wanted her home . She was so special . I will miss her but I know we will be together again . Rest in peace my friend, I'll love you always.
Les hobgoodPort Barre, LA
Mary was the sweetest kindest person i ever met. She always had a smile and a kind word. With all she was going through she never complained. She was so excited about her grandbaby. I am praying for you Desie and your family at this time of loss. Your mom will be with you always and will be surely missed by all that knew her.
Connie CainOpelousas, LA
Our prayers and sympathy to the family. When a death happens we face difficult times and find it hard to let go, but we have her memories to live on and treasure forever. Mary was the most friendliest neighbor, and was always willing to help those around her. She always had a beautiful smile when greeting someone. My last encounter with her was at Marshalls in Lafayette...she and Desi were doing a little shopping. And like always she had that warm and friendly hello. To Desiree I know the closeness the two of you shared and I know the sorrow that you have in your heart. Stand strong, and know that she is happy and at rest. She fought a long battle and had to live sometimes a painful and tiring day. But God has her in his arms now and is ready to take her home to be with her deceased family members. I bet her and Mr. Olen and Pop are sitting around and having a great conversation. Junior I know this touches you as well....please know that you are all in our prayers and that we are here if you ever feel the need to talk. Losing a loved one is not an easy task, but the memories they leave us with will last forever and you will find yourselves talking about these. Our deepest sympathy....Donald & Rosie
Donald & Rose BrownOpelousas, LA
In the prime of my life must I go through the gates of death and be robbed of the rest of my years? (Isaiah 38:10) Mary’s life was much too short. But God promises to bring the dead back to life on earth as demonstrated by Jesus (John 11:14-44). Soon the God of all comfort will provide you permanent comfort when death itself is abolished (Revelation 21:4). Envision the reunion as you hold your dear Mary again. Jesus’ kingdom government will bring to mankind this and so much more, yes “more than all we ask or imagine.” (Eph. 3:20). May God give you peace and comfort as you go through the difficult days ahead
Jeanette Saunders, DC
Mary was one of the kindest people I have ever met. She was loving and caring and most if all lived her family and friends with everything she had. But most of all she loved God. Her life ended way to soon. To Desi:. All she talked about was her love for you and your baby. We will be paying for you and your family.
Karen & Clarence PriceCarencro, LA