Joseph Leeton Stelly
August 30, 1935  -  February 9, 2019

Joseph Leeton Stelly

Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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Sibille Funeral Home Chapel
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
1:30 p.m.
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St. Leo the Greath Catholic Church Mausoleum
126 Church Rd.
Leonville, LA  70570
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I served in the Army Air Force.

Opelousas- A Funeral Service for Joseph Leeton Stelly, will be on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas. Interment will follow in the St. Leo Mausoleum in Leonville. Fr. Eldridge will officiate the service.

Joe, age 83, passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Prompt Succor Nursing Home. Joe proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1953- to 1958. He will be sadly missed by all.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nelda Credeur Stelly, of Opelousas, sister, Mary Jane Portal of Jefferson, La., special nieces and nephews, Ken Portal, Bart Portal, Malinda Martinez, (Jeff), Kathy Marchand (John), Nina Terranova (Jake), great nieces and nephews, Heather Achord (Marcus), Amber Compagno (Brain), Cody Martinez (Kristin), Jackie Marchand, Becky Matties (Chris) and her kids, Lauren Brown (Nick), Kyle Terranova, and Victoria Terrnova, and great-great- nieces and nephews, Dylan, Flynn and Alyssa Achord, Alaric Compagno, Molly and Abigail Mattis and Ronin Martinez.

Joe was also very close to his sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, Gloria and Dean Higginbotham. The family wishes to thank them for everything they did. He loved all his brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Offord J. Stelly and Lorena L. Stelly Richard, and one brother-in-law, Jesse Portal.

The family request visitation on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be, Ken Portal, Bart Portal, Jeffery Martinez, Jake Terranova, Kyle Terranova, and Dean Higginbotham.

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. Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz
    Opelousas, LA

    May peace and comfort be with you and your family at this difficult time.

  2. Williams Family
    DeRidder, LA


  3. Sandra & Jim Vernon
    Sweetwater, TX

    We would like to express our deepest sympathy. May those precious memories be foremost in your hearts and minds during this difficult time.I wish we could be with the family right now. Uncle Leeton was a kind and gentle man and will be missed. RIP

  4. Angela
    , LA

    Sorry to hear of your family’s lost. Pour out your feelings to the God who promises to comfort our hearts. (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17)

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