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Melissa Elston

April 21, 1971 — January 23, 2024

Melissa Elston, a beloved homemaker, passed peacefully on January 23, 2024, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. She was born on April 21, 1971, and her departure has left a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

Melissa will forever be remembered as a very loving and caring person. Her kind and compassionate nature were evident in all aspects of her life. Whether it was within the walls of her or in the wider community, Melissa's warm-heartedness touched the lives of many.

Beyond her role as a homemaker, Melissa led a fulfilling life filled with numerous hobbies and interests. She was an active member of the Courtableau Baptist Church, where she derived spiritual nourishment and found solace among her fellow worshippers. Her faith was an integral part of who she was, guiding her actions and imbuing her with unwavering strength.

Melissa had an artistic soul and found immense joy in painting. Through her artwork, she was able to express herself creatively and bring beauty into the world. Her talent shone through each stroke of the brush, and she shared her creations with family, friends, and art enthusiasts alike.

An adventurer at heart, Melissa had an insatiable wanderlust and an unquenchable thirst for exploration. She cherished each travel opportunity that came her way, whether it be exploring new landscapes or immersing herself in different cultures. These journeys broadened her horizons and allowed her to develop a deeper appreciation for the diverse world we inhabit.

In addition to dedicating herself to her family and pursuing personal interests, Melissa served our country valiantly as part of the United States Air Force. Her commitment to defending our nation exemplified not only her love for her country but also showcased her courage and dedication.

Melissa's passing has left behind a multitude of grieving hearts. She is survived by her loving husband, Shawn D Elston of Port Barre, her mother, Anna Brown Guilbeau of Port Barre, her son Ryan Ebert of Port Barre, her daughter Rebecca Ebert of Opelousas, and her stepdaughter Sydney Elston of Lafayette, brothers James Miller of Lake Charles and Leroy Guilbeau of New Iberia, as well as her cherished grandchildren Juliana Ebert and Brayden Ebert.

Melissa is preceded in death by her father, Leroy Guilbeau, brother, Johnny Miller.

Melissa Elston will forever be remembered for the love she gave freely to others and the impact she made during her time with us. Her spirit will continue to live on through the memories shared by all those fortunate enough to have known her. May we find solace in celebrating the life of this remarkable woman who touched our hearts and enriched our lives in countless ways.

As we bid farewell to Melissa, let us remember not only the sorrow in losing such a vibrant soul but also the profound gratitude for having had the privilege of sharing a part of life's journey with her. Rest in eternal peace, dear Melissa.

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