It is with heavy hearts that the family of Thelma Lanclos announce her passing at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home Facility in Opelousas on Friday, December 30, 2022, when she went to meet her husband, “Blue” on what would have been their 77th wedding anniversary.
Mom was an outdoor person, always digging in her flower beds and small garden. We believe in all of God’s creations, she loved to be surrounded by flowers, roses, and lilies. These brought brightness to her eyes and a smile to her face. She also enjoyed baking and making small arts and crafts projects. Her grandchildren vividly remember Grandma’s homemade cinnamon rolls, gingerbread men, birthday cakes, weddings cakes or just a cake for a special occasion. Our Christmas trees are decorated with countless, intricately, crocheted ornaments handcrafted with love. We pray the flower gardens in Heaven will bring her peace, joy, happiness, and love that she worked toward throughout her earthly life.
Thelma is survived by her six children, Elaine Lanclos, Loretta Ryder (Lawrence “Bubby”), Patricia Stelly (Walton), Carl Lanclos (Tammy), Annette Phillips (Frank) and Elizabeth Morris (Lee); 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 3 step great-great grandchildren and baby Cooper due in February; her siblings, Dorothy Istre, Gloria DeRoussell (Larry), Florina Hollier and Philip Boudreaux, Jr.
Thelma is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Oscar “Blue” Lanclos, Jr.; son-in-law, John L. Lanclos; her parents, Phillip and Isaure Simon Boudreaux; siblings, Gilford Boudreaux, Sr., Allen Boudreaux, Mary B. Foreman, Chester James Boudreaux and infant brother, Chester Emark Boudreaux; her in-laws, Laura Willingham Lanclos and Oscar Lanclos, Sr.
A wake will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church Hall in Leonville, LA. The rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. Father Darren Eldridge will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. Rite of Committal will follow at St. Leo the Great Cemetery.
Lectors for the service will be Leslie Romero and Jerry Istre. Gift bearers will be Sarah and Quinton Stanford.
Music will be provided by Kenneth Wyatt, Liturgical Musician Vocalist/ Guitarist.
Pallbearers will be David Stelly, Matthew Ryder, Anthony Morris, Daniel Lanclos, Joel Lanclos, Jared Albin.
The Lanclos family would like to give a huge Thank You to the nurses and the entire staff of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Nursing Home Facility for their care of our Mother these last three plus years. We also want to recognize the wonderful staff of Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care. We thank you all very much.
Words of Comfort for the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.