Opelousas-A Funeral Service for Verna Mae Roche Decou will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Dwayne Joubert will conduct the service. Burial will follow in the Arceneaux Cemetery in Mire, La.
Verna passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Opelousas General Health System. Verna was an avid seamstress, she enjoyed making baby quilts and blankets, and made the best pralines.
She is survived by her children, Michael J. Decou, Sr. and wife, Lorenda of Opelousas, Rodney W. Decou and wife, Angelia of Iowa, Virginia “Jenny” D. Tate of Opelousas and Christine D. Broussard of Port Barre; 10 grandchildren, Marlana Bergeron of Moss Bluff, William Nicholas Decou of Westlake, Julia Trahan of Forked Island, Michael Decou, Jr. of Opelousas, Marcus Decou of Opelousas, Adam Casey Tate of Port Barre, Amanda Lynn Tate of Lawtell, Keith John Daigle, Jr. of Port Barre, Ashley Daigle of Port Barre and Travis Daigle of Port Barre; 10 great- grandchildren, Baylee Bergeron, Haylee Bergeron, Kollin Decou, Isabella Decou, Cameron Beniot, Kade LaBove, Ezra Decou, Timberly Decou, Declan Decou, Bryce Vidrine, Asher Daigle and one on the way; brothers, Harry Prejean and Edruss Lantia; and one sister, Leverdie Breaux.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo Paul Decou; her parents, Joseph Roche and Ella Seaux; her brother, Wilbert Prejean; and her grandson, Joel Decou.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 2:00 p.m.until 10:00 p.m. at Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. The rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Visitation will resume on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until time of service.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.