Cover photo for Barbara Briley's Obituary
Barbara Briley Profile Photo
1932 Barbara 2023

Barbara Briley

April 26, 1932 — April 1, 2023

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Barbara Soileau Briley at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at St. Theresa Catholic Chapel in St. Landry followed by burial at St. Theresa Cemetery. Barbara passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Opelousas General Hospital. She was born on April 26, 1932, in Grand Prairie to the late Edgar and Pearl Soileau. Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, and great-grandmother who adored spending time with her family. She loved gardening, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. Barbara would proudly show off her yard and beautiful flowers any time she entertained others at her home. She was a shining example of what a Catholic woman should be. Barbara is fondly remembered by her family as a firecracker whose laughter was contagious and was a joy to be around.  

  She is survived by daughters, Judy Yielding (Carl) and Susan Tortorich (Walter) of St. Landry; step-daughter, Sonya Ayo (Ernest) of St. Francisville; step-son, Mark Briley (Melissa) of Grand Prairie; step-daughter-in-law, Charlene Briley of Plaisance; grandchildren, Kim, Kerri, Brandon, Betsy, Ben, and John; step-grandchildren, Jaimee, Jeanne-Marie, Jonathan, Jodi, Laurie, Nicole, Steven, and Scott; many great-grandchildren; and sister, Yvonne Landry (Eli).  

  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Pearl Soileau; husbands, Elton Soileau and Archie Briley; Brother, Edgar “Jesse” Soileau; sisters, Ruth Norris, Mary Delafosse, and Pearl Fontenot; step-son, Miles Briley; and one step-granddaughter, Jennifer.  

  Visitation will be held from 3:00-8:00 PM on Monday, April 10, 2023, at Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte and a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM.  

  Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at www.ardoinfuneralhomes.com  

  Ardoin’s Funeral Home of Ville Platte is in charge of arrangements.  

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Barbara Briley, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Monday, April 10, 2023

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Recitation of the Rosary

Monday, April 10, 2023

Starts at 6:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Theresa's Catholic Church

LA-106, Saint Landry, LA 71367

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Burial

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

St. Theresa Catholic Church Cemetery

LA

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 115

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree