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Stella Mayeux

September 15, 1931 — December 9, 2020

VILLE PLATTE – A Celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte on Sunday, December 13, 2020 for Stella Mae Mayeux, 89, who passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in Lafayette.

Entombment will take place in the Sacred Heart Mausoleum.

Stella Mae Mayeux was born on September 15, 1931 to John B. Soileau and Bernadette Ortego Soileau in Washington, LA.  She graduated from Ville Platte High School. She enjoyed working for the Platte Theater as the ticket girl. She later owned and operated Michelle’s Dress Shop in Opelousas for 14 years. Stella liked to invest in and remodel homes. She loved to travel and loved to help people. She was also a faithful member of Word of Faith for many years.  Stella’s memory will be cherished by her family and friends.

Stella is survived by her husband of 68 years, Raphael Mayeux; one daughter, Michelle M. Chiasson of Breaux Bridge; two sons, Fred Mayeux and wife Priscilla of Broussard and Johathan Mayeux of New Mexico; three grandchildren, Francis Marie Gay and husband Dustin, Eric Wayne Curran and wife Jennifer, and Andrew David Mann and wife Jardin; eight great-grandchildren, Jake, Alex, Raidin, Rusty, Beau, Greyson, Cole, and Natalie; one great great-granddaughter, Aubry Mayeux; and one sister, Evelyn Fontenot.

Stella is preceded in death by her parents, John B. Soileau and Bernadette Ortego Soileau; one infant daughter, Jennifer Mayeux; one infant son, Christopher Mayeux; one grandson, Richard Mayeux; three sisters, Isabelle Vidrine, Lucille Guillory, and Alice Theriot; three brothers, Rapheal Soileau, Donald Soileau and Herman Soileau.

At the request of the family, visitation will be observed on Sunday, December 13, 2020 at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte from 8:00 AM until the time of service.

Family and friends may leave condolences for the family at

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

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