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Jacquelyn Archer Helmer

September 29, 1954 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 67)


VILLE PLATTE – Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2021 from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Ville Platte for Jacquelyn Archer Helmer, 67, who passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 in Lafayette.  A rosary, led by Deacon Chuck Ortego, will be prayed in her honor Thursday evening at 6:30 PM.

Jacquelyn Archer Helmer was born on September 29, 1954 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Isadore, Sr. and Marion Donaldson Archer.

A Catholic by faith, Jacquelyn was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in St. Landry.  She was a hard worker and did every job to the best of her ability.  Jacquelyn was an office manager for a general surgeon for many years then continued her career as a secretary for Union Tank Car.  Later in life she worked for the Evangeline Parish Soil and Water Conservation District.  Jacquelyn’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her granddaughters, who were the light of her life.  She will be greatly missed by all those she loved.

Jacquelyn is survived by her husband of 44 years, Robert Helmer of St. Landry; daughter, Brooke Helmer Guillory and husband, Luke of Prairieville; two granddaughters, Addison Kathryn and Anna Claire Guillory; and her living kidney donor, Donna Landry of Breaux Bridge.  Also left behind to cherish her memory are her sisters, Mary Ann Blue and husband, Don of Central and Gwen Babineaux and husband, Nolan of Port Allen; sisters-in-law, Sonya Kimble of Walker and Barbara Archer of Baton Rouge; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Isadore, Sr. and Marion Donaldson Archer and brothers, Wayne and Isadore Paul Archer, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Theresa Catholic Church in St. Landry at a later date.  Interment will be at Vandenberg Cemetery with a private graveside service.

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

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


Memorial donations in honor of Jacquelyn Helmer may be made to the Greg Smith Transplant Fund





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