Kathryn "Tina" Doucas Elder Walker
February 10, 1947  -  March 17, 2018

Kathryn "Tina" Doucas Elder Walker

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Sibille Funeral Home
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, March 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
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ROSARY SERVICE
Sibille Funeral Home Chapel
2309 George Drive
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, March 19, 2018
10:00 a.m.
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MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church
2125 S. Union St.
Opelousas, LA  70570
Monday, March 19, 2018
12:00 noon
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Myrtle Grove Cemetery
Highway 190
Opelousas, LA  70570
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Rally Foundation
5775 Glenridge Drive, Bldg B Suite 370
Atlanta, GA  30328
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Opelousas—A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Kathryn "Tina" Doucas Elder Walker, at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church. Monsignor Keith DeRouen will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in Myrtle Grove Cemetery.

Tina was a graduate of AIC in 1964 and attended LSU. She eventually would own and manage her family’s restaurant, the Palace Café, which first opened in 1927. Tina and her husband took sole proprietorship of the Palace Café in 1991. She was known as the “Nicest Woman in Opelousas” as well as the “Minister of Misinformation.” Tina enjoyed dancing, cooking with her grandchildren, and attending LSU games. She was a devoted wife and mother and an astute businesswoman. Tina, a life long resident of Opelousas, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was 71 years old.

She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her son, Steven Douglas Elder, and loyal dog, Gaston, of Opelousas, LA; daughter, Laurie Elder Bell and husband, Robert, of Bellaire, Texas; and grandchildren, Isabella Elder, Lucia Raborn, and Eva Raborn.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, Joe Elder; second husband, Bill Walker; parents, Steve G. Doucas and Ethel Castrinos Doucas; and her sister, Mary Ellen Doucas.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary Service will be prayed by Deacon Sammy Diesi at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made RallyFoundation.org/seanf, a pediatric cancer foundation.

Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.

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  1. Marie Rosette
    Opelousas, LA

    Sorry for the loss of Tina, She was a very nice person, I enjoy having conversation with her when I would met her at Super One. I was an employee at the Palace. Praying for her children. God bless

  2. Geraldine Soileau
    Opelousas, LA

    My deepest sympathies to you Dougie and Laurie. I loved visiting with your Mom at the Palace or wherever by chance we met. She always had news to tell me about ya'll. Ya'll are in my prayers. Hugs to both of you. Geraldine

  3. Nina
    Baton Rouge, LA

    May the God of comfort and peace give you the strength that you need to endure the loss of your loved one and for encouragement please read Revelation 21:4. I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. Judy Briggs Perrault
    Lafayette, LA

    As a classmate of Tina I want to extend my deepest sympathy to the family. I heard from many of the classmates that were not able to attend the funeral and please know you all will be in our thoughts and prayers. She is safely home in the arms of Our Lord. May she rest in peace.

  5. Sons of Confederate Veterans
    Opelousas, LA

    Sorry for your loss, Ms. Tina was such a nice person. We have made a small donation to the Rally Foundation as per your wishes. George D. Gremillion, Mouton Camp #778.

  6. Leon & Allison Andrus
    Port Barre, LA

    Doug & Laurie,
    We’re so very sorry for the loss of your sweet mom. She was such a beautiful soul and we’ll miss seeing her at annual holiday gatherings. We’ll pray for your continued strength during this time of grieving. I know that Tina, Doug & Pauline are catching up as we speak and are whole and healthy once again. ❤️
    God Bless,
    Leon “Stanley”, Allison, Jaylon & Adalynn Andrus

  7. Dawn Kahanek
    Opelousas, LA

    My prayers to Miss Tina's family. She watched me grow up having breakfast or lunch with my grandmother Fannie Genin. She was a good friend and will be missed. Fly with the angels Miss Tina.

  8. Dawn Kahanek
    Opelousas, LA

    My prayers to Miss Tina's family. She watched me grow up having breakfast or lunch with my grandmother Fannie Genin. She was a good friend and will be missed. Fly with the angels Miss Tina.

  9. Carolyn Cropper
    Port Barre, LA

    I was so sad to learn of your mother’s passing away. She has attended “Young at Heart” on several occasions with Irene. The last time I saw her she looked very good. She seemed to be a very courageous person. You have my sympathies in your loss. May God be with you during your time of loss and mourning.

  10. Craig Burleigh
    Opelousas, LA

    Our sincere condolences. Tina was such a special person and loved by so many. She will definitely be missed.
    Craig & Sherri

  11. Emma Gay Bertrand
    Melville, LA

    So sorry for your great loss , Dougie , Laurie and family. Tina was such a loyal and kind person to her employees and customers. A very dedicated daughter, sister, wife , mother and grandmother. I loved you , Tino"

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