Opelousas- A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for, Harold John Venable, on Monday, April 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas. The Mass will be officiated by celebrant, Reverend Monsignor Keith J. DeRouen and concelebrant, Reverend Angelo Cremaldi. Rite of Committal will follow in Bellevue Memorial Park.
Mr. Harold, age 84, a resident of Opelousas, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Opelousas General Health System surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mrs. Elvina Ortego Venable of Opelousas; sons, Roger Venable and wife, Vickie of Terry, MS, Larry Venable and wife, Evelyn of Gulf Shores, AL, and Troy Venable of Opelousas; daughters, Brenda Venable Ortego and husband, David of Opelousas, and Linda Venable May and husband, Garry of Morgan City; brothers, Nolan Venable of Lawtell and Herbert Venable of Opelousas; sister, Jane Folks of Opelousas; grandchildren, Stacey Myers Bearb, Scott Myers, Sean Myers, Lani V. Truxillo, Dustin Venable, Caroline Coffelt, Luke Venable, Callan May, Garry May II, Brock Mayeaux, and Reagan Venable; and great grandchildren, Katie Ann Venable, Dawson Truxillo, Lilli Venable, Ross Coffelt, Harold Venable and Rhett Coffelt.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clevan and Rita Venable.
The family requests visitation be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Sibille Funeral Home in Opelousas. A Rosary Service will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. The funeral home will reopen on Monday at 8:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
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.
NinaBaton Rouge, LA
So sorry for your loss Larry . Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family .
Mona and Bill CoxGulf Shores, AL
So sorry for your loss Brenda. You are in my prayers. Seems we all were blessed with wonderful parents and Opelousas was a great place to grow up at our time. We just lost Mom at 95 a few weeks ago. Hope to see you sometime soon.
Mary Lambert RichardOpelousas, LA
Troy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jack MecheChurch Point, LA
My sympathy to all of you. Know that ya'll are in my prayers.
Gerry SoileauOpelousas, LA
Dear Brenda and family -- please accept my prayers for y'all's comfort and consolation and for Mr. Harold's speedy trip to Jesus. .what a beautiful life he lived! I loved watching the video memorial and could not help shedding a few tears. It showed a man beloved by family and friends, busy in work and in play and often with a baby on his hip! I wish I could be there with y'all to share the love I feel. Hugs to everyone from us. .
Melinda Ortego LoustalotHouston, TX
With deepest sympathy,
Scherry GillilandBrandon, MS
My prayers are with you and your family in your time of sarrow.
Debbie LambToney,, AL
Know that we are praying for the entire family. May God bless Mr. Venable's soul.
Larry and Dorothy GordonRidgeland, MS
Condolences to the family.
Tamika PaigeHattiesburg, MS
My deepest condolences to you and your family Troy. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy VidrineCarencro, LA