Memorial Mass for Leona Prevot Deshotel of Mansura will begin at 11:00am on Monday, October 2, 2023, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura with Fr. Irion St. Romain officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul the Apostle Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 9:00am until 10:45am Monday, October 2, 2023, at Escude Funeral Home in Mansura. Rosary prayer will begin at 10:30am at Escude Funeral Home in Mansura.
Those left to cherish her memory are daughters, Victoria Laborde of Gonzales & Kelly Ducote of Mansura; son, Jody Deshotel (Dawn) of San Antonio; sisters, Gilda Guillot (Gordon) of Hessmer and Clara Bonnette (Andre) of Lafayette; brother, Gene (Diane) Prevot of Alexandria. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren & 29 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her daughters, Velvet Moreau and Tammy Ducote; her husband, Belton Deshotel; parents, Ellis Prevot & Zeline Durand Prevot; brothers, Roger Prevot and James Prevot; sons-in-law, Brian Moreau, Michael Laborde, and Larry Ducote; grandchildren, Brian Moreau, Jr. & Brandy Ducote.
Leona Deshotel, a beloved member of the community, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2023, at her residence in Mansura, LA. She was born on December 26, 1938, and leaves behind a legacy of love, devotion, and cherished memories.
Leona's warm and caring nature touched the lives of those around her, earning her a place in the hearts of many. She was an active member of the Ladies Altar Society, where she shared her passion for charitable work and volunteered her time to make a difference in the lives of others.
One of Leona's favorite pastimes was tending to her beautiful flower garden and meticulously maintaining her yard. With her love for gardening, she would spend countless hours nurturing the vibrant blooms, ensuring that her surroundings were a testament to her appreciation for the natural world. Leona's green thumb was further demonstrated by her masterful navigation of snapper mowers, which gave her great joy as she lovingly cared for her lawn.
The true essence of Leona's spirit lay in her ability to envelop everyone she met in warm, affectionate hugs. Her genuine and unconditional love radiated from within and encompassed her entire family. As a loving wife and mother but also a doting grandmother and great-grandmother, finding immense joy in the company of her younger generations. Their laughter and playfulness filled her days with happiness beyond measure.
Leona Deshotel's passing has left an irreplaceable void in the lives of her loved ones, but her memory will shine bright through the stories shared and the love she bestowed upon all those fortunate enough to have crossed her path. May she find eternal peace in the embrace of heavenly gardens, forever surrounded by the sweet fragrance of her beloved flowers.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Escude Funeral Home.