Joyce Ardoin Devall

August 12, 1929 ~ August 23, 2011

Joyce Ardoin Devall, 82, passed away Tuesday, August 23,2011, at a local hospital.

She was born August 12, 1929,to Sydney and Elda Fontenot Ardoin in Duralde, La. She grew up in Mamou, but lived the majority of her life in Lake Charles. She loved traveling with her husband, Earl, in their RV, and traveling to visit her grandkids every chance she could. She loved her cajun heritage, loved shopping and was an excellent cook. Mostly, we will miss her quick-witted, one of a kind personality.

She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Capt. Earl J. Devall, Sr., her parents, her sister, Shelva Dean and her daughter, Sharon Kay.

She is survived by her children, Shelva Israel Reed(Jimmie),Randall Israel, Earl Devall, Jr(Pat), Cammie Edmonds(Keith)all of Lake Charles and James Israel(Sheila) of Moss Bluff, brother, Carl Ardoin (Sylvia) and a sister, Gloria Gossett of Lake Charles. Eleven grandchildren; Alana(Sam)Serice, Christa(Seth)Henderson, Heather Rhodes, James(Lauren),Erica, and Josh Israel, Steven (Sadie)and Ryan Devall, Amanda, April, and Ashley. Great-grandchildren; Hannah, Jack and Hayden Serice, Olivia and Luke Henderson, Kayley Barton and Clayton Israel, Lakeyn and Kyle Devall. Also, her beloved dog, JoJo.

Her funeral will be at 2pm Friday, August 26,2011 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church. Msgr. Jace Eskind will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Johnson Funeral Home from 3-9 pm today, with a rosary at 6:30 and a prayer service officiated by Brother Andrew Martin to follow. Visitation will continue Friday from 8AM until time of service.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Randy Stelly and the staff of Landmark.

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  1. Hi Everyone…Wanted to let all of you know that we're with you through Bee's passing…I can think of no other words to describe her as a wonderful, colorful member of the family. I especially luvd her expressions…And, the way she'd call me Tee (petite) Dallow Gin…She was such a special person, and I will especially miss her. Luv…Julia and Darrell

  2. I'm Christine's sister and I also remember Joyce is coming mama would say. What I remember most of all, anytime mama was down or needed help with anything, Joyce was always there for mama. Mama would always say They don't come any better than that. We will truly miss her.

  3. When I was old enough to have the responsibility of cleaning my room, of course I wouldn't until Momma said Joyce is coming over, you better clean your room. She'd come in and inspect the room like a drill sergeant. I respected her and loved her dearly and will hold her in my heart, always.

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