Keelan Beridon Monfore

January 11, 1972 ~ May 25, 2011

Keelan Beridon Monfore, 39, a loving husband and father, passed away on May 25, 2011.

He was born in Alexandria, LA and resided in Ragley. He was an accomplished oilfield mechanic employed by Stone Energy. Keelan loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a horseman and an aspiring cattle rancher. Keelan was a great friend to many and his generosity touched countless lives. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Jessica Stutes Monfore; three children, Grace Caroline, Marshall, and Alidia; his birth parents, Sarah Hammonds Lora of Lake Charles and Dennis Aycock of Jacksonville, FL; his adoptive parents, David and Lynn Monfore of Carlyss and John Beridon of Houston; two brothers, Matthew Beridon and wife Melissa of Sulphur and Solomon Shirley and wife Paula of Reeves; and one sister, Erin Aycock of Deville, LA; his grandmothers, Charlotte Hammonds of Lake Charles and Pat Aycock of Jacksonville, FL; his grandfather, Roy Monfore of Mena, AR; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 3, 2011 in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Glenn Ducharme, Pastor of Reeves Bible Church, will be officiating. Burial will be at Highland Memory Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM and will continue on Friday from 8:00 AM until time of services.

Donations may be made to Camp Pearl ( or to The Gideons (

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  1. David/Jessica,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers. I haven't seen either of you in years, but remember you fondly, and extend my deepest sympathies.. Linda CITGO security.

  2. Dear David, Lynn, Jessica and kids,Our hearts go out to you during this time of your loss. We remember how precious he was to you and how excited you were when he came into your lives. We will be praying that the peace of God that passes all understanding will keep your hearts and minds while you are in the midst of this.

  3. Dearest Jessica and kids, I am so sorry for your loss. You are constantly in my prayers. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Love you so much Sweetheart.

  4. I just heard, and I am so sorry for the loss of your son! All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love,Your cousin, Ann

  5. I know you proably don't know us very well, but we were friends of Keelans. We are Max's sister and brother-in-law from Reeves. Our hearts go out to you and your kids. Keelan was such a good man. He was always so happy with a ready smile on his face. He was always ready to help you with anything you needed. I want you to know that he was very proud of you and the kids. He was always talking about you and the kids to Randy. I know he will truly be missed by all. If you would ever need anything, we live right down the road, please don't hesitate to ask. We would be more than willing to help you.

  6. Im so sorry to hear about Keelan. My prayers are with his family. Funny story: just gonna say fireworks inside the cab of a tractor at Henderson Implement…We had lots of laughs. He will be missed.

  7. It is with great sadness that I read of Keelan's passing. It has been a number of years since I have seen Keelan, so I have no idea what happened, but my heart is truly broken to read this. Keelan and I worked together years ago and I really thought the world of him. My prayers are with all of his family during this time of such tremendous loss. May God give you His precious peace that surpasses all human understanding and His strength that alone can sustain you through this most difficult time. God bless and comfort each of you…

  8. it`s hard to understand why some things happen. so wrong, so sad. we can only pull together and pray. time heals all, they say. it`s still hard and sorrowful, in the meantime. your friend, dave.

  9. Jess, I can't even begin to express my sympathy for you and your family. Sometimes we don't understand God's plans for us; but, know that he has great plans for Keelan. You know I love you and my heart and prayers go out to you during this time. Please call if you need ANYTHING!!! I love you and will always have the best memories of you, Keelan, and I for so many years to come!!! I love you!!! God bless, God keep!!!

  10. Jess, Michelle told us about Keelan passing. Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. You are and have been a good friend to Michelle over the years and to us as well. You have been like a second daughter to us. May God comfort you and your family during this time of sorrow. Love always. The Larsen's

  11. Jess, Words can not explain how I fell. All I can say is this hurts really deep inside. I love you and will be praying for you and the Kids. If you need anything, anything at all please call me. 513-8856

  12. Jessica no words can express how sorry we are for your loss. We love y'all like family, and that was by choice. You and the family will be in our prayers at this time of sorrow. Bill needs a sandwich.Love youLinda and Bill

  13. Jessica, I am so sorry for your loss. Keep your faith in God for He will watch over your family and has a plan for each and every one of us.Nick

  14. Jessica, I am so very sorry for your loss. My sister called me yesterday after you told Melissa. Ya'll are in my thoughts and prayers. If I can do anything, watch the kids, cook anything please let me know. And just know you have lots of family and friends that are for you. And we serve an awesome God that will comfort you.

  15. Jessica, Im so sorry for your loss. My heart is so heavy for you right now. Im hear if you need to talk. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.. Bless your heart. Yall are in my thoughts and in my prayers.. love you, Alison

  16. Jessica, my heart is breaking for you and the children! I am praying for God's peace to comfort you every minute of every day. Max and I love you! Don't hesitate to call me if I can do any thing for you! 532-8232

  17. Jessica, my prayers love are with you at your time of grief. I love you very much seems like only a few days ago you would walk to my house after school.Keep the faith, it's all that will get you through. Our love to you the children.God Bless,Denise family

  18. Jessica,You probably will not remember me, but you and Keelan came to New Hope Baptist Church in about 1993 when you lived on Route 66, and he became a member of our church. Although I knownothing about his death, I just wanted to say I'm sorry to you and your family, and that I have been praying for you since I read the obituary in the paper. I pray God will comfort you during this time, as only He can.I remember ya'll from way back then and just wanted to touch base after all these years. If you are ever in our area, please come by and worship with us.We would love to meet you again…we probably would not recognize each other, but there was something in my heart that just made me want to reach out and saythat God loves you, and so do I.A friend from the past,Ramona Franks

  19. JessMy heart fell to my feet when Max called me.I could not believe it.If ya'll need anything don't hesitate to call us.You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Know that we all are praying for you during this time. I remember years ago you telling me that what you had wanted most for your birthday was for Keelan to go to Boston with the two of you. I'm so sorry for this loss. We do not mourn as those who have no hope.

  21. Lynn, David Jessica, I don't know if you remember me, I worked at Son Shine Shop for years and remember ya well. I am so sorry to have read in the paper about Keelan. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this journey. God will walk with you, just hang on to Him and each other.

  22. May God provide you and your family enough strength to face these difficult times, although no words can really help to ease the loss, we will keep you and your family very close in our prayers. Keelan will be missed by many! Stay strong Jess!~Katie Derek Battenfield

  23. My heart goes out to all the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Keelan's beautiful smile. He was quick to smile it would light up his face. I know things are so confusing right now. I pray that one day you will have peace in your heart. I love you all I am always here whenever you need me.

  24. Please know that Norma and I will have you and David and Keelan in our prayers. May the Peace of the Lord be with you and yours.

  25. sarah and jessica i am sorry to find out about keelan i was reviewing the obits and seen his name keelan was the kindest man always had a smile he will be missed god bless ya'll are in my prayers

  26. Sarah and Jessica our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. We are so sorry for your loss. With love, Crystal and Tom

  27. Sarah, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss of your dear son, Keelan. I pray that the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Linda

  28. Sarah,So sorry to hear about your loss. May God be with you in this difficult time. We are thinking and praying for ya'll. If you need anything, please let us know!Robert and Penny Miller and family

  29. You and the kids are on our minds and in our prayers. Please let me know if I can do anything at all for you!! Love, Coleen and David (Your ole Route 66 neighbors!)

  30. You will surely be missed. I will always remember the times we shared and the hunting trips we went on over the years. You were like a brother to me and your family was has my own. Thanks for being my best freind and allowing me to become part of your family. Keep a open spot for me and one day we will hunt again.

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