Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Pellerin Funeral Home Chapel in New Iberia for Stella Abatte, 73, who passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at Dauterive Hospital.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 7 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 19, at Pellerin Funeral Home, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (365-3331).

Pastor Rob Longmire of Our Savior’s Church will officiate at the funeral service. Interment will follow at Holy Family Cemetery in New Iberia.

Stella was a prayer warrior who enjoyed reading the word of God and caring for those in need. She loved talking on the phone, visiting with family and friends, traveling and cooking.

Stella will long be remembered for the simple life she lived and the courage and guidance she gave to others.

She is survived by two sons Alvin (Lori) LaSalle of Windham, Conn., and Jurvis LaSalle; three daughters Miranda (Richard) Murrell of San Antonio, Mona (fiancé Norman Bouisse) LaSalle and Nina LaSalle, all of St. Martinville; three brothers Santney (Rosa Lee) Abatte of Beaumont, Texas, Raymond (Thelma) Abatte of New Iberia and Stanley (Joyce) Abatte of Baytown, Texas; three sisters Emma Broussard and Serita Auzenne, both of Houston, and Irene Abatte of New Iberia; 11 grandchildren; and her extended family Doris St. Julien of New Iberia, Charlene Williams of St. Martinville, Alice Chretien of St. Martinville and Loretta Narcisse of Lafayette.

She is preceded in death by her father, Gabriel Abatte; mother, Stella Kerlegan Abatte; two brothers Delton and Lionel Abatte; and her sister Lucille Auzenne.

Pellerin Funeral Home of New Iberia, 502 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560, (332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.

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