Lilly Duval Stephens, 90, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by friends and family, on April 8, 2018. She was born and lived in Morgan City. Lilly was vibrant and active until her passing. In the earlier years of her life, Lilly enjoyed sewing. She was known to many in the community for her incredible sewing skills. Later in life, Lilly enjoyed visiting with friends and family and reminiscing about the past. She especially enjoyed long chats with her close friend, Mona Siracusa. Lilly never met a stranger and she loved talking to anyone she came across. Lilly also had a deep appreciation and love for our military service members and veterans.
Lilly is survived by 2 daughters, Rose Arceneaux and Hilda Middleton; 5 grandchildren: Leah Gussman Begley and husband Phil, Robert Gussman Jr., Jack Kennedy, Jason Arceneaux and John Arceneaux and wife Chastity; 9 great grandchildren: RJ Gussman and fiancé Faith, Remington, Emerald and Gage Begley, Samantha and Madison DeHart, Ty, Braeden and Anna Arceneaux; 3 great, great grandchildren: Baylee, Cambrie and Jaxson; siblings on the Morgan side of her family: Randolph and wife Mona, Harvey and wife Barbara, Linwood and wife Rose, Winston and companion Gwen, and Sherry; and many nieces and nephews.
Lilly was proceeded in death by her husband, Delbert Stephens; son-n-law, Stephen Arceneaux; mother, Edna Duval Morgan; father, Dosey Duval; grandson, Kirk Bonner; Morgan siblings: Archie and Eddie; Duval siblings: Paul, Gladis, Dorothy, Mildred, Pearl and Milton.
A Graveside service for Lilly will take place on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Morgan City Cemetery. Following services, Lilly will be laid to rest next to her husband.