Joyce Kempt

Joyce P. Kempt

OPELOUSAS - Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, LA, for Mrs. Joyce P. Kempt, 61, who entered eternal rest, Saturday, November 24, 2012 at her residence in Port Barre, LA.

Interment will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Port Barre, LA. Rev. Harry Richard will officiate at the services.

Mrs. Kempt is survived by her loving husband, Mr. Joseph L. Kempt, Sr. of Opelousas, LA; a son Joseph L. Kempt, Jr. of Port Barre, LA; two daughters, Loretta Kempt Richard of Opelousas, LA and Lesley Kempt Babineaux of Port Barre, LA; two brothers, Willie Pickney of Opelousas, LA and Dennis Andrus of Port Barre, LA; five sisters, Olivia Pickney, Priscilla Castille, Lillian Charles, Rose Brown all of Port Barre, LA and Paula Bernard of Opelousas, LA; her mother-in-law, Wilbertha T. Kempt of Opelousas, LA; 8 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.

Mrs. Kempt was preceded in death by her parents, Amos Pickney, Jr. & Hazel Brown Pickney; a brother, Martin Pickney; two sisters, Mary Pickney and Georgia Lee Zachary.

Visiting hours will be observed from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, LA.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to, Miles Perret Cancer Services, 2130 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Ste. 200 Lafayette, LA. 70508 or

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Williams Funeral Home of Opelousas, 337-942-2037.

Funeral Home

Williams Funeral Home - Opelousas
817 East South St. Opelousas, LA 70571

Published in the Daily World from Nov. 28 to Nov. 30, 2012