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Stella Benniefiel

Stella Darlyne Benniefiel

Sunday, August 10th, 1947 - Monday, April 22nd, 2019
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Stella Darlyne Benniefiel, 71, a resident of Lake Charles passed from this life on April 22, 2019 in a local hospital surrounded by those she loved most.

Darlyne was a very creative individual. She loved writing, poetry, singing, dancing, and writing music. Mrs. Benniefiel sang back up on several occasions for Kenny Rogers. She possessed a very big heart and generous nature. She stood up for anyone she felt was aggrieved and was a known champion for their cause. Darlyne fought to provide the best she could for her children and loved them and her grandchildren immensely.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ruth Harris; husband, Jack Benniefiel, Sr., daughter, JoReaux Pilkerton; grandson Devin Guidry, and great-grandson Wade Gaspard.

Mrs. Benniefiel leaves to cherish her memory her; daughter, Dana Watkins and husband Marshall of Lake Charles, LA; her husband’s children, Jay Benniefiel, Jack Benniefiel, Jr., and Joann Benniefiel and their children; grandchildren, Brooke Guidry, Marlana and Haley Oden; great grandchildren, Devin, Grant, and Avery; brother, Graham Harris, and son-in-law John Pilkerton.

A gathering of friends will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 AM in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home until time of service. A memorial service will follow the gathering at 11:30 AM in the chapel of Lakeside Funeral Home. Reverend David Fontenot is to officiate.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, April 27th, 2019 11:30am
    Lakeside Funeral Home
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
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    Cremation has been entrusted to Lakeside Funeral Home
    340 East Prien Lake Road
    Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601
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L Washington

Posted at 12:48pm
Dear Family:
Please accept my heartfelt condolences in the loss of your dear loved one. I know you are proud to have a celebrity who sang with Kenny Rogers. Please find comfort in the scripture at Hosea 13:14, where it says in part, "From the power of the grave I will redeem them; from death I will recover them. Where is your stings O death?" What a wonderful hope for our dead loved ones.


Posted at 08:23am
My deepest condolences to Ms. Stella's family. Remember you are not alone at this difficult time. "God is our strength and refuge, a help that is readily found in times of distress." Psalm 46:1

Maxine Gadson

Posted at 04:06pm
So sorry for your loss. May you find hope and comfort in the scriptures at John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 at this time.

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