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.
Memories and words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.lakesidefh.com