Adeline Bordelon Dewailly, age 87, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2019 after complications from a stroke. She was born in Bordelonville, Louisiana and her family moved to New Orleans when she was 12 years old. She is a graduate of Sophie B. Wright High School. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmund Louis Dewailly, Sr. They were married for 63 years, had four children and resided in several Louisiana towns and cities over those years. She was a devoted mother and a wonderful homemaker who loved to cook and entertain. She enjoyed shopping at her favorite grocery stores for unique specials. Her Sunday roast and homemade birthday cakes were the family favorites. She was also a skilled seamstress and sewed many beautiful holiday outfits, prom dresses and doll clothes and worked part time with The Singer Company in the 1970's. Her hobbies included travel with her husband, pokeno with friends, serving a good cup of coffee and treats to visitors, antiquing, gardening and was an active member of the Shady Oaks Garden Club in River Ridge, Louisiana. She was a member of the school PTA and did volunteer work through the Shell Retirees Women's Auxiliary. She earned her real estate license in 1976 and was an agent for over 25 years in the Greater New Orleans area working for Stan Weber, Merrill Lynch and Prudential Real Estate Companies. Adeline will best be remembered for all her love and care she gave to her family and the pride she had for all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed being with the children and making them treats like her hot fudge sundaes and never missed recognizing a birthday or special event with a personal touch. Adeline is preceded in death by her mother, Anita Ducote Bordelon; her father, Lehman Bordelon; her brothers, Elster P. Bordelon and Lehman J. Bordelon; her sisters, Mary Lemoine, Lola Desselle and Shirley Bennett; her husband, Edmund Louis Dewailly and her daughters, Patricia Satterlee and Vicki Abernethy. She is survived by her son, Edmund Louis Dewailly, Jr.; her daughter, Terri Dewailly Mogharrebi (husband Farhad); her sons in law, Gerard S. Satterlee and Sterling B. Abernethy III; her 6 grandchildren, Melanie Becnel Broga (husband Jonathan), Amy Satterlee Trahan (husband Joseph), Windy Satterlee Rachal (husband Christopher), Mark Rodney Smith, Jr. (wife Jen Tomchak), Stephen Michael Smith (wife Elise) and Cole Paul Mogharrebi; and her 11 great grandchildren, Ellery, Haley and Avery Broga, Sophia and Sydney Trahan, Nathan and Eleanor Rachal, Ethan and Wesley Smith and Audrey and Vivienne Smith; her sisters, Bertha Laborde, Pearl Blair and Anita May. She is also survived by numerous loving brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and extended family. The Dewailly Family wishes to thank the staff of Clarity Hospice at The Crossing for their special care. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge from 9 am until service at 11 am. Interment in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Published in The Advocate from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2019.