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July 5, 1927 – January 28, 2021

Georgette “Velma” LeFort Ellender, age 93, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 11:50 a.m. She was a native of Leeville and a resident of Houma, LA.



Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the visitation at Chauvin Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be held in Terrebonne Memorial Park.

Velma is survived by her son, Ross Francis Ellender and wife, Sandra; daughters, Jessica Ellender Theriot and husband, Kiel, Gwendolyn Ellender, and Gredel Ellender D’Souza and husband, Leon.

Velma is preceded in death by her husband of 70-year, Joseph William Ellender, Sr.; sons, Joseph “Billy” William Jr. and Boyd Paul Ellender; daughters, Darkus Denise Ellender, Mollie B. Ellender; parents, Alexis Joseph Sr. and Harmonica Collins Lefort; siblings, Nola Cheramie, Annette Hingle, Azora Martin, Paul Lefort, Modest Richard, Alexis LeFort, Odette Pitre, and Della Clark.



Velma was a parishioner of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Chauvin Funeral Home and Crematory, INC. is honored to serve the Ellender family.