Janice Duthu Stanley

Janice Duthu Stanley, of Covington, LA passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 3, 2018 with her family by her side at the age of 79. She was a native of New Orleans, LA and 72 year resident of Old Jefferson. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Robert George Stanley: her children, Steven Patrick Stanley, Michael Jerome Stanley (Faouzia) and grandson, Brian Alexander Keener. She is also survived by sisters Jackie Duthu Benson, Robin Duthu Hebert (Kirby) and numerous nieces and nephews. Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Leon John Duthu and Bernadette Terrebonne Duthu, brother in law, Benny B. Benson, and nephew, Earl Nicholas Hebert. She attended Spring Hill College and graduated from County Hospital School of Nursing in Mobile, AL. She enjoyed a long and successful career as a well-respected Psychiatric Registered Nurse. Janice was a long-time parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church. She served as a member and past president of the St. Agnes Ladies Altar Society and was recipient of the Order of St. Louis Medallion from the Archdiocese of New Orleans as recognition of her service to the church. Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation at Leitz Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 6pm - 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 20370 Smith Road in Covington, LA on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10 am. Visitation at St. Benedict will begin at 9 am on Friday morning. Interment will follow at St Joseph Abbey Cemetery, St. Benedict, Louisiana. If preferred, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Benedict Catholic Church in Covington, Louisiana. The online guestbook is available at


  • Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, May 11, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 11, 2018

Janice Duthu Stanley

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Shirley Rando Cancienne

May 9, 2018

Jackie, so sorry to hear of your loss of Janice. Thoughts and prayers are will you and all of the family.

Bob Smith

May 9, 2018

So very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family.

Bob and Marie Smith and family

Sissy Toups

May 8, 2018

Mr Bob, Steve and Michael,

Janice was certainly one of a kind. Her voice was so distinctive that it would bring a smile to me when I heard it. The memories are vast but the most favorite were at all of the Caesar Balls together, watching the parades and just being with the family. She was not only my Godmother and mom’s best friend but a person who shared her life with everyone she met. She’s now in heaven with my dad probably drinking a cup of coffee. I just know that her family meant the world to her. She will be surely missed. All my love. Sissy

George Simpson

May 7, 2018

Bob, sorry to hear about Janice's passing. Will be unable to make the wake due to a prior commitment.

George Simpson

Jenny Roth

May 7, 2018

I want to send my condolences and my prayers to all of Mrs. Janice's family. I did not know her very well but what I did know of her was that her family meant the world to her. I also know that she meant the world to her family. So I hope that it sends you some solace to think of her in heaven relaxing,having a nice time,just waiting to be reunited with the people she loves so much. God Bless

Lloyd Seither

May 7, 2018

Mr. Bob , Steve and Mike
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Ms. Janice. I remember the good times we had going to the camp in Bay St. Louis like the time Mike did the split between the boat and the pier (on purpose) and fell into the water just after we had got dressed to go out . Your Mom didn't fuss she just told him to go clean up and change. Ms. Janice had the demeanor to laugh off the crazy stuff we did. I hope Mr. Bob will take solace in the knowledge that life has not ended it has merely changed. God bless your family. Lloyd

Roxie Hebert Bruno

May 6, 2018

I don't have a particular memory,i just want Steve to know that she was a beautiful woman who has a great ,caring son. I am so sorry for your loss but i am so glad to see what a wonderful, caring person your Mother was. Love Roxie

Andrea Brisco

May 5, 2018

My prayers and condolences are offered to her family, friends, colleagues, and to members of St. Agnes adult choir who served during hers and my tenure. She was very pleasant and I have the fondest memories of her.