Melissa Kelone Verdin Stanco, 47, a native and resident of Luling, La. passed away on Thursday, April 2, at her residence.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday, April 6, at Falgout Funeral Home, 3838 Highway 1, Raceland and from 9 a.m. until funeral time on Tuesday, April 7, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Charles Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Stanco; daughter Brooke Verdin; mother and step father, Patricia Bourgeois Kelone Franchebois and John “Grady” Franchebois; father, Sterling Kelone Sr.; brother, Sterling Kelone Jr.; sister, Dewanda Kelone and grandson, Koen Matherne.
Melissa was a 1985 graduate of Hahnville High School and she attended Delgado Community College. Melissa was a Customer Service manager at Signature Flight Support Services at New Orleans International Airport for the last 10 years. Prior to Signature, Melissa worked at Atlantic Aviation and General Aviation. She was a consummate professional who always greeted her customers with a friendly smile and warm greeting. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and daughter. Melissa will be missed by family, friends and co-workers. Rest in peace our sweet Melissa.
Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.
She Walks in Beauty
By Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face:
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on the cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below; A heart whose love in innocent!