Melissa Gail Steffen
October 24, 1957  -  September 11, 2017

Melissa Gail Steffen


717 Sixth Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
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Ardoin Funeral Home Chapel
717 Sixth Street
Mamou, LA  70554
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
11:00 a.m.
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Cole Cemetery
DeQuency, LA  70633

MAMOU – It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Melissa Gail Steffen, 60 announces her passing on September 11, 2017 at 12:05 p.m. at her residence after a Courageous Battle with Cancer.
Melissa loved western movies with Tex Ritter and John Wayne. She was a graduate and Valedictorian of Coreil College of Lafayette with a degree in Accounting.
Melissa will be sincerely missed by all that knew and loved her especially her husband, Craig Steffen; her mother, Betty Ritter Dubois; one son, Texster Ritter and fiancé’, Ashley Dupre; one brother, Roderick Ritter; three grandchildren, Dylan Scott Ritter and Jordan Danielle Ritter and Kelsey Uhlman; her aunt, Sharon Guidry, Uncle Ralph Miller and one niece, Natocha Ritter. She will also be missed by her Fur Baby, Sheba.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Kinsey Ritter and one brother, Damon ‘Tuffy” Ritter.
A celebration of Melissa’s life will begin September 19, 2017 at Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.The funeral home will reopen on Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m.. Funeral services will be held in the Ardoin Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Melissa will be laid to rest in the Cole Cemetery in Dequincy.
Family and friends may send condolences for the family at ardoinfuneralhomes.com.
Ardoin’s Funeral Home in Mamou is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Wade Ritter
    Lake Charles, LA

    Aunt Betty, I am thinking of times Melissa, Melinda and I would play in her play house Unkile Kinsey built. You had to use the switches sometimes, I still have our 1st grade group picture, going to old MSU rodeo seeing her sheep.Everyone was proud to see her trophies, you letting me stay with you . You had your hands full. Melissa, Tuffy, and me boy you were brave. I'm praying with you and as a Nurse God has her in his arms . I love you and Ill have to make a trip when I get wheels I can depend on.
    Love you

    Wade

  2. Wade Ritter
    Lake Charles, LA

    Aunt Betty, I am thinking of times Melissa, Melinda and I would play in her play house Unkile Kinsey built. You had to use the switches sometimes, I still have our 1st grade group picture, going to old MSU rodeo seeing her sheep.Everyone was proud to see her trophies, you letting me stay with you . You had your hands full. Melissa, Tuffy, and me boy you were brave. I'm praying with you and as a Nurse God has her in his arms . I love you and Ill have to make a trip when I get wheels I can depend on.
    Love you

    Wade

  3. Sandy Hagen Byrd
    Houston, TX

    Melissa was my friend & classmate; she was a very sweet and loving girl. I pray that her family including Ms. Betty, Texster, Melissa's son and grandchildren will will be comforted by the great Comforter!!! May God carry you, her loved ones, through this difficult time.

  4. Chasity fruge
    Eunice, LA

    My heart and prayers go out to the family as now Melissa is home in heaven where got needed her back to stay. May y'all find peace and guidance through god may he give y'all strength also for I know YALLS hearts are heavy. Just know she is now always with y'all guiding and watching over y'all through life, she will forever be in YALLS hearts may she Rest In Peace

  5. Roxanne Reed
    Lawtell, LA

    Mrs Betty i so wish i could of been there with u i am so truely sorry for your lost ive missed her for so long now oh my it hurts i jus found out on fb so call WHENEVER ANYTIME OK TRUELY i love u mrs Betty

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