Gayle Duplissey

January 1, 1937 - December 2, 2020

Gayle Christine Duplissey, 83, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, December 2, 2020, due to a sudden brain aneurysm.  She was born on January 1, 1937, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, to Margaret Fuller Aanderud and Godfried Aanderud.

Mrs. Duplissey was a loving mother and a member of First Pentecostal Church for fifty-four years.  She was the music and choir director and played the organ at her church for several years.  Mrs. Duplissey also was Principal of Silsbee Christian Academy, a puppet director, tour guide, and an unbelievable organizer. 

Survivors include her husband, Reverend C.M. Duplissey; children, Delia Vernon and her husband, Mark, of Nederland; Charles Duplissey and his wife, Angela, of Port Neches; and Jodi Looper and her husband, Reverend Homer Looper, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Dwayne Duplissey of Silsbee; Emilee Baker and her husband, Aaron, of Union City, Tennessee; Elizabeth McDaniel and her husband, Brad, of Vidor; Heather Henneberry and her husband, Blake, of Nederland; Brock Vernon of Port Arthur; and Tammy Cox and her husband, Nathaniel; Tiffany Looper, Teri Looper, and Toni Looper, all of Silsbee; sixteen great-grandchildren; and honorary granddaughter, Carli Sumner and her husband, Aaron, of Silsbee.  She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Tammy Duplissey; daughter-in-law, Debbie Duplissey; a great-granddaughter; and brothers, Ted Aanderud and Emil Aanderud.

A gathering of Mrs. Duplissey’s family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 7:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2020, at First Pentecostal Church, 1420 North 5th Street, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  A formal procession from Broussard’s Mortuary to Resthaven Cemetery for Mrs. Duplissey’s interment will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

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Mary Womack

We are so saddened by the loss of this Precious Lady , know you are in our prayers!

Keri and Landon Smith

We love and miss You Sis. Duplissey!! Heaven has gained a Precious Lady!! Prayers for Bro. Duplissey and the entire family!

Dee Phillips

Sis Looper and family - so sorry when I heard the news about your Mom! I know you are heart broken yet there remains a deep down celebration of her attaining her life long goal - seeing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Praying for continued strength and peace for all of you over these next few difficult days and the years to come. No doubt in my mind, we will join her SOON as we shout around the THRONE TOGETHER!

Ralph Storms and family

My whole family wishes to offer our sincere condolences to the Duplissey family during their time of loss! Sister Duplissey was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed by all. We have very fond memories of our time at First Pentecostal Church. Rest in Peace Sister Duplissey!

Joy Wiggins Hayes

Love Sis Duplissey! Such an outstanding Pentecostal lady! Always hugged me when she would see me. Prayers for the Duplissey , Looper and FPC family! She surely will be missed!

Ben and Margaret Ketcherside

Precious and Godly woman, wonderful first lady of the Church. Finest Church Organist ever. A warm and wonderful friend

Sis. D

am so sorry to hear this. Bro. And Sis. Duplissey have played such a tremendous role in my life. From the time I first started going to church, she was always an example of a godly, modest woman. Although we have been away from Silsbee from time, Sis. D

Janice Thompson

Sister Duplissey was always there for me. She was such a quiet presence, you knew she was there. Such a lady, a friend, a prayer warrior! I loved her very much! I don’t have words to tell what a blessing she was to her church and her family! Love and prayers to all her families.

Gail Young

By heart is broken as I will miss this precious godly woman. She recently prayed with Bro Duplissey for me for my healing. I have so many memories of her growing up in the church. She would have me play the piano for her. She was the embodiment of a perfect God loving saint! I know that Brother Duplissey and the entire family is devastated. My prayers go out to each of you that God will provide peace and comfort. Heaven gained a wonderful Angel! Love to you all. Gail

Terri Watson Bood

Brother Duplissey...May the Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my family’s sincere condolences. Sister Duplissey will truly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Alicia Puntes Holder

So sorry to hear this about Sister Duplissey she was always so kind, and had a loving sweet spirit always to my girls and myself. She never saw me that she did not ask about Heather and Amber. She truly walk the walk and and talk the talk as we would say about a Godly lady. To All of the Family you are all in my prayers Love you ALL Alicia Puntes Holder & G.L. Holder

Barbara Kirkpatrick

My condolences to the family of Sis. Duplissey ... a beautiful Godly lady . We sorrow but not as others for we have a Hope beyond ! How precious in the sight of the LORD is the deayh of His saints ... What a comfort God has given us !

Connie Phillips

Rev. Duplissey and family, We are so sorry to hear of this precious wife, mother and grandmother who was of a quiet , but strong spiritual fortress in the lives of those who knew her! I have always admired her as a true Christian lady! A beautiful soul! She will be greatly missed and our prayers are with you all in the many days to come! Rev. M.L. & Connie Phillips

Dr. John Scheel

I have know the Looper family for many years snd the Duplessy family for years. Our prayers and condolences go out to you all at this time . We will have a great reunion soon!

Joyce & Darrell Graffagnino

So sorry to hear of the your mothers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are will you and your family.


My condolences to the entire Duplissey family. To my friends who were like sisters to me growing up in the church and in school, Delia Vernon and Jodi Looper, may God give you strength. Love you girls. Bro. Duplissey, may God bless and comfort you. Sister Duplissey's heart shall forever live on as you shall hold her heart inside of you. I have precious memories we made together for almost half of my life that I reflect on often. Love you, Rachel Storms-Blair

Katie Deville

I am truly so very sorry and upset about this I loved Sis. Duplissey so much! She was a very special and wonderful godly woman, and also my principal in the private school at First Pentecostal Church when I was a child if I remember that correctly. I have many more memories of her but my favorite memory of her still sticks in my head like it was yesterday, when Sis. looper (Jodi to me at that time) was taking My brother and my pictures and she captured one picture of Sis.. Duplissey and she was laughing so hard and that image will be forever in my head and I am grateful for the memories I’ve had with her! I do regret I didn’t see her more often! As for Sis. Looper and the family I know there are no words to help but my thoughts and prayers are with you all and I will always be here for y’all!

Don Wiley

Brother Duplissey, I am saddened to learn of the passing of your wife. I rejoice with you in knowing that she is in the presence of the Lord. May the Lord comfort you and your family at this time.

Betty Boyd

To Bro Duplissy and and Pastor Looper and his darling little wife and family! I always loved Sis Duplissy, she was very kind to me when my husband and I preached in Silsbee! She was a kind and gentle lady! She will be missed very much! Bro Duplissy I never realized how much pain a person can feel when you loose a spouse! God love your heart! My prayers are with you.

D’Wayne and Jan Crowell

Sis, Duplissey had such a beautiful spirit - always so kind and loving. She gave our daughter Rhea a prayer cloth about 30 years ago when she had serious health issues. Rhea still sleeps with that cloth under her pillow every night, so we think of her quite often. Please know we are praying for all of the family. What a precious legacy she left!

Sharron Dunn

Marvin and I send our heartfelt love and prayers for the days ahead. Years and miles have not diminished the family ties of the Dunns and Duplisseys. Our hearts are there with you today.

Mark and Lisa Thigpen

After reading all the condolences that have been posted, Sister Duplissey has been described exactly as she was; a precious, GODLY Woman, who had a presence of being kind, gentle and loving to everyone. She had a warm and beautiful spirit. This special LADY might have come across as a quiet saint of GOD, but yet she was so powerful in the Lord and Prayer to everyone that knew her. The one word that has not been used yet is RESPECT…To know Sister Duplissey was to respect her. My wife and I had the privilege to know her and we both admired and truly respected the person she was. The saints of the First Pentecostal Church of Silsbee have been blessed to have such a great role model who set the standard for so many young ladies. Sister Duplissey leaves a legacy for all who remain to honor. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Brother Duplissey and the rest of the family. It is truly a special family not only to both of us, but to so many that Sister Duplissey leaves behind. May GOD BLESS each of you.

Barbara Gill

So sorry for your lose.Sis.Duplissey will be missed by everyone who knew her. If you need a kind word she was there. I am so glad I new her and the whole Duplissey family. You will be in my prayers.

Connie Gore Day

A voice that was always kind and sweet. Soft and low her knees never grew old.this was how her prayers flowed.. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. .thank you for the lessons you taught me and for the lessons I learned.. You earned every jewel in your crown.

Helen M. Gravis

Mrs. Duplissey will be missed by many. She was a sweet, kind, beautiful christian lady.

Bro & Sis Steve Stoltzfus

Our deepest condolences on your dear wife, mother, grandmother & friend... She was a true Christian with such a pure soul. A true lady in every way. A beautiful lady inside and out. . We love your family. Bro & Sis Duplissey have been such precious and loyal friends to us... words cannot express our heartbreak for you all. Our prayers in Jesus Name are for you. -Bro & Sis Stoltzfus, Las Vegas, NV