Shelly Nicolosi Deynoodt

  • Born: July 18, 1969
  • Died: August 24, 2021
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Shelly Deynoodt, age 52, died peacefully in her parents home in Independence, LA on August 24, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Shelly was born on July 18,1969 in Hammond, LA to Frank and Linda Nicolosi. She is a graduate of Independence High School and Southeastern Louisiana University. She was a school teacher of 21 years and taught over 600 children in the 1st and 3rd grades. She was an outstanding cheerleader and dancer at Southeastern Louisiana University. She shared her passion through coaching cheer at Mary Queen of Peace and Mandeville Sports Complex. She was a dedicated member of the You Night Sisters, a support group for women who have had or are currently battling cancer.

Shelly is survived by her two loving children, Dylan and Courtney Deynoodt; Parents, Linda and Frank Nicolosi; Sister, Rhonda N. Bishop (Wayne Bishop); Nieces and nephews, Chelsea Tallo Little (Henry Lee Little), SPC Cole Tallo, Wayne Bishop Jr, Chelsea Bishop and Eleanor Dral; Significant other, Kyle Krieger; Former husband, Adrien Deynoodt; Aunts, Dorothy Flory and Angie Vicknair; Also many loving cousins.

Shelly enjoyed spending time with her family through game nights and watching Saints football. She loved spending time with her pets Suzy, Lucy and Breezy. Shelly was a wonderful caring person that lit up every room she entered. She especially loved caring and teaching children.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 4pm until 7pm at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd. Hammond, Louisiana 70401. A short funeral service will begin at 6:00PM on Saturday in the funeral home chapel.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Dylan and Courtney, Sean, Rene and I are saddened to hear that your Mom had passed. She was a beautiful soul in every way. We are thinking of you and your family during this most difficult time.

Posted by The Claiborne family - Friend   August 28, 2021

Dylan and Courtney I am so sorry for your lose. Your mom was a beautiful and caring woman and I know first hand how much she loved you both. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Becky Roth - Work   August 26, 2021

Linda & Frankie, my heart is breaking for you both. Shelley has always been a beautiful child. May Gods comfort always be with you. Love to you always!

Posted by Helen & Barry McNabb - Kentwood, LA - Family   August 26, 2021

Shelly always had a great attitude and outlook with her cancer battle. I have so many great memories of her humor, her love for Saints games, her dedication to her students at school, and great memories with her family. I'll always love you, rest in peace.

Posted by Doug Durand - COVINGTON, LA - Friend   August 26, 2021

Shelly was the kindest most selfless person I've ever known. She handled every adversity with a smile and her sunny attitude. Her legacy will be her precious children and her always positive outlook. Rest In Peace dear Shelly, your battle is over.

Posted by Marla Mancil - Abita Springs, LA - Friend   August 26, 2021

Shelly was a great person to work with at SLU. She was kind and a true friend. Thoughts and prayers for Shelly's family.

Posted by Anthony Odom - Franklinton, LA - Coworker   August 26, 2021

My little cousin will be missed...I remember when she came home as a new Born baby, Aunt Linda made me an Rhonda wash are hands before we touch the an Rhonda was about 5 yrs old... gonna miss little Boo.

Posted by Leon Rewis - Milton, FL - Family   August 26, 2021

So sorry Ms Linda ,Mr Frankie and Rhonda my heart breaks for y'all sending prayers and

Posted by Darlene Wascom - Hammond, LA - Family Friend   August 25, 2021

Shelly and I knew each other our entire lives. She will be missed! My love and prayers are with Mr. Frankie, Ms. Linda and Rhonda.

Posted by Scott Daughdrill - Dallas, TX - Family Friend   August 25, 2021