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James DarbyBreaux Bridge - A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Pellerin Funeral Home Chapel in Breaux Bridge, honoring the life of Mr. James Elwood Darby, Sr., 80, who passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Pellerin Funeral Home in Breaux Bridge beginning at 10 am on Saturday, and will continue until time of service. Fr. Allen Breaux will officiate at the Memorial Service. Readers will be Blaise Benoit and Tillie Morein. Mr. Darbys words and actions inspired admiration in the fellow Marines that served with him during the Korean Conflict, in the athletes that competed with him in motocross races and countless marathons and triathlons, in the students that learned with him and, more importantly, from him at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette from which he graduated in 1999 at the age of 67 and in the many travelers who got the courage to dance thanks to him during gatherings of his family at Mulates. Mr. Darby was a teacher of visually impaired students, a licensed pilot, and a long-time member of the Sertoma Club. He never met a stranger and his family and friends, who span the globe, have lost a brilliant man of immeasurable wisdom, kindness and humor. Survivors include his beloved wife, Josephine 'Jonell' Darby of Sunset; one daughter, Jacqueline Wack and husband, Mike, of Lafayette; three sons, Jude Darby and wife, Elaine, of Breaux Bridge, James E. 'Jed' Darby, Jr. and wife, Debbie, of Lafayette, and Joseph 'Joe' Darby and wife, Mandy, of Parks; his sister, Tillie Morein and husband, Gene, of Ville Platte; seven grandchildren, Blaise Benoit, Jensie Darby, Phillip Darby, Simone Benoit, Julian Darby, Aaron Darby, and John Darby; and two great grandchildren, Kayden and Noah. He was preceded in death by a son, John Darby; and his parents, Wesley and Verna Vidrine Darby. The family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care for their care and support during his time of need. Pellerin Funeral Home , 211 Berard St, Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 (337.332.2199), is in charge of arrangements. To view on-line obituary, sign guestbook and , go to www.pellerinfuneralhome.com
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Jonel & Family, So very sorry for your loss. May God send you all special blessings at this sad time in your lives. He has spent a lifetime with you and now God wants him in Heaven. My love to all!
Norma L Lalonde Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Jim Darby was a very special man. His loss will be felt by all who crossed his path. May his loving memory be a blessing to all who share the pain of his loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in love. May God bless you all.
Doyle & Lee Malone Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Joe sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We need to remember that life is not our plan it is Our Lord and Savior's Plan. Only He know why, how and when's from this life as we know it to be. May He Rest In Peace In Our Loving Lord's Arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
John and Tina Landry Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Mr. James we will never forget you. You always made us feel like family and our visits were cause for a party. May you now be at peace and whole once again in God's love.
Paul and Sonya Bergschneider Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Mrs. jo I learned the passing of your husband whom indeed was a graet man. He always made me laugh. It's been a very long time since I've seen you. You and your entire family have my deepest sympathy for your loss. I pray that God gives you peace and comfort to trust that you may see him again - in a better form and condition- God promises us that- have hope for a resurrection! I love you Mrs. Jo and praying for you and your famuly daily.- Rachael- (ex- co-worker @ Breaux Bridge City Police)
Rachael Broussard- Mouton Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCE TO ALL OF THE FAMILY. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. MAY YOU FIND COMFORT THRU YOUR CHERISHED MEMORIES OF THIS VERY SPECIAL MAN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.
SHERIFF RONNY THERIOT Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Please accept our sincere condolences for Jim's passing. We hope you will always have fond memories shared with him that will last forever... in your hearts and in your lives. God bless all of you and provide you with His strength to cope with Jim's loss. We think the following is what Jim would all want us to do... One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.
Jay Menard Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
To the family I send my prayers for all, for the lost of Mr. Jim Darby. To Mrs. Jonell steadfast for one day you shall see him again with no tears, no hurt, no pains only cheerful welcomes an greeting of love. From a friend for a life time, thanks for the times we shared working together with the public
Diana Clay Batiste Bernard Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Joe several employees of the DSA family and myself convey sincere condolences for the loss of your Dad. We are with you in spirit and send prayers to your family in this time of mourning. Keep your Father's memory alive in your heart and continue to live with the values he instilled in you and he will be with you all long after he departed from this life for his peaceful rest with our Creator.
Damon Turner Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM
Jo,Frank and I heard about Jim's passing a few days ago. Our heartfelt condolences to you and the entire family. We did not know he was ill. We will not be able to be there Saturday morning, but we will be thinking of you and the kids and grandchildren. Much love to all of you from our family, Mary, Frank, Allie, Quentin and Franco Olivier.
Mary Galyean Aug 28 2013 12:00 AM