Parks - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at St. Louis Chapel for Yancy Antoine Thibodeaux, 82, who God took as his angel on Wednesday morning, December 28, 2022.
A visitation will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday from 7:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
A rosary will be prayed at 10:00 AM on Tuesday.
Rev. David Rozas will officiate at the funeral mass.
Interment will follow at St. Bernard Mausoleum - No. 2.
Yancy was born on March 7, 1940 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph "Pa" and Hannah Thibodeaux. He moved to Reno, Nevada at an early age. He started his own janitorial service and was employed with Sears Roebuck as a TV repairman, where he loved going to work everyday. He built a close relationship with his co-workers where they would meet every three months at Denny's for breakfast. He retired with 40 years of service from Sears Roebuck and later he retired from his janitorial service. He loved to watch Major League Baseball, his favorite team was the New York Yankees. Yancy enjoyed traveling, especially to Honduras, reading the newspaper, and visiting with family and friends. In his spare time you can find him dancing and bring life to the party. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his step-daughter, Angelica Wiltz(Joseph); step-sisters, Melbia Hypolite of Lake Charles, Verna Narcisse and Bertha Gillard of Chicago, Illinois and Dorothy Johnson of Grove, Texas; niece-in-law and caregiver, Rose Ann Thibodeaux; and a host of nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great-nephews and other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Elvera Hypolite Thibodeaux, his parents, Joseph and Hannah Thibodeaux; his brother, Joseph " Brod" Thibodeaux; his sister, Mary Thibodeaux, Drusilla Vanwright, Bertha Dugas and Edith Berard; step-daughter, Gwendolyn Wiltz; Nephews, David Clyde Thibodeaux, Gregory Thibodeaux, Sr. and Rickey Thibodeaux; nieces, Etta Romona Hamilton and Rachael Thibodeaux; step- sisters, Mable Mitchell, Verdell Francis and Hilda Valsin; step-brothers, Robertson Wiltz, Robert Wiltz and Gibriel Wiltz; In-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and Andrella Thomas and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and Ethel Wiltz.
Pallbearers will be Kyric McShane Mitchell, Harry "Happy" Thibodeaux, Jamal Scott, Willie Zenon, Mike Bernard and Daryon James Wiltz.
Honorary pallbearers will be Alton Ambrose, Derrick George, Nolan Hamilton, Jr., Nolan Hamilton, Sr., Andrew Derousselle and Gregory Thibodeaux.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to the following: social worker, Dodd Davis; chaplain, Desmond Prejean; RN, Jackie Kyzar; RN, Alexandra Clark; CNA, Jeannie Vanchan; caregiver, Jamal Scott; caregiver, Judy Alexander; St. Joseph Hospice; The Carpenter House; Ochsner St. Martin Hospital and staff; Hope Healthcare Hospice and staff; Dr. Benjamin Degatur, M.D.; and Mills Cashway Pharmacy.
Pellerin Funeral Home (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.