Ivy Joseph Bye

August 11, 1925January 15, 2019

Ivy Joseph Bye, 93, a native of Vacherie and resident of St. James, passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Ivy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend. He was a Sugar Cane farmer (Waguespack Farm) for 70 plus years. Ivy was an avid gardener who enjoyed playing music and having many Thursday night “suppers” at the camp. He served as the former President of Woodmen of the World Camp 494 and enjoyed cooking jambalaya for everyone to enjoy. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 73 years, Lucille Hymel Bye; daughter, Barbara (Eugene “Tunny”) Chauvin; five grandchildren, Leslie (Chris) Kimble, Rae Lynne (Casey) Amedee, Danielle Chauvin, Shelly Bye and Dean (Jennifer) Bye; five great grandchildren, Holden and Lily Amedee, Abigail and Harrison Kimble and Caleb Bye; two sisters, Girlie Berthelot and Lillian (Lloyd) Hymel. He is preceded in death by his son, Gary (Connie) Bye; parents, Wilfred and Lucile “Memere” Bye; eight siblings, Verna Amedee, Leonce Bye, Wilfred Bye, Lucille Tregre, Donald Bye, Therese Bye, Uranie "Pete" Waguespack and Damase Bye. The family would like to thank Heart of Hospice and his caregivers, Cheryl Lemar, Shanika Junior and Jarielle Mckinnis, for taking excellent care of Ivy. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 9am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11am at St. James Catholic Church in St. James. Interment to follow in the church mausoleum. To offer condolences please visit the online guestbook at In leiu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Visitation Saturday, January 19, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ivy Joseph Bye

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Wanda Adams

January 23, 2019

Mr. Ivy was a great man. The family has my deepest condolences

Yvonne Knight Smith. (Willie Celestine niece)

January 19, 2019

Never forget the tootsie roll drive after church and a house to house drive .and for the 1/2 bake chicken ,corn , and coleslaw I really enjoyed this Sunday meal . Ivy was a great volunteer leader for selling ,he will be missed. Blessed

Gail Zeringue

January 16, 2019

He gave us so many opportunities to enjoy his music and dance the night away. He was one sweet and talented man!!💕