Joy Bergeron Wiltz
April 23, 1936 – March 7, 2021
NEW IBERIA – A Celebration of Life Gathering will be conducted for Joy Bergeron Wiltz, age 84, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia. Interment will be held privately at a later date.
A native and resident of Jeanerette, Joy passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at her residence in Jeanerette.
Born on April 23, 1936 to the late Oliver and Philamene Beslin Bergeron, Joy was one of three daughters. Joy worked as an educator with the Iberia Parish School Board for 47 years. She was proud to be a teacher and specialized in kindergarten education. Joy had a kind and gentle soul. She enjoyed watching action and suspense movies with her family and liked to cook. A loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend to all, Joy will be truly and deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary “Cathy” Simmons; son, Ray G. Simmons (Dawn); sisters, Jean Pepper and Janet Navarro (Eldridge “Mouse”); grandchildren, Ren Simmons (Ciera), Katie Derouen (Errik), Shea Simmons, Rhett Simmons, Carly Simmons, Kyle Simmons, Lindy Simmons, Christopher Simmons, and Kamryn Simmons; and great-grandchildren, Amielle Derouen, Grant Derouen, Bregman Derouen, Holden Simmons, and Carter Simmons
Along with her parents, Joy is preceded in death by her loving son, James “Curt” Simmons.
To view the on-line obituary, view the video tribute, and sign the guest register, please visit www.evangelinefuneralhome.com.
Evangeline Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
- Mary "Cathy" Simmons, Daughter
- Ray G. Simmons (Dawn), Son
- Jean Pepper, Sister
- Janet Navarro (Eldridge "Mouse"), Sister
- Ren Simmons, Grandchild
- Katie Derouen, Grandchild
- Shea Simmons, Grandchild
- Rhett Simmons, Grandchild
- Carly Simmons, Grandchild
- Kyle Simmons, Grandchild
- Lindy Simmons, Grandchild
- Christopher Simmons, Grandchild
- Kamryn Simmons, Grandchild
- James "Curt" Simmons, Son (deceased)
- Oliver Bergeron, Father (deceased)
- Philamene Beslin Bergeron, Mother (deceased)
- Joy also leaves behind to cherish her memory, great-grandchildren, Amielle Derouen, Bregman Derouen, Carter Simmons, Holden Simmons, and Grant Derouen.
A Celebration of Life Gathering
Thursday, March 11, 2021
Joy Bergeron Wiltz
Christine (Teedee) Stephens
March 10, 2021
She was always like a mother to me. She was always there for me. So many childhood and adult memories. Her laugh, her smile and her comical ways. But mostly her love. She will be so missed.
March 9, 2021
March 8, 2021
Mrs. Joy, my teacher, my neighbor, my friend, you will be greatly missed. May you Rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord.
Praying for all of you during this time of sorrow.
Carla Ortega Sapienza