Judith Darcey Tabb

March 26, 1934March 1, 2018

NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Mrs. Wilson Tabb, the former Judith Darcey, age 83, at 10:00 am Monday, March 5, 2018 at Evangeline Funeral Home with Fr. Keith Landry. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Sunday with a Rosary at 6:00 pm. The funeral home will reopen at 8:00 am on Monday until service time.

A native of Weeks Island and resident of New Iberia, Mrs. Tabb passed away at5:00 pm on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Tabb was employed as a Cafeteria Manager with Iberia Parish School Board for 33 years and as a part time employee at Subway for 6 years. Her love of cooking meant that she was always willing to host her family and friends to a wonderful meal. She also enjoyed crocheting and playing bingo.

She is survived by five grandchildren, Chase Derise and Courtney; Brady Derise and Jamie; Kimberly Addie and life partner Lynn; Joshua Raved and Dillon Tabb; three great grandchildren, Max Derise, Gabrielle Derise and Luke Derise, one sister, Marilyn Crochet and husband Preston of New Iberia; nieces and caregivers, Bonnie Gardner and Trudy Rush and husband Robert of Lydia; and god children, Joey Lopez and Jan Derise.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Tabb; two sons, Randall “Frod” Tabb and Jason Tabb; three daughters, Joy Lynn Tabb, Pauline Tabb Derise and Cathy Tabb Addie; her parents, Whitney and Valerie Broussard Darcey; one sister, Gail Jolet; and god-child, Stacy Crochet Guidry.

Pallbearers will be Brady Derise, Chase Derise, Max Derise, Scott Crochet, Shane Crochet and Joey Lopez.

Honorary pallbearers will Jan Derise Jonathon Rush, and David Jolet.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center and the staff of Maison Teche Nursing Home; Bridgette Fredrick and Karen Derouen.

To view the on-line obituary, and sign the guest register, please visit

Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Rosary Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 5, 2018

Judith Darcey Tabb

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Tara Dorr

September 11, 2018

Oh Ju Ju! I'm so saddened to just hear this news. I will so miss your Motherly advice, that smile and always seeing that big ole pot of something on your stove. May God rest your soul.

Edris Crockford

March 5, 2018

I was so sorry to hear of my Nanny's passing. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family & friends she leaves behind. May you be comforted by the knowledge that she's at peace now with Jesus & with all the loved ones who proceeded her, including my Mother, Edna Marie Darcey Wilson, who was Nanny's Godmother & who passed last Easter morning at 93.

Tammy Charpentier

March 5, 2018

Miss Judy was a special, generous, caring lady. She always had a smile and kind words for everyone. Every time I saw her, no matter what she was going through, she wanted to know about what was happening in my life, and how my family was. I can only imagine the look on her face when she was reunited with her children in heaven.

Fran Landry

March 5, 2018

My heart goes out to your family and friends at this time. You loved everyone, touched everybody around you in so many ways, you will always be remembered just as you were. I loved the sound of your laugh and you had the voice of an angel. Thank you for allowing my family to be a part of yours for a lifetime. You were truly a great friend to us. We will cherish the memories we had with you and your family and friends. We loved you also very much and you brought us pure joy. You were a lovely woman who touched us daily by allowing your love that was so big to reach all of us every time and in every way. May you rest in peace but know that you will always be loved and never ever forgotten.

Charles Moore

March 4, 2018

Godspeed Judith Ann; Many memories growing up on the Island, --Opera House,(Smyles Theather), the center, Weiner roasts on the Churchhill, FiFin on the baseball field and many others.--My condolences to your family--Charles & Melber Moore

Betty Ardoin

March 3, 2018

Beautiful Miss Judy, thank you for sharing your kindness, sweet smile and talent for cooking with us at ISSC! So thankful I was able to sit and visit with you at the reunion last year!
Rest In Peace, Dear One!

Eljean Couvillier

March 3, 2018

This is such a shock to me , I would visit Ms Judith regularly, every time I would visit my mom in the nursing facility, I always made sure to stop in and say hello to Ms Judith, I am so shocked because every time I would stop in to check on her, she always had the biggest smile on her face and when asked how she was doing, her reply was always (I'm doing great ,I feel great). One of my fondest memories is every time I would call her house to speak to FROG ! She would call out to him ( Frog your little sister's on the phone!,) And he would know automatically it was me,
You are United with your family once again Ms Judith. you will .…be sadly missed by so many people. May You Rest In Peace....
Sincerely, Eljean Couvillier

Diana Thibodeaux

March 2, 2018

Mrs. Tabb was always such a sweet soul. She made every kid who came through her kitchen feel welcome and loved. I've thought of her kindness often throughout the years and hearing of her passing fills me with sadness. I hope she knew how many people she touched throughout the years.