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Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN

OBITUARY

Ferrell James Babin

May 11, 1955February 22, 2020
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Ferrell James Babin, age 64 passed away February 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cindy Babin; daughter, Alicia R. Wilson (Matt); sister, Pamela Pellegrin (Randy); grandchildren Avery Wilson, Reed Wilson and Leah Wilson; step-brothers Garry Toups (Terri) and Mike Toups (Janet).

He is preceded in death by his mother, Laura Foret Toups, stepfather Clarence P. Toups, father Abner James Babin, Sr. and infant son Jared.

The family will receive friends beginning on 11:00 am Monday, February 24, 2020 until 3:00 pm when a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN.

Pastor Rickey Baxley and Matt Wilson will be officiating.

Ferrell attended Thibodaux High School where he met Cindy his high school sweetheart, whom he later married in May,1975. Ferrell played football and baseball in high school and was captain of the local volunteer fire dept. He began a career with Bell South/AT&T in Louisiana and transferred to Nashville in 1986. He retired as a supervisor after 30 years of service. Ferrell was an avid sportsman, who loved fishing, hunting, gardening and was an awesome Cajun cook.

Ferrell was diagnosed with Parkinson disease in 2012 and Lewy Body Dementia in 2015. He was very active and devoted to his exercise with The Therapy Gym and Rock Steady Boxing.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the following caretakers and facilities;

Vanderbilt’s Dr. Fenna Tanner Phibbs, caregiver and sweet friend Wanda Brewer, the Waterford in Hermitage, Beverly Bell at the Therapy Gym, Colleen Bridges of Rock Steady Boxing, Vanderbilt Palliative Care Team, and Alive Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to;

Peterson for Parkinson’s 4205 Hillsboro Road Suite 310 Nashville, TN 37215 Ph. 615-269-5312

  • FAMILY

  • Laura Foret Toups, Mother (deceased)
  • Clarence P. Toups, Step-father (deceased)
  • Abner James Babin, Father (deceased)
  • Jared, Infant son (deceased)
  • Cindy Babin, Wife of 44 years
  • Alicia R. Wilson (Matt), Daughter
  • Pamela Pellegrin (Randy), Sister
  • Avery Wilson, Grandchild
  • Reed Wilson, Grandchild
  • Leah Wilson, Grandchild
  • Garry Toups (Teri), Step-brother
  • Mike Toups (Janet), Step-brother
  • DONATIONS

  • Peterson for Parkinson's

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Monday, February 24, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Monday, February 24, 2020

Memories

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lester (bert) berthelot

February 25, 2020

I just found out about Fa's passing. my deepest sympathies and regrets to all the family and friends!!! I know he will be missed!

Debra Martin

February 25, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Ferrell's passing. We were neighborhood friends along the bayou! He would come to our house to buy milk from our cows and we would play outside for hours! I regret not keeping in touch all these years. My sympathies to Cindy and family. The tribute movie was beautiful!

Anna LaCoste

February 24, 2020

Cindy,
Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers today. We were all so saddened to hear about Fa. I remember the fish fry we had one year at your home and Fa's laugh. We all thought a lot of Fa and know he will truly be missed.

Love,
Anna Brantley LaCoste and all of the Brantley Family

Diana( Sissy) Rachal

February 24, 2020

I was very saddened to hear of Ferrell’s (Babin) as I called him) passing. He was a great guy , great supervisor and a fellow Cajun friend . Always had a cheery hello for everyone! I will keep his family in my prayers. I know he will be missed by many! May his family find comfort in his memory.✝️✝️

Patricia Caillouet

February 23, 2020

Flooded with memories of Sundays each month with cousins at Maw-Maw & Paw-Paw’s farm as we crawled through the fig trees, played hide & seek and tag, chased chickens & slid down the hay stacks in the barn! Yes, we did get in trouble, but oh did we laugh & have fun. RIP dear gentle & sweet cousin and know that you will always be in our prayers🙏🙏🙏

Charlene Robertson

February 23, 2020

We were fortunate enough to grow up in an era when relatives visited each other. As kids, we would see each other at least on a monthly basis. Our mothers were first cousins, but were always close. I'll always remember the time we went to Tunica. My husband was playing poker. I stood right behind Ferrell for a long time and never realized it was him. When we walked away, my husband said he was sitting near a really nice guy. I told him from the back, he reminded me of Ferrell. The next morning we ran into him and his wife. Couldn't believe was him!!

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Biography

Ferrell James Babin, age 64 passed away February 22, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cindy Babin; daughter, Alicia R. Wilson (Matt); sister, Pamela Pellegrin (Randy); grandchildren Avery Wilson, Reed Wilson and Leah Wilson; step-brothers Garry Toups (Terri) and Mike Toups (Janet).

He is preceded in death by his mother, Laura Foret Toups, stepfather Clarence P. Toups, father Abner James Babin, Sr. and infant son Jared.

The family will receive friends beginning on 11:00 am Monday, February 24, 2020 until 3:00 pm when a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, TN.

Pastor Rickey Baxley and Matt Wilson will be officiating.

Ferrell attended Thibodaux High School where he met Cindy his high school sweetheart, whom he later married in May,1975. Ferrell played football and baseball in high school and was captain of the local volunteer fire dept. He began a career with Bell South/AT&T in Louisiana and transferred to Nashville in 1986. He retired as a supervisor after 30 years of service. Ferrell was an avid sportsman, who loved fishing, hunting, gardening and was an awesome Cajun cook.

Ferrell was diagnosed with Parkinson disease in 2012 and Lewy Body Dementia in 2015. He was very active and devoted to his exercise with The Therapy Gym and Rock Steady Boxing.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to the following caretakers and facilities;

Vanderbilt’s Dr. Fenna Tanner Phibbs, caregiver and sweet friend Wanda Brewer, the Waterford in Hermitage, Beverly Bell at the Therapy Gym, Colleen Bridges of Rock Steady Boxing, Vanderbilt Palliative Care Team, and Alive Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to;

Peterson for Parkinson’s
4205 Hillsboro Road
Suite 310
Nashville, TN 37215
Ph. 615-269-5312