James Quebedeaux, a resident of Gonzales, LA left this life on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Ellen Quebedeaux, for 65 years who preceded him in death just 33 days. His smile was offered to everyone he met. His greatest gift to his children and family was his constant gratitude, love and playfulness even through his failing memory. No one was a stranger. His broken heart and deep grief for the loss of his beloved wife took its toll on him. He loved tremendously his 7 children, 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren: Daughter – Beryl Gomez and her husband Keith; their daughter Tricia Gomez-Luzio and her husband Andres: Daughter – Gwen Quebedeaux; her daughters – Amanda Halford and her husband Jeremy, Alaina Bell, and Ashley Marie Bell, her grandchildren – Kaelyn Lavigne, Aidan Halford and Tenley Halford: Daughter – Carmen Quebedeaux; her son Jed Quebedeaux and his wife Mandy, her grandchildren – Gabby and Lauren Quebedeaux: Son – Shane Quebedeaux and his fiancée Becky Daigle; his daughters – Heather Brady and her fiancée Corey Jones and Dawn Templet and her husband Wesley, his grandchildren – Kelsi Brady, Kaleb Quebedeaux, Sophi Templet, and Kali Templet: Daughter – Phyllis Coates and her husband Kenny; her children – Jessica Abadie and her husband Steven, Jared LaCombe, and Maty Coates; her granddaughter – Emma Grace Abadie: Son – Nicky Quebedeaux; his children – Paige Quebedeaux and Dusty Quebedeaux and his fiancée Kayley Naquin, and former wife Kathy Quebedeaux: and Daughter – Amy Gaudin and her husband Eric; children – Cody Quebedeaux, Adam Kling, Eric G. Gaudin, Sheldon Gaudin, Alaina Russel, grandchildren – Addison and Marleigh. James is welcomed home by his mother, Adela Quebedeaux, Father, Joseph Quebedeaux, Brothers Dorsey and Dudley Quebedeaux, Great-grandchild Dreylin Luzio, and In-laws Alice Quebedeaux, Wilfred Doucet, and Gary Biri. A host of other relatives, nieces and nephews including his Godchildren Corlis Fontenot and Nathan Quebedeaux, and Sister-n-laws – Mavis and Jean Quebedeaux, and Brother-n-law – Earlis Doucet, survive him. Services and burial will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11:00AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Grand Coteau, LA. Eulogy comments begin at 10:15a.
Dad, thank you for the simple things in life – laughter, that infectious smile, sitting, working and drinking coffee together, blowing the leaves, the warm hugs, your love for Mom and us, music and dancing, your love of animals, patting and holding our hands as we sat by your side, but most of all for teaching us unconditional love. Farewell precious father. You were a good man. Thank you Mom and Dad for our long walk on this earth with you. We were blessed.