Yvonne Voisin Tauzin Judice, 76, a native of Grand Caillou, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her residence with her family by her side.
Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Thursday at David Funeral Home at 1101 Trotter St. in New Iberia. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visitation will continue from 8 a.m. until funeral time Friday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Loreauville, with burial in the church cemetery.
The Rev. Buddy Breaux will serve as celebrant with musical accompaniment by Jody Bollick. Readers will be her godchild, Cindy LeBlanc and Dean Greig. Giftbearers include Lauren Judice and Emily Broussard. Pallbearers will be Eric Judice, Talmon Vice, Jacob Tauzin, Scott David Vice, David Tauzin, Tim Vice, Garland Broussard, Jr. and Luke D. Tauzin. Honorary pallbearers will be her former co-workers and dear friends from the Iberia Parish Health Unit who showered her with love and endless support throughout her journey.
Yvonne is survived by her husband of 22 years, Gerald Judice; daughter, Monique Tauzin Vice and husband, Timothy, of New Iberia; son, David J. Tauzin, of Houma; two step-daughters, Lauren Judice, of New Iberia, and Emily Judice Broussard and husband, Garland Jr., of New Iberia; step-son, Eric Judice, of St. Martinville; grandchildren; Talmon Vice, Jacob Tauzin, Scott David Vice, Luke Tauzin, and Allison Broussard; and daughter-in-law, Alisa B. Tauzin; brothers and sisters, Evest Voisin Jr. and wife, Mary Helen, Lloyd Voisin and wife, Millie, Stella Duplantis, and Martha Duplantis, all of Houma; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, David P. Tauzin; son, Mark D. Tauzin; parents, Evest Voisin Sr. and Viola Thibodaux; and sisters, Zoella Luke Boyer and Vivian Vincent Hebert.
Yvonne graduated with honors from Terrebonne High School in 1956 and then received a R.N. diploma from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in New Orleans in 1959.
Yvonne touched many lives with her gentle loving spirit during her 42 year nursing career in which she worked at Terrebonne General, Dauterive Hospital, LaSalette Memorial Hospital in Loreauville, and the Iberia Parish Health Unit.
Yvonne was always proud of her association with her Terrebonne High School classmates, Mercy Hospital Nurses Alumnae, Retired State Employees Association of Louisiana, and St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Yvonne valued all of her friendships that evolved from these associations and made efforts to remain connected.
She looked forward to going to craft shows with her husband, gatherings with family and friends, attending her grandchildren's sporting events, visiting the elderly, playing pokeno with the same group for more than 50 years, watching professional and college football on television, and exercising at Curves.
Special appreciation goes to the Ambassadors for Christ Prayer Group for faithfully devoting their time to spiritually lift up Yvonne and others in the community; family and friends for all of the visits, prayers, cards, phone calls, support and encouragement; and lastly, those who assisted with her health care, particularly Joyce Green and Hospice of Acadiana.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to: St. Joseph's Completion Campaign, 117 S. Main St. Loreauville, LA 70552.
"Pray for us Oh Holy Mother of God that her example of strength in suffering and unwavering faith will bring inspiration to those who loved her, and that she will take her rightful place among the Angels in Heaven."
Friends and family wishing to express condolences can visit Mrs. Judice's Memorial Page at www.davidfuneralhome.org.
David Funeral Home in New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
David Funeral Home
1101 Trotter Street
New Iberia, LA 70563
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from July 23 to July 24, 2014