OPELOUSAS- Joseph “Joey” Quebedeaux died, February 28,2022, after a long battle with liver disease. A Celebration of Life Service led by Pastor Benji Richard will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 11:00 AM in the Sibille Funeral Home Chapel of Opelousas, LA. The family has requested visitation be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM; with a rosary beginning at 6:00 PM led by lifelong friend, Bea Beaugh. Visitation will resume on Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 8:00 AM until the time of service.
Joey had a gift of cooking and serving others in his 40 plus year career at the Original Don’s Downtown, Cash Saver, and his own catering service. Safe to say, he has served over one million people.
Joey’s career began at Don’s when he was only 14 years old. He was hired as a busboy, but it did not take long for him to move up the ladder. His mentors, Rocky and Brenda Landry could see Joey was special. They took him in as family. He considered them as parents instead of bosses. He retired from Don’s after 40 years of service. Joey started as a manager for Cash Saver, formally known as Piggly Wiggly South, in September of 2007. This is where he was employed until the time of his death. His favorite job by far was with his “brother from another mother”, Jason Huguet, on their weekly tv show “What’s Cooking?”.
Joey served many charity events including Breakfast with Santa, Soiree Royal, OC Tasters’ Dinner, the 911 annual event, feeding first responders in our community, Cerebral Palsy Annual Christmas Party, Hats Off to Veterans, Ducks Unlimited, & CASA of St Landry, plenty of functions at Queen of Angels Church, and countless weddings and special events. He also was featured in the food network tv show, first season of the great food truck race.
He is survived by his wife, one and only, endless love, Paula Quebedeaux of Opelousas, La, his pride, joy and only son, Tad Quebedeaux and wife Beth Carbo Quebedeaux, Christopher “Guy” Johnson and wife Hannah Robinson Johnson, Jessica Johnson Pitre and husband Benjamin Pitre. Popee’s 8 grandchildren: Lexie Johnson, Lake Johnson, Rylan Pitre, Allie Rae Johnson, Marlie Johnson, Lilah Pitre, Beckham Pitre, and his answered prayer, Baker Jett Quebedeaux. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Kay Lafleur, brother David Quebedeaux (Cindy), sisters Kathy Mouton, Henrietta Johnson, Maddie Guidry (Milton), and a very special sister-in-law Paula Quebedeaux (Jules) and numerous nephews, nieces, and godchildren.
He is preceded in death by his brother Jules Quebedeaux of Youngsville, LA.
Special thanks to his staff at Cash Saver, catering crew, Sous Chef Alvin Rideau, Dr. Karr and staff, Rhonda Bergeron, NP and staff, St Joseph Hospice, Carpenter House staff, and countless friends and family for their prayers and support.
Any monetary donations can be made to St Joseph Hospice Foundation at 17732 Highland Road Suite G, Box 241 Baton Rouge, LA 70810.
Serve God, love your family, do not take life for granted, take the pictures, and make the memories. Be a servant of the Lord, like Joey.
P.S – It always needs more seasoning – we like it spicy!
Words of Comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.