Jan. 7, 1923 ~ Nov. 15, 2011

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 18, 2011, at Ibert’s Mortuary, at 2 p.m., for Mrs. Lucille Bourliea Tabor, 88, a native and resident of Franklin, who passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 8:10 p.m., at the Franklin Health Care Center. Burial will follow in the Franklin Cemetery. Father Lloyd Benoit will officiate the services.

Mrs. Lucille was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed working in her yard, gardening and crocheting. From an early age she struggled with health problems, including polio, which left her crippled, and heart problems later in life. She was determined to accomplish anything she set her mind to, regardless of her physical capabilities. Her courage and independence was an inspiration to her family and friends.

Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Tabor Charpentier and her husband, Sterling (Buster) of Franklin; one sister, Dorothy McNeil of Bay Springs, Mississippi; one brother, Milton Bourliea of Lafayette; six grandchildren, Libby Sullivan and her husband, Quince; Sterling (Petey) Charpentier IV, Larry Charpentier and his wife, Chantelle; Angela Gary and her husband, Kevin; Billy Tabor Jr. and Justin Tabor and his wife, Jenna, all of Franklin; 10 great grandchildren, Jamie and Morgan Sullivan, Katelyn Charpentier, Collin and Carlee Charpentier, Victoria Gary, Billy, Devin and Jonathan Tabor, and Graci Tabor, all of Franklin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raves John Tabor; one son, Billy John Tabor Sr.; her father, Joseph Bourliea; her mother, Lillian Robicheaux Bourliea; four sisters, Stella McNeil, Agnes Comeaux, Joyce Rousseau and Jane Gospondinovich; and one brother, Herman Bourliea Sr.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday at Ibert’s Mortuary, from 10 a.m. until time of service, with the rosary being prayed at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Larry Charpentier, Sterling (Petey) Charpentier IV, Sterling (Buster) Charpentier III, Justin Tabor, Glenn McNeil and Michael McNeil. Honorary pallbearers will be Milton Bourliea, Billy Tabor Jr. and Jamie Sullivan.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Jesus Chua and staff as well as to the staff of the Franklin Health Care Center for the Loving and compassionate care given to Mrs. Lucille.

To view the online obituary and memory book please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.

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