Pearl Virginia Tageant

Published 12:01 am Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Sept. 25, 1929 – March 25, 2015

FERRIDAY — Services for Pearl Virginia Tageant, a homemaker and resident of Vidalia, who died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her residence surrounded by her loving family, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 601 Florida Ave., with the Rev. Louis Sklar officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Comer Funeral Home in Ferriday.03:28 PearlTageant obitpic

Mrs. Tageant was born Sept. 25, 1929, in Holly Ridge, La., the daughter of David A. and Rose E. Jordan Goodger.

She grew up with 13 brothers and sisters in rural Louisiana. She married Clarence Neal Regan, Dec. 24, 1945. To this union, two children were born, Donise Onita Allwell of Louisiana and Jimmy Darrell Marlette and wife, Patricia, of Star City, Ark.

She later married the love of her life, Joseph James Tageant Jr., New Year’s day, Dec. 31, 1951, in Natchez.

Mrs. Tageant was a friend to a number of people and always displayed the love and joy and caring to whomever she met. She was a true mother-figure and comforting to many. She will surely be missed in the hearts of all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; one daughter, Doris L. Orr; one great-granddaughter, Chloe M. McClenahan; and a number of brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her husband; six children to this union, Pearl V. Kelly and husband, Brian, of Sacramento, Calif., Peggy Joe Converse of Pueblo, Colo., Penny G. Bortka and husband, Timothy, of Eureka Springs, Ark., Rose M. Tageant of Laramie, Wyo., and Sandra K. Taylor of Vidalia; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, James Goodger of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Martha Ann Goodger Smith and husband, Phillip, of Monterey; one sister-in-law, Julia Ann “Dolly” Tageant Reeves; special brothers-in-law, Phillip James Tageant and Jesse James Tageant, both of Vidalia; and a number of nieces, nephews and friends.

The family extends a loving thank you to Camilla Hospice for caring for their mother.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association.

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