Debra Bourgeois Gomez

February 26, 1953May 10, 2018

A native of White Castle and resident of Geismar, LA, Debra Sue Bourgeois Gomez passed away at Carpenter House on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. after a courageous battle with pulmonary disease. She was a retired school teacher of 35 years in Iberville and Ascension Parishes. However, her true life’s occupation was wife, mother and grandmother to the loves of her life - her husband, children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Ramon Anthony Gomez, one son, Evan Phillip Gomez (Kristen Kiff) , one daughter, Erin Claire Gomez and two grandchildren, Penelope and Ronin Gomez. She is also survived by her siblings, Elmer O. Bourgeois, Jr. and Julie Bourgeois; brothers-in-law, James “Jimmy” Achee, Jr. Gary Gomez (Suzanne), Mark Gomez (Michelle) and sisters-in-law, Kerry Anastasio Chelette, Sharon Grezzafi Bourgeois and Charlene Gomez Ourso. Aunt, Elizabeth Gerace Adams. Numerous nieces and nephews: Janet Achee Broussard (Terry), Jill Achee (Janie Sarradet), James Achee, III (Shannon), Jeff Achee (Lucy), Elmer “Butch” Bourgeois III (Darren), Chad Bourgeois, Christen Bourgeois Singer (Kevin), Nori Gomez Faucheux (Chad), Fred Gomez (Mandy), and David Gomez. Numerous great nieces and nephews: Courtland Bourgeois (Lexi), Katie Bourgeois, Lauren Broussard, Michael Broussard, Haleigh Achee, Allyson Achee, Raegan Achee (Kayla), Cooper Achee, Lydia Bourgeois, Cora Singer and Dylan Rene Menard, Luke and Logan Faucheux, Chance and Cohen Gomez. Her godchildren: Jill Achee, Missy Landry and Butch Bourgeois. Preceeded in death by her mother and father, Elmer O. and Mercedes Adams Bourgeois, siblings Barbara “Bobbie” Bourgeois Achee, John Felix Bourgeois. Father-in-law Frederick Gomez and mother-in-law Earline Medine Gomez. Uncle Russell Adams, who generously helped rear her and her siblings. The family wishes to thank Dr. Kevin Reed, Dr. Ronald Ceruti, their staffs and associates, and the countless medical angels in Baton Rouge General ICU. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cara’s House or charity of your choice.

Services on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Smokebend, LA. Visitation from 9:00-11:00 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. and interment in the church cemetery. If you would like to send the family condolences, please visit


  • Visitation Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 12, 2018

Debra Bourgeois Gomez

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Lynne Coxwell

May 14, 2018

Dearest Ramon and Family,

My deepest sympathies on your loss. I hope you find comfort and peace in your memories during this difficult time.

Lynne Coxwell

Theresa Martinez

May 11, 2018

Dear Ramon and Family,
I was so sorry to read of your tragic loss. I was unaware that Debbie was ill. I know how much joy she brought to any room she entered. I know while her absence on earth will be devastating, but you are all people of faith and your reunion in heaven will be glorious. Your entire family is so sweet, genuine, and loving and I also know that you will be there for each other. Please know that you are in our prayers today and in the days to come as you adjust to your daily routine. Our granddaughter graduated last night and we are hosting a party that was scheduled a month ago. We will not be able to attend the service but will pray for you. It was a privilege to have known Debbie and she must be having some conversations with her sister, Bobbie. Good memories are all we have as our loved ones leave, but they become more precious every day and I can only imagine how many great ones you hold dear to your heart.
Sincerely, Tommy and Theresa Martinez