Ourso Funeral Home

13533 Airline Highway, Gonzales, LA


Lionel Joseph Bourgeois Sr.

April 14, 1932March 10, 2020

Lionel Joseph Bourgeois, Sr., a native and resident of Gonzales, LA passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the age of 87. Lionel was a US Army veteran who served during the Korean conflict. He worked and retired from the petrochemical industry as a mechanic. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Doris Hodges Bourgeois; 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Lionel Bourgeois, Jr. and Jill of Gautier, MS, Thomas Bourgeois and Christy of Gonzales, LA and Tim Bourgeois and Connie of Geismar, LA; 8 grandchildren, Jessica, Amanda, Janelle and Lionel Bourgeois, III, Brady and Matthew, Derek and Lauren and 9 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, John Batiste Bourgeois and Winnie Smiley Bourgeois; sister, Marie Rome; brother, John Bourgeois and daughter-in-law, Patricia Smith Bourgeois. A memorial gathering will be held at Ourso Funeral Home in Gonzales on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 11:30AM until memorial service at 1:30PM followed by interment of ashes at Hope Haven Cemetery in Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons. Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales (www.oursofh.com) is in charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Gathering Friday, March 13, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 13, 2020

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