James Hunter Bergeron

November 8, 1926September 2, 2010

Bridge City-James Hunter Bergeron , 83, of Bridge City passed away Thursday, September 2, 2010 at The Meadows of Orange.

Mr. Bergeron was a lifelong resident of the Golden Triangle. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and from Southern Methodist University. He retired from Allied Signal after 25 years of service. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church.

Mr. Bergeron enjoyed his life on Cow Bayou until he lost his home to Ike. He also enjoyed playing bridge and spending time with his friends at the Bridge City Senior Center and Silver Sneakers.

Mr. Bergeron is survived by his daughter, Nancy Bergeron Tees and her husband Alistair and by three granddaughters, Samantha, Melissa, and Katherine Tees, and many supportive friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Gene Fears Bergeron, parents, Abe and Cecil Hunter Bergeron, his brother John.

A graveside service officiated by Reverend Brad Morgan will take place Saturday, September 4, 2010,at 11:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas under the direction of Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur.

Special thanks to the staff of The Meadows, Odyssey Hospice, all of his visiting friends, especially Thelma Lusignan and Rhonda Strohm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's, or The Humane Society of Southeast Texas. For those unable to attend services you may sign the “Guest Book” at



  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 4, 2010


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Sarah Halliburton

September 4, 2010

Nancy, So sorry for the loss of your Dad. My prayers are with you.
Sarah Fournier Halliburton

September 4, 2010

Nancy my prayers are with you and your family. Love you, M. Dolores Garcia, Orange, Texas

Pam Willis

September 4, 2010

Deepest Sympathy;
Someone so special will never be forgotten, and the happiest of times will always be remembered. James had his own way about doing things and in exercise class always a helper. He loved to show new people in the class what they need for the class....He was a joy and will be missed. James attended my Silver Sneakers class at the YMCA and I always could count on him to help me......
.........Pam Willis.....Silver Sneakers Instructor @ YMCA Port Arthur..............

September 4, 2010

I am sorry for your loss.I know we have never met but James was a very good friend to Levy Hartman.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mary Hartman

Amanda Jo Stephson

September 4, 2010

My heart goes out to the Family of Mr. Bergeron. He was a great guy and always had a smile on his face when I came into the Mens Class room at church asking for something :-) He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in the family and dear close friends.

Melinda Schalow

September 3, 2010

I'm sorry for the loss of your Dad.
I will be thinking about you and praying for you.
Blessings love and peace,

September 3, 2010

I would say that it was a pleasure the first time I met James at the YMCA but that would not be truthful. Truthfully at first I thought he was the grumpiest old man but as the days past and I got to spend time with James I learned so much more. He was my friend and I will miss him being in my Silver Sneakers class every Wednesday. I will treasure the lunch we had and the other times we got to talk. I'm so thankful I got a chance to say goodbye but only for a while for we will see each other again in Glory. May all your family know you were a treasure in the rough as I know. Blessings. Michele Humphrey, YMCA Silver Sneakers Instructor

Brenda Edwards

September 3, 2010

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.