July 14, 1936 – November 17, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of Hixson Welsh, Welsh, LA.
Bobbie Lee Bourgeois, 75, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011, in a local hospital. He was born in Welsh and was a lifelong resident of Lacassine, Louisiana.
Mr. Bourgeois was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Lacasssine. From the late 50’s to mid 70’s, he was co-owner and operator of Lacassine Rice Drier and Lacassine Warehouse. For many years he enjoyed raising crawfish on his farm and helping his sons raise rice and soybeans. He served on the Board of Directors for Jeff Davis Bank and was a current Board Member of The BANK.
He had a passion for vintage cars and spent endless hours restoring them in his shop at his home. He always had a smile on his face, and enjoyed telling jokes while visiting with friends and family.
Bobbie was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his wife, whom was the love of his life, his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was happiest when his home was full of noisy laughter. Those left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Mott Bourgeois, his three sons, Greg Bourgeois and wife, Perri; Charles Bourgeois and wife, Valerie; Phillip Bourgeois; one daughter, Pam Bourgeois Logan and husband, Dale; all of Lacassine. Eleven wonderful grandchildren who will serve as pallbearers, Jason Bourgeois and wife, Tara; Nicole Bourgeois Doucet and husband Randall; Kyle Bourgeois and wife, Angelle; Lindsey Bourgeois Crookshank and husband Jason; Todd Bourgeois, Adrian Logan and wife Allison, Katie Bourgeois Davis and husband Richard; and Allison Logan and companion, Ben Jones; Devin Bourgeois; Nick Bourgeois and McKenzie Bourgeois; Eleven beautiful great-grandchildren, Charley Logan, Seth Bourgeois, Kole Bourgeois, Halli Davis, Sawyer Bourgeois, Karson Bourgeois, Heidi Davis, Cooper Logan, Luke Crookshank, Wyatt Doucet and Sydney Bourgeois.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Luma Bourgeois, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bourgeois, his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Carroll Bourgeois, his niece, Donna Bourgeois O’Brien and his father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mott, Sr., four brother-in-laws and one niece. His funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2011 at St. Johns Catholic Church in Lacassine, LA. Rev. Roland Vaughn will officiate. Burial will be at Lacassine Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2011 and will continue from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Sunday at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh. Rosary will be prayed at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, he requested that donations be made in his memory to the Bryan Memorial Scholarship Fund at McNeese or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.
- Visitation Saturday, November 19, 2011
- Funeral Service Sunday, November 20, 2011
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November 21, 2011
My deepest sympathies to you Ms Betty, Pam and Dale, Greg and Perri, Valerie and Charles, and Philip, on the loss of your beloved husband, father, and no doubt, a dear friend in life. My heartfelt prayer is for the Lord to wrap each of you in his warm and healing arms as you move on with your life after his passing. Alicia (Lisa) Strickland Allee
November 21, 2011
To Ms Betty, Pam and Dale, Greg and Perri, Valerie and Charles, and Philip...my deepest sympathies to each of you on the loss of Mr. Bobby. My prayer for your family is for the Lord to wrap all of you in his warm and healing arms as each of you move on with your life after his passing...Alicia (Lisa) Strickland Allee
November 20, 2011
The entire Arceneaux family(Joyce) would like to express our condolences in the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. The loss of a father is a very difficult one and our prayers are with all of you. May you find comfort in each other and God Bless you all. Patsy Arceneaux LeBlanc
November 19, 2011
Dear Bourgeois Family, We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you. Love, Marty and Danny Ardoin
November 19, 2011
Dear Bourgeois Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your Husband, Dad & PawPaw. Sending you our love & prayers.
Mitzi & Mark Foreman
November 18, 2011
Dear Betty, Greg, Charles, Phillip, Pam and Family,
Sorry for your loss, remember the LORD walks with you in your time of sorrow and HE is close to the broken hearted. May the memories you've kept tucked away in your heart wrap you up in comfort and bring you special peace. I saw Bobbie weekend before last when he came to visit with Pierre.
Sorry I will not be able to attend the wake or service, I am down with a sinus infection. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Peggy Granger Ardoin