Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Bourgeois

October 15, 1936February 12, 2018
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Elizabeth “Betty” Jean Mott Bourgeois, 81, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018, in a Baton Rouge hospital. She was born in Welsh, Louisiana and was a lifelong resident of Lacassine, Louisiana.

If a picture next to the word “Matriarch” was ever needed, there would be no other person that would fit the mold more perfectly than Betty. Her grace, wit, charm, flair of style, unwavering strength, faith, and devotion to family always came so natural for her. Betty had three beautiful passions in her life: her church, her family, and her community. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Lacassine, where over the course of her lifetime served on numerous councils, committees, and societies. She was actively involved in all functions associated with Lacassine High School. She kept her Lacassine community close to her heart and volunteered her time when needed. Her greatest dedication was to her family. It was on a very rare occasion that Betty missed any type of family activity that included her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She attended births, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, weddings, awards banquets, basketball games, baseball games, track meets, livestock shows, and dance recitals just to name a few. There was nothing in her families’ lives that she was not involved with. Her social calendar was busier than most between school functions, community functions, church obligations, and her family and friends. Wonderful memories and stories of her will be told for generations to come because of every life she touched.

Betty was married to the love of her life, Bobbie Lee Bourgeois, for 56 years before he passed away in 2011. The legacy that Betty leaves behind is her three sons, Greg Bourgeois and wife, Perri, Charles Bourgeois and wife, Valerie, and Phillip Bourgeois; one daughter Pam Bourgeois Logan and husband, Dale Logan, all of Lacassine. Her eleven grandchildren who will serve as pallbearers include 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, Allison Logan Jones and husband, Ben, Devin Bourgeois and wife, Estelle, Nick Bourgeois and companion, Tehya Langley, and Mckenzie Bourgeois. Betty has 20 amazing great-grandchildren: Charley Logan, Seth Bourgeois, Kole Bourgeois, Halli Davis, Sawyer Bourgeois, Karson Bourgeois, Heidi Davis, Cooper Logan, Luke Crookshank, Wyatt Doucet, Sydney Bourgeois, Lyle Crookshank, Hanna Davis, Lincoln Crookshank, Clint Doucet, Emma Logan, Hilary Davis, Wade Davis, Eli Jones, Camden Logan, and #21 on the way. She is also survived by her four sisters, Lou Stelly, Loula Ann “Yannie” Prudhomme, Naomi “Mickey” LeBlanc, and Elaine Broussard.

In addition to her spouse Bobbie, she was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Claude Mott, Sr., her two brothers Claude Mott, Jr. and Raymond Mott, her father-in-law and mother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bourgeois, her five brothers-in-law, and two sisters-in-law.

Visitation to be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm with Rosary at 6:00pm at Hixson Funeral Home Welsh Chapel, resuming Saturday at 9:00 am until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. John Catholic Church, Lacassine, LA. Burial to follow at Lacassine Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to St. John’s Catholic Church in Lacassine, Louisiana, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.


  • Visitation at Hixson iFuneral Home Friday, February 16, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Catholic Church Saturday, February 17, 2018

Elizabeth "Betty" Jean Bourgeois

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February 17, 2018

What a wonderful tribute to such a remarkable lady. I was privileged to have met Betty. I know she will be deeply missed by all who loved her. May she Rest In Peace.

Christine Cotten

Blackie&Judy Credeur

February 15, 2018

We will miss her so much. She always welcome us to any family events they had. She was not only in our family but she and
Bobby and us had so many good times. We loved her so much like a sister . To her family stay strong and remember all the good times.So sorry for the loss of this great woman. Love to all the family

Wayne LeMaire

February 14, 2018

She will be missed by everyone she knew. I would always see her at the Post Office on my visits to Lacassine. Always interesting....

Sue Derouen

February 14, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Betty was a ver special lady. Always smiling and happy. She will be missed

Wendy (Daigle) Travis

February 14, 2018

So sorry for your loss. She will be truly missed. Prayers for the family.

Carolyn C Delahoussaye

February 14, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Betty has been a pillar of the Lacassine community for so many years. May God comfort you with pleasant memories of your precious mom and grandma.

Jean Babineaux

February 13, 2018

Prayers to the family! May god grant you the strength in your time of sorrow! May your mom rest in peace! God bless!

February 13, 2018

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this very sad time
Psalms 29:11