Shirley Bordelon

April 20, 1933July 29, 2011

Shirley Mae Bordelon passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, July 29, 2011 at her home in White Castle after a 4 ½ year battle with cancer. Shirley is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law Melanie LeBlanc and husband Ronnie of Plaquemine and Catherine Richard and husband Joseph “Joe” of White Castle; four sons and daughters-in-law Gaston Louie Bordelon III and wife Ellen of Gonzales, Mark and wife Patty, John Wayne and wife Carolyn, and Brian and wife Christie all of White Castle; 15 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three brothers John B. “Son” Dawson, Theodore “Teddy” Dawson, and Lawrence “Larry” Dawson; three sisters Jackie Tomb, Sally Dee Lee, and Rosemary Seymour. She was preceded in death by her husband Gaston Louie Bordelon Jr., son Gary Bordelon, parents John B. and Blanche Dawson of St. Francisville, and brother John “Tut” Dawson. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2011 at Ourso Funeral Home in White Castle 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and continue on Monday, August 1, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:45a.m. Mass of Christian Burial to follow Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in White Castle at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Rev. Joey Angeles. Entombment will follow in White Castle Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Jason Dufour, R.L. “Bubba” Downs, Shannon LeBlanc, Shaun Bordelon, Duane Bordelon, Christopher Bordelon, and Dakota Richard. Honorary Pallbearers will be John B. “Son” Dawson, Theodore “Teddy” Dawson, and Lawrence “Larry” Dawson. The family would like to give a special thanks to all the nurses of Comfort Care Hospice and Home Health of Plaquemine. Special thanks goes to the wonderful care Shirley received from her caregiver Sucelia Domingue of White Castle, Catherine and Judy Johnson of Vidallia, La. Special thanks to Darrell and Thelma Landry. Condolences can be made at

Arrangements under the direction of Ourso Funeral Home, White Castle, LA.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 31, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, August 1, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 1, 2011

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shea richard

August 13, 2011

MAWMAW i miss you sooo much. I just want to go to your house and hear pawpaw say whos hear! i really miss yall so much and these pass few weeks has been so hard bc i cant see you or talk to you! not a day goes by that i dont think about you! i know yall are at peace now and together! i have the best two gardian angels anyone could have. i love yall so much and will never forget all our lunch dates and memories. i was truly blessed with 20 years i got to spend with yall! lovee yall tons and miss yall so so much!

August 5, 2011

Casey Bordelon Castle

August 5, 2011

Love and miss you so much Maw Maw!! But now you are with Paw Paw and Parran!! It felt so wierd to be at the house with out you or Paw Paw there. But my last visit with you was the best. We looked at old pictures and I even got you to take a picture with me (even though you fussed cause your hair wasn't fixed). I love you Maw Maw, Paw Paw and Parran!! RIP

Becky and Brian Ourso

August 3, 2011

Mel, my deepest sympathy to you and all your family at the loss of your mom and dad. I remember Ms. Shirley very well and have fond memories of how sweet she was. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Gayle (Berthelot) & Steve Broussard

August 2, 2011

Louis, Melanie, Mark, John Wayne, Brian and Catherine,
Steve and I were so sorry to hear about Aunt Shirley's passing. May God rest her sweet soul. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

Marilyn G. Zeringue

August 2, 2011

Louis, Melanie, Catherine, Mark and family: My deepest sympathy for the loss of your parents. I would look forward to seeing your dad at the post office when I'd go to White Castle. Always a pleasure to talk to. May they rest in peace. God be with you through this trying time.

Janelle Poche

August 1, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about the death of Ms. Shirley. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Clifford "Sport" LeBlanc

August 1, 2011

Deepest sympathy.

Simone Giroir

August 1, 2011

My deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find strength, peace, and comfort in the days ahead. I am unable to attend Mrs. Shirley's services, but I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Nicky & Charmelle Guercio

August 1, 2011

To all of Shirley's loving family:

Our hearts and prayers are with you- May you find comfort in your treasured memories of her and while picturing her now resting peacefully in the Arms of Jesus- May God Bless all of you with strength during this difficult time-