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701 S. Broadway
P O Box 320
Church Point, LA 70525
Phone: 337-684-5552
Fax: 337-684-3338
Rufus Bourgeois

Rufus Bourgeois

Friday, October 4th, 1929 - Sunday, April 18th, 2021
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Obituary

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Church Point for Rufus Bourgeois, 91, who passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at his residence in Lafayette at 9:50 A.M.
Deacon Byrne Winn will be officiating for the services. Burial will be held in the St. John Chapel Cemetery in Lewisburg.
The family has requested the visitation to be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. until time of services all in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Church Point. Rosary will be recited at 1:30 P.M. in the funeral home chapel.
Mr. Rufus was a long time resident of Lafayette. He didn’t hesitate to serve his country in the Korean War (1952-1954), He was honorably discharged from the Army in August 1960. He was a member of the American Legion of Branch, La and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars- Post 3106 of Leesville, LA.
Mr. Bourgeois went to work for Schlumberger Well Service in 1956 as a diesel mechanic for 35 years, retiring in 1991. He enjoyed being with family and friends, especially with his great-grandchildren, one in particular, Brantley Champagne, his “papoose”, who always kept him entertained and laughing. Rufus enjoyed spending lots of his retirement at his camp in Zwollie, La, setting out catfish lines.
Survivors include his wife of thirty-eight years and excellent caretaker, Lucy M. Bourgeois; one son, Michael Borque, Sr. and wife, Dixie of China TX; three daughters, Debra and husband, Larry Benoit of Erath, Dianne and husband, Wayne LeBlanc of New Iberia, Gale M. Bourgeois of New Iberia; two step-sons, Gene R. Grossie of Commerce City, CO, Vance “Tony” and wife, Carole Grossie of Penn Valley, CA; eight grandchildren, Rod and wife, Alice Viator, Randy and wife, Tanya Viator, Misty Kaye LeBlanc, Brock and wife, Natalie Kidder, Michael Borque, Jr., Kevin Borque, Sr. and wife, Mindi, Amanda Borque, and Michelle Borque,; two step-grandchildren, Gene Grossie and Tara Flynn; one brother, Jim and wife, Violet Bourgeois of Baton Rouge; three sisters, Gloria and husband, Joseph Bodi of Greenwells Springs, Lucille and husband, Bert Matt of Lawtell and Mary Helen Difraia of Marepas; one sister-in-law, Clara Bourgeois of Pineville; fourteen great-grandchildren, William, Breigh, Carter and Jonathan Viator, Brantley Champagne, Lanie Gautreaux, Wyatt, John Luke, and Lila Grace Kidder, Kaiden, Mallory, Kobi, Kinli, and Kevin Borque, Jr. and Rylan Flynn.
Mr. Bourgeois was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Avie Thibodeaux Bourgeois; two brothers, Ray and Armand Bourgeois; two sisters, Rosie B. Lalonde and Wilma B. Richard; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Lalonde and Tony Difraia; one sister-in-law, Jane Bourgeois.
Pallbearers for the service will be Brock Kidder, Neil Lalonde, Kenneth Patin, Phillip Duos, Arlen LeJeune. and David Melancon. Honorary Pallbearers for the service will be Michael Borque, Sr, Wayne P. LeBlanc, Larry Benoit, Gene R. Grossie, Jim Bourgeois, Vince Vonderheidi.
You may view the obituary, sign the guest registry and express condolences online to Mr. Bourgeois’ family at www.duhonfuneralhome.com.
Duhon Funeral Home, LLC, (337) 684-5552, 701 S. Broadway Street, Church Point, LA 70525 is in charge of the arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Public Visitation

    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 | 10:00am - 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Location
    Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Church Point
    Address
    701 S. Broadway
    CHURCH POINT, LA
    GPS 30.396961, -92.213498
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  • Rosary

    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 | 1:30pm - 1:45pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 1:30pm - 1:45pm
    Location
    Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Church Point
    Address
    701 S. Broadway
    CHURCH POINT, LA
    GPS 30.396961, -92.213498
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    Duhon Funeral Home Chapel Church Point
    Address
    701 S. Broadway
    CHURCH POINT, LA
    GPS 30.396961, -92.213498
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    Officiant
    Deacon Byrne Winn
  • Interment

    Location
    St. John Chapel Cemetery Lewisburg
    Address
    374 Bourque Road
    Lewisburg, LA
    Closest intersection Bourque Rd and Louisiana 759. (Lauisiana 759 on some maps) 30.447076, -92.168193
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Marie Vonderheide

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Mr. Rufus always greeted me with a kind word and a happy smile - and that always led to laughter. He will be remembered for his kindness, generosity and friendship. My family was lucky to grow up knowing that Mr. Rufus and Ms. Lucy were always nearby. Their long term friendship with our parents and family is precious and invaluable. My condolences go to the entire family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Marie Vonderheide
 
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Dianne LeBlanc Posted at 01:04pm

Thank you so much Marie Seems I’ve heard your dads name all my life with the friendship they shared
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John Vonderheide

Posted at 06:39pm
My thoughts and prayers go to Ms Lucy and the entire family. Mr Rufus was a great friend to my dad and our family. He will always be remembered for his friendship and thoughtfulness.

--John Vonderheide
 
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Dianne LeBlanc Posted at 01:05pm

Thank you so much John
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