Funeral services held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Plaquemine, LA for Barbara (BeBe) Dupont Bourgeois, 82, who passed away peacefully
at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, May 25, 2013. Father Michael Galea, Pastor of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Sorento will be the celebrant of the funeral Mass and will conduct the funeral services. Internment will be at Grace Memorial in Plaquemine, LA. She is survived by her children, Kristi Bourgeois (Guy Blasingame) of Lafayette, LA, Alfred L. "AL" Bourgeois, III (Chere) of Gonzales, LA, Jeanne David (Teddy) of Addis, LA, Thomas D. "Tommy" Bourgeois (Martha) of Berwick, LA and Babette Bourgeois (Jamie Lavigne) of Humble, TX. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and one sister, Celeste "Willie" Milliken (Don) of Lafayette, LA. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred L. "Buddy" Bourgeois, Jr., her parents, Joseph Emile Dupont Sr. and Vera Landry Dupont and two brothers, Thomas Dalton Dupont and Joseph Emile "JE" Dupont, Jr. Barbara was born on January 18, 1931 in Plaquemine, Louisiana and was a long time resident of Morgan City, Lafayette, and Gonzales Louisiana; . She was known for her outgoing personality, zest for life and Southern hospitality. She had the opportunity to experience much of the world as an avid traveler and enjoyed any card games, LSU sports, Broadway shows, good food and wine. Her Catholic faith called forth service to others as a volunteer with Saint Vincent de Paul and Eucharistic Minister in her church parish. Later in life she took interest and joy in hobbies of artistic nature; making jewelry and painting. Most of all, BeBe enjoyed being with her family and especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her legacy lives on through the lives that she has touched. Pallbearers are her six grandsons, George C."Toby" Thimmesch IV, Alfred L. "Buster" Bourgeois IV, Robert B. "Brad" Bourgeois, Teddy G. David, Jr., Jude M. David, and Thomas D. "Beau" Bourgeois, Jr. Lectors are granddaughters, Tara Thimmesch Bienvenu and Danielle Bourgeois Clapinski. Gift bearers are granddaughters, Dru Bourgeois Hebert, Kristen Bourgeois and Ema Lavigne. The family would like to express their gratitude to Sunrise Senior Living on Siegen Lane and Hospice Compassus who all provided such great loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a memorial be made in Barbara's name to a favorite charity .