James T. "Terry" Bourdier

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James, T. Terry Bourdier, 66, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Dubuis Hospital of Beaumont. He was born on October 26, 1945, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Irma LeBlanc Bourdier and Lee Joseph Bourdier, Jr., and had been a longtime resident of the area. More than anything, Terry loved to make people smile and laugh. He was well known for telling Cajun jokes, for his music, and his spontaneous humor and quick wit, were what won him many, many friends and fans. Terry was former high school band director in Dayton, Orangefield, and had served as President and CEO of United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County for the past twenty-five years. Survivors include his wife, Karen Bourdier of Beaumont; sons, James Bourdier and his wife, Alicia, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Jeff Bourdier and his wife, Sara, of Houston; and Joel Bourdier and his wife, Kristen, of Frisco; daughter, Jacqueline Bourdier of Beaumont; four grandchildren, Rowynn, Trent, Joseph, and Cullen; mother, Irma Bourdier of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; brother, Rick Bourdier of Walker, Louisiana; sisters, Paula Young of Jackson, Mississippi; Janelle O'Neal of Pierre Part, Louisiana; Sheryl Sherlock of Walker, Louisiana; and Kathie Filardo of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A gathering of Terry's family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2012, at Triumph Church, 10255 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 8, 2012, at Triumph Church, 1407 Highway 69 South, Nederland, under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A private family committal will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Way of Beaumont, 700 North Street, Suite H, Beaumont, Texas 77701; Louisiana State University, School of Music, 102 School of Music Building, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803; or Triumph Church, 10255 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77708. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 7, 2012
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