Emily Elsie Marie Tauzin Bourgeois, 88, a native and resident of Chackbay, died peacefully Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center in Thibodaux.
Visitation will be from 8:15 a.m. until funeral time Friday at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Chackbay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church officiated by Father Robert, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rosary will be recited by the OLPS Altar Society. Readings will be by Aimee E. Bourgeois and Alexis C. Bourgeois; gift bearers will be Benjamin M. Bourgeois and Alicia K. Bourgeois; eulogy by Aimee E. Bourgeois; server, Joe Perque; Eucharistic minister, Edwina Perque; pall bearers, Michael C. Bourgeois, Benjamin M. Bourgeois, Douglas P. Tauzin, Randy P. Tauzin, Jason P. Rome, and Wayne J. Oubre Sr.; and honorary pall bearers, Allison B. Trosclair, Cindy M. Rome, Merlyn T. Louque, and Thelma M. Boudreaux.
She is survived by her son, Michael C. Bourgeois and wife, Christine Pierron Bourgeois, of Chackbay; grandchildren and family, Benjamin Marcus Bourgeois, of Denver, Colorado, Aimee B. Luna and husband, Patrick, great-grandchild, Lana Jolie Luna, of Houston, Texas, Alicia Kay Bourgeois, of Duson, and Alexis Colette Bourgeois, of Lafayette; and sister, Mildred "Te Mae" Griffin, of Houma.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Perry J.L. Bourgeois; father, Willie Michael "Bill" Tauzin; mother, Ida Hymel Tauzin; sisters, Hilda Tauzin Gravois, of Vacherie, and Helena "Te Yen" Tauzin Oubre, of Kenner; and brothers, Ferdinand Tauzin, Wilbert "Boone" Tauzin Sr., Louis "Bobby" Tauzin, and Lloyd Tauzin, all of Chackbay.
Emily was a member of the ExxonMobil Annuitant Club of LA Bayous, Our Lady Of Prompt Succor Altar Society, AARP, the VFW, American Legion, and the Thibodaux Regional Medical Center "Pink Lady" Auxiliaries.
She was a retired cosmetologist and enjoyed caring and nurturing her grandchildren, sewing, crocheting, quilting, cooking, baking, and reading. In earlier years, she was a member of the Lafourche Parish Home Demonstration Club where she had the opportunity to teach many young girls how to sew in the Chackbay community. She always had some kind of sweets available for her company and readily brewed a fresh pot of coffee for them.
Her special love was always staying in touch and supporting friends and family members during significant events of joy, sadness, and hope with greeting cards engulfed with personal writings and words of encouragement and friendship.
In lieu of flowers, Mass intentions are preferred or donations may be made in her memory to: Mr. Michael C. Bourgeois, 1131 Highway 20, Thibodaux, LA 70301-6240, whereby the funds will be directed for celebrated Catholic Mass intentions for Emily that will be held at Our Lady of the Prompt Succor Church honoring her "Blessed Lady".
Thibodaux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thibodaux Funeral Home
104 Saint Patrick Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Aug. 18 to Aug. 21, 2014