Leroy "Boogie" Borders was born Aug. 13, 1940, and passed away at 5:46 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Baton Rouge General Medical Center. He was 70, a native of Baton Rouge and a resident of Independence. Boogie is survived by his wife of 37 years, Carolyn Sue Jones Borders, Independence; daughter, Carmen Borders Adams, Ponchatoula; two grandchildren, Jonathan "J.T." Thomas and Ariane Adams; two sisters, Marie Gomez Rivett, Sunshine, and Annie Arnold and husband Bob, Grayson, Ga.; brother-in-law, Johnny Vega, Baton Rouge; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Rosalie Sullivan Borders; two sisters, Myra Thelma Vega and Mildred Borders; and two brothers-in-law, Roy Gomez and J.C. Rivett. Visitation at McKneely & Vaughn Funeral Home, Amite, on Wednesday, March 23, was from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation continues at the funeral home chapel Thursday, March 24, from 8 a.m. until Celebration of Life Services at 11 a.m., with Brother Russell Hinson officiating. Interment in Killian Chapel Cemetery, Amite. An online guestbook is available at www.mckneelyvaughnfh.com.
Published in The Advocate on Mar. 24, 2011