Joyce Bourgeois

October 30, 1933 - July 12, 2022

Joyce Marie Bourgeois, 88, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at The Village at Gleannoch Farms, Spring. She was born October 30, 1933, in Pine Island, Louisiana, to Bessie LeDoux Bergeaux and Allen Bergeaux.

Joyce was a faithful member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Nederland. She had many talents and loved to work with her hands. She was a self-taught portrait artist and sculptor, a seamstress, and had a green thumb. She was also a gourmet cook and was known to make the best Crème Brulee.

Survivors include her children, Carolyn Pinney, of Baytown; Pamela DeKerlegand, of Groves; Barbara Khandaker and husband, Hossain, of Clear Lake; Thomas Bourgeois and wife, Debbie, of Castle Pines, Colorado; Jerome Bourgeois and wife, Laurie, of Arvada, Colorado; Susan Gaspard and husband, Bobby, of Tomball; John Bourgeois and wife, Alicia, of Fannett; and Benjamin Bourgeois and wife, Yan, of Austin; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; siblings, Florence Miller, of Iota, Louisiana; Beradine Fuselier, of Jennings, Louisiana; Robert Bergeaux, of Jennings, Louisiana; and Gerald Bergeaux, of Evangeline, Louisiana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of fifty-seven years, Deacon Jimmy Bourgeois; sister, Julia Bergeaux; and brother, Floyd Bergeaux.

A gathering of Mrs. Bourgeois’ family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 18, 2022, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 211 Hardy Avenue, Nederland, with her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 17, 2022
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 17, 2022
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • 211, Hardy Ave, Nederland, TX, 77627,
  • July 18, 2022
  • 10:30 am


St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
  • 211, Hardy Ave, Nederland, TX, 77627,

Comments (13)

    Jacob LeBlanc says:

    What a beautiful service for a beautiful life! It was so good to see so many cousins despite the circumstances. I still have a sketch Aunt Joyce drew of me when I was 6 or 7, a LONG time ago! I loved our family get-togethers as a child. I remember once the LeBlancs were heading to Pt. Neches from Nederland for supper. Aunt Joyce was making lasagna, an Italian dish. We are Cajuns! Our strict instructions from Dad relative to this FOREIGN dish, “You’ll eat it, and you’ll like it.” Well, we LOVED it, despite the “gentle push!” It did not hurt that Aunt Joyce cooked it, one of her MANY talents! I know Uncle Jimmy was happy to greet her and they are CELEBRATING in Paradise. Pray for us, Aunt Joyce.

    Jacob LeBlanc says:

    Sorry, folks, thought the first one didn’t take!


    Jacob LeBlanc says:

    What a beautiful service for a beautiful life! It was so good to see so many cousins yesterday despite the circumstances. Bourgeois=Big Family.
    I still have a sketch Aunt Joyce did of me at 6 or 7! Many fond memories of family get-togethers! Once our family was headed over for supper. Aunt Joyce was making lasagna (my siblings and I had NO idea what it was! Italian- we were CAJUN!). Dad warned that we would eat it and LIKE it. Well, we LOVED lasagna! It did not hurt that Aunt Joyce did the cooking! One of her many talents! I know you and Uncle Jimmy are CELEBRATING in Paradise! Pray for us.

    Daniel & Sherrye Bourgeois says:

    You are so loved because you were so loving. The children that you and Uncle Jimmy raise turned out just like the both of you, what a testament to a life well lived. We will keep you close to our hearts until we can break bread again on the other side.

    Love you all,
    Daniel and Sherrye

    Tim & Diane Young says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the entire Bourgeois family – Joyce leaves quite a legacy! Sending our prayers, blessings and love.

    Jan Collins says:

    Sending my love and prayers to all of you. I treasure the memory of my last visit with your Mom. I brought cookies and we had such a nice chat. She was a role model for me during my formative years. Love and prayers being sent to all who loved her.
    God be with all of you,
    Jan Collins

    Mike and D’Ann Bourgeois says:

    My dear Sister-in-law, you were a woman of many talents. I admired your faith, artistic ability, and delicious roast. Your bread making skills were to be envied as well. Your gift of hospitality was such a welcoming presence when Mike, the kids and I would visit. You always made us feel at home. We will miss you but know you ran the good race and now it is time for your reward. As Nichole said, “I am happy for Aunt Joyce.” Sending you and your sweet family much love, ✝️????♥️ D’Ann, Mike and Family

    Claudia Davidge says:

    The Thomas Bourgeois family is very dear to my heart. They have always spoken
    So lovingly of their mother, mother in law and grandmother. A lovely lady indeed
    I send my condolences to all the Bourgeois’s .
    Claudia Davidge

    Benjamin J Bourgeois says:


    I cannot put into words how much you mean to Yan & I (and my siblings). You were a constant & steady presence in my life, and you were always there to encourage & guide me. I will always remember the family gatherings, Christmas & Thanksgiving, and those times when we visited you from Austin/Round Rock or we brought you to central Texas for a visit. Those memories are priceless. I am comforted knowing your suffering is over, and you are now with Dad in Heaven. We hope to see you again in the next life.


    Your Son Ben & Your Daughter-in-Law Yan

    Sheila Darby says:

    So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to you and your family! From Ronnie and Sheila Darby

    veronica beasley says:

    Aunt Joyce was obviously well-loved and talented. I like to think of all the reunions happening now that she’s transitioned. Thinking of her loved ones left behind…

    Paula Thomas says:

    Ms. Joyce was a sweet and kind person, It was a joy taking care of her. She would always hold my hands so gentle and say Thank you. God has received another Angel. With much Love and Peace to The Family!! She will truly be Missed. Your Caregiver Paula Thomas

    Laura Logan says:

    Oh how heaven and my mother, Florine Wieliczka is rejoicing because of Joyce’s presence among them! Many prayers and blessing s spoke over her family in this season.
    Love you all- Laura. (Wieliczka) Logan

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