Bobbye Jean Collins Nunez, born on Apr. 21, 1932, left this realm on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.
She goes ahead of the love of her life, Lee Robert Nunez, Jr.; her daughters, Vickie Lee Nunez Guilliot, Cynthia Ann Nunez; their spouses, Albert J. Guilliot and Michael D. Westering; and her five adored grandchildren, David Lee Savoie and his wife Rebecca Williams Savoie, Andre Thomas Savoie and his wife Julie Duval Savoie, Alexa Gabrielle Guilliot, Chloe Angelique Olivier, and Clelie Genevieve Olivier; and her two precious great-grandchildren, Taryn Duval-Savoie and John Foster Savoie.
Bobbye Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Foster and Ruby Collins; her brother, Billy; her mother and father-in-law, Lee, Sr. and Emma Nunez; her brother-in-law, Tommy Nunez; and her great grandson, Henry Charles Savoie.
She was a proud graduate of Marthaville High School and Northwestern State University. Her Home Economics teaching degree led her not to the test kitchens of the north, as her professors advised, instead to educate the youth of Cameron Parish.
Countless students profited from not only the lessons required in the classroom but from the life lessons she taught by merely being herself.
The love story of Lee and Bobbye spans over six decades, begun with a school picture sent by student Tommy Nunez to his brother serving in the Navy in Japan, with the admonition, “if you don’t marry her, I will…..”
Three months following the introduction by Lee’s brothers, Garner and Tommy, the couple was married. These soulmates evolved into wonderful parents and grandparents, travel partners and lovers of life.
“Bobcat”, as nicknamed by her father, fiercely loved and cared for her family, cooking, sewing and guiding their paths to adulthood with wisdom, faith, and boundless energy.
The family welcomed the public for visitation at J. E. Hixson & Sons Funeral Home of Lake Charles on Wednesday Nov. 16, from 3 until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m. until time of a celebration of life service led by Kris Howerton and Hixson celebrant Jody Barrilleaux at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Grand Lake-Sweetlake Cemetery.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.JEHixson.com for the Nunez family.