Joseph Bourgeois, Sr.

Joseph N. “Blanco” Bourgeois, Sr., 92, of Lake Charles died Friday, Dec. 24, 2021 in a care center in Broussard.

He was born in Church Point. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was the owner and operator of Lake City Painters and Sandblasters for forty years, retiring in 1994. He was a member of St. Margaret Catholic Church and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.

He is survived by his wife, Enola “Granny” Duplechain Bourgeois; sons, Joey Bourgeois, Jr. and wife Liz of Lake Charles, Tony Bourgeois and wife May Rose of Roberts Cove, Sam Bourgeois of Sugar Land, Texas; brothers, Glenn Bourgeois of Church Point and Tommy Bourgeois of Grand Lake; sisters, Betty Lou Hernandez of Baton Rouge and Judy Ann Johnson, of Eunice; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John N. and Evelyn Bourgeois; one sister; two brothers; and grandson, Ben Monroe.

His funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 31, at St. Margaret Catholic Church. Father Nathan Long will officiate. Burial will follow at Consolata Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will be at University Baptist Church on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., with a Cursillo Rosary at 6 p.m.