Jake Dorsey Burgin

May 28, 1921 ~ November 26, 2011

Jake D. Burgin, 90, of Lake Charles died on Saturday, November 26, 2011 in a local hospital.

Mr. Burgin was a native of McNary and has lived in Lake Charles since 1945. He was a Charter member of Boulevard Baptist Church. He served many years as a deacon and the Building and Grounds superintendent. He was employed as an operator at Cities Service, retiring after 37 1/2 years.

He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Mildred J. Burgin and his two sons, James D. Burgin and Bobbie R. Burgin.

He is survived by his two daughters, LaNora Kay. LeJeune and her husband David L. LeJeune; as well as Audry Fontenot and her husband Robert D. Fontenot and one daughter-in-law, Sandra Burgin; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren who will miss their PawPaw.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 1PM at Johnson Funeral Home. The Rev. Theron Watson will officiate. Burial will follow at Prien Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at Johnson Funeral Home from 3PM-9PM Monday and will continue Tuesday from 8AM until time of service.

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  1. Audrey Kay I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you both. Your parents were always great pillars in our church. I remember them so well.

  2. Dear cousins,So sorry to hear about Uncle Jake. He was always special to me. I have thought of him so often and especially since Mom passed away 3 years ago. When I was growing up he always called me GeeGee and always made me feel special. You are all in our prayers and please know that we love you all. Such fond memories of us all growing up even though we lived in Bossier and didn't get to be together that much. When we were, there was lots of laughter! Especially when Jimmy and Bobbie were around! Love and Prayers,Caleb and Linda

  3. I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't seen uncle Jake in years but can still remember our family visits. always keep his memory alive in your heart and draw close to God in these difficult days ahead. heaven has surely gained a precious angel. he is now joined his lovely bride once again.

  4. Kay, Audrey and Robert, I am so sorry for your loss. He must have been a great man because he raised two amazing women. Your family will be in my prayers. Take care and God bless.

  5. Ms Kay, my heart goes out to you and your family. My prayers to keep you and Ms Audry strong in mind and spirit during this time.

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