Laura Sylvia Aucoin Bourgeois, 86, of Lake Charles, LA, passed away at 9:20 AM on Saturday, November 19, 2022 in a local care facility.
Mrs. Bourgeois was born August 30, 1936 in Labadieville, LA and has lived in Lake Charles for the past fifty-five years. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and received her Master’s degree in education from McNeese State University. She taught elementary school for forty-eight years. Mrs. Bourgeois was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She was active with a number of educational organizations, Christian Women, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She enjoyed reading, gardening and crabbing. She dedicated her life to the education of children and impacted thousands of lives. She was a blessing as well to so many others throughout her life.
Mrs. Bourgeois is survived by her daughter, Micki Ann Voss (John Douglas) of Garland, TX; sons, Edward Arlen Theall of WI and John Gregory Theall of Lake Charles; father of her children, John Theall of Lake Charles; and grandchildren, Amanda Theall, Jonathon Theall, Amy Theall, Chloe Theall,, Angie Theall, and Rose Elliott.
She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty-two years, Lloyd Ray Bourgeois; son, Samuel “Jay” Theall; parents, Aurelia and Isadore Aucoin, Sr.; brothers, Isadore Aucoin, Jr., Daniel Aucoin, and Larry Aucoin; and sister, Marguerite Hanes.
Her memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home. Reverend Steve James will officiate. A gathering of family members and friends will be at the funeral home on Sunday from 2:00 PM until the start of the service.
The family would like to express a special word of thanks to Harbor Hospice, Sage Oak Assisted Living and Brookdale Assisted Living for the excellent care giving.