Obituary of Louis Bourgeois
Quartermaster Chief Petty Officer (Ret.) Louis “Louie” Joseph Bourgeois Jr., a native of Thibodaux, LA and resident of Tampa Fl, passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at the age of 72 from a battle with cancer.
Chief Louis Bourgeois was a graduate of Thibodaux High School and Columbia College, Columbia, MO. and served in the United States Navy for 22 years during which time he was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, Vietnam Unit Commendation with Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and various other medals and awards. During his 22 years of service, he was stationed in Seattle WA, several California naval bases, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, and Florida. Upon his retirement from naval service Louis worked for the Department of Defense as a federal law enforcement officer in Orlando, Florida achieving the rank of Lieutenant.
Louis is survived by his wife Lili Gao Bourgeois, his two sons Sean Paul (wife Erssey) and Chad Michael (wife Melanie), step-son Jun Jiang Tong (wife Fang Iv), three grandchildren Victoria, Gavin, and Jayden Bourgeois, and step-granddaughter Hua Tong. He is also survived by his three sisters Patricia Bourgeois, Diane Poincon (husband Adam Jr,) and Beverly Richard, along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Louis A. Bourgeois, Sr. and Vivian Pitre Bourgeois, infant daughter Amanda, sister Lucille “Sue” Bourgeois, and brother-in-law Tyrone “Mike” Richard.
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