Ada Yoakum Bourgeois, 82, of Bridge City, died Wednesday, March 7, at her home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 12, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. The celebrant will be Father Steven Leger, pastor of St. Henry Church.

Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City with Justin Gilbert, Chris Gilbert, Bryan Arnold, James LeBouef, Marty Simmons and Findley Yoakum serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 6:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Sabine Pass on March 7, 1930, Ada was the daughter of Zack and Clara Elizabeth Yoakum. She was a retired cook with Bridge City schools. Mom was an excellent cook and gardener. She loved living in her home on Toledo Bend for 30 years. She received great joy from going to watch all of her great grandson’s musical concerts and as he marched in the band.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 54 years, Allen C. Bourgeois; sister, Elizabeth Grey and brother, F. Lewis Yoakum.

She is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Smith and husband Ronald, Patricia Bourgeois, Karen Bourgeois; grandchildren, Melodie Gilbert, Bryan Arnold, Beth Arnold, Robert Hendron; great grandchild, Justin Gilbert; neice, Sandra LeBouef and husband James; and nephews, Bud Yoakum and wife Reinata and Findley Yoakum and wife Betty.

The family would like to acknowledge, with grateful appreciation, River City Hospice and Mom’s caregivers: Leeanna, Michael, Mia, Pastors Eric and Rocky, Dr. Chris Bell, Amanda and her weekend caregivers.