Charlie “Pappy” Hillebrandt, 58, passed away Wednesday, May 6, after his return from vacationing in Cozumel, Mexico with family and friends.

Charlie was a native of Bridge City, and had been a resident of Carlyss for the last 33 years. He enjoyed scuba diving, fishing, telling stories, listening to music, and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids, whether at the ballfield or at home. He was a member and President of the “Carlyss Perch Club”. He thoroughly enjoyed his job as Senior Account Manager with Appleton Group. Charlie was a very devoted husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, and friend.
Survivors include his wife of 35 1/2 years, Christi “Gammy” Hall Hillebrandt of Carlyss; children, Carli Dyan Hillebrandt Fuselier and husband, Martin of Carlyss, and Dr. Cole Daniel Hillebrandt of Lake Charles; parents, V.J. and Melba Boudreaux (Pop and Gran); siblings, Dana Boudreaux Spitzer and husband, Mike of Tennessee, Gay Moncla and husband, Randy of Beaumont, and Johnny Boudreaux of Dallas; three grandchildren, Reece Dylan “Reecer” Fuselier, Gavin Luke “Gavo” Fuselier, and Ryan Olivia “Tooty” Fuselier and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Charlie’s Life will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 11 in Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home. Mike Spitzer will officiate. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m., Monday in the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial donations be made to The St. Nicholas Center, 2519 Ryan Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. The family would like to give special thanks to the staffs of Cozumel International Clinic and St. Luke Episcopal Hospital in Houston for their excellent care of Charlie. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.