Louella Jean “Cissy” Bourgeois, 55, of Orange, died Friday, March 8, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.  A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Born in Baltimore, Md., on Aug. 27, 1957, Louella was the daughter of Bobby Benton Young and Florence Jean (Palmer) Dowling. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Cissy enjoyed watching movies and crocheting. She had been active in the Methodist Church in Vidor, and she loved the Lord.

Cissy was preceded in death by her father, Bobby Benton Young, Sr., and is survived by her mother, Florence Dowling; daughters, Melissa Grant and husband, Walter of Orange, Crystal Winfree and husband, Brian of Orange; son, James Bourgeois, Jr. and wife, Candy of Orange; grandchildren, Brooke Grant, Dylan Grant, William Winfree, Jr., Eli Winfree, Dillion Hebert, Jeremiah Estes; and brothers, Richard Young, Chris Young, and Bobby Young, Jr.

Serving as pallbearers will be Wesley Wilson, Sean Williams, Jason Ward, Kenny Roach, Dylan Grant, and Steven Young.