Lenora Bourgeois Hitchens

Funeral services for Lenora Bourgeois Hitchens, 84 will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Blankenship Drive in DeRidder, LA on May 3, 2017.  The one day service will include visitation from 8:00 am – 10:00 am, Rosary Service beginning at 10:00 am and the funeral mass to begin at 11:00 am, to be officiated by Rev. Jude Brunnert, M.S.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.

Lenora passed away peacefully at Cornerstone Hospital in Sulphur, LA on April 25, 2017.


She was totally devoted to her Catholic Faith.  She gave her service to the choir, was chairperson of the Rosary Makers and was on several committees as a Catholic Daughter.  Lenora help to support foreign missions, nursing home ministries, taught others how to make rosaries and provided them to 1stcommunion class, confirmation classes and others.  Her love for the Holy Family and the Church was unwavering.


She leaves to mourn her beloved and devoted husband of 65 years, Charley L. Hitchens, Jr.; sons, Charley Hitchens III, Michael Hitchens & wife Dorothy and Sheldon Hitchens & wife Sharon, all of DeRidder, LA; daughters, Carolyn Staten of Fort Worth, TX, Marvis Collor & husband Kelvin of DeRidder, LA; brother Earl Bourgeois and wife Elaine; sisters, Marion St. Amant, Lois Aikens & husband Russell, Sr. all of Baton Rouge, LA; extended family Frank & Fran Mayes and Voney and Mary Miller all of DeRidder, LA; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Alcedie Bourgeois and son Stephan Hitchens.

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