Carolyn P. Bourda
St. Martinville – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2018, at Notre Dame Catholic Church for Carolyn P. Bourda, 75, who passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018.
The family requests that visiting hours be observed at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday.
Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in St. Martinville.
Carolyn Patterson Bourda was born on October 1, 1942, in St. Martinville. Her parents were the late Carroll and Elizabeth Patterson. Carolyn was united in marriage to George Bourda Jr. in 1965 and their union was blessed with two children: Elizabeth and George III. Carolyn was a resident of New Orleans for over 50 years.
Carolyn was called home on August 16, 2018. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends who knew and loved her dearly. She was affectionately known to many as “Mother,” “Mother Bourda,” and “Caro.” Carolyn had the keen ability to befriend all who came into contact with her.
Carolyn graduated as salutatorian from Adam Carlson High School in 1961. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Southern University and Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Orleans. She was a teacher in Orleans Parish for 34 years.
She leaves precious memories with her husband of 52 years, George Bourda Jr.; daughter Elizabeth Miles (Chris) of Flower Mound, Texas; son, George Bourda III (Debbi) of Lantana, Texas; and five grandchildren, Ashley, Chris, Brittney, Renee and George IV; her biological mother, Goldie Mallory; two sisters, Alma Auguillard (Joseph) and Lucille Gordon; and one brother, Milton Mallory, all of St. Martinville.
Carolyn also left a host of nieces, nephews, Godchildren, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carroll and Elizabeth Patterson; a sister, Madeline Augilliard; and a brother, Anthony Gerard Jr.
Pellerin Funeral Home of St. Martinville (337-332-2111) is in charge of arrangements.
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