Joyzelle Bourdier Cary

Published 1:43 pm Thursday, March 31, 2016

Joyzelle Bourdier Cary, 82, of Orange, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in Nederland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 4, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange with Father Joseph P. Daleo serving as celebrant. Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A rosary will be recited by Deacon Melvin Payne at 6:00 p.m.

Born in Iota, LA, on July 17, 1933, she was the daughter of Henry Clay and Inez (Simar) Bourdier. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Iota, LA where she also graduated. She moved to Orange in 1952 and worked for Cecil B. Coale from 1952 thru 1955, at the Orange County Courthouse. She went to work for Lynwood Sanders, April 11, 1960. Mrs. Cary was a charter member of the Orange County Legal Secretaries Association, was chosen “Secretary of the Year” in 1977 and was a member of St. Mary’s Altar Society and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

She was preceded in death by her wonderful mother, Inez Simar Bourdier and wonderful father, Clay Bourdier.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Tommy A. Cary of Orange; sisters, Kate Wolfford and husband, Buddy of Orange and Henrietta Ritter and husband, Kenneth of Lumberton; brother, Freddie A. Bourdier and wife, Sharon of Orange; 5 nephews, 3 nieces, 10 great nephews and 8 great nieces.

Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Wolfford, Stephen Wolfford, Kevin Wolfford, Greg Wolfford, Clay Bourdier and Freddie Bourdier.