Michael O'Donnell Bourgeois
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Michael O'Donnell Bourgeois was a 25 year resident of Baton Rouge and a 20 year resident of Biloxi, MS. He died unexpectedly in his home on November 17, 2020, shockingly (NOT) in the middle of stating his opinion about a topic close to home, a family friend's pursuit of medical school. Those of you who knew Mike, also knew he did not shy away from stating his opinion on anything from food to flower arrangements to what clothing looks good (or bad) on you. Mike is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Coulon Bourgeois; his three sons, Paul, Thomas and Matthew; and his sister, Carolann. Mike was born in Morganza, LA, on January 4, 1945. He graduated in 1969 from LSU School of Medicine and then served his country in the military. In 1972, Mike moved to Biloxi, MS and joined an OBGYN practice. He practiced in Biloxi for almost 20 years. In the early 1990s, the family moved to Baton Rouge, where Mike was a faculty member for LSU School of Medicine and for the next 20 years, and trained a new generation of OB/GYN doctors. Mike loved carnival and was one of the founding members of the Krewe of Neptune in Biloxi, MS. He loved life and people and especially food. He will be deeply missed. He had a full life and has left a lasting legacy. There will be a funeral mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2250 Main Street, Baton Rouge, at 11 am, Saturday, November 21, 2020. There will be NO visitation or after services because of COVID 19. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Aloysius School in Baton Rouge.

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Published in The Advocate from Nov. 19 to Nov. 21, 2020.
Funeral Mass
11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
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November 23, 2020
To the family of Dr. Bourgeois...please accept my deepest sympathy at the passing of Dr. Bourgeois. He delivered my son and my twin daughters. He was such a great doctor and a good person. He will be missed.
May God be with all of you,
Sherry Migues Hankins
Sherry Migues Hankins
November 23, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family. I had the privilege of having Dr. Bourgeois delivering all 3 of my children. I will never forget him.
Linda Meade
November 20, 2020
Remember Mike being lots of fun, no matter where he was. Great memories of working with Mary. Anne & I send you prayers.
Doug Knapp
November 20, 2020
He was one of a kind and I'm thankful I knew him. Thinking about your family!
Jay Murphy
November 19, 2020
Was a great Doctor,Friend,and a bundle of joy,he will be truly missed.
Judy Meyers
November 18, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. Memories of Mike are filled with laughter and fun. Mike, along with Mary, were wonderful hosts and always made guests feel special. We will love you and miss you.
Sherry and Chad Acton
Branson, Nash and Austin
Sherry Acton
November 18, 2020
I have fond memories of hanging out with Mike and engaging in deep conversations with him on my traditional trips to visit my brother for the LSU/Bama game.

Mike was such a great man and so much fun to spend time with. I am saddened by his sudden death and he will be truly missed!
John Purdy
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