Nicholas Bourgeois Obituary, Death – On Monday, June 7, 2010, Nicholas Jay Bourgeois, age 28, of Schriever, Louisiana, passed away. He was a native of Thibodaux. Surviving family members include his wife, Miranda Kirchner Bourgeois; his sons, Schriever and David Bourgeois; his father and mother-in-law, Michael Kirchner and Karen “Kitty” Wagner Kirchner; his mother and father-in-law, Paula Bush Voisin and Judge Glynn F. Voisin; his brothers and sisters, Jason Bourgeois and wife Candace.
Brody Bourgeois and wife Abbie, Glynn F. Voi His paternal great-grandparents, Natale A. Bush Sr. and Kate Sciambra Bush, and his paternal great-great-grandparents, Olide Mallet and Edmonia Landry Mallet, all predeceased him. Nicholas Bourgeois completed his high schooling at Houma Christian in 1999. So as to attend the United States Naval Academy, he enlisted in the Navy and went through Nuclear Power School.
Nicholas was commissioned into the Marine Corps after he graduated in 2006. After joining the Marine Corps, he served as an infantry officer with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marines out of Camp Lejeune, deploying to both Ramadi, Iraq, and Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He recently graduated from the Martial Arts Instructor Trainer Course at the Quantico, Virginia campus. God, family, and nation were at the center of Nicholas’s life. To become a better servant, husband, and parent, he humbly sought God’s direction and then followed Christ’s example in word and practice. The unfailing love of God served as both a model and a basis for Nicholas’s own familial relationships.
He respected and admired his parents and was grateful for their piety and the good examples they established in his life. He maintained the gentlemanly custom of opening doors for his wife and addressing her as “My Lady.” His dream job was working as a butcher in the family business, where he could teach his children the value of hard work and the significance of respecting one’s ancestors’ legacies. As far as he was concerned, “snow” meant “dumb,” internet wars were won with beautifully constructed haikus, and heroes played guitars with buttons instead of strings. Nicholas Bourgeois was the leader of the congregation’s worship services, a would-be pirate, a handstand expert, and “That Guy” who would boldly speak what everyone else was thinking. Nicholas’s legacy includes two adorable sons and a woman who will always remember him as the best thing that ever happened to her.