July 23, 1938 ~ June 25, 2013

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, June 28, 2013, at 2 p.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista for Mrs. Teresa “Terry” Holguin Burgess, 74, a native of Las Cruces, New Mexico and a resident of Bayou Vista for the past 38 years, who passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at her home.

Burial will follow in Ibert’s Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum in Patterson. Father Bill Rogalla will be the Celebrant for the Mass, with Father Angelo Cremaldi as Con-Celebrant.

Teresa was the oldest of 14 children, who quit school at an early age to help her parents raise her younger siblings. On September 20, 1956 she married the love of her life, Willie. Together they traveled the world during his 21 year military career. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends and lived life to the fullest. But her true passion in life was her family and her faith. A longtime parishioner of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, she also taught catechism, and was a member of the St. Bernadette Adoration Chapel.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Willie Joseph Burgess Sr.; three children, Jacqueline B. Broussard Boutte and her husband, Herbert; William “Bill” Burgess Jr. and Joey Burgess and his wife, Joanna; nine siblings, Emma Renteria, Bertha Sanchez, Alice Holguin, Irene Holguin, Concepcion Rodriguez, Delia Munoz, Peter Holguin, Silverio Holguin, and Willie Holguin; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Domingo and Jesusita H. Holguin; and four siblings, Lydia Holguin, Hector Holguin, Jose Holguin, and Alberto Holguin.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday at Ibert’s Mortuary beginning at 10 a.m., with the rosary being prayed at 1 p.m., followed by dismissal to the church for the Mass.

Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Patterson. 985-395-7873.

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