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Andrew "A. J." Boullion, Jr.

August 5, 1931 ~ September 14, 2021

Andrew (A.J.) Boullion, Jr. passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021, in local hospital. He was born on a cotton farm in Jennings, LA on August 5, 1931, to Andrew Boullion, Sr. and Ovelia Veronie Boullion.

They moved to Lake Charles in 1937 where A.J. graduated from LaGrange High School in 1950; the first full 12-year class instituted by the state of Louisiana.   He attended S.W. La Trade School, now SOWELA Technical College.  A.J. married the love of his life, Elsie Donaldson in 1952 and they moved to Sulphur in 1956.  He joined Conoco Refinery in 1956; after several years, A. J. transferred to Vista Chemical, now Sasol.  He retired after 37 years as a Rotating Equipment Supervisor.

A.J. loved working in his shop making furniture for his family, working in his garden and yard, and tending to his cows. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, and he cherished their large family gatherings.

He was an active member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Carlyss, where he taught CCD for 50 years as well as RCIA and adult confirmation classes.  He served as Eucharist Minister for 41 years; bringing the Holy Eucharist to hospital patients and ‘shut-ins’. A. J. served on the parish council and as a trustee, he was an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary, and a companion of Honor of the Diocese of Lake Charles.  A.J. made Cursillo 343, he attended the annual retreat in Grand Coteau for 60 years and was the retreat captain for 50 years.  He began the six mile “March for Christ” in 1973 which now has over 400 participants every Good Friday.

A.J. as active in ACTS Retreat since 2010, he was honored as ‘Evangelizer of the Year’ for St. Theresa Church, ‘Evangelizer of the Year’ for the Diocese of Lake Charles by Bishop Jude Speyrer and was also honored as ‘Citizen of the Year’ for the Diocese of Lake Charles by 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.  He has been a Knights of Columbus member since 1962 and served as Grand Knight for Council 3015 in Sulphur, charter Grand Knight of council 8058 in Carlyss, and he served as Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years Elsie Boullion; seven children, Michael Boullion (Sherry), Cindy Sutherlin, Kevin Boullion (Tish); Kathy Benoit (Winston); Connie Verret (Robert), Tim Boullion, and Matthew Boullion (Alycia); 19 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dionese Carpenter and Helen Duhon.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Boullion; sisters, Winnie Mier, Adley Janise,  and Winnie Ola Crador; and brother Wilford Boullion.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10am, Monday, September 20, 2021, in St. Theresa Catholic Church of Carlyss. Burial will follow at Mimosa Pines Cemetery of Carlyss. Father Luke Krzanowski, M.S. will officiate.  Visitation will be held at Johnson & Robison Funeral Home 2pm – 9pm, Sunday, September 19, 2021, with a recitation of the Rosary at 6pm. Visitation will resume Monday 8am – 9:30am. Words of comfort and memories may be shared with the family at www.robisonfuneralhome.com.

A.J.’s grandsons will serve as pall bearers, Aaron Sutherlin, Kendall Sutherlin, Austin Boullion, Justin Verret, Christopher Verret, Jacob Boullion and Seth Boullion. Honorary pall bearers are great grandsons, Alex Boullion, Justin Murry, Landon Arrant, Colin Arrant, Luke Carlson, Jase Murry, Aidan Pecar, and Hudson Maida.

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  1. So sad to hear about Uncle AJ. He will be greatly missed. Sorry we will be unable to attend but know he is in our thoughts and prayers along with Aunt Elsie and the entire family. 

    Love,
    Martha & Tim

  2. You were an inspiration to all who knew you. Thank you for your service to God and to America.
    Carry on, Beloved Uncle. I know the Sawyer identical twiins saluted you at the gates. Trinity and Jeff opened those gates wide.
    Your absence cannot be filled, but, our hearts are full of memories and love never dies. 

  3. Sincere sympathy to you, Elsie and the whole family. He was a good man and friend. Many good memories of him during KC back in the early days🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  4. My dad William "Bill" Fisher knew AJ through the Knights of Columbus 3015. We also got to know the family as my dad was mail carrier and we visited them sometimes on Sunday. We were a big family also.. Both parents are now in heaven. Sorry your loss.

  5. Good bye Pawpaw,
    For being such a loving, caring and supporting grandfather for my girls. 
    They will carry on your legacy with pride for the rest of their life.
    Good bye my father in law,
    For accepting me in your family with open arms and loving me as your daughter. For always being by my sides through thick and thin. 
    Good bye AJ,
    For being such an exemplary and loving husband and an inspiration for many men in the family. 
    Good bye AJ Boullion,
    For being a strong church leader and a great contributor to your Faith community. 
    Good bye Andre Jr,
    For carrying on your Cajun heritage, sharing your life stories and speaking French avec moi. 
    Tu vas nous manquer mais on va se revoir. 
    Love you,
    Nathalie 

  6. He was a wonderful and sweet man. I am so fortunate to have known him over the years through Eloise. My thoughts and prayers are going to the family during this difficult time.

  7. Pawpaw, 

    It’s been three months to this day that I find myself lingering on your obituary page, reading of your legacy through others and scrolling through your pictures. I miss you more than words can say and you leaving left a big hole in our family. 
    Thank you for teaching me how to love endlessly, forgive repeatedly and life a simple life. Thank you for being a father figure in our lives when we needed you. Thank you for everything, literally everything. Nothing would be the same if you weren’t here to guide all of us. 

    Je t’aime et au revoir 


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