Wayne Joseph Bourliea, Jr.

  • Born: October 23, 1983
  • Died: July 29, 2020
  • Location: Loranger, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404

Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

With our deepest sorrow, we announce the passing of Wayne Joseph Bourliea Jr. (Bubba), age 36, our beloved son, brother, father, family member, and friend passed suddenly on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Those who knew Wayne, even a little, lost a shining light on this day. He was an Iron Worker of Local Union 58 of New Orleans and has worked for the past 2 years at Z Equipment. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Hammond. Wayne loved to cook for friends and family from smoked pig, to boiled crawfish to raccoon stew, but his biggest love was his three children.

Wayne will be deeply missed by his three children and their mother, Megan F. Bourliea, parents Wayne and Ann Bourliea of Loranger, sister Wendy Kinchen and husband Jacob, sister Emily Hoyt and husband Cecil, sister Stacey Synakiewicz and husband Michael, and sister Rebecca Bourliea. Grandparents Fred and Joyce Bourliea and grandmother Marie Von Behren along with 4 nieces and 4 nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandfather August Ervin Von Behren Jr.

A Visitation for Wayne will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 9:00 am until 10:30 am with a reciting of the Rosary at 8:30am at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home in Hammond. A Funeral Mass Celebrating Wayne's Life will follow visitation at 11:00 am at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Hammond. Entombment will follow at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum in Tickfaw.

Wayne's guest book can be viewed on www.harrymckneely.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

We were deeply saddened to hear of Bubba's passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you grace and peace. Sincerely, Mike and Tessie Tournillon

Posted by Mike and Tessie Tournillon - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   August 05, 2020

Sending our love and prayers. Wayne will be sadly missed. We are so sorry.

Posted by Sheila and Rusty Rockwell - Knoxville, TN - Family   August 04, 2020

Dear Ann & Wayne and family,
I wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of the loss of Wayne, Jr. (Bubba) I know that there isn't anything I could say to take away the pain. But please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that God's love and peace comforts you and family always during this difficult time.
With heartfelt condolences and much love, Fran Zahn

Posted by FRAN ZAHN ZAHN - COWETA, OK - Friend   August 04, 2020

To all Wayne's Family & extended Family,
I was fortunate to know Wayne back a number years ago. My life was enriched for knowing such a truly real young man. He always said yes ma'am etc please, thank you, and when he left my house he would said love you Aunt Sue! He just had a light shining in this world & God sent angles to bring him to Heaven. I know he will be missed by all who knew him. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those that morn for they shall be comforted. Amen
May God Bless you all & you're in my prayers!

Posted by Sue Crockett - Hammond, LA - Friend   August 02, 2020

Stacey, my heart is broken for your entire family at this awful time. Prayers for comfort and peace to all.

Posted by Debbie Anthony - Folsom, LA - Friend   August 02, 2020

Sorry to hear about your loss. Bubba was a great to be around and work with.
You are in our thoughts and prayers

Posted by James and Brenda Sullivan - Carriere, MS - Friend   August 02, 2020

We are so sad and sorry for the loss of this wonderful young man. We love you Bubba you will be missed. You were always family to us. Our deepest condolences to the entire family. We love you all and continue to pray for you all. All our love James, Kim & Salem Tate.

Posted by Kim Tate - Picayune, MS - Family Friend   August 02, 2020

There are no words that can describe loss and sadness we are feeling. Bubba was such a joyful person. He always made sure he gave you a hug and a smile. He will be greatly missed by all. Please know that our prayers are going out for each and everyone of you.

Posted by Lloyd and Joni Dupuy - Folsom, LA - Family   August 02, 2020