Jill Marsha Bourassa

jill bourassa

December 31, 1951 ~ March 30, 2024

Born in: Bay City, Michigan
Resided in: Arlington, Texas

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jill Marsha Bourassa, who passed away on March 30, 2024, at the age of 72, with her husband by her side. Born on December 31, 1951, in Bay City, Michigan, Jill’s warm and vibrant personality touched the lives of all who knew her.

Jill was a devoted member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, where she spent countless hours teaching Vacation Bible School and contributing her talents to various church projects. Her love for needlework was evident in the beautiful pieces she created for weddings, birthdays, and her church family, showcasing her creativity and attention to detail.

In her personal life, Jill shared a deep and loving bond with her husband, Mickey, whom she met in the neighborhood and shared many wonderful years together. Jill found joy in spending time with her children and grandchildren, cherishing each moment spent with them and creating lasting memories. Despite facing health challenges throughout her life, Jill remained resilient and strong, with a tough resolve that inspired all those around her.

Known for her friendly nature and welcoming spirit, Jill never hesitated to strike up a conversation and make new friends wherever she went. She had a passion for music, often dancing to the tunes of the Rolling Stones and finding solace in their melodies. In her professional life, Jill graduated from Western Michigan University and served as a substitute elementary teacher, where her dedication to education and care for her students left a lasting impact.

Jill was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Bernice Davis, and sister Jeanine Zelnis.

Her presence will be deeply missed by her husband, Mickey Bourassa, daughters Sarah Steimel and husband Charles, and Rachel Jimenez and husband Michael, grandchildren Catherine and William Steimel, and Clara, Sawyer, and Lillian Jimenez. She is also survived by sisters Joanette (Larry) White and Jerilyn (Jim) Luce, and all those who had the privilege of knowing her. Memorial services and ceremonies to celebrate Jill’s life will be held in the coming days at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4400 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas, providing an opportunity for family and friends to come together in remembrance and honor the legacy she leaves behind. May her memory be a source of comfort and strength during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Arlington, Texas.


Memorial Service: April 6, 2024 11:00 am

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4400 W. Arkansas Lane
Arlington, TX 76016

(817) 451-7561

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  1. Jill was a very sweet lady! I enjoyed being around her at church and at our luncheons.
    Mick, I am Very sorry for your loss! May God wrap you in his arms and give you peace!

  2. Jill, was my best friend while we were having babies together! Our families spent every holiday and weekend together laughing and making sweet memories! I was the recipient of many of her beautiful handmade needlework gifts mentioned in this obituary! She was a precious lady who knew the Lord and who is free from her pain and in His arms now. Mick, you will continually be in my thoughts and prayers as you adjust to a new way of life.

  3. Dear Bourassa and Davis Families please accept my sympathy and condolences. I pray that God shall provide you all with strength and comfort in this difficult time. 🙏❤️✝️

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