December 25, 1957 ~ September 19, 2022

Born in: Lafayette, Louisiana
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

UPDATE –  Livestream will begin Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 11:55am, local time, click on the CallawayJones.com webpage and click on LIVESTREAM for Lonnis’ service.

Lonnis Chargois, Jr., 64, of Bryan, TX passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022, in Bryan, TX. Visitation will begin at 11am, followed by the Life Tribute Celebration with Military Honors at 12 noon at the funeral center. Inurnment will be private at the VA National Cemetery in Houston, TX.

Lonnis Chargois Jr. was born on the blessed Day of Christmas, December 25, 1957, to the late Lonnis Chargois, Sr. and Nita Richard-Chargois, in Lafayette, LA.  He was raised in New Iberia, LA and graduated from New Iberia Senior High in 1976. Lonnis joined the United States Army shortly after graduation. During his time in the military, Lonnis met and fell in love with his future wife Bridgett D. Gipson while they were both station at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They were married in 1985 and started a life creating treasured memories with their children, family, and friends.  Lonnis retired from the United States Army with the rank of Sergeant First Class.  After the military, Lonnis briefly worked for UPS in Pocatello, ID. Lonnis moved his family to Bryan, TX., where he started working for Gooseneck Trailers Mfg. Lonnis worked for Gooseneck Trailer Mfg. for 21 years. The final position he held was Director of Safety. He enjoyed his time with Gooseneck Trailers, they always looked out for him and his family.

Lonnis loved all sports. His favorite team was the New Orleans Saints “Who Dat“.  Lonnis loved his family, friends, coworkers, and others enjoyed meeting him.

Lonnis is preceded in death by his father and mother, Lonnis Chargois Sr. and Nita Richard-Chargois.

Lonnis is survived by his wife; Bridgett Gipson-Chargois, his daughters; Tamya Hudson Chargois of Laurel, MS, and Britney Chargois of Bryan, TX; his brother Richard James Chargois, Sr. (Jean) of Lafayette, LA, three; sisters Judy Ann Chargois, Cynthia Marie Chargois, and Theresa M. Chargois of New Iberia, LA, his grandchildren; Dejah Hudson, Tyler McNair, great-grandson; Ashton Perryman of Laurel, MS and other relatives and close friends.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Brazos Valley Food Bank, 1501 Independence Avenue, Bryan, Texas 77803.

Services

Visitation: October 1, 2022 11:00 am

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel
Funeral Service: October 1, 2022 12:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

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  1. What a very special friend! Lonnis never met a stranger and was always asking how family was and so proud of his own family. Loved days of teasing about football teams and just trying to make him laugh. And Chewy his pet that kept us in laughter on stories. Our hearts break for you Bridget and the family. What a GREAT MAN he was and will surely be missed by so many. Love and hugs always!

  2. I will miss my “Bud” he was certainly one of a kind. Rather than grow apart after yall left Idaho we seemed to grow closer he was my ear to vent to, and I his. I could tell him anything and know there was no judgement just the same response everytime “you are a mess”. A friend like Chag comes once in a lifetime I am forever grateful to have had him as my bestest buddy for the decades that I did. Bridget, Britany I pray the lord gives you the strength to get through these next weeks, months or until you realize in your heart he is with you everyday.

  3. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time,

  4. Condolences to the family, praying the Lord give you strength during this time of bereavement .
    Lonnis was a friend I worked with @ Kyle Field and Reed Arena.

  5. Bridgett, Britney and family, sorry to hear the news about Lonnis. Jess and I just had lunch with him in June. I am going to miss the discussions about all things football. It was a pleasure working with Lonnis at Gooseneck. He was excellent colleague, valued friend and experienced counsel resource for me at GNT. The Saints lost their #1 fan. Rest in Peace brother.

  6. We are very sad to hear of the passing of a dear friend and mentor. Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss of such a wonderful friend and person.

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