2021ObituariesBuren Alridge Hollis, Jr.

October 27, 2021by SealeUser10
Hollis, Buren

March 1, 1946 – October 26, 2021

Buren Hollis, Jr. passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was 75 years old. Buren was born on March 1, 1946 in Hammond, LA to Mattie Marie Curry Hollis and Buren Alridge Hollis Sr. He attended 3 years at Southeastern University. He was employed at Exxon Mobil Refinery for 46 years, until he retired in 2016. Buren is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Bonnie Lou Bennett Hollis; daughter, Emily Hollis; Son, Brian Hollis; brother, Guy Hollis and wife Marsha; five grandchildren, Ashley Hollis, Justin Hollis, Savanah Marcotte, Samantha Lathan and husband Jarred, Anthony Marcotte; three great grandchildren, Jayden Riley, Noah Hollis and Zayne Butler. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, on Monday, November 1, 2021 from 5pm until Celebration of Life Service at 7pm, conducted by Rev. Charlie A. Moses. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Marie Kinchen, Janet Calmer, Joyce Taylor. Condolences may be offered at www.sealefuneral.com




  • Ronald R Worrell

    November 4, 2021 at 4:25 pm

    Deepest Sympathy>
    Buren was a friend. I worked with him from the time he was hired until I retired (1999), and I enjoyed knowing him. My wife Mildred & I attended his 50th birthday party at your home. We just wanted to share condolences and wish you peace & comfort.


  • Dave Libbers

    November 1, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    We are same age, had the same amount of service and worked together more in our later careers. I have a great deal of respect for Buren’s competence, compassion and diligence in his work. He made a big difference at BRRF. Condolences to his family. May the Lord give you who grieve consolation and the joy that comes from knowing where he is.


  • connie saucier

    October 31, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Buren was always nice, as one of his classmates, I have not seen him in a while, I know he is in heaven now, it was a blessing to know him


  • Robert Loudon

    October 31, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Sorry to hear of Buren’s passing. He lived on the brighter side as I don’t recall him ever saying anything bad about anybody. That is hard to do sometimes. But to do it all the time, Buren earned his keys to heaven. As was stated, he was a kind and gentle person and well thought of. Bonnie and Emily, so sorry for your loss. Buren always made work a little easier because of his positive outlook and gentle nature. We will keep you and Buren in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Wayne Purdom

    October 30, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    A respected coworker, devoted family leader, and thoughtful contributor in making things better. I will miss him and I pray for all of you in this time of passage. God bless his soul


  • C.J. Couvillion

    October 28, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Bonnie — I loved working with Buren. He was always an encouragement to me and others around him. Am sorry for you and your family.


  • John Wilder

    October 28, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Bonnie and Emily and family members, what a shock to hear about Buren. I’ve never been around a more people person. Buren was always smiling and laughing, and he was genuine, nothing fake about him. He loved showing off your cakes and pastries, Bonnie.
    I’m proud to have worked with and for Buren. He will certainly be missed.


  • Linda Munchausen

    October 28, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    I am sorry for all the people I know will be missing “Boone” but happy because I am confident that he is with the Lord. I remember him well, although I haven’t seen him since our high school reunion in ’74. He had a great sense of humor and the only thing bigger than his smile was his heart. Rest in peace.


  • Jim Duplantis

    October 28, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Bonnie and family, I want to extend my deepest condolences on the passing of Buren. I know he will be missed.

    Buren and I worked for many happy years at the Refinery. He was my co-worker, teammate on the fire team, my boss for a while, but most treasured by me, Buren was one of my best friends.

    I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss.

    Jim Duplantis


  • Kathy Craig

    October 27, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Bonnie and Emily, my sincere condolences to you and your whole family. I have wonderful memories from when Buren worked in the office next door to mine. He was one of the most kind and gentle human beings I have ever had the privilege to be friends with. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


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