Enhancing his personal well being was one factor, however Vergis Bourgeois Jr.’s actual mission was to unfold the data he gained to his personal group.
HOUSTON — “Only a ball of life.”
That’s how Sunshine’s Vegan proprietor and CEO Arga Bourgeois Davis describes her father, 87-year-old Vergis Bourgeois Jr.
Everybody knew Vergis as “Sunshine.”
“He simply wished everybody to appreciate that daily is a brand new day to start out your new physique,” Davis stated.
And a brand new physique is precisely what began Bourgeois’ lifelong journey in well being. After watching his mom endure in ache via diabetes, Sunshine poured himself into studying.
“He purchased each e-book. He purchased each complement and he tried it,” Davis stated.
Enhancing his personal well being was one factor, however his actual mission was to unfold the data he gained to his personal group. He traveled throughout Houston to coach and assist individuals construct more healthy lives.
“He simply wished individuals to really feel pretty much as good as he did,” Davis stated.
And his Sunshine’s eating places, the primary of which has been open for many years, have been a game-changer for the group – giving residents who would possibly in any other case not have entry to vegetarian or vegan consuming choices or well being merchandise a spot to assist them eat and keep wholesome.
“For those who will help anyone obtain one among their targets, when you will help anyone really feel higher, you’ll without end be blessed,” Davis stated.
A second location opened a couple of months in the past. Sunshine’s granddaughter, Iman Moshay, is a supervisor and plans to hold his legacy on locally.
“Maintain the individuals round you and love everyone,” Moshay stated.
Whereas they’re going to miss Sunshine, they’re going to always remember what he and his identify meant.
“Life, it’s happiness … if nothing occurs daily the solar will shine,” Moshay stated.
The companies for Sunshine will probably be held this weekend. His household is asking everybody to put on yellow.