For Five


EST. 1889

A Family Concern

In the late 1800's, Alex Broussard, owner of A. Broussard Livery Stable, opened his first funeral parlor in Southeast Texas. That first wood framed parlor was soon replaced by a large brick facility in downtown Beaumont which still stands today. Later, the family firm moved to a large, stately home at the corner of Calder Avenue and Forest Street. In 1958, they moved to one of their present locations in a quiet neighborhood on McFaddin in Beaumont.

Continuing Our Traditions

In this age of constant corporate funeral home buyouts and takeovers, families find comfort in knowing there is still a family owned and operated firm with five generations of compassion, continuity, and dignity. The Broussard family feels strongly about their traditions and their family's obligation to maintain both the high standards of excellence in service and their ability to serve the entire community by always keeping their services affordable.

Mary Lorene Craigen Melancon Wagner

Mary Lorene Craigen Melancon Wagner, 93, of Fannett, died Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born August 23, 1929, in Fannett, to Josephine Holst Craigen and Leo Edward Craigen. Lorene was a faithful Catholic her entire life. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Hamshire, where she married Andrus Melancon in 1949. They moved to Beaumont, Texas in 1960, and she attended Our Lady of Assumption. She moved back to Fannett in 1966, and was a loyal member of Catholic Daughters, Altar Society, and choir. She prayed several times a day and said her rosary nightly. If anyone was sick, having problems, or just needed extra prayers, she said an additional rosary for them. She had several pairs around her home and one in her purse. She taught her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids about the Lord. She always tried to live […]

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Jane Forsythe

Jane Forsythe, 86, of Nederland, died Friday, March 24, 2023. She was born September 8, 1936, in Beaumont, to Nora Earle Carter Young and Allen Young. Survivors include her children, Melissa Forsythe and spouse, Brenda Townsend, of Fort Worth; Jennifer Bertrand and husband, Darren, of Nederland; Brenda Bodin and husband, Robert, of Nederland; and Roger Forsythe, Jr. and wife, Amanda, of Orangefield; grandchildren, Erica Blackwell; Brady Blackwell; Christi McElroy and husband, Adam; Devin Bertrand; Reagan Contreras and husband, Josh; Slate Bodin; Michaela Stamey and husband, Carl; and Emma Forsythe; and great-grandchildren, Remmington Osborne; Lillian Godley; Harrison McElroy; and Holden McElroy. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roger Forsythe, Sr.; and sister, Belva Siebenthall. A gathering of Mrs. Forsythe’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with a memorial service at 10:00 a.m., April 1, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her cremation arrangements will […]

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Catherine “Cathy” Elaine Williams

Catherine “Cathy” Elaine Williams, 73, of Nederland, died Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born November 6, 1949, in Port Arthur, to Ruby Irene Simmons Swanson and Fred William Swanson. Survivors include her husband of forty-eight years, Clif Williams; brother, James W. Swanson; nieces and nephews, Sondra Swanson; Craig Swanson; Stephanie Blanchard; and Chris Swanson; as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Adam Lynn Swanson. A gathering of Mrs. Williams’ family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2023, at Broussard’s. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland, with her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

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“I felt a true connection to Burton. He seemed honest & sincere with his care for my family!”

Connie Perrard, Pearland, TX

“I have dealt with Steve Cooper for years…. always impressed with his work ethic, his compassion and his care for families.”

Cindy and Don Colwell,

“The funeral director, Steve Cooper, is very kind, sensitive to every need, and very professional. He is as good as I have ever seen. He and his staff made everything as easy as it could have possibly been.”

Charles Duplissey, Silsbee, TX
McFaddin Ave.

2000 McFaddin Avenue
Beaumont, Texas 77701


Major Dr.

1605 N. Major Drive
Beaumont, Texas 77713



505 N. 12th Street
Nederland, Texas 77627



490 Cemetery Road
Silsbee, Texas 77656



134 W. Buccaneer
Winnie, Texas 77665



530 W. Monroe
Kountze, Texas 77625


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