“MORE THAN 125 YEARS OF TIME HONORED VALUES”
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.
Betty Lou Emenhiser
Betty Lou Emenhiser, 79, of Winnie, died Thursday, September 21, 2023. She was born February 26, 1944, in Buna, to Dollie Mae and Orbalee D. Harris Betty is survived by her children, Glenn Emenhiser, Jerry Emenhiser, and Linda Crowton and her husband, Kenny; granddaughter, Samantha Crowton; sisters, Wanda Cates and her husband, Arnold, and Linda McCroskey and her husband, Roy Gene; brothers, Roger Harris and R.V. Harris and his, wife, Pat. She is preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Gerald Emenhiser; brothers, Huey, and James Harris; and sister, Effie Moss. A graveside service for Ms. Betty Lou will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 25, 2023, at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie, under the direction of Broussard’s 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.Read More
Connie Elizabeth Brown Zatorski, 74, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, September 20, 2023. She was born on October 1, 1948, in Kountze, to Doris Griffin Brown and Cyriel Leaster Brown. Survivors include her children, Ginger Lee Howard of Beaumont; Todd Richard Zatorski and his wife, Jody, of League City; and Troy Lawrence Zatorski and his wife, Kathy, of Frisco; grandchildren, Kyle Seiley of Village Mills, Sara Zatorski of Bedford, Massachusetts, Megan Zatorski of Westminster, Colorado, and Jordan Zatorski, Morgan Zatorski, and Brendan Zatorski, all of Frisco; great-grandchildren, Sevyn Morris and Dylan Seiley, both of Grapevine; and siblings, Dottie Ross of Buna; Penny Ferrell and her husband, Nathan, of Beaumont; and Paul Brown and his wife, Teresa, of The Woodlands. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund “Ed” Charles Zatorski; brothers-in-law, Bill Owens and Leslie Ross; nephews, Alex Brown and Josh Brown; and great-nephew, Colt Kirkendall. A gathering of […]Read More
Johnny Ray Ward
Johnny Ray Ward, 68, of Lumberton, died Wednesday, September 20, 2023. He was born January 29, 1955, in Port Arthur, to Margie and Jimmy Ward. He is survived by his siblings, Larry Ward, Roger Ward and wife, June Broussard, and Debbie Johnson; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and extended family. Johnny is preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law, Anita Ward; brother-in-law, Robert Magana; and niece, Lori Ward. His services are pending under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Memorial contributions in Mr. Ward’s honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741.Read More
“I felt a true connection to Burton. He seemed honest & sincere with his care for my family!”
“I have dealt with Steve Cooper for years…. always impressed with his work ethic, his compassion and his care for families.”
“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.”