“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 the 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.
Melvin Hugh Henslee
Melvin Hugh Henslee, 80, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, September 15, 2021. He was born on March 21, 1941, in Beaumont, to Helen Vida Schuldt and Herbert Melvin Henslee. Melvin was a United States Army veteran and was a retired operator with Mobil Oil. He is survived by his daughters, Libbie Dishman and her husband, Rodney; Vickie Bottoms; and Shanna Rothkamm and her husband, Steve; and sisters, Janie Landrum and Carolyn Zampana, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Kohl Neel and his wife, Sarah, of Houston; Josey Dishman and his wife, Ashlyn; Taylor Cousins and her husband, Andrew; Lauren Bottoms; and Missy Bottoms, all of Beaumont; Cassidy Rivers and her husband, Dylan, of Mont Belvieu; and Logan Bottoms, of Beaumont; great-grandchildren, William, Beckett, Jack, Kate, Baker, Ireland, Ryce, Legend, Drake, and Heidi (on the way). Melvin is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lucille Margaret Henslee; and grandson, Grady Rothkamm. A gathering […]Read More
Elizabeth (Libby) Edwards Evens was born in Russellville, Arkansas on October 19, 1952, to Mr. and Mrs. John (Juanita) Edwards. She passed on September 14, 2021, in St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents and the love of her life and husband of 49 years, Pat Evens. She is survived by daughters Kimberly Evens Schroeder (Billy Schroeder) of Nome and Karen Evens of Apache Junction, Arizona; Grandchildren Jon Evens, Zane Irick, Dillon Schroeder, Brooke, Libby, and Slade Schroeder. Libby was a kind loving person who always greeted everyone with a smile and a big hug to share. She created and cherished beautiful friendships throughout her life’s journey. Libby was an athlete in her young life and continued her love of sports and competition. She was the number one fan of her children and grandchildren’s sports and activities never missing an opportunity to support […]Read More
Rosario Charles “R.C.” Parigi, 74 of Beaumont, died peacefully at his home Tuesday, September 14, 2021. A gathering of Mr. Parigi’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with his Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 20, 2021, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. His interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, with a reception following at St. Anne Parish Hall. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.govRead More
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“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.”