Thomas "Tom" Alex Broussard

July 01, 1961, March 18, 2019

Thomas

Thomas Alex Broussard, 57, of Beaumont, died Monday, March 18, 2019 in his home surrounded by his loving family. A lifelong resident of Beaumont, Tom was a fifth generation Texan, fourth generation funeral director, and a descendant of a pioneer family.  He spent the final two years of his life fighting glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. His fight was fueled by the love of his wife, family and community.  

Tom grew up one of four children in the West end of Beaumont.  He attended Sallie Curtis Elementary, Marshall Middle School and Forest Park High School.  A licensed Funeral Director since 1983, Tom was Co-CEO of Broussard’s Mortuary where he had a very special gift of empathy and caring, which allowed him to provide comfort to so many in their most difficult times.   

In school, Tom excelled at both sports and music.  His sporting accolades started with baseball at West End Little League (“Blue Tops”), coached by his father, Alex.  He also loved football, playing at the YMCA, Forest Park and eventually suiting up with Lamar University. 

Tom had the gift of music, whether it be his playing talents or his soothing voice. His music career began with the choir at Marshall and Forest Park. After learning the guitar, he began to write songs and often performed at retirement homes, Rotary meetings and both men’s and women’s ACTS retreats.  Tom’s passion and music helped to initiate the ACTS retreats in Louisiana. The seed that Tom planted with ACTS in Louisiana is still growing today in all ACTS retreats.  Tom also led the music ministry at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Lumberton for many years.  

His talents graced the community outside of church as well, singing and playing with the infamous local bluegrass group ‘Tastes Like Chicken’ known to perform at several local functions including the Harvest Club.

Tom’s caring heart and comforting demeanor made him a natural born funeral director, a trait passed down from his father, Alex.  Tom served his faith community and profession throughout his life, including the Board of Directors of Selected Independent Funeral Homes from 2007-10, and as Board President in 2010. He is a past Board Chairman of the Beaumont Chapter of the American Red Cross, Past Board President and Advisory Director of the Garth House, and Mickey Mehaffy Children’s Advocacy Program.  Tom served on the Boards of Beaumont Foundation; Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas, where he was past Board Chair. He also worked with the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce, where he was a graduate of Leadership Beaumont, and served as Chairman of the Board, and Past Chairman of Government Affairs.  He was a past Board President of Magnolia Cemetery Company, past Advisory Board Member to the March of Dimes, Advisory Director for Elijah’s Place, a program of Catholic Charities that provides care for grieving children and was a longtime Board Member and volunteer for the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL).   

Tom’s community service awards include Small Business Person of the Year from the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and the President’s Volunteer Service Award presented by the President's Council on Volunteer and Civic Participation. He was named person of the year by the Quota Club of Southeast Texas and was honored for his community involvement by being named Honorary Hurricane by the Beaumont Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Broussard family was honored by the Diocese of Beaumont with their Harvest of Hope as well as the American Cancer Society's Cattle Barons Ball. Tom took great joy in participating as a spotter in auctions because it meant raising money for the worthy causes of the community. 

Tom always looked for the good in all people, wanting to make the community a better place.  While involved with the Chamber of Commerce, he brought together representatives from diverse groups of Beaumont to discuss their differences and forge a positive path forward for the community.

Tom found the love of his life in Vanessa Holmes and they were married in April of 2018 at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica.  It was considered by many to be the wedding of the year, giving his beloved wife her perfect day.  Even though their relationship was relatively brief, the depth of their love was immeasurable.  They enjoyed traveling and took advantage of every moment they had together.

Tom is survived by his wife Vanessa, his son Lee, and soon-to-be born son Thomas Jr., his mother Marie, brothers Dale (Tenna) Broussard of Ellijay, GA, David (Toni) Broussard of Spring, TX, sister Marian (Steve) West of Carrollton, TX. Nieces Katie, Brittany, Elizabeth, Bailey, Brooklyn, Molly and Leah, nephews Dale, Christopher (Kristi), Alex, Joshua, Nicholas and Alex Anderson, great-niece Brianna, great-nephews Tanner, Hunter and Christopher Jr., and his beloved dog, Jax. Tom was preceded in death by his father Alex.

The family would like to thank the community of southeast Texas for all the love and support over the past 21 trying months.  We would also like give thanks to the doctors and nurses of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. Yvonne Kew for their care of Tom.  

A Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m., followed by a Christian Vigil at 6:30, Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 22, 2019, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont. Tom’s burial will follow at the Broussard Family lot, at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. A gathering is planned at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica Center following his burial.

Memorial donations in memory of Tom can be directed to the Garth House, 1895 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont TX 77701. 

Video

Rosary Recited at 5:00 p.m., followed by a Christian Vigil at 6:30 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, March 22, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Interment
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (140)

  • Posey Moore Nash

    05 June 2019 at 01:04 | #

    Dear Marie, I am heart sick over the news of Tom. . I wish I could have been there for all of you.What a fine, fine man he was like Alex.
    My kindest to all the Broussard family and community, he served you well.

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  • Eric Keyser

    23 May 2019 at 16:48 | #

    I have been at a loss since hearing of Tom's death. I only knew him through Selected, but he left an indelible impression on me, and everyone he met. His caring, warmth, leadership,, concern for others... just radiated from him.. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers, it has taken me this long to reach out. I apologize, but I'm still in disbelief.. It is like, for us in the industry, the passing of Steve Jobs. Tom was truly a visionary. . He will be so greatly missed.

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  • Judi and Ronnie Benoit

    02 April 2019 at 00:00 | #

    Tom will be missed by thousands of relatives and friends. He was a dear and gentle man. May God rest his sweet soul and comfort his family.
    I certainly treasure the time working with them on MaFaddin.

    We send you all our love and prayers.
    Judi and Ronnie Benoit

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  • Iain Steel

    30 March 2019 at 08:49 | #

    Sending the love and prayers of all your friends in the European Group of Selected Independent Funeral Homes - with fond memories of the fun time together. Iain & Lisa x

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  • Kevin E McClusky

    25 March 2019 at 23:59 | #

    My prayers go out to Tom's family. As a minister working with him and all of Broussard's staff, professional group of men and women who helped me as I ministered to families at the loss of a loved one. My path crossed Tom's at other events through the years and always was a pleasure to fellowship with him. God is walking with you all during this time.

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  • Virginia & Jesse Herrera

    25 March 2019 at 17:04 | #

    Our condolences to Vanessa, Lee, Thomas Jr., Marie, and the entire Broussard family.

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  • LaNiece Sollock

    25 March 2019 at 00:05 | #

    Prayers of comfort for the Broussard family. Tom was a friend for many years since high school. He will always be remembered by many and our community will miss his kind, compassionate and servants heart. Love you Tom!

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  • Linda Buckley

    23 March 2019 at 00:34 | #

    Gone but never forgotten. Rest In Peace Tom.
    My sincerest and deepest condolences to Vanessa, and Tom’s Family and his friends. Many hearts are saddened by his passing.
    Heaven gained a guitar playing Angel. I am sure he already has his place in the choir to sing praises to our Lord and Savior

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  • Cathy Chapman

    22 March 2019 at 20:32 | #

    May your memories comfort you during this very difficult time. Tom was such a blessing to us when we buried my brother. Tom's dad, was my dad's best man at his wedding to my parents so the Broussards have always had a special place in our family.

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  • Pastor Mike LaBrie

    22 March 2019 at 16:45 | #

    Great man ! Blessings on your family.

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  • JOHN LAVERGNE

    22 March 2019 at 16:37 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Tom will be missed by all. Rest in peace my friend.

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  • Janet Cooke Morris

    22 March 2019 at 13:56 | #

    Tom has touched many throughout his life and I am very fortunate to have known him through his continued support and love of the Garth House. He always shared his infectious smile, caring hugs and his sincere appreciation of the employee’s work when attending meetings and fundraisers at GH.
    We not only shared a passion for helping abused children, but also a love of dogs. Some of my fondest memories are when I walked the Garth House Therapy dogs past Broussard's Funeral Home and Tom would come outside to say hi and chat. He would love on the dog and talk about the benefit of pet therapy and share wonderful stories about his dogs.
    He was full of life and always ready to advocate for the children. Thank you Tom for being a wonderful role model by setting an example through caring, giving and teamwork. We at the Garth House are blessed, as well as all of the children who have benefited from your work with us.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends. He may be gone but will always be remembered.

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  • kristi Eitel

    22 March 2019 at 11:04 | #

    My sincere sympathy for the Broussard families. Tom was such a pleasant person to be around, He had a specific caring in his heart that radiated on the outside. Prayers for comfort for all who knew him.

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  • Carolyn Abney

    22 March 2019 at 02:28 | #

    We will pray for the entire Broussard family. Tom was a great man who will be missed so much by the Community and his many friends and family. Tom was a very special man to our entire family and we will all miss him so much. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

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  • Sarah Kibodeaux Cioci

    22 March 2019 at 00:20 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are going out to the Broussard family. Mr. Tom helped the Kibodeaux family in many ways over the years. He will be truly missed.

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  • Darryl Norwood

    22 March 2019 at 00:13 | #

    My sympathy goes out to the Broussard's Family, friends, and all who knew Mr. Tom Broussard. Tom and I has share some fond memories thru out his time here on earth. And for that I will be forever grateful in knowing such a Fine Human Being. And to the family there's no more tears only the finest moments shared with such a wonder Son. Brother, Father, Husband, Friend, and most of all Man. Rest in Peace ......
    May God Bless You...

    Mr. Darryl Norwood

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  • Mary Pat Jones

    21 March 2019 at 23:29 | #

    So many sweet memories of Tom and his family! My thoughts and prayers for the Broussard family! He was loved by so many!!

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  • Byron West

    21 March 2019 at 22:26 | #

    I was blessed with the opportunity to work with Tom when I was a newly licensed director. Grateful for what I learned from him and the rest of the Brossards. My thoughts and prayers are with Tom’s family at this time. I wish I could be there with you to celebrate his life. My love to all, all the way from Utah.

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  • Marie Walker-Pugh

    21 March 2019 at 21:49 | #

    You have our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences during your great loss.Osie Walker Cole,Marie Walker -Pugh,& Zora Walker Broussard; daughters of the late James Walker.

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  • Rebecca O. Hill

    21 March 2019 at 21:40 | #

    My sincere sympathy to the entire Broussard family. Tom was so very kind and helpful when my husband died. Later, whenever I saw him, he would always give me a hug and ask how my family was. I shall miss him very much.

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  • Curtis May

    21 March 2019 at 20:49 | #

    Sorry for the Broussard Family's loss, Tom was a great guy. I will always cherish the motorcycle rides we were on. Today I made a long ride in your honor Tom, RIP Bro.

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  • Joe and Julie Isbell

    21 March 2019 at 20:34 | #

    Our prayers are with the Broussard family. Tom and his infectious smile will be truly missed.

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  • Bruce W. Cobb

    21 March 2019 at 20:08 | #

    It's a Great Loss. Tom sponsored our Grief Group and provided free counseling from Broussard's. That counseling helped me get through my grief over my late wife's death. Tom even played his guitar for us. I will miss him. Prayers are given for his family.

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  • Lucy Winger

    21 March 2019 at 19:30 | #

    So sorry for the Broussard family's loss. Tom was such a wonderful person, a pleasure to be around. When my husband, Milton passed away, Tom was such a helpful support. He didn't forget us either. He keep in contact. I really appreciated all he did. I know he's in heaven, there is no doubt.. May God bless you Vanessa & your little one and all the rest of the Broussards.

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  • The Choates

    21 March 2019 at 19:26 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Tom was such a sweet and caring man. Our community has suffered a great loss also. Prayers for you all

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  • Michael Cooper

    21 March 2019 at 19:20 | #

    See you in the morning my friend.

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  • Ward (snoop) and Charlotte Lowe

    21 March 2019 at 18:07 | #

    Losing Tom is such a great loss for our community and he will be greatly missed. No matter where I was if Tom was there he always had a big hug for me. We will miss him.

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  • J.C. And Mary Kibodeaux

    21 March 2019 at 18:04 | #

    So sorry for your family's loss. Tom was always there for our family and we loved him so.

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  • Charles and Lucy Lockard

    21 March 2019 at 18:02 | #

    So sorry for your family's loss. Tom will be greatly missed. He always had a kind words for everyone.

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  • irene h chesnutt

    21 March 2019 at 17:39 | #

    It was my good fortune to have Tommy in my Chemistry class at Forest Park. He was a good student and a dear person. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and all who knew him. I am so sorry he didn't live longer.

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  • Celeste Salhab

    21 March 2019 at 16:59 | #

    After my mother died suddenly in 2003, Tom came to the house to help us begin funeral arrangements. He had such a special and caring way of comforting, and I have always been grateful for that personal care that he gave us. My deepest condolences go out to all of the Broussard family.

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  • Mark Brodeur

    21 March 2019 at 16:28 | #

    I first met Tom during my 1st ACTS retreat in 2006. What I remember most was the joy he displayed. The smile and happiness visible in a good man whose love for our Lord was evident. I got to know him more over the years and he always was quick to help when a need arose. While his life on earth was much too short he made up for lack of quantity with a lot of quality
    .thank you Tom for the impact you made on me and all of us who knew and loved you MayGod bless Tom's soul and comfort his family in this time of grief.

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  • Fr. Kevin L. Badeaux

    21 March 2019 at 14:42 | #

    Dear Vanessa and Broussard Family,
    I join many people whose life Tom touched in offering heartfelt prayers and condolences. I had planned to concelebrate the Funeral Mass but am needed to celebrate one in Port Arthur that same morning. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. May Eternal Light shine upon him..
    In Christ's love,
    Fr. Kevin L. Badeaux

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  • Marion Tanner,

    21 March 2019 at 14:31 | #

    Our hearts break that such a loving, committed person is gone so young. When you were in a meeting or conversation with Tom you had his undivided attention. We all knew as nonprofits that he was a part of us all, but at the given moment the issue on the table was what he focused on, He really did so many selfless acts of taking care of the children in Southeast Texas. .Tom's legacy will live on with his own children and so many others in our community.

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  • Sammie serio

    21 March 2019 at 12:27 | #

    He will be miss I will prayer for him and family God bless him and family I am sorry for loss I love you hugs and kiss kiss all you from serio family

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  • Kathy Chessher

    21 March 2019 at 10:01 | #

    Tom, thank you for your friendship and everything you gave to our community. Very few people give of themselves the way you did, and it taught me and others the importance of helping those in need. . It was a privilege and blessing to have known you, and I know your memory will live on. May you Rest In Peace. Prayers for Vanessa, Marie and sweet baby B.

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  • Chris Lawrence

    21 March 2019 at 01:27 | #

    I will always be thankful for having Tom in my life! He blessed me and Amber with his beautiful voice by singing in our wedding many years ago and continued to bless us with his friendship as we served in the ACTS community together. I would like to let Vannesa know that we are praying for her and baby Tom. Everywhere he goes someone will always be able to tell him how great his dad was! GOD BLESS! RIP PEACE brother!!!

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  • Patricia H Furby

    21 March 2019 at 01:09 | #

    Broussard cousins God bless you all during this devastating time in your lives. Losing Tom is such a sad time but know he is in Gods loving arms indeed. Much love hope & peace. Patricia & Richard Furby

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  • Chuck & Mary F. Gradney

    21 March 2019 at 00:01 | #

    To the entire Broussard family: we are so very sorry for your devasting loss!! Tom fought the good fight and now that it is over, may he receive his heavenly reward for all the good that he has done in his lifetime. May his family be comforted & sustained by the love that has been poured out on his behalf. May his soul & all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

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  • Becky Vickery Wilson

    20 March 2019 at 23:45 | #

    Condolences to the Broussard families during this time of grief and loss. Tom was a great man with a kind and gentle heart. He will be greatly missed.

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  • Martha Bogan Quibodeaux

    20 March 2019 at 22:55 | #

    I extend the sadness for my family who has know the Broussards for many years. What a comfort they were at our times of grief. Prayers for all of you.

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  • Mike & Kim Iles

    20 March 2019 at 21:11 | #

    Kim and I were very sad to learn of Tom's death. We met Tom at an industry function a long time ago and immediately appreciated his genuine warmth and engaging personality. Even though we didn't see Tom often, in every instance that we did it was like meeting a long time friend in which Tom made us feel both comfortable and welcomed. He was a special fellow that we will miss! To Tom's wife and family, please know we will keep you in our prayers for God to provide comfort and courage as you mourn your loss.

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  • Rebecca Woodland - The Woodland Family

    20 March 2019 at 20:10 | #

    My heart goes out to you in this time of sorrow. I’ve known Tom and the Broussard family most of my life. I’ve always enjoyed seeing Tom at various charity/non-profit functions throughout the years. I do so appreciate how Tom helped us when we were handling my Dad’s funeral. Tom spent his life serving others and I am so thankful to have known him.

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  • Cindy Forbes

    20 March 2019 at 18:30 | #

    Tom was a very kind, compassionate person. I will never forget him and how he helped me tremendously after my husband passed away back in 2005. He handled all preparations for Bill's funeral with such respect and empathy and treated all of our family the same. Prayers for all of his family. God bless you Tom!

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  • Deacon Ivan Watson

    20 March 2019 at 17:20 | #

    I worked at Broussard's as a funeral director with Tom and I have to say he is one of the most caring directors I have been around, always paid attention to detail and was there for the families every need.. The earth has lost a good person but heaven has gained one, rest in peace my friend.

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  • Patty Buxton Burmeister

    20 March 2019 at 17:10 | #

    BROUSSARD family, I AM TERRIBLY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF tOM. hE WAS SUCH A CARING PERSON. dID WONDERFUL THINGS FOR THE bEAUMONT aREA. hE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.

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  • Sue Allen

    20 March 2019 at 14:20 | #

    My family met the Broussard family at West End Little League when my son Andy became a teammate of Tom's on the Blue Tops, coached by Alex. Our hearts are broken that we must say our earthly goodbye's to such a fine man as Tom. No matter where we met Tom during the years, he was always warm and friendly. He will be missed by so many. Marie, my heart breaks for you and your family, you and Alex raised a fine son. You are surrounded by love and prayers of this community, and all are ready to support you in any way.. My family sends our deepest sympathy and prayers and will continue to remember the good times from so many years ago.

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  • James Larry Patterson

    20 March 2019 at 14:17 | #

    to all the broussard family - especially marie and jimmy and james and barbara (the ones i know best). not enough room here to say eveyrthing i would like to say so i am just gonna say i love yall and will be forever indebted to the broussard family, and will see you thursday and friday.

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  • Paula Bothe

    20 March 2019 at 13:21 | #

    Tom gave his whole heart to everything he did. He was very, very special and the loss of him is almost unbearable. Miss you and love you, my friend. Thanks for all you gave to our community. Thanks for your sweet spirit and the way you comforted people in pain. Thanks for your music and the joy of life you shared. Rest now. "Well done, thou good and faithful servant."

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  • Manuel and Donna Rizzotto

    20 March 2019 at 04:13 | #

    Manuel and I had the pleasure of knowing Tom for a very long time. Tom and Jim helped us through some very difficult times. RIP Tom

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  • Jon Leiferman

    20 March 2019 at 03:12 | #

    Tom was a leader that never met a stranger. Prayers going out to his wife,, family ,and his extended family that has no end. We have lost a great man and friends to all and heaven has a new angel.

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  • LINDA BRIDGES

    20 March 2019 at 02:48 | #

    I first met Tom when he came to Lumberton High School to retrieve his son,’s cell phone. Tome was a super nice & polite man. At another time,again about Lee’s phone, he came to my classroom to pick up the phone. This man & his son had a special relationship that not many are blessed with. Anywhere Tom was in the community, he was very personable. It was obvious that he loved his family and life itself. Lee, I am so sorry for your loss. You had a dad who loved you very much and made the effort to be involved in your life. To Vanessa & the Broussard family, my heart breaks for all of you. Cherish the beautiful memories that you had with Tom.

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  • Ruth Sonnier

    20 March 2019 at 01:51 | #

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We have prayed for Tom and will continue to do so for the family. Tom will be missed by so many people. C.J. And Ruth

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  • Gerti Blackwell

    20 March 2019 at 01:30 | #

    So sorry to hear about Tom's passing! .. Back in 2012 I also worked at the cemetery that he so loved. .. He was always so nice and respectful to everyone in the office and on the grounds. .. I know he will be missed by many, and my deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family and all who loved him! .. RIP Tom! ..

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  • Mary Fears

    20 March 2019 at 00:43 | #

    Sincere sympathy to the family. Such a wonderful friend and a great inspiration to all. He will be missed but remembered for all the selfless acts of kindness.
    The Fears Family

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  • Eben Louvier

    19 March 2019 at 23:46 | #

    So what can I say. About 16 months ago I got a call. It was Tom. He called to ask me for help rebuilding a cemetery that he was passionate about. Man what an honor! In what I do for a living, if Tom or Jim Broussard call and ask you to do something, it keeps you awake at night thinking am I living up to the standards the Broussards have set the last 100 years. Most would not know that you would be leaving treatment at MD Anderson and calling me to see how things were going. A couple of times I think we talked for your whole ride home. He did care a lot about the cemetery where his whole family is buried, and where he will be this week. But it was the people Tom was worried about. The staff that needed that job to take care of their family. It was the families that used the cemetery for their loved ones. As I could tell with anyone that met Tom we struck a friendship up. This man whose head was shaved from brain surgery and was receiving radiation treatment treated me like a son. Tom had a vision for me and it was greatness! I never heard him complain one time. Although he did brag a bit about his new bride, and a family dog that I could tell he loved. Our text exchanges have moved to the bottom of the scroll now, but I have not yet deleted them.... your words meant so much to me. Even though our friendship was short the last time he called me on one of his ride back home from treatment he said I love ya Eben. I never had met such a people person like Tom Broussard. Our prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. Thank you sir for being so kind to me!

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  • Nancy and Bill Hale

    19 March 2019 at 23:34 | #

    We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was always so friendly and gracious. Our prayers for peace are extended to his entire family.

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  • Darryl Borque

    19 March 2019 at 23:00 | #

    He was my Friend and my classmate and If it wasn’t for him and his family burying my father and brother-in-law would’ve been very difficult. Thank you for your passion and your friendship. May God greet you with a huge hug

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  • John Greco

    19 March 2019 at 22:37 | #

    My heart was saddened as I read the news about Tom's death. My sympathy to Tom's family, the community of Beaumomt TX,, and all the members of the Selected.. His passing is felt worldwide as he touched so many lives.. May his memory be eternal.

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  • Jonathan Salazar

    19 March 2019 at 21:35 | #

    To the Broussard Family,
    Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for Tom's passing. From the short amount of time I got to work with him, you could instantly tell he had a huge heart for helping this community. Everyone who knew Tom, got to know a great person. He was a great example of how we should treat our families and people in general. My most sincere condolences go out to the Broussard's, you will all be in my prayers.
    Rest in peace, Tom.
    Sincerely, Jonathan.

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  • Robert Bertrand

    19 March 2019 at 20:39 | #

    So long good friend!!..I am going to miss the hell out of you..So many great times catching specks out of the surf down at the beach...You are truly one of a kind Buddy!!..This community will never forget you!!

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  • Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels-Laredo

    19 March 2019 at 20:38 | #

    Our faith teaches us that those who have died in the Lord will receive their eternal reward in his presence. Not only has the family lost a precious soul, but our industry has lost an invaluable mentor, leader and great funeral director.

    Our family shall forever be grateful for all that he has done throughout his life for the betterment of the industry.

    We are in continued prayers for the eternal repose of his soul.

    May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of Christ, rest in peace.

    Joe Jackson Jr., President of Joe Jackson Funeral Chapels
    Jackson Family, Funeral Directors and Staff at JJFC

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  • Reagan C. Rothenberger

    19 March 2019 at 19:07 | #

    My sincerest condolences to the Broussard family for the loss of Tom. He was a great man who gave so much to the Beaumont community. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  • Wayne McPherson

    19 March 2019 at 18:25 | #

    Tom was a fantastic person all around. I played tennis against him and his brother David in our teens. Later in life, Tom handled both my father and mother's funerals with care and grace. Tom will truly be missed. Save a spot on the court for me in heaven Tom!

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  • Carolyn Mercier

    19 March 2019 at 18:16 | #

    Mr. Broussard was great man and he will be missed our community, praying for his family

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  • Barbara Bennett and family

    19 March 2019 at 17:52 | #

    Our deepest sympathy to all the Broussard's.... Tom was such a wonderful vibrant person. Enjoyed working with him on many fund raisers in Beaumont. Our love to all of you.

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    • Wilda Fontenot

      20 March 2019 at 18:55 | #

      So sorry for your great loss, praying for you Vanessa and family.

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  • Walter Joe Ford

    19 March 2019 at 17:09 | #

    So sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He was great friend through the years.

    With Sympathy,
    Walter Ford
    Ford & Sons Funeral Home

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  • Dan Maher

    19 March 2019 at 16:09 | #

    His presence here will surely be missed, but I am sure he will continue to watch over our community from God's side. Prayers and blessings for his family.

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  • Stephanie Nichols

    19 March 2019 at 15:46 | #

    Prayers go out to his wife and family so sorry for your loss.

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  • James Gary (Bones} Richardson

    19 March 2019 at 15:24 | #

    I have known Tom for many years playing basketball and golf with him he was a great guy too be around and will be missed thru out the community.

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  • Adah & Charlie Riley

    19 March 2019 at 15:09 | #

    Prayer's for this Dear Family and Friends May God Watch over you during the Days,Weeks and Years to come God Bless

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  • anita s. fournier

    19 March 2019 at 14:36 | #

    Tom was a fine man, and I extend deepest sympathy to his family.

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  • Robin Gerhardt

    19 March 2019 at 14:32 | #

    So sorry for the loss of Tom he was such a great guy He did so much for the community. I had the pleasure to serve on Garth house with him for years. A tremendous loss to his family friends and the community

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  • Rick Snider

    19 March 2019 at 14:02 | #

    We were so surprised and overwhelmed when we heard the news about Tom's death. Our hearts ache for all of the family and close friends. He was truly a beacon of light to all who knew him. We will miss his infectious smile and laugh. God used him well and Tom has his reward. Rest in peace friend, and colleague. Prayers for all.

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  • Nancy Guarnieri

    19 March 2019 at 12:58 | #

    Tom was such a special man. I had the pleasure of his friendship and the opportunity to sing with him on occasion. His warmth and quiet joy were such a blessing. I will treasure my memories of his beautiful smile and loving heart.

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  • John J Romer

    19 March 2019 at 12:25 | #

    My heart and prayers go out to Tom and his family especially to Vanessa his wife of less than a year. Tom was an incredible asset to the community he dearly loved. His memory will live on forever in the hearts of those he touched in his all to short life.

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  • Lelia and David Jannise

    19 March 2019 at 12:10 | #

    Our heartfelt condolences to Vanessa and the Broussard family.

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  • Tom and Julie Munro

    19 March 2019 at 12:09 | #

    May the caring he so freely gave to so many come back to the entire Broussard family in this time of loss. Sincere sympathy to you all.

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  • The Kehl Family

    19 March 2019 at 11:57 | #

    Our Christmas mornings were forever changed and Tom is now a part of our tradition as he shared joy with us through sausage and cane syrup. His kindness and generosity will be remembered. God, bless and comfort all he touched.

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  • Mike McCoy

    19 March 2019 at 11:24 | #

    Ruthann and I are so sorry to hear about Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

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  • Deborah Rice

    19 March 2019 at 09:35 | #

    I first met Tom my son William and his son Lee played Little League together .A short time later when we lost my husband , Tom went beyond what one would expect to be there for me and my children and help us through those times. He's remained someone we always cherished. My thoughts go out to all of his family now and in the days to come.

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  • Jan Russell

    19 March 2019 at 04:09 | #

    My deepest sympathy to Vanessa and the rest of Tom’s family and friends. I’m praying that the Lord will comfort you and give you peace.

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  • Peggy Green

    19 March 2019 at 03:06 | #

    Tom will be missed by all who knew him. He was so helpful to our family when Marty died. Tom was an ACTS brother of my husband and a gift to all who knew him. R.I.P. Tom and May your family be comforted by the many who loved you in life.

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  • Leon Stone

    19 March 2019 at 02:29 | #

    I spoke st a number of seminars for Tom
    Over the last few years. He was very gracious to me each time I was there. We enjoyed talking about the funeral profession and about our love for Christ. I cherish and will
    always chersih those times together. He as a kind and wonderful man. He will be greatly missed.

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  • Hicks Dunlap

    19 March 2019 at 02:24 | #

    I will never ever forget the compassion shown to me by Tom after the loss of my son. Vanessa and family, may the peace of God be with you all. The area has lost a fine Christian man.

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  • Steve & Lezlie Armentor - Romeo

    19 March 2019 at 01:59 | #

    You are all in our thoughts and Prayers! Tom was such a fun loving and caring person. He LOVED his community. We were all so proud to honor him as person of the year in our Quota Club of Southeast Texas .

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  • Stephanie Valvano

    19 March 2019 at 01:59 | #

    How tragic. We have lost a wonderful person. I did not know him personally only that he was the honest caring person when we were going through a hard time. Prayers for his beautiful wife and baby that he will only see from heaven. RIP

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  • Scott Brooks

    19 March 2019 at 01:58 | #

    I met Mr Tom Broussard when my grandfather passed away awhile back and same Mr.Tom was there when my grandmother passed away I just want to say to the Broussards mortuary and his family I know that your has been and will continue to pray for y'all I would like to say that there is a city wife brother sisters and staff FAMILY that have prayers for all your family in my eyes the Broussards mortuary is #1 in my families eyes I'm so sorry and send lots of prayers and my sympathy today tomorrow and always God bless you and keep your family safe thank you Mr Tom Broussard

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  • Gerald Condon

    19 March 2019 at 01:51 | #

    I’ll miss my friend’s big smile and hug every time we’d meet. As many people know, Tom didn’t take friendships lightly. He invested in them, giving love to get love. I will miss him dearly.

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  • George King

    19 March 2019 at 01:47 | #

    Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers

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  • Shirley Benson

    19 March 2019 at 01:47 | #

    My family sends their sincere sympathy to Tom"s family. Tom has always been such a nice and faithful friend to all of the China area and their families. Rest in peace,Tom.

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  • Paul St.Pierre

    19 March 2019 at 00:53 | #

    My heart hurts with this loss. Tom was such a strong supporter of family-owned funeral service, and of our family over the years. He was very proud of his daughter's entrance to the profession--I won't forget him sharing this! Surely he will be missed. Sincere condolences from the entire St.Pierre family. Love to all

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  • Mark and Wendy McAdams

    19 March 2019 at 00:43 | #

    So sad to hear about our YMBL brother. We served on many YMBL projects together, the latest being the YMBL 100 year anniversary. committee.. What foresight he had.and was Loved by everyone. What an inspiration he was in our community.. You will be missed Tom.

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  • Cindy and Wayne McEwen

    19 March 2019 at 00:34 | #

    Tommy was so happy the day he brought Alan Wolfelt to Beaumont. Alan runs Center for Loss and has written several books on grief and loss and it was a joy to see Tommy so excited that he had brought Alan to Beaumont to teach and laugh and just share his wisdom. Tommy and his brother joined Alan in the reception room at the Broussard Centre and shared a sack lunch with Alan and that laugh and smile and care in his heart will be my lasting memory of a bright jewel in the crown of heaven. Thank you Broussard family for sharing Tommy with us. The choir of Heaven just got a bit more joyful.

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  • MYRNA TRAHAN

    19 March 2019 at 00:31 | #

    VANESSA ..MY HEART FELT SYMPATHY TO YOU ...HOLD ON TO GOD'S UNCHANGING HANDS...TO TOM'S FAMILY PRAYERS TO YOU ALSO...MAY CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN BOTH FAMILIES ...GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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  • JOELLEN ROY

    19 March 2019 at 00:19 | #

    Tom and I went to church together here in Lumberton at Infant Jesus Church. He always had time to talk after mass and was not eager to run home and make you feel like he did not have time. He was a great man and will truly be missed. My heart is breaking now as I say good-bye to my friend and knowing he will be a great "Angel" means so much. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends and as you can tell by all these post, he had a lot of friends. God bless Tom and shine on forever. We love and will miss you forever.

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  • Lilli Phelan Bean

    19 March 2019 at 00:09 | #

    Marie and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

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  • john h fears

    18 March 2019 at 22:25 | #

    Tom was a great friend, leader, and confidant to many people. He never met a stranger and was always there for everyone when needed. We have lost a great man, but heaven has gained a even better angel! God bless his wife and family. He will remain in our hearts and memories forever. Rest now in comfort my friend...

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  • Scott Droddy

    18 March 2019 at 22:02 | #

    Tom will be greatly missed. We served many years together at the Livestock Auction at the South Texas State Fair. Always there for everyone, he had a special place in his heart for the young exhibitors. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends.

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  • Kerry Halloran

    18 March 2019 at 21:55 | #

    My sympathies to the Broussard family. Tom was a friendly acquaintance at the Selected meetings. He will be missed.

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  • Beth-Ann Carpenter

    18 March 2019 at 21:51 | #

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Few people make such a difference in the lives of others that friends and family come out in the 100's, maybe 1000's, to grieve with you. May Tommy know that his dad was such a man. May the memories and stories we all have give Vanessa and Tommy some comfort and peace in the coming years. Prayers to you all.

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  • Hatch Bailey with Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey in Waco (NSM/SIFH)

    18 March 2019 at 21:48 | #

    I feel a bit overwhelmed. I just can't believe that Tom is no longer with us. Thank God he made it home safe, to Heaven... to Paradise! I'm so very sorry to you, his family... so very very sorry for your great loss. Please accept my most sincere heartfelt condolences. I liked and admired him so much. I will most certainly try to be present for his service.

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  • Kay Laudig

    18 March 2019 at 21:47 | #

    Heartbroken! Tom was such a special person and such a comfort in some of the worst times in my life. I will miss our annual "birthday" phone calls. Praying for comfort and peace for the entire
    Broussard family.

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  • Sammie serio

    18 March 2019 at 21:45 | #

    He will be miss God bless him and family I will prayer for him and family I love you hugs I miss you

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  • Bruce Tannahill

    18 March 2019 at 21:40 | #

    Tom Broussard you were a great man and a treasured friend. My heart breaks at the news of your untimely passing. I’m so glad we got to have many great times together and that I got to sing and play guitar with you. You made a huge difference in my life and I will always love and miss you.

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  • Laurie Ransonette Anderson and Ruby Ransonette

    18 March 2019 at 21:37 | #

    God bless all of you. Marie, my mom, Ruby, sends her love. Our whole family is greatly saddened by the loss of Tom.

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  • Michael Pierson

    18 March 2019 at 21:26 | #

    I have many fond memories of Tom at the Selected Independent Funeral Homes meetings spanning many years. Sincere condolences to the family with his passing.

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  • The Dearbonne Family

    18 March 2019 at 21:20 | #

    Our condolences to the Broussard Family. Tom will be missed so very much. He did so much for the community of Beaumont and also other communities. You will never be forgotten. We love you Tom. RIP our Friend.

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  • Amy Hunt

    18 March 2019 at 21:17 | #

    There are no words. Prayers for the entire Broussard family.

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  • Eddie Collins

    18 March 2019 at 21:11 | #

    Tom helped my family out during all of our family deaths and funerals and always was a great comfort. Prayers of comfort and God’s love and peace for his family.

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  • James Graham Sr

    18 March 2019 at 21:03 | #

    So sorry for the loss of Tom. He was always understanding even when i did something wrong, i worked there part time for a few years after retiring. His work on the Board of Garth House will certainly be missed.

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  • The Shell Family

    18 March 2019 at 20:50 | #

    Our fondest memories of Tom come from the fair, not only when I showed livestock as a kid but when my kids. showed as well. Who could forget those moves on auction night when he worked to help get buyers to bid more for the kids and their animals. Such a great supporter of the YMBL and we will always cherish those memories. Our thoughts are will the entire Broussard family.

    Lisa

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  • Jennie Crays

    18 March 2019 at 20:35 | #

    To ALL who mourn this loss, it's hard for me to wrap my head around the news that Tom, in the flesh, is dead to us, but all who knew him are assured that God has wrapped his arms around this fine citizen and welcomed him into heaven. It was an accidental gift to this "new to Beaumont" family to find the Broussards as our neighbors with all those kids to play with. Through the years, and when it was still safe to play in the streets, many hours were spent playing frisbee, "cup" ball, tether ball, four square, etc. and then they all grew up. Tom served his community and his profession with generosity, grace, and love.

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  • Mary A Wheatley

    18 March 2019 at 20:22 | #

    So sorry and saddened at the loss of such a friendly and kind man. Sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort to all of your family.

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  • Sandra Womack

    18 March 2019 at 20:20 | #

    Tom, we shared the love of riding our Harleys. You made the world a better place and me a better person for having known you. I will treasure my memories. RIP my friend, you were truly one of a kind. To Ms. Marie, Vanessa, Lee, Baby B and all of Tom's family, prayers of comfort for you today and in the days ahead. With love and respect.

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  • Carl & Cindy Henderson

    18 March 2019 at 20:20 | #

    Tom will be greatly missed. He was such a good man and a great example. for others. We admired and appreciated his kindness and compassion during times of grief. Please know that the entire Broussard family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We are extremely sorry that we will not be able to attend his services because we are out of town.

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  • Karhy Luquette Breaux

    18 March 2019 at 20:16 | #

    Prayers for the entire Broussard Family. He was a wonderful asset to the Beaumont community.

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  • Candy Mathis Hollis

    18 March 2019 at 20:10 | #

    My deepest sympathy to the Broussard family.

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  • Frank Maida

    18 March 2019 at 20:07 | #

    Our friendship goes back to the 80's when we were on a bowling team together. I loved his Dad and I still love and minister to his Mother. I will miss him so much. May God bless the family he leaves behind.

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  • Stephen LeBlanc

    18 March 2019 at 20:02 | #

    Tom you're a dear friend and brother. Your presence with us here on Earth will be dearly missed. You touched many lives consoled many families and befriended numerous others. You had a gift of being able to provide those who needed a word of encouragement, a shoulder or just a smile. May God bless you! We were all blessed knowing you!

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  • Peggy/Jim Brown

    18 March 2019 at 19:48 | #

    Vanessa and Broussard Family, So very sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful fine man. I know he was your Prince Charming!!! May God's peace comfort you in this time of sorrow. Prayers for you and family!!!

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  • Rod and Kate Carroll

    18 March 2019 at 19:39 | #

    Tom was there for so many during their difficult times. He was truly a gentleman and a friend. So heartbroken for the family! Our thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with you all during this difficult time. The community has truly lost an amazing man and friend.

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  • Sally Serio

    18 March 2019 at 19:33 | #

    My deepest condolences go out to the entire Broussard family. May God bless you all. Heaven gained another angel when he took Tom home . Sending love and prayers to all his family.

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  • Jonathan Blinn

    18 March 2019 at 19:26 | #

    My Prayers and Most Sincere Deepest Sympathy to Vanessa and the entire Broussard Family. I did get to meet Tom twice and met Vanessa a few times . Tom the two times I did meet him was very kind to me. Again prayers and Most Sincere Deepest Sympathy to Vanessa and the entire Family and staff and all who knew Tom

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  • Miles Sykes

    18 March 2019 at 19:17 | #

    I feel very honored to have had Tom as my friend since childhood. Always friendly and good guy to be around. Tom was the first guy I saw when we pulled in for my ACTS retreat. I was very happy to see him. He let me play his guitar a lot over the retreat. Some how he discovered that it was my birthday during the retreat and he got me a surprise birthday cake and had had everyone sing happy B day. Lots of great memories of Tom I'll never forget. Praying for the fullness of Gods grace and love upon our friend Tom Broussard and Gods peace and comfort for all his family. .

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  • John and Charlotte Bush

    18 March 2019 at 19:16 | #

    Condolences first to family. Tom was such a good man, kind, warm, and always a friendly smile with kind words. Rest in peace Tom.. Prayers to all his family, friends and co-workers.

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  • Ellen Baber

    18 March 2019 at 19:10 | #

    I am so honored and privileged to have worked for Tom for a decade. He was an amazing man with a huge heart. You will be missed terribly by all who knew and loved you. Ms Marie, Vanessa , Lee and all the Broussard family you are in my prayers. Love to you all.

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  • Tracey Stewart

    18 March 2019 at 18:50 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

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  • Charles & Judy Leiferman

    18 March 2019 at 18:40 | #

    Deepest sympathy for the family. May Tom rest in peace, Amen.

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  • Dianne Duperier

    18 March 2019 at 18:24 | #

    Prayers to all the family, friends and associates on the passing of this sweet gentle giant! I continue to rejoice in friendships where we share both life’s many joys and sorrow.

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  • Andy D'Entremont

    18 March 2019 at 18:23 | #

    Tom was a classmate, ACTS brother and friend and will be greatly missed. Thank you for the compassion you have shown families, including mine, in their times of greatest sorrow. May you rest in the arms of Angels. Rest in peace my friend.

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  • Brandi Sullivan-Crain

    18 March 2019 at 18:18 | #

    I'm so glad I had the privilege to know and work with Tom. He was always so kind and considerate. He will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with you Marie, Vanessa, Lee, and the rest of the Broussard family.

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  • Dennis Moncla

    18 March 2019 at 18:10 | #

    So long old friend. The world is worse off for having lost you! I'm greatly saddened I will be out of town during your services but I will be there in spirit. God's speed!

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  • Kelley Carson

    18 March 2019 at 18:06 | #

    Tom will be dearly missed. He was from one the great Beaumont families, always involved in the community and giving of themselves. He always had a smile on a face and a kind word to say, I had the honor of playing Little League baseball with Tom, David, and Alex was the coach. I learned so much from their family interaction. I am sorry the world has lost Tom from this life, but he will go on in heaven to make it a better place.

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  • Dan Wallach

    18 March 2019 at 18:04 | #

    A great loss to our community. Hold all the Broussard family close. Tom Broussard gave so many so much comfort in his life. Now is the time for us to give back. Rest in peace, Tom.

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  • Larry and Flo Jakobeit

    18 March 2019 at 18:02 | #

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

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  • Jackie Rice

    18 March 2019 at 17:55 | #

    Mrs Broussard, Vanessa, and all his family...I am so very sorry. Tom worked with my mother many years ago when she was Poultry Secretary for the YMBL. When we lost my mother in 2000, my dad told us to call that young man..Tom Broussard. We called him again, 60 days later we we lost my dad. Tom became a friend who gave us so much love and support through other sad times as he has done for so many. I’ll cherish our last phone conversation after just missing seeing him here in College Station a couple Christmas’s ago. at Santa’s wonderland. I’ll miss his FB posts that helped keep in touch.
    Prayers to all his family.

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  • Bonnie and Robert Madden

    18 March 2019 at 17:46 | #

    Fine Gentleman who will be greatly missed.. Thinking of and praying for Marie, Vanessa and the family

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    • F. David and Peggy S. Claybar

      18 March 2019 at 21:09 | #

      Our hearts are saddened at the news of Tom’s death. Our family has long been friends and professional colleagues of the Broussards. Tom epitomized the well established characters of compassion, honesty and integrity the Broussard family are noted for. The greater Beaumont area has lost a genuine asset with the passing of Tom, but his involvements will long be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are offered to Vanessa and the other Broussard family members as their broken hearts mourn this tragedy. May our God Bless you all!

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