James "Jim" Gilbert

January 26, 1944 - July 13, 2019


James “Jim” Gilbert, 75, of Carrollton, Texas, formerly of Beaumont, died Saturday, July 13, 2019. He was born on January 26, 1944, in Brownsville, Texas, to Lois Alberta May and Lois Marion Gilbert. 

Jim earned a Bachelor of Business degree from University of Texas in Austin. He started off working for American National in Beaumont and retired from Community Bank in Houston. Jim served on the boards of the YMCA and Texas Chiropractic College, as well as serving three years as President of Economic Alliance. He was a cofounder of North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce, and president of Galena Park and North Shore Area Rotary Clubs. 

Survivors include his wife of fifty-three years, Mary Anne Gilbert; son, Christopher Gilbert; daughter, Taressa Anderson and her husband, Brady; grandsons, Josh Anderson and Rusty Anderson; aunt, Myrtle Watkins of Carrolton; and many cousins and friends. 

Memorial contributions for Mr. Gilbert may be made to The Rotary Club of North Shore Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 9635, Houston, Texas 77213-0635.

A Rosary for Mr. Gilbert will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow, Friday, July 19, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.  

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, July 19, 2019
5:00 p.m. with a Gathering of Mr. Gilbert's Family and Friends to follow
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anne Catholic Church
2715 Calder Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (8)

  • Mike Patterson

    28 July 2019 at 14:57 | #

    My wife and I knew Jim both professionally and personally. He was our banker for almost 30 years, for our business and personal accounts. In addition, Jim and I were in the same Rotary Intl. club in North Shore (Houston) for almost 20 years and served together in many capacities. Jim was the 25th Anniv. President of Galena Park Rotary before transferring to the North Shore club where he became the 50th Anniv. President of that club. He was known by many and like and respected by all. After my wife passed away in 2014, Jim and Mary Ann "adopted" me and included me in many of her families events in Carrollton. Each Easter, Jim and Mary Ann hosted a crawfish and shrimp boil at their home the Saturday before Easter Sunday. It was at those events and also a few Christmas and/or New Years visits that I became familiar with Mary Anne's close cousins in Carrollton. Being an only child like myself, Jim quickly got absorbed into Mary Anne's family as though he had always been part of it, as have I. He was my best friend and I shall miss him a lot.


  • Jerry Boynton

    21 July 2019 at 01:10 | #

    What a fine gentleman and friend Jim was. We had not had personal contact in many years but the great memories of Jim and Mary Anne are so vivid for both my wife Mary and me. I remember his quiet kindness to all and his professional attitude as a banker and worker in the community. Our lives were lovingly touched by this sweet couple. We send blessings and love to the family.


  • Dorothy Carroll

    18 July 2019 at 23:19 | #

    Jim was an admired, kindhearted, well-loved and generous man. He will remain in our hearts forever. Mary Anne, we share in this time of grief and pray in the midst of your sorrow you find peace and comfort and lean on family and friends for strength. Never forget how much you are loved.


  • Mary Bood Lee

    18 July 2019 at 17:35 | #

    Mrs. Gilbert, Chris and Taressa, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jim was such a dear friend of my parents, and I have such fond memories of the Gilbert Family visiting us when you would come to Beaumont. Praying for your peace and comfort at this time. With deepest sympathy.....Mary


  • Cicely Wynne

    18 July 2019 at 17:31 | #

    Jim personified grace and kindness. What a great family he shared with Mary Anne. May your faith and family give you strength in this difficult time. Your family is greatly loved.


  • Sara Cusick

    18 July 2019 at 02:11 | #

    Our dear Jim, there are not enough words to express how much you are loved and how much we will miss you. You always put others first, always were anxious to help, always treated others with kindness. May God keep you in his everlasting care and may God comfort you, Mary Anne, In your grief.


  • Bill & Connie Hendrix

    17 July 2019 at 20:55 | #

    Jim was one of the GOOD guys. who was always fair and treated everyone respectfully. He and Mary Anne have always been a lot of fun and were great hosts.. We pray that GOD will comfort her and family in this difficult time. R.I.P ole' friend, you will be missed!


  • Judy and Tommy Lochridge

    17 July 2019 at 14:00 | #

    Jim will be truly missed by many, and will forever be a part of the years he so honirably represented those who called him a friend. Sending our sincere condolences to the family.


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