James "Jim" Alton Robichau

September 23, 1952 - September 28, 2019

James Robichau

James “Jim” Alton Robichau, 67, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. 

Jim was born on September 23, 1952 in Beaumont, to Elaine McCrary Robichau and Hewitt Paul Robichau, Sr. He lived in Beaumont all his life where he attended St. Anne Catholic School, Monsignor Kelly High School, and Lamar University. In 1973, Jim married Nita Anne DeFatta. He was a loyal employee of AT&T for thirty-six years from which he retired in 2011. In 2017 he began a fulfilling new career with Acadian Ambulance Service. In elementary school and high school, he enthusiastically played baseball and football. He continued to be an avid sports fan throughout the remainder of his life, especially supporting his favorite teams, the Texas Longhorns, along with the Houston Astros. 

Jim took great pleasure in spending time outdoors, particularly at the deer lease. He referred to the beauty of the deer lease in Rock Springs as “God’s Country.” Boy Scout Troop 85 was fortunate to have Jim as their Scout Master for several years where he made many close friends. Countless memories were created going on campouts and hikes with the troop and his youngest son, James. Jim was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, where he faithfully served in Children’s Ministry. He proudly shared his belief in Jesus Christ, who was his Lord and Savior. Jim, a deeply devoted family man, was loved by so many and known for his kind and gentle spirit. 

Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Nita DeFatta Robichau; devoted mother-in-law, Bert DeFatta; daughter, Stacey White and her husband, Ryan; sons, John Robichau and James Robichau; grandchildren, Anna Grace White, William Ryan White and Gage Corbin Whitenburg; brother, Paul Robichau and his wife, DeeAnn; sisters, Ann Tindall and her husband, Roger; Janie Streety and her husband, Steve. 

A gathering of Mr. Robichau’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church, 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions for Mr. Robichau can be made to, The Children’s Ministry of Calvary Baptist Church, 3550 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706.


Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
5: 00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Calvary Baptist Church - Beaumont
3650 Dowlen Road Beaumont, TX 77706
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (29)

  • Christine and Robert Voan

    04 October 2019 at 13:46 | #

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for all. BLESSINGS,Christine & Robert


  • Barry Shelton

    04 October 2019 at 08:10 | #

    Dear Nita. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  • Deborah L Thomas

    03 October 2019 at 02:27 | #

    I just bumped into Jim at HEB a few days ago. So sorry and surprised to hear he has gone on to his new home in heaven. I really enjoyed working with him at Calvary Baptist in the Children's Department. He always had a smile on his face and treated all the kids with a great respect. He will surely be missed. Love and Prayers for the family. Debbie T


  • Leah Jorden

    03 October 2019 at 00:28 | #

    I am so sorry to hear that Jim has passed. I will always remember how sweet and kind he was to me over the years. He was definitely a gentleman and one of a kind. My family sends their prayers to your family during this hard time.


  • Mike and Elva Neil

    02 October 2019 at 18:05 | #

    Jim, i was shocked and so saddened to here that you passed. It does not seem real and definitely is not fair. You were way to young. You were a great cousin and friend. You always had a smike when we ran into each other. Thank you for all the kindness that you showed the world. Enjoy bgg your eternal life that you so deserve.


  • Vick & Vickie Gray

    02 October 2019 at 15:45 | #

    Sorry to here about "Robi". Didn't know him well but worked with him on occasion over the years in outside installation and repair at the phone company. Nice guy!---God Bless


  • Sally Waddell Hawkins

    02 October 2019 at 14:54 | #

    To Every Season Turn,Turn,Turn..... it is so hard to lose a childhood friend who left a forever memory in my life. Jim rallied to keep my spirits up our junior year when our family transferred from Beaumont to Dallas. He was part of a circle of friends who made me remember our circle would never be broken. Nita, Jim is a testament to faith in God, family,, and friends. Heaven just received another Angel.


  • Toby & Diane Castro

    01 October 2019 at 23:17 | #

    Our prayers go to the Robichau family in their great loss. I got to know Jim during our sons time in Troop 85. I have many fond memories of our scout activities and camp outs. I know he will be greatly missed by his family but he will also be by the scouts and the dads of troop 85.


  • Stephen Messina

    01 October 2019 at 23:03 | #

    Sorry for the lose of Jim, had a lot of memories with the kids in little league baseball and YMCA Indian Guide camp outs . Jim was a great man who always had a smile. On his face. He was still so young! God Bless Jim!


  • Mickey Phelan

    01 October 2019 at 19:32 | #

    Dear Robichau Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a terrific Man and I truly enjoyed my opportunity to get to know Jim through Troop 85. May God Bless Jim and his Wonderful Family, Sincerely, Mickey


  • Paula Danna Rizzo

    01 October 2019 at 17:00 | #

    God has lovingly written Jim’s life story. And Nita’s as well I’ve known them both since early elementary school... St Anthony’s, St Anne’s, then Kelly. But I felt as though I really began to know them through FB, after my move to NY. They have a testimony that lives on into eternity. I’ especially appreciate their kindness with children. I’m feeling heartbroken .... our prayer team prayed especially for Nita and in the coming days. Grief is hard work... you feel tired. But tears are healing. Gods angels are there to lift the heavy burden of grief. from your shoulders. ❤️


  • Judy Kuhn

    01 October 2019 at 14:45 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers always.


  • Mary Kathryn Robichau Allen

    01 October 2019 at 12:29 | #

    Nita and family,
    So sorry to hear about Jim. I know he was loved and will be missed terribly ! Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Kathryn & Jimmy


  • Mary King

    01 October 2019 at 03:42 | #

    My heart is very sad for the Robichau family. JiI'm always had a kind word and a warm smile at all times. Nita you and the family are in my prayers.


  • Tom Robichau

    01 October 2019 at 02:40 | #

    To Nita and Jim's immediate family, we send our sincere condolences and love. Jim was as warm and compassionate as anyone I've ever known. I had great respect for him because of his deep faith and genuine love of others. I'll fondly remember the week we spent together on the last "Grandkids Trip" with Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw Robichau because of Jim's great sense of humor and infectious laugh. He will be truly missed.


  • Jo Moody

    01 October 2019 at 00:51 | #

    So many fun memories serving with Jim at Calvary. He was a sweet encourager to so many of us. He will be missed so much. Love to all of you!


  • Debbie Danna Clark

    01 October 2019 at 00:10 | #

    Nita and family, please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one. I pray that God will give you peace and comfort.


  • Linda Robichau Allen

    30 September 2019 at 22:24 | #

    To Jim robichau wife and children ,grandchildren, brothers , sisters and all his extended family, I am so very very sorry for your loss! Jim was always such a sweet cousin to me. No matter where I was any time I saw him out in public he always made a big to-do and made me feel so loved! He was so nice. May God have mercy on his soul and may God bless you all with the grace to endure this very difficult time in the days ahead!!


  • Peter Hunt

    30 September 2019 at 18:51 | #

    I worked with Jim at AT&T, he was a great guy and strong christian. Sorry to hear he has left us.


  • Gray Anderson

    30 September 2019 at 17:46 | #

    We were shocked to hear, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are prayers are with y’all.
    Gods blessings and strength to your family.


  • brenda petkovsek-bean

    30 September 2019 at 16:54 | #

    so sorry for your loss to the family. My prayers are with you all God Bless


  • Teresa Mudd

    30 September 2019 at 13:30 | #

    Praying for the Robichau family. Heartbreaking news - Love, Donald and Teresa Mudd


  • Cassie Walters

    30 September 2019 at 13:15 | #

    One of my favorite coworkers and friends! Jim will be dearly missed my thoughts and prayers are with his family.


  • Manuel and Donna Rizzotto

    30 September 2019 at 04:16 | #

    Prayers for your loss.


  • Sally Calentine

    30 September 2019 at 03:53 | #

    So sorry for the loss of Jim. Truly an inspirational man. He will be greatly missed.


  • Jimmy & Tina Henslee

    29 September 2019 at 23:03 | #

    We are deeply sorry to hear of this last night and will continue to pray for all the family in time of this great loss. He was like a brother to us for so many years we worked together as friends. We send our love to his precious family. God Bless and Comfort & Peace.


  • Margaret Robichau Terry

    29 September 2019 at 21:56 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you . Soo sorry you all are going through this.! May God comfort your family ❤️


  • Judy Busceme

    29 September 2019 at 20:39 | #

    So sorry to hear Jim passed away. Such a sweet man


  • Christi Humphrey

    28 September 2019 at 23:54 | #

    So very sorry for your loss. We sure loved Jim. We will be praying for the family. ❤️


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