Juanita Gautreaux Broussard

October 14, 1925 - July 14, 2020

Juanita Broussard

Juanita Gautreaux Broussard, 94, of Nederland, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born October 14, 1925, in Port Arthur, to Alida Viator Gautreaux and Laurent Gautreaux.

Juanita devoted most of her time to volunteering and helping out in her community. She was a Pink Lady at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Nederland and at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. She also sang in the choir during French Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Port Arthur and was involved in the Altar Society at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Nederland. Juanita was a very talented oil painter. She enjoyed quilting and cooking but most all, she loved her family.

Survivors include her children, Dianna Koumianos and fiance, Allen Manuel, of Sulphur, Louisiana; Catherine Cervantes, of Houston; James Broussard, of Tyler; and Nicole Hebert and her husband, Ken, of Port Neches; grandchildren, Kostas Koumianos; Cory Cervantes; Catera Cervantes; Brandon Broussard; Lindsey Chirafis; Abbey Chirafis; and Ryan Chirafis; and great-grandchildren, Cory Cervantes, Jr.; Cheyenne Cervantes; Anthony Ramirez; and Gabriella Ramirez.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alida and Laurent Gautreaux; husband, Charles Broussard; siblings, Avery Boutte; Noëla Sonnier; Laurent Simon; Adam Gautreaux; Ouida Gautreaux; great-grandchild Coriann Cervantes; and sons-in-law, Bobby Cervantes and Mike Koumianos.

A gathering of Mrs. Broussard’s family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., with special remembrances from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice of Beaumont, 2450 North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77713.

Please observe social distancing guidelines: This is a public event being held during a national response to the COVID-19 (Corona virus) pandemic. By attending any public event you are acknowledging risk of exposure. These guidelines are provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov.



Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, July 16, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Thursday, July 16, 2020
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Greenlawn Memorial Park - Groves
3900 Twin City Hwy Groves, TX 77619

Comments (6)

  • Johnna Partridge Miller

    19 July 2020 at 19:32 | #

    Diana, Cathy, and James: I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom. Just wish I could be there with y’all and give you hugs! Prayers for peace and comfort during all of this. Hold on to those good memories you have. I loved your Momma and she will always love you. Johnna


  • Evelyn Hays

    16 July 2020 at 13:36 | #

    I remember Juanita well from my days of working at Mid Jeff Hospital. I worked in the lab and got to know all the volunteers well. It was a blast from the past to see the picture of her and other familiar faces in the volunteer picture. Juanita always had a smile and willing hand. Prayers to her family.


  • Craig Thomas

    15 July 2020 at 20:24 | #

    I met Mrs. Broussard when James and I attended High School together. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many. My sympathies to James and the entire family during your time of loss.


  • Theresa DeLeon Werks

    14 July 2020 at 19:09 | #

    Condolences to the family of Mrs. Juanita Broussard. She was such a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.


  • Mary

    14 July 2020 at 18:45 | #

    Mrs. Brought was a very special lady. She will truly be missed . The Christou Family sends their love to the family. We are blessed with such fond memory spent with the Broussard family.


  • Barbara Raesis

    14 July 2020 at 18:13 | #

    She was such a kind and loving lady. I am praying for strength to her family through this trying time. May she Rest In Peace.


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