Julian Thomas Owens-Miller

June 23, 1999, July 03, 2019

Julian Owens-Miller

Julian Thomas Owens-Miller, age 20, of Beaumont, Texas, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, on his way to go fishing with his best friend in Port Arthur, Texas.

Julian was a free spirit with the purest of hearts. He had a bold personality and never met a stranger. He could make quick friends with anyone, young or old. Julian loved listening to music, going to concerts, and strumming his guitar. He had a huge smile that could light up a room, and a laugh that roared deep from his belly. His beautiful, big baby blue eyes could charm anyone who looked into them. He kept everyone around him smiling and laughing with his quick wit and great sense of humor. Julian had a deep old soul and loved to ponder and discuss all the complexities of life. Julian was a loving son, protective older brother, and loyal friend.

Julian graduated from Hardin-Jefferson High School in 2018 and attended Lamar Institute of Technology. A true dreamer, Julian was fascinated with many subjects including marine biology, rocket science and architecture. His most recent dreams were to learn to be an electrician and to open his own restaurant. Julian loved being with his family. He had a truly special bond with his Grandma Jody and Grandpa Mac, who were always his biggest cheerleaders. Julian was also a seasoned traveler and loved to explore new places with his Father Dustin, Mimi Judy and Grandpa Larry. He carried on the family tradition of saltwater fishing, which he enjoyed doing with his Dad Allen and Grandpa “Captain” Richard.

Julian volunteered countless hours with the iRule Dance Studio in Beaumont and loved watching their shows. What originally started as simply supporting his younger sister, turned into Julian finding a true tribe of great people who loved and supported him. Julian also found love, support, and many friendships through the Celebrate Recovery program at First Baptist Church in Beaumont.

Julian is survived by his parents, Allen and Toni Robertson of Sour Lake and Dustin and Deidre Miller of Beaumont; siblings, Jenna Robertson of Sour Lake and Taylor Fernie, Benjamin Miller and Eleanor Miller all of Beaumont; grandparents, Maclyn and Jody Owens, Larry and Judy Tillery, Peggy Robertson, Richard Robertson, and Barry and Xialing Miller, all of Beaumont; great- grandparents, Lela Williams of Beaumont and Denzil Robertson, Jr. of Jasper; aunts and uncles, Ross and Rebecca Owens of China, Tara Miller of Phoenix, April and Britt Simoneaux of Beaumont, and Thomas Robertson of Beaumont; and numerous other family members and friends.

A gathering of Julian’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with a Time of Sharing from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Beaumont’s First Baptist Church, 3739 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson, Beaumont. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Baylor Wiebusch, Sean Crouch, Joey Rodriguez, Ashton Lunsford, Mason Dodd, and Jeron Carrol. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the iRule Dance Foundation for the Julian Owens-Miller Scholarship Fund, mailed to 4305 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706, or to Celebrate Recovery through their website at www.fbcbeaumont.org/donate.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Beaumont's First Baptist Church
3739 North Major Drive Beaumont Texas 77713
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
A Time of Sharing
Beaumont's First Baptist Church
3739 North Major Drive Beaumont Texas 77713
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Memorial Mass
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Beaumont, TX 77701
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (22)

  • Peri and Angela Bryan (Ashton Lunsford)

    09 July 2019 at 23:52 | #

    There are no words to express our sympathies to you Toni and Allen, we are so very sorry for your loss of such a vibrant and energetic young man. He was such an amazing friend to Ashton and he is eternally grateful to have had him as part of his life. Condolences and prayers for you and your family.


  • Michelle Nelson

    08 July 2019 at 19:19 | #

    My heart is broken. What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful young man. We all mourn with you the adult life that is lost, and celebrate the young life lived. Love you all.


  • Dianna and Lillie Jones

    08 July 2019 at 18:14 | #

    My heart is broken for you. I am here for you. I sent hope for comfort in this most difficult time. Much love coming your way.


  • Brent Baresh

    08 July 2019 at 04:28 | #

    Allen i didnt know your son but I knew you. You have always been a man of compassion who always was a person who never met a person that wasent a friend. I am Absolutly sure that you passed those on to your son and he will be remembered as a vibrant soul as yourself.


  • Renee Williford

    07 July 2019 at 23:44 | #

    Toni, my heart is broken for you. My thoughts and prayers are continuously with you, your husband, swee little Jenna and the rest of your family. Love always,.


  • Sherry cohee

    07 July 2019 at 23:42 | #

    Toni and family. My. Prayers are with you and your family. Soo sorry for your loss. God will take care of your son.


  • Sherry Bridges

    07 July 2019 at 20:45 | #

    Dear Toni & Allen,
    My heart aches for you in this sorrowful time. May God give you peace and strength during this trial. Prayers for your family are being lifted to heaven. May God the Father keep you close. Please know you are loved.


  • Alicia Strahan

    07 July 2019 at 14:29 | #

    May our Heavenly Father bless and keep you through the trying times ahead. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Mama Strahan


  • Carrie Lynn Teague

    07 July 2019 at 02:29 | #

    Julian was like a brother to my granddaughters. He was their protector and last year, after a breakup right before her prom, Julian was there for her. I had the honor of driving him out to Shiner,TX for the prom and enjoyed the passionate story he told about the Rocket Building Class he had taken at school. Recently, Julian and his family attended my granddaughter's graduation and spent Memorial Day weekend together. Julian's dad, Allen and my daughter, Natalie are lifelong friends, and my granddaughters shared with me that they will miss the opportunity to have the same kind of lifelong friendship with Julian. Prayers of peace and comfort for Julian's family and friends.


  • Casey Lourde

    06 July 2019 at 21:59 | #

    Julian was a one of a kind with a loving heart and a contagious smile. We love all of you and will celebrate his life with you forever. Sending love peace and comfort.


  • Margaret Gibson

    06 July 2019 at 21:16 | #

    I am deeply sorry for your loss! May God give you comfort and peace I. This time of sorrow!
    Love you all!


  • Dianne Casteel

    06 July 2019 at 21:09 | #

    Toni, Allen, Jenna and all the family; I would like to offer sincere empathy and sorrow for your loss.. I know the emptiness and pain in the gut that you are experiencing, and I just hate that you ALL are going through this.tragic experience. Embrace the shock that you are experiencing now; it is a great cushion to bind you all through the funeral. Be at peace knowing he is in a better place and soaring with the angels. He was so adorable and a complete charmer. Prayers and love to all of you.


  • Ali Walker Roam

    06 July 2019 at 20:38 | #

    Toni I’m am so sorry to hear this and am sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. I can’t even begin to imagine what y’all are going through. Someone once told me that God has a job for all of us and that some of us get done with our jobs earlier than others. I always think about that when confronting loss and at some point it does bring me comfort. Hopefully it will you too. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Benita Davis

    06 July 2019 at 17:35 | #

    There are no words. I am so very sorry. You are in my prayers.


  • Tanya Goldbeck

    06 July 2019 at 17:31 | #

    Yes, those bright blue eyes, saw the world in so many ways. I treasure knowing Julian and hearing ALL the things he knew so much about. Enthusiasm radiated from his soul and anyone who knew him loved him. Thank you, Julian, for being my friend.


  • Emily and Todd Zambardino

    06 July 2019 at 17:21 | #

    We are so very sad to hear of this tragedy. We are praying for Jullians family and will be there for his parents as we can


  • Ellen Baber

    06 July 2019 at 16:53 | #

    Toni,Allen and Jenna I am absolutely devastated for y’all at the loss of Julian. He was such a sweetheart and always helping out wherever needed. You all are in my prayers and we will be here for you. We love you all so much.


  • Jimmy & Elaine Harris

    06 July 2019 at 16:27 | #

    So sorry for the loss of your grandson...we send our Prayers & Heartfelt Condolences to you and your family..


  • Jana Ocampo

    06 July 2019 at 16:15 | #

    My heart is broke for your loss of your precious Julian... My God confort you during this time...


  • Lum Hawthorn

    06 July 2019 at 13:26 | #

    I am so sorry to hear of Julian’s passing.. He was a fine young man who will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family.


  • Monique Thompson Lumpkin

    06 July 2019 at 09:57 | #

    Toni and Allen and family,
    I am terribly sorry for your loss. I know there are no words to take the the pain away but please know my family and I are praying for you guys. It’s my hope that you can find some peace and comfort knowing he is resting in the arms of our Heavenly Father. Much love and many prayers for the days to come for all of you..


  • Melanie Nunez

    06 July 2019 at 00:00 | #

    Julian will always have a special place in my heart! From the first time I met him with his grandpa Barry to the days he walked Henderson Middle School he always shared a hug and warm hello! I cannot imagine as a family what you must be going through! Lots of love and prayers in this most difficult time! Parents are not supposed to bury their children! May you find strength in God in the days ahead!


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