Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.


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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries

Mary Alice Smith
September 26, 1926 - November 28, 2021

Mary Alice Smith, 95, of Kountze, died Sunday, November 28, 2021. She was born on September 26, 1926, in Beaumont, to Effie Reaux and Nelson Sellers. Mary Alice graduated from South Park High School, class of 1943. She attended Lamar Junior College with a secretarial degree. She worked for Jefferson Amusement Company. While working there, she met Kenneth H. Smith, and they married on October 31, 1946. Mary Alice had four children. She was a loving, kind mother. Mary Alice took very good care of her children and her husband. In 1963 she returned to the workforce, employed by South Park Independent School District as a library clerk and retired after twenty-five years. Mary Alice and her husband moved to Beaumont Colony in 1988. She was a member of Infant Jesus Catholic Church, the Ladies Altar Society, and an active member of a garden club. She traveled to Germany and […]

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Mary Anna Glasgow
October 24, 1920 - November 25, 2021

Mary Anna Glasgow, 101, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2021, at home in Beaumont. Mary Anna was born October 24, 1920, in Beaumont to Stella McLain Crocket and James Thomas Crocket. A great-great-granddaughter of Parsons Collier and Mary Ellen Collier, she was proud to say that she was a fifth generation Beaumonter. She was educated at Fletcher Elementary and David Crockett Junior High. However, her three years of high school were at San Marcos Baptist Academy where she began building a lifetime of wonderful memories. In her senior year she was awarded a Sportsmanship Medal, was elected unanimously as Cadet Sponsor of the battalion, was Drum Major, and graduated as Valedictorian of the class of 1938. Following graduation from Lamar Junior College, she moved to Houston to work for an oil company. Realizing that she wanted to make Beaumont her home, she returned to work for Magnolia Petroleum Company. […]

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Very Reverend Luong Quang Tran
March 31, 1958 - November 22, 2021

The Very Reverend Luong Quang Tran died Monday, November 22, 2021, at Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth surrounded by his family’s prayerful presence. He was 63. He was pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in China, Texas, and was Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Beaumont. A native of Binh Thuan, Vietnam, Luong Tran was one of 11 children of Mr. and Mrs. Tran Van Quang who both predeceased him. Most of his family arrived in the U.S. in 1975 but Father Tran didn’t get here until 1980. The five years that separated them were difficult for Father Tran who missed his family, especially his mother. Father Tran’s family said, “We are very grateful for the memories we have shared with our dear brother Luong. We will miss him at every celebration and sharing of family meals which we will always cherish. We know he will continue to care and […]

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Brian John Apfel
July 22, 1962 - November 20, 2021

Brian Apfel 59, of Lumberton passed away peacefully at Memorial Herman in Houston on November 20,2021. Brian was a loving husband, father, and Pop Pop. He loved Sunday family time get together’s grilling/cooking and watching the Dallas Cowboys, fishing, and spending time outdoors. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Tina Apfel; daughter, Ashley Trahan and husband, John Trahan; son, Josh Apfel and wife Katie Apfel; grandchildren; Gunner Apfel, Jaxon Trahan, Jeffrey Trahan, Vivian Knapp, Emily Trahan, Jacey Trahan and Jessica Scherry; great grandson; Kyzer Barron; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Apfel were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.  

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Constance “Connie” Brocato Brocato
July 5, 1928 - November 19, 2021

Constance “Connie” Brocato Brocato, 93, of Beaumont, Texas died Friday, November 19, 2021. She was born on July 5, 1928, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Charles A. Brocato and Amelia Serio Brocato. The family moved to Beaumont soon afterwards to open a grocery store. At 16, she met a military policeman named Charles “Charlie” Robert Brocato, who was stationed in Beaumont. He visited her parents’ grocery store because he was intrigued by the name “Brocato” on the sign. Connie’s parents invited the soldier from Oakmont, Pennsylvania to eat a Sunday Lunch of Spaghetti at their home, and romance blossomed shortly after. Connie married Charlie at age of 18 and celebrated 48 years of marriage before Charlie died in 1994. She took pride in having a Brocato name and in marrying a Brocato (Charlie’s family was not related). Connie was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She found […]

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Dr. George Vladimir Zuzukin
June 26, 1947 - November 19, 2021

Dr. George Vladimir Zuzukin passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. He was born in Riga, Latvia on June 26, 1947, to Dr. Valdimir Zuzukin and Dr. Estella Palagashvili. George graduated from First Moscow State Medical University in 1971. Subsequently he earned his PhD in Toxicology in 1974. He worked as an Associate Professor at the University of Moscow where he was highly respected and established in his field. In 1980 he left his homeland immigrating to America to escape the evils of communism. He completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1985 he moved to Port Arthur, Texas where he opened his Diagnostic and Internal Medicine Clinic. In 1993 he relocated his office to Beaumont, Texas. George was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Tolerance Lodge #1165 in Beaumont. Aside from his […]

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Frank Montalbano III
March 6, 1948 - November 17, 2021

Frank Montalbano, III, age 73, of Tallahassee, Florida, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021, in Beaumont, Texas.  He was born March 6, 1948, to Tommie Ruth Messer and Frank Montalbano, Jr. in Beaumont, Texas.  Frank was a proud graduate of Texas A & M University class of 1970 and a United States Air Force Veteran. He was a certified wildlife biologist for Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for 32 years, retiring in 2005. One of his greatest pleasures was hunting ducks, geese, doves, and deer, and he was getting his hunting camp at LaBelle, Texas, ready for duck season when he passed away.  He was a masterful Labrador retriever trainer from his first dog Lady to his last dog Aggie. He is survived by his wife, Anne Steinman Montalbano; his children Tom Montalbano (Tricia) of Tallahassee, Florida; Robbie Montalbano also of Tallahassee; and beloved yellow lab Aggie (Yellow Rose of Aggieland); […]

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Melinda Phep Thi Tran
May 3, 1968 - November 15, 2021

Melinda Phep Thi Tran, 53, of Beaumont, died Monday, November 15, 2021. A gathering of Mrs. Tran’s family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m., until 9:00 p.m., with prayers recited at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2021, and Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. An additional gathering will be from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 26, 2021, at Broussard’s, Beaumont, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 6:00 p.m., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 27, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event, you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:

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Vicki Lynn Paul Marks
May 24, 1963 - November 13, 2021

Vicki Lynn Paul Marks was a fun loving person that never met a stranger. She was always jolly and happy with a big smile on her face.  Vicki had a love for people and all that knew her loved her in return.  Vicki had many friends of all ages. She loved giving advice, counseling and passing on words of encouragement to others. She was a fanatic about keeping things clean.  She inherited that trait from her grandparents. Vicki loved to dance and was great at teaching people the new dances and slides.  She was always the life of the party.  She enjoyed going to the casino, loved to go out to eat and enjoyed fine dining.  Vicki lived her life to the fullest and was loved by many.  She departed this life on Saturday November 13, 2021 surrounded by her loved ones at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Vicki Lynn Paul Marks […]

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Josh Picard
July 25, 1987 - November 11, 2021

Was there ever a man so loved? In case there was wonder, family and friends showed up in droves to answer that question and visit Joshua Kurt Picard during the final days in his fight against esophageal cancer. In the days prior to his death, friends and family arrived, some having traveled many hours, to spend time if only to watch him breathe. The love shown and felt in his room was palpable. As his heart beat its last, Josh ended his seven-month battle surrounded by family on the morning of November 11, 2021. Joshua began this journey accruing loved ones even before his birth on July 25, 1987. No matter where he lived, he touched the lives of those around him starting with his first friends, Adam, cousin, Matt and his brother, Jacob. Along with his friends from elementary, Josh graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School and Lamar University where […]

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Peggie Bullard Stout
August 15, 1934 - November 7, 2021

Peggie Bullard Stout, 87, of Beaumont, died November 7, 2021. She was born on August 15, 1934, in Madison County, Texas, to Elma Mae and Grady Bullard. Peggie’s family moved to Freeport, Texas where she graduated from Freeport High School in 1952. She was an excellent student and was part of the student staff that produced the school newspaper. Peggie retired from Entergy Corporation in 1995 after thirty-seven years of service. Entergy was formerly Gulf States Utilities. In 1958 she met R.J. Stout at Gulf States Utilities company where they were both employed. They were married on June 13, 1959, and had one child, Pamela Renee Faulkner. She worked as a volunteer at Christus Hospitals of Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth for over thirty-five years. Peggie was an active Pilot Club member for many years. She was the 1982-1983 president and worked with the Beaumont Central High School Anchor Club, […]

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Reverend Duc Duong
November 2, 1958 - November 6, 2021

Reverend Duc Quang Duong, ordained June 10, 2000.   Funeral Liturgies for Reverend Duc Duong Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Gathering of Family and Friends Broussard’s  2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont Thursday, November 11, 2021 2:00 p.m. Reception of the Body, St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont 4:00 p.m. Sharing of Memories 5:00 p.m. Vigil Service Friday November 12, 2021 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont     Reverend Duc Quang Duong, 63, of Lumberton, died Saturday, November 6, 2021. He was born on November 2, 1958, in Hue City, Vietnam, to Trieu Nguyen and Toai Quang Duong. Father Duc was ordained on June 10, 2000 and served twenty-one years as a priest for the Diocese of Beaumont. Father Duc was born fourth out of six children in Vietnam. His family attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help […]

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Barbara Mae Diddle
July 26, 1928 - November 6, 2021

Barbara Mae (Castro) Diddle, 93, of Beaumont, died Saturday, November 6, 2021.  She was born on July 26, 1928, in Port Arthur, Texas, to her parents, Genevieve Legnon and Henry Castro, by whom she was preceded in death. Survivors include her children, Candace Ann Poorman of Kerrville; Jerraye Jo Sherman of Beaumont; Walter Marion Sekaly, Jr. of Beaumont; and Kevin Sekaly Cribbs of Beaumont; eight grandchildren, Robert (Bobby) Wade Poorman and longtime girlfriend Amanda of Kerrville; Steven Ray Poorman and wife Leah of Seabrook; Courtney Lawrence Sherman and wife Deidre of Clear Lake; Jonathan Noel Sekaly and wife Barbie of Pearland; Haley Sekaly; Gary Sekaly; Brandie Collier and husband Darren; and Toni Ard; and great grandchildren, including Aimee Genevieve Sherman, Jeremy Thomas Sherman, Scarlett Blythe Cozad, Ezra Joseph Sekaly, Chloe Elaine Ard, and Courtney Danielle Jones. Barbara was also preceded in death by her husband, Volley Edward Diddle; her brother, […]

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Betty Jeane Goetz
May 15, 1924 - November 5, 2021

Betty Jean Kirsch Goetz, 97, formerly of Beaumont, died Friday, November 5, 2021, in Dallas, Texas A native of Anaheim, California, Betty was born May 15, 1924, to John and Mary Kirsch.  Betty had two younger siblings: a sister Patricia and a brother Jack. Betty met the love of her life, George Richard (Dick) Goetz, while he was in military training in California.  After the war, Dick was discharged, and they married in Anaheim.  They honeymooned all the way to Beaumont, Texas, where they lived in a one-bedroom apartment on Easy Street!  Betty and Dick had six children.  They were members of St Anne Catholic Church and Betty and Dick both sang in the St. Anne’s choir.  All six children attended St Anne’s Catholic School, so Betty was very busy with PTA! After the kids left home, Betty worked with the Beaumont ISD – she just couldn’t get enough of the […]

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Nancy Virginia Cowart Kelley
June 26, 1933 - November 2, 2021

Nancy Virginia Cowart Kelley, 88, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, November 2, 2021. She was born on June 26, 1933, in Laurel, Mississippi, to Virginia and Ollie “Neil” Cowart. Nancy was a founding member of Praise Church. Though her name was Nancy, friends, family, and even people who had never met her personally knew her as Gongy, the name given to her by her first grandchild. More than anything else, and above all else, Nancy was a committed and genuine follower of Jesus … she knew Him as her savior and her best friend. Anyone who knew Nancy Kelley knows what Jesus is like, because she reflected His character, His kindness, and His humility in all she did. Survivors include her son, Patrick Kelley and his wife, Valerie; daughters, Mary Yannet, and Cathy Kelly and her husband, Tim; son, Tim Kelley and his wife, Patty; daughter, Bettie Berkhouse and her husband, […]

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Kary Sollock
March 21, 1962 - November 1, 2021

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Kary Sollock, 59, of Beaumont, on Monday, November 1, 2021. He was born on March 21, 1962, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Pat Anne Wilson and Billy Ray Sollock. His family moved to Texas for his father’s work when Kary was young, and this is where he was raised. In high school, Kary ran track and field and played football at Little Cypress Mauriceville. He even set the record for running the fastest mile at the time. Soon after school, Kary got a job working for UPS. He was loved and respected by his coworkers and the customers he met along the way. Kary was known for the ability to strike up a long conversation with just about anyone and loved getting to know more about everyone he met. Kary met the love of his life […]

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Lavelle McKewen
November 9, 1946 - October 27, 2021

Lavelle McKewen, 74, of Vidor, passed away Wednesday, October 27, 2021. She was born on November 9, 1946 in Beaumont, Texas to Marguerite Mansfield Tyler and Stanley Tyler. Lavelle graduated from Vidor High School and Lamar University.  She later received her Master’s in education from Lamar.  She spent her career teaching middle school science and physical education at several southeast Texas school districts.  For more than 25 years, she taught, nurtured, and encouraged her students to achieve and excel believing in them and their potential no matter their background or situation. She was gifted and talented with arts and crafts.  Working with a number of different skills and media, she made jewelry, knickknacks, quilts and decorations.  While she could easily have sold these, she made them mostly to see if she could and give them away to friends and family. Her curiosity and imagination fueled a hobby that delighted herself […]

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Bridget Hain Teare
March 2, 1955 - October 25, 2021

Bridget Hain Teare died October 25, 2021, at home surrounded by family and friends from a recent illness, not COVID related. Bridget was born on March 2, 1955, to Joseph Maxwell Teare, Sr. and Erin Barry Teare. She was the sixth child of six and was known as our “Texas Princess” due to the fact she was born on Texas Independence Day. Bridget graduated from St. Anne Catholic School where she was a varsity cheerleader, played softball, volleyball, and was on the staff of the school newspaper, “The Annette”. She graduated from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in 1973, where she was on the Drill Team, in Ballet Troupe, staff writer on “The Medallion”, voted Winter Queen and Best Looking her senior Year. She attended North Texas State University, majoring in communication. She moved to Houston and started her career in Property management, which covered a span of over thirty […]

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Jerry Louis Tantillo
November 2, 1938 - October 23, 2021

Jerry Louis Tantillo, 82, of Vidor, died on Saturday, October 23, 2021. He was born on November 2, 1938, in Beaumont, to Jeanie and Dominic Tantillo. Jerry worked for Dupont Sabtine River Works as an electronic technician from September of 1966 until his retirement in July of 2002 Jerry loved waking up early at his brother’s cabin to watch the sunrise. He was an avid hunter and fishermen. His granddaughters were their Poppy’s pride and joy. Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Jackie Tantillo; children, Todd Tantillo and Tim Tantillo and his wife, Chelsey; granddaughters, Haleigh, MaKayla, and Emily; his brother, Donnie and his wife, Wanda; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of other family friends. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; and aunt, Lenin Debner. The family would like to give a special thank you to Trinity Hospice and nurses, Nisha, Tammy, Christy, and […]

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Thomas Joseph Broussard
April 6, 1948 - October 21, 2021

Thomas Joseph Broussard, 73, of Vidor, died Thursday, October 21, 2021. He was born on April 6, 1948, in Crowley, Louisiana, to Doris Duhon and Andrus Broussard, Sr. Thomas was a Marine Corps veteran that served in Vietnam. He retired from Entergy. Survivors include his wife, Mary Broussard; son, Edwin Broussard; grandson, Collin Broussard; and brother, Bobby Lee and his wife, Rose. The ennichement of Mr. Broussard’s cremated body will be held at a later date at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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William Warner Hale
February 19, 1961 - October 20, 2021

William Warner Hale, 60, of Beaumont, died on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. He was born on February 19, 1961, in Stephenville, to Ruby Helen Porter and Rodney Lee Hale. William was an automobile mechanic. Survivors include his sons, Justin Hale, and Dustin Hale both of Beaumont; grandson, Trevor Hale; brothers, Benjamin Hale of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Tyler Hale and his wife, Amanda Drake of Cleburne; sisters, Bunny Clinkscales, and her husband, Butch, of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Selene Hale of Gladewater; and numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. William is preceded in death by his brother, Bryan Cameron Hale. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Hale were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Ray Chesson
January 19, 1955 - October 15, 2021

The Honorable Ray Sanford Chesson, 66, of Hamshire, died Friday October 15, 2021.  He was born January 19, 1955, in Winshire, Texas, to Roy Travis, Sr. “Bo” and Onella Chesson. It’s been said that all a man really has when he pillows his head at night is his honor, integrity, and character. Ray’s life reflected a life of excellent character, undeniable honor, and solid integrity. When Ray stepped into a room, his presence welcomed others. There were no strangers. You felt cared for, loved, and valued. His love for justice and truth was balanced with his desire to help others, especially young people, find their way in this world. Many times, people met Judge under less than desirable circumstances, but he never made you feel like you were an inconvenience. He wanted the best for you. He wanted to see you succeed. He wanted to cheer you on. His fatherhood […]

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Janice Lynn Watson
October 27, 1952 - October 14, 2021

Janice Lynn Watson, 68, of Lumberton, died Thursday, October 14, 2021. She was born on October 27, 1952, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to Pauline Kern and Raymond Hess. Janice was a kind and caring person who never understood how much she impacted all the people she some into contact with. As an LPN, she used her knowledge and skills to help others throughout her life who were sick, disabled and elderly. She will be missed and loved by all of her family and friends. Fly high my Angel. Survivors include her husband, Robert Watson; sisters, Jeanne Walbert and Judy Kochenash; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Lynn Woodard. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Watson were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Timothy Paul Bonsall
March 19, 1953 - October 9, 2021

Timothy Paul Bonsall, 68, of Beaumont, Texas passed away Saturday, October 9, 2021 at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Born in Port Arthur, Texas on March 19th, 1953 to Raymond “Bill” Bonsall and Gwendolyn Schexnayder Bonsall, Tim is preceded in death by his father, twin brother Thomas Bonsall, and younger brother Joseph Bonsall. Tim was a lifelong resident of Beaumont. He worked at ExxonMobil for 30 years. In his free time he enjoyed gardening and was an avid gun collector. Tim is survived by his wife, Vicki Bonsall; son, Benjamin Bonsall; daughter-in-law, Katherine Bonsall, who is expecting his first grandson, Benji; his mother, Gwen Bonsall; brothers, Ray and Robert Bonsall; and his nieces, Nikki Wyble and Amber Campbell. A gathering of Mr. Bonsall’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Please observe […]

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Mary Alice Rivera
April 5, 1949 - October 7, 2021

Mary Alice Rivera, 72, of Beaumont, died Thursday, October 7, 2021. She was born on April 4, 1949, in Beaumont, to Catherine Mendiola and Jose Rivera. Survivors include her sisters, Martha Flores and Minnie Delarosa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. Mary is proceeded in death by parents; sisters, Daisy Guerrero, Carolina Padilla, Esperanza Padierna, and Gloria Carlin; brothers, Sylvester Rivera, Baldomero Rivera, Gilbert Rivera, and Jose Rivera, Jr. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Rivera were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Virginia Austin
March 19, 1928 - October 1, 2021

Virginia Austin, 93, of Beaumont, died Friday, October 1, 2021. She was born on March 19, 1928, in Haskell, Texas to Lelia Montgomery and James Cox. She was raised on a farm along with her 3 sisters, however her father passed away when she was just 9 years old. Shortly after, she moved to Fort Worth where she attended school and led the rhythm band, was a cheerleader, and played basketball and softball. She graduated high school and married her dear Jim at 19 in her mother’s living room on January 2, 1947. That love story lasted almost 68 years which was such a testament to the biblical marriage bond they both lived, treasuring, and honoring each other daily. When tragedy struck with the sudden loss of their son David, Jim carried her through the roughest time of her life, but she never lost her faith which she had leaned on […]

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Nery Nava Trevino
May 26, 1957 - September 30, 2021

Nery Nava Trevino, 64, of Beaumont, died Thursday, September 30, 2021. She was born on May 26, 1957, in Venezuela, to Flor Guariato and Juan Nava. Survivors include her husband, Francisco Trevino; stepson, Mundo Trevino; one sister; three brothers; and numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Trevino were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Timothy Lynn Broussard
January 4, 1957 - September 28, 2021

Tim Broussard, 64, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, September 28, 2021. He was born on January 4, 1957, in Beaumont, to Dorothy and J. P. Broussard, Jr. Tim was dearly loved by his family and a vast circle of longtime Beaumont friends. We all have fond memories of Tim growing up – he loved to garden and grow green beans at his grandparents’ house, hunting trips, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter lunches, family reunions at the farm, family vacations, even working cattle with his cousins Jim and Paul. Seeing his nieces and nephews at family events was the highlight of his day-dying Easter eggs, handing out dollar bills, and a kind gesture to each one of them. Tim loved the outdoors. During high school, he developed a strong interest in agriculture where he was very active in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. He would continue his support for the program […]

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Lydia Priscilla Griffin
March 2, 1958 - September 26, 2021

Lydia Priscilla Griffin, 63, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 26, 2021. She was born on March 2, 1958, in Orange, to Margaret McPayne and Jerry Welsh. Lydia was a mail carrier for the postal service. Lydia loved being a grandmother. She was known as a very kindhearted person, always generous. Lydia had an infectious laugh you could hear miles away. Survivors include her children, Angie; Thomas; Gary; Donna; Crystal; and Jolene; grandchild, Aiden; siblings, Betty Trahan, and Timothy Welsh. Lydia is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry Griffin; siblings, Jerry “Scooter” Welsh, Jr.; Dana Walker; Michael Welsh; and Kenneth Howard. Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of your choice. A graveside service for Mrs. Griffin will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2021, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000, McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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James Wista Andrews III
August 29, 1957 - September 22, 2021

James Wista Andrews III, Jimmy, 64, of Kountze, left us on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was born on August 29, 1957, in Beaumont to Marian Ann Richardson and James Wista Andrews, Jr. Jimmy spent his entire career in Industrial Sales and, true to his character, remained loyal to the same office for over 45 years of service. Like most, he entered into the industry working in the warehouse, but through hard work and determination, he finished his career as a mentor to the team as it has generationally changed and an owning partner of BK Industrial Solutions. During his free time and early stages of retirement, Jimmy was an avid outdoorsman who thoroughly enjoyed hunting and fishing. In recent years, Jimmy and Darlene moved out of the city and into rural communities where they found a new passion for farm life. Surviving immediate family includes his wife of 40 […]

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