Barbara Jean Broussard
Barbara Broussard, 87, died Saturday, March 11th, in her home after gracefully battling progressive lung disease. She was born in Port Arthur to Fred Gregory and Pauline Culver Gregory. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School and was a proud member of the Red Hussars.
In 1955, she married James Broussard while he was serving in the Army at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Their first child, Cheri, was born there before they returned to Beaumont.
She and James have been members of St. Anne Catholic Church for 66 years. Barbara served on the Parish Council, was President of St. Anne Ladies, and a member of the 49’ers Retirement Group. She and James were also members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Barbara was also a member of the Junior League of Beaumont.
Barbara loved her family. She participated in and supported their activities through the years and was always very proud of their accomplishments. There was never a holiday that she didn’t want them all together and never a day that she didn’t look forward to their phone call.
She is survived by, James, her husband of 67 years. Also by her children: daughter, Cheri and Alan Fama of Houston; son, James (Jim), Jr. and Hope Broussard of Beaumont/Fannett; and daughters, Catherine and Brad Klein of Beaumont and Karen and Layng Guerriero of Kerrville. Other family include her sister, Vicki McKinzie of Cleo Springs, Oklahoma; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Blue Broussard III and wife, Rachel and their son, James Blue IV and daughter, Emma; Jayme Toeppich and husband, Steven and their daughter, Margaret; Dwight Standley, Jordan Fama, Tucker Fama, Dillon Klein, Gramm Klein, Will, Grace, and Quency Guerriero. Also, many amazing nieces and nephews around the country.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Fred C. Gregory; and her grandson, Quentin Klein.
The family would like to thank Kimberely and the nursing staff at Gentiva Hospice for the excellent care mom received. Equally important, are the team of caregivers who lovingly held mom’s hand and cared for her during her journey these last months. We are forever grateful to all of you.
For those desiring, memorials may be directed to: Serra Vocational Ministry, P.O. Box 12316, Beaumont, Texas 77726, or Infirm Priest Fund, P.O. Box 3948, Beaumont, Texas 77704.
A family Rosary for Mrs. Broussard will be recited at 4:30 p.m., with a gathering of family and friends to follow until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 16, 2023, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, with her interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont
Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
- 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
- March 15, 2023
- 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
- 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
- March 15, 2023
- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Anne Catholic Church
- 2715, Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77702,
- March 16, 2023
- 11:00 am
- 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
- March 16, 2023
I’m so sorry to learn of this. A lady more gracious and beautiful than Mrs. Broussard will be hard to find. Once upon a time, I took ballet lessons with Cheri. I have a special memory of getting ready for a recital performance, and Mrs. Broussard putting my stage make up on. I remember thinking, “She is beautiful, like an Angel.”
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Broussard. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of the Broussard family. We offer our prayers for comfort and peace in this great loss.
Jim and Linda Sachitano
God bless🙏🏻Rest In Peace lovely lady 🙏🏻
James, Jim, Catherine and family,
My heart goes out to you all on the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. She was the epitome of grace. May she rest in peace.
Beaumont has lost one of its most elegant ladies!! ! She was a beautiful woman who was a friend to everyone she met.
James, we all mourn with you!! I pray that Jesus Christ will consul you and your family!!
Jim, our most sincere condolences to you and your family in the loss of your beautiful mother, Barbara. May the angels and saints welcome her home. And, may God bless all of you with peace and comfort in the memories she leaves upon all of you. 🙏
Dearest James and Family
I did not know that beautiful Barbara was ill. You know Harvey and I live in Katy so I don’t see those that I have loved and been friends with for years in my daily routine. We miss seeing you James. Please know that we send our love and condolences to all of your lovely family. You will be in our prayers and Barbara’s sweet smile will remain in our hearts forever. Love Rosie and Harvey
We will always remember Mrs. Broussard as such a beautiful and kind lady to both of us.
We send our deepest condolences and prayers to all the family.
Paul and Amy
I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom’s beauty and grace.
My deepest condolences to the Broussard family. Know that your Selected Family mourns with you.
My prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow and loss. Barbara was a beautiful woman, both physically and spiritually. May the Lord hold you in His hands and bless you with peace.
In Christ, Julie Dreyer
Dearest James and Family,
To say Barbara will be missed, is an understatement .
She was a very beautiful person, inside and out. We will never forget her smile, it would light up the room, just thinking about it, makes you feel better.
James, you are such a dear person, always where you are needed, our hearts are with you all.
Charlotte and Isaac Adams Sr
Dear Cheri, Jim, and all of the Broussard family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Your mother was such a beautiful and gracious woman. I pray that your wonderful and treasured memories sustain you through your grief and loss.
Condolences to the Broussard Family.
Barbara, a very nice lady, brought elegance to any room she entered. She will be missed by many.
May the Peace of Christ be with her family.
She is prayerfully remembered by the Saint Serra Ministry of Beaumont.
So sorry for your family. God Bless
What wonderful lady! She will be remembered in our memories and hearts forever. Thoughts and prayers to all. May she rest in comfort. 🙏🙏🙏
Sweet Jim, James & Blue; May my Prayers of Peace & Comfort be with all of the Broussard’s Family comfort each of you through this difficult time.
Barbara was truly a gracious wonderful friend. I loved being with her at our Aggie Club Meetings. Just being in her Presence was uplifting. A very beautiful friend & always a positive person. A joy too know & be with her.
God Bless & carry you through. Blessing, the Gerber Family 🙏😍👍
I am so sorry to read of Barbara’s passing. She was just such a absolutely beautiful lady. My heart goes out to the Broussard family for their loss. Sending prayers to you for strength
May God Bless all the Broussard family. Barbara
was a sweet lady.
There’s an old saying I try to live my life by, “The only thing that matters in the end is grace….”
All of His Angels & Saints witnessed ‘grace’ walk through Heaven’s Gates. I learned from the best from afar.
James Broussard and family
So sorry to hearofBarbara’s passing. She was such a beautiful and sincere lady. May she rest in peace
Mr James and the entire Broussard Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady.
We are so sorry for your loss. You will all be in our continued thoughts and prayers.
Barbara was beautiful and gracious to everyone. Her memory will be a blessing and her legacy of love through her children and grandchildren will continue to make the world a better place.
Our heartfelt condolences to all the Broussard family. Your mother was a very special lady and will be missed. We hope that her lovely memories will be of comfort to all.
Our Sincere Condolences to all the Broussard Family. The Dearbonne Family
So sorry for your loss. Barbara and i have ben friends from grade school thro graduation.Had lots of good times together.She was such a beautiful person and always a kind word for every
one. May God grant the Broussard family peace and comfront that only comes from God
.Know that we all grieve with you.
Yvonnr “Herring” Miller
T.J. Class of 1953
My thoughts and prayers are with the Broussard family.
I just loved her! She was the neatest friend, Mom, Grandmother, wife and counselor. I didn’t even know she was ill. I’m so sorry she has left us ,but believe she’s just around corner. I also know for sure she loved her beautiful family and loved to brag on .everyone. Jimmy and I send our love and prayers to all of you . I know you will miss this beautiful sparkling little lady, but her light will always shine through you and yours. Love to all. Susan and Jimmy’s .
Jim, Jayme and Blue,
I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandmother. While I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Broussard, I can only imagine what a wonderful person she was. Prayers for you all.
such a lovely and sweet person our prayers and sympathy all of the Broussard family. may she rest in peace.
one of the nicest ladies in town. always so friendly to my mom & i. we all loved her.
also so supportive of my artwork. she never failed to be complimentary online & her & jim were the first ones to attend my art opening at the art museum.
she will be missed.
love & prayers to all the family.
Our condolences are extend to the Broussard family. A legacy of service, respect and compassion. May her soul rest in the presence of God the Almighty.
The board and members of the South Texas Chapter of TFDA are with you in prayer.
Sincere sympathy to the Broussard family.
Barbara lived her life well and will be missed
Ms. Broussard was a beautiful lady; inside and out. It was a privilege to know her family through the many years we shared in Beaumont. Her family was fortunate to have her efforts in caring for them. I am so sorry for your loss. Hopefully, in time you will more easily remember the good she brought to your lives. Sincerely, Irene H. Chesnutt
Dearest Barbara ,
I will miss you so much, and you will be missed by anyone who ever came in contact with you. Your smile and voice always lifted me up, anytime I saw you, or whenever I thought of you. James is such a special and thoughtful person, what a pair you two were. I feel so blessed to have known you and am so grateful, we still have James with his smile and kind words and deeds to help everyone, who loved you, get through losing you.
Charlotte and Isaac L Adams, Sr
Carol Ann and I are so sorry about the passing of Mrs. Broussard. She was such a beautiful lady, inside and out, who always took the time to visit and talk to us at different functions. We are sorry that we won’t be there for the services. We are spending the spring break week with our grandkids in Waco. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Broussard family.
So sorry for the Broussard family loss.
Catherine I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady. Know that she will be missed by many. Sending prayers for peace and healing to you and all of your family.
James and Jimmy and Blue and all the Broussard girls. You all hold a special place in my heart and always will. God bless all of you at this sorrowful time. I still run my business by the old saying”there’s a right way, a wrong way and the Broussard way. In reality it’s the only way.. love all of y’all
Larry and Sherry Patterson
Catherine and Family,
Paul, mom, and I are thinking of you at this time.
Paul and Renee Davidson
What a privilege to have known this fine lady!
Prayers for all the Broussards.
Cheri, Jim and all of the Broussard Family. My sincere condolences.
I am so very sorry for your loss. May your Mom sleep in the arms of the Angels.
Andy, Joi, Ross, and Chris D’Entremont
Jim, Blue and Jayme,
I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you during this difficult time and hoping that happy memories from her life well lived will give you some comfort.
To James,Catherine and family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Barbara was always lovely and I am grateful for the time we had through our membership in the Holy Sepulchre. My prayers are with you as you begin to morn this great loss. Love Peggy Green
So sorry to hear about Mrs. Broussard. Our families have been friends for a long, long time.
James, Barbara was such a beautiful lady, both physically and spiritually. May you be comforted by wonderful memories and that you all are being remembered in the prayers of friends.
Blue, Jim and family,
While your loss is difficult, Mrs. Broussard’s legacy is one that will be cherished for generations to come and her love will always be felt by you, your family and the community. I pray for your strength and a lasting peace for your family.
Jim, please give my condolences to James. I feel like our families have been connected since the 1940’s, even in 1931 your grandfather, Dale Broussard signed my father’ s Embalming License. If there is anything I can do for you and the family, please let me know.
My sincere condolences to the Broussard family. My prayer for peace and comfort to you all.
sorry for the brossards family loss–my prayers for you all—
My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.
Sending All of You My Love.
My sincere condolences to James and the rest of the family. Barbara was a lady who deserved the respect of all. She was my friend.
Barbara will be missed but know she is at rest with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May her beautiful soul rest in peace. To James, Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
James, Jim and family:
Praying for all of you during this sorrowful time. Barbara defined “lady.” May you feel God’s love through the love of family and friends.
Jim and family
My heart is just broken. Ms. Barbara was very special to me and I had the honor of working for Broussards for many years and she and I had some sweet visits and conversations that I still cherish. I am so sorry for your loss. She was the example of a true Godly woman and elegance and Grace. She will be so missed.
To the Broussard Family…..my deepest condolences in the loss of your sweet wife and mother. She was a very special lady. May she Rest In Peace.
Our most heartfelt condolences to the Broussard family. You are in our thought and prayers.
Barbara was always so gracious with a smile on her face. May all the wonderful years fill this loss in time and may her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in His peace. Thinking of you prayerfully.
So very sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing. She was
Such a beautiful lady inside & out.. she will be missed.
So very sorry for your loss!
James , I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was such a beautiful sweet lady.
My good friends Mother and my Mother’s good friend Mrs. Broussard will be greatly missed by all of us. We send our love and prayers to the entire Broussard family. Cardell and Elly DeLeon
Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers
Jim and family,
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I am so so sorry for your loss.
Barbara was a special lady.