Barbara Jean Broussard

July 15, 1935 - March 11, 2023

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


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Family Rosary

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


Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • March 16, 2023

Comments (71)

    Martha Bogan Quibodeaux says:

    To James, Jim, and the Broussard Family
    I am so sorry I thought of you all as part of my family and after reading these obits I must have missed the Queen. What a beautiful Lady Barbara was inside and out. My prayers are with each of you.
    Martha Bogan Quibodeaux

    Barry Shelton says:

    To the Broussard Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Charlene Meek says:

    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.”

    Charlotte Bruno Miller says:

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Broussard. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Linda and Jim Sachitano says:

    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

    Kaye Leon says:

    God bless????????Rest In Peace lovely lady ????????

    Genie Cook says:

    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.

    Dona & Vincent Fertitta says:

    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!!

    Denise Broussard says:

    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. ????

    Rosie Netterville Babin says:

    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

    Paul and Amy Chargois says:

    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

    Dawn Doga says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always remember your mom’s beauty and grace.

    Thomas E Antram says:

    My deepest condolences to the Broussard family. Know that your Selected Family mourns with you.

    Julie Dreyer says:

    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

    Isaac & Charlotte Adams Sr says:

    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

    Celeste Salhab says:

    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.


    Richard James says:

    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.

    Lisa Howard says:

    So sorry for your family. God Bless

    John Fears says:

    What wonderful lady! She will be remembered in our memories and hearts forever. Thoughts and prayers to all. May she rest in comfort. ????????????

    The John Gerber & Kory E. Gerber Families says:

    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 ????????????

    Patty Buxton Burmeister says:

    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

    Chuck Gradney says:

    May God Bless all the Broussard family. Barbara
    was a sweet lady.

    Peggy Sterling Scarborough says:

    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.

    Bob and Joyce Shofner says:

    James Broussard and family
    So sorry to hearofBarbara’s passing. She was such a beautiful and sincere lady. May she rest in peace

    Annetta and James Craigen says:

    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.

    Rick & Betty Dismukes says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. You will all be in our continued thoughts and prayers.

    Paula Bothe says:

    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.

    The Hefners Linda, Colleen & Anna says:

    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.

    Dearbonne Family says:

    Our Sincere Condolences to all the Broussard Family. The Dearbonne Family

    Yvonne :Herring" Miller says:

    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

    Jim Rich says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Broussard family.

    Susan+Simmons says:

    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 .

    Amy Hunt says:

    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.

    Sandy & Joseph F. Fertitta says:

    such a lovely and sweet person our prayers and sympathy all of the Broussard family. may she rest in peace.

    mike cacioppo says:

    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.

    mike cacioppo

    Manuel Osorio says:

    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.

    Judi Benoit says:

    Sincere sympathy to the Broussard family.
    Barbara lived her life well and will be missed
    by many.

    Judi Benoit

    irene+h+chesnutt says:

    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

    Charlotte Ann Adams says:

    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

    Donnie & Carol Ann Chirafis says:

    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.

    Ronnie amd Kay Alexander says:

    So sorry for the Broussard family loss.

    Sharon+Mazdra says:

    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.

    Larry Patterson says:

    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

    Renee Davidson says:

    Catherine and Family,
    Paul, mom, and I are thinking of you at this time.
    Paul and Renee Davidson
    Sue Rowe

    Dr. Ed Collins says:

    What a privilege to have known this fine lady!

    Prayers for all the Broussards.

    Christine Sanders Juckett says:

    Cheri, Jim and all of the Broussard Family. My sincere condolences.

    Andy D'Entremont says:

    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

    Beth-Ann Carpenter says:

    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.

    Peggy Green says:

    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

    E. C. "Trey" Harper III says:

    So sorry to hear about Mrs. Broussard. Our families have been friends for a long, long time.

    mary+beth+cloninger says:

    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.

    ALICE ADAMS says:

    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.

    John Starr (Squeaky) says:

    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.

    Jerod Glasson says:

    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—

    Kay Ptacek says:

    Broussard Family:
    My thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time.
    Sending All of You My Love.

    Jack Wheat says:

    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.

    Jill and Kevin J. Roy says:

    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.

    Steve & Becky Gatewood says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Angela & Ray Baker says:

    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.

    Ellen Baber says:

    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.

    Randy Trahan says:

    To the Broussard Family… deepest condolences in the loss of your sweet wife and mother. She was a very special lady. May she Rest In Peace.

    Brenda Leicht says:

    Our most heartfelt condolences to the Broussard family. You are in our thought and prayers.

    Lilli Phelan Bean says:

    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.

    Pat+Reed says:

    So very sorry to learn of Barbara’s passing. She was
    Such a beautiful lady inside & out.. she will be missed.

    Diane+Cannon says:

    So very sorry for your loss!

    Joanne Perkins says:

    James , I am so sorry for your loss. Barbara was such a beautiful sweet lady.

    Cardell E DeLeon says:

    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

    George King says:

    Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers

    Sandra+Womack says:

    Jim and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

    Virginia Lowrance says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I am so so sorry for your loss.
    Barbara was a special lady.

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