Berkley James Moreau

February 17, 1930 - April 6, 2023

Berkley James Moreau, 93, of Port Neches, died Thursday, April 6, 2023. He was born February 17, 1930, in Cottonport, Louisiana, to Esla Ducote Moreau and Wiley Moreau.

Berkley came from the cotton fields of Louisiana and learned to speak English in grade school. He joined the Army to escape the hard life of farming, and found the love of his life, Ethel, in Port Arthur. They raised seven children together. Berkley was a refinery shift worker and we learned that he ruled the roost when he was home. Serving in the United States Army and teaching his family values and ethics. He always worked and supported his family and will be remembered as a man of honor.

Survivors include his wife of seventy years, Ethel Moreau; children, Phyllis Baker; Eileen Rhodes and husband, Larry; Maureen Lovelady; Derrick Moreau and wife, Kim; Theresa Stevenson and husband, Bruce; and Kermit Moreau and wife, Elizabeth; grandchildren, Haylee Hartje and husband, Chandon; Natalie Butaud and husband, Chase; Erin Lemoine and wife, Jessica; Grant Lovelady and wife, Brittan; Rachel Force and husband, Tim; Callan Stevenson; Katie Moreau; Michael Moreau and wife, Jill; Leah Stroik and husband, Giovanni; Jake Moreau; and Audrey Moreau; great-grandchildren, Trevor; Alexa; Rhett; Sutton; Banks; Jude; Baby Butaud; and great-great-grandchildren, Briggs and Lillie.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Esla Moreau; daughter, Allison Moreau; brothers, Chris Moreau and Neil Moreau; sister, Marilyn Saucier; and sons-in-law, Ben Baker and Victor Lovelady.

A Rosary for Mr. Moreau will be recited at 11:00 a.m., with a gathering of his family and friends to follow until his funeral service at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Special thanks to Mr. Moreau’s caregivers, Mellouise Allen, Carol Morgan, and Peggy Trusty.


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Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 13, 2023
  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 13, 2023
  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • April 13, 2023
  • 1:00 pm


Oak Bluff Memorial Park
  • 100, Block St, Port Neches, TX, 77651,

Comments (8)

    Wanda Martin says:

    To Ms. Ethel and family, I send my deepest condolences. Thanks for the opportunity to provide care for Mr. Berkley. Praying for you guys.

    Isaac Henry says:

    sorry to hear about your last, he was a nice man, and him and Dad use to always be talking with each other at the church. Prayers for the family.

    Jeannette Duplantis says:

    To our dear friend, Ethel, and all you family,
    It has been an honor and pleasure to know Berkeley all these years from the time you moved to Fannett. How much fun I had relearning some of my French with him, the visits Buddy and I had with the two of you. He was always so pleasant. We didn’t see you often in the last few years but know Berkeley will be missed like a member of our family.
    With love and prayers for you all,
    Buddy and Jeannette

    Rusty Latiolais says:

    Every time I met your dad he was always nice and very welcoming to me. My deepest condolences to the family.

    Ben and Janet Rinck says:

    God bless Mr. Moreau and all of you, his dear family. We are praying for the repose of his soul and for your comfort and peace in this difficult time.

    Phyllis Moreau Baker says:

    My father was also given wonderful care by Compassion Hospice. Thank you Diana, Elaine, Naomi and on-call staff.

    Patricia Loupe Craigen says:

    Ms Ethel and family
    So sorry to hear about Mr Berkley. I think about y’all often when I think about my mom and dad. I haven’t been to Fannett in several years Will be praying for you the coming days.

    Belinda Ressler says:

    I loved my Uncle Berkley. He and my dad, Joseph Neil, were very close brothers and talked on the phone often.

    Uncle Berkley worked hard all his life. He has a great wife, Aunt Ethel, who loved her husband dearly and provided the more “gentle” side of parenting to the kids.

    The pair raised wonderful children…another testament to this wonderful couple.

    Praying for all of you!

    Love, Belinda Ressler

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