Bertha Rae “Bert” DeFatta

October 6, 1926 - February 22, 2022

Bertha Rae “Bert” DeFatta, 95, of Beaumont, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord Tuesday, February 22, 2022. She was born on October 6, 1926, in Fullerton, Louisiana to Dacy Palmer and Robert Lee Anderson.

Bert was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed cooking and caring for her family. Her passion was sewing. For many years, she assisted her husband, Johnnie, in their upholstery business. She also outfitted herself, daughter, grandchildren, and a few friends as well in beautiful clothing. In later years, she became a voracious reader, always ready for a new “Danielle Steele” novel.

Survivors include her daughter, Nita Robichau of Beaumont; grandchildren, Stacey White and her husband, Ryan, of Beaumont; John Robichau and his significant other, Amy Lee, of Port Neches; and James Robichau and his wife, Holly, of Beaumont; great-grandchildren, Anna White, William White, Gage Whitenburg, Mattie Lee, Jaxon Lee, and Gabriel Hopkins; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Bertha is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Johnnie DeFatta; son-in-law; Jim Robichau; and six siblings.

The family wishes to thank Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation for their warm hearted care, especially during her final weeks and Professional Health Care hospice for their compassionate care.

Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities; 2780 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703; or an organization of your choosing.

A gathering of Mrs. DeFatta’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.



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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • March 1, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • March 1, 2022
  • 10:00 am


Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • March 1, 2022

Comments (5)

    Margo Hogan says:

    Nita, my condolences to you and your family. I remember your mom at all the Widman’s dance recitals and performances. Such a sweet lady.

    Tony Castro Meza says:

    My sincere condolences to you on the passing of your mother. It has been many years but I remember your mothers kindness towards me and my family. She made you and me choir capes for our First Grade Christmas program and she later made a blue paisley print dress for me. My parents always remembered her kindness although I should say both your parents kindness.
    May she Rest In Peace…

    Larry and Judy Mcfarland says:

    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was one of the sweetest ladies I knew. She is certainly with all the angels in Heaven.

    Jo Anne & Steve Huber says:


    Deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. May she rest in peace.

    Jo Anne

    Celeste Salhab says:

    Nita, my condolences on the loss of your mother. May your wonderful memories sustain you and bring you peace in your time of sorrow.

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