James Eugene Mireles

March 11, 1946 - February 28, 2020

James Eugene Mireles, 73, of Beaumont, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020.

He was born on March 11, 1946 in Port Arthur to parents John Mireles and Carmen Villanueva Mireles. James graduated from French High School in Beaumont in 1964, where he met his wife Suzanne. They were married on August 24, 1968 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Beaumont. Together, they raised two sons, while James worked his way up to Control Supervisor over a 30-year career at Mobil Oil. He also served 6 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, where he was honorably discharged.

Spending his whole life in Beaumont, he became known as “Jim” or “Jimmy” to people all over town—many say he should have run for mayor. In his free time, you could always find Jimmy on the golf course or at the car show. He was an animal lover, especially of his dog Sandy and his many cats, but more than anything, he loved bringing his family together to barbecue or make a pot of gumbo.

To his grandchildren, he had a special name; as a baby, his first grandson Ryan couldn’t pronounce “Paw Paw,” so he became our “Pop.” Pop was a loving grandfather and an example of hard work, kindness, and perseverance. He was a fighter until his very last day. We would be nothing without him.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne Peters Mireles; sons, Derek and wife, Susan Mireles, of Beaumont and Neil and wife, Tarah Mireles, of Hamshire; sisters, Eloisa Darby, Josephine Mireles, Pat Barbosa and husband, Bobby, and Carmen Warren; mother-in-law, Christine Peters of Houston; brother-in-law, David Peters and wife, Betty, of Wildwood; sister-in-law, Dana Weisenhorn and husband, Mark, of Houston; numerous nieces and nephews; grandchildren, Lindsay Norman, Ryan, Garrett, Savannah, Johannah, and Nathaniel Mireles, and Kera and Breanna Braquet; and a dear loved one, Angela Mireles.

A gathering of Mr. Mireles’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 5075 Bigner Road, Beaumont. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

His friends for life and honorary pallbearers will be Don Taylor, Joe Vallot, Ronnie Pfleider, Andrew Droptini, D.K. Tucker, and Charles La Rocca.

Please join us in remembering a man loved and respected by all.

Broussard's Crematorium

Broussard's Crematorium
  • 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705

Funeral Mass

Funeral Mass
  • 5075 bigner beaumont tx 77708
  • 03/04/2020
  • 10:00 am

Christian Vigil

Christian Vigil
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 03/03/2020
  • 6:00 pm

  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 03/03/2020
  • 12:45 pm

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Kimberly Baldwin Bennett

My brother, Greg, and I grew up with Mr. Mireles as our second dad. Lots of great memories of he and Sue playing cards with my parents, his jokes and his laugh, his grilled food (burgers with onion soup mix were the bomb!), and the way he took care of all of us kids in the neighborhood like we were his own. Sending my love to Sue, Derek, Neil and the rest of the family. May you rest in peace, Jim.

Carrie Egg

I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I am praying for peace and comfort for you all.

Savannah Mireles

Pop, you were the kindest heart and softest spirit. You loved everyone with your whole heart, and I’m so thankful for that. You were by far the person I’ve been the closest to my whole life and I don’t know what to do without you, I’m going to keep playing cards and laughing with family, because I know it is what you would want. You are my hero. I love you so much, pop.

Patricia Barbosa

James, my dear sweet brother, you will be missed and my heart aches without you. The Lord blessed me and our family with the most gracious, funny and wonderful brother anyone could have. May you be greeted with open arms and have a great time with our other love ones that went before you.. Joking and playing cards with Aunt Mary, our dad, and John., knowing how wonderful a time you will have with all. Rest In Peace, my brother.. Love you always.

jim ishee

RIP Jimmy i remember the good old days

Mike and Susan Warren

To Carmen: So sorry for your loss. Bless you.

Veronica and Tom Swope

We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. We have such fond memories of being next door neighbors. We were all young parents raising our sons together. Oh what fun Derek, Neil, Tommy, and Grant had together and what mischief those boys could get into. They all wore Jimmy's patience thin with antics like Neil and Grant locking themselves in his car and accidentally rolling out the drive, across the street , and into the ditch, or (someone ??) losing the key to the freezer in the garage. I'm sure he wouldn't trade one of those loving memories. You are all in our thoughts.

G.T. (Tommy) Barnes

My most sincere condolences to the family in Jim's passing. His personality, humor and smile certainly made my career at the refinery more than enjoyable over the years.

Mary Mayo

Uncle Jimmy , Thank you and Aunt Sue for being there for me in My time of need . Though that was many years ago but never forgotten. Rest in peace. I will always love you and never forget you.

Suzanne Mireles

Oh my goodness, I remember those young inexperienced parents days. Made me smile.

Suzanne Mireles

We always talked about all the fun times our families shared. Love you

Diane Cannon

He was certainly one of the good ones!,

Candy Mathis Hollis

Suzanne - Please know that you have our deepest sympathy * Chuck and Candy Hollis

Angela Mireles

For 25 years, Pop has been as close to a Dad as I've ever had. I'm so grateful for so many memories, but my favorites have been watching him love his grandchildren, and doing everything to the utmost of his ability. He taught me how to figure out Hwy. 69 and I-10, how to change the garbage disposal; we climbed in the attic together to fix the air conditioning leak, and we almost wrecked a golf cart together. Through all the joys and sorrows, he has been steadfast. Because of Pop, I will never forget how to work hard, how to love and how to be a fighter.

Jack Langston

Pat we very sorry that you lost your brother. Keeping your family in our prayers.

Carmen S Warren

James was a great man, outstanding husband,father,grandfather and .family patriarch. To me he was unique because he was my big brother. He took his role to heart and counseled me often like big brothers are suppose to do. He was my rock. I will miss our long telephone conversations Goodbye brother its time for you to rest. Love your baby sis

Susan Hensley Collins

Mrs. Mireles and family. I have such fond memories of Mr. Jimmy's golf days with my dad, Elmer Hensley. Although I didn't inherit the gift required for golf I would tag along as the "Kitty the caddy" but never felt like I was in the way (which I'm sure I was). I send my deepest heart felt sympathy and prayers for comfort to you all.. He was a true gentleman and such a kind man who will be terribly missed by many.

Gayle P Plaia

Jim was always quite the character. Fun loving and funny. Good times when he was well. We all know that the past few years he has not been able to do many things he always loved to do and wanted to do, but now he can do them all!! He can eat what he wants, drink what he wants and no walker or dialysis to slow him down!!! I can always remember him every time I send an email since he was one half of the crazy team that helped set up my first home computer over 20 years ago and helped create my also crazy email address. While we are so sad he is not here any longer, we are happy that he is now pain free and in peace. Cheers, Jim!!

Cindy isbell

Jim was such a kind man and will be greatly missed. Also we was always a great role model for all his grandchildren.. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Suzanne Mireles

Thank you Cindy and Steve. There have been a lot of shared grandchildren activities over the years.. Those were the best times

Suzanne Mireles

He loved having fun. Enjoyed New Years Eve 2019 that he had not done in a really long time thanks to you.

Suzanne Mireles

How sweet. He enjoyed many rounds of golf with Elmer.

Suzanne Mireles

He was honored to accept that role and never felt he could do as much for you as you sacrificed for him. Love

Phyllis and Richard Bjerke

Suzanne and family, our hearts go out to you. It was an honor. to have been Jim's friend. We will miss him so much! Rest in Peace dear friend.

D.K. Tucker

Jimmy was always happy and made everyone around him smile. We all at Mobil Oil respected Jimmy and always looked forward to be around him. He will be truly missed ,, but he is with JESUS CHRIST now and no more pain!!!