Japheth Bouknight

December 22, 1999 - January 25, 2023

Japheth Allen Bouknight, 23, of Nederland, died Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born December 22, 1999, in Quitman, Texas to Amanda Michelle DeVries Bouknight and Gordon Allen Bouknight II.

Japheth was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and loved supporting his team! He enjoyed wrestling, both watching and showing off moves on his younger cousins and sister.  He loved spending time with his dogs and visiting the beach.  He was great with his hands and learned woodworking in high school.  He made several beautiful pieces he was very proud of.

Japheth was a big man with an even bigger heart, whose goal in life was to make sure his mother and sister would always be taken care of.   They were his life, and he loved them dearly.

Son, brother, grandson, nephew or cousin – you have left a huge void in our lives leaving this earth way too soon.  We promise to fill it with loving memories until we meet again in Heaven!

Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Betty and George DeVries of Nederland; paternal grandparents, Kay and Gordon Bouknight of Gilmer; siblings, Tchanee Meissner and husband, Amous and Alaysha Holmes and husband, Tobias; and nieces and nephews, Kadence Meissner, Gracie Gates, Sawyer Gates, Maddox Holmes, and Amia Holmes.

A gathering of Japheth’s family and friends will begin at 8:30 a.m., with his memorial service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Japheth may be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705 or by visiting https://humanesocietyofsoutheasttexas.org/donate/.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 4, 2023
  • 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 4, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (2)

    Alaysha ( Bouknight) Holmes says:

    My brother is so missed and so loved. His big, tall body couldn’t even compare to how big his heart was. I’ll forever miss you my bubs. Sissy loves you more than you’ll ever know. Keep an eye on me from heaven.

    Love, Sissy
    ( Alaysha Bouknight/Holmes)

    Lyn buchanan says:

    We can’t express the depth of our sorrow over the tragic loss of Japheths life. I will always remember him with his round cheeks and beautiful smile. Our prayers and thoughts will be for comfort from your loss and grief.
    With greatest of sympathy,
    Mickey and Lyn Buchanan

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