Jasper Joseph “J.J.” Lovoi, Jr.

July 17, 1942 - September 1, 2023

Jasper Joseph Lovoi, Jr., 81, died Friday, September 1, 2023. He was born July 17, 1942, in Beaumont, to Jasper Joseph Lovoi, Sr. and Rosalie Cecilia Romano Lovoi. He grew up on Buford Street in Beaumont with his two brothers, Joe Lovoi and John Lovoi, delivering prescriptions on his bicycle from his Dad’s original pharmacy. That pharmacy would later settle on the name Lovoi & Sons Pharmacy after he and his brothers joined their father as pharmacists. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Lovoi; their children, Mary Goode and her husband, Kevin Goode; Jenifer Dold and her husband, Larry Dold; Josh Lovoi and his wife, Nicole; Jasper Lovoi and his wife, Keisha; Justin Lovoi and his wife, Anna; and Jonathan Lovoi; grandchildren, Keegan Badon and her husband, Erick Badon; Kendall Goode; Morgan Goode; Dominic Dold; Juliana Dold; Riley Abshire; Anna Lovoi; Audrey Lovoi; Hines Lovoi; Lorelai Lovoi; Jocelyn Lovoi; Birdie Lovoi; Gaius Hollingsworth; great-grandson, Porter Badon; brother, Joe Lovoi and his wife, Jannie; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Jasper Joseph Lovoi, Sr. and Rosalie Cecilia Romano Lovoi; brother, John Lovoi; and loving daughter, Rosalie Lovoi.

A lifelong Beaumont resident, Jasper Joseph Lovoi, Jr., (known to many as J.J., Coach, or “Doc” by his customers) attended St. Anthony’s High School, the University of Houston and pharmacy school at the University of Louisiana Monroe. After graduation, he joined his father and brothers and eventually became owner of the current Lovoi & Sons Pharmacy and Medical Center on Fannin Street. This is where he would serve his community for the majority of his life. The love for his chosen vocation as a pharmacist gave him a great sense of joy and accomplishment. His ability to connect and establish lifelong relationships with his customers while serving their needs would go on to define him as a beloved pharmacist who served his community until he retired at the age of 80.

J.J. married Deborah Marie Kimbrough in April 1965 and the couple had seven children. J.J. wanted to find an extracurricular activity for his growing family that all of his children could enjoy.  In 1977, he discovered the joys of soccer and became a pioneer in establishing youth soccer in Beaumont and the Golden Triangle.  J.J. and his wife, along with their friends, created the Beaumont Youth Soccer Club and helped form other leagues in the community.  He obtained his USSF coaching license and coached several local youth, including his own children, with many of those players enjoying successful NCAA careers across the US.  J.J. also coached the Lamar University Men’s Club team. He was recently honored in 2021 by the city of Beaumont City Council for starting and developing youth soccer in Beaumont. Also in 2021, he and his wife Deborah were inducted into the South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) Hall of Fame for their work in the Beaumont area.

J.J. Lovoi was a faith-filled and loving man with a huge heart for others. That same infectious personality enjoyed by his customers would endear him to so many people in the community. He treated everyone he met with kindness, generosity, and a smile. J.J. could tell stories for hours and loved to share memories of his children and his own childhood.  His beloved family and his Catholic faith were his greatest treasures. He still loved attending mass at his childhood parish, St. Joseph’s and dearly loved his hometown of Beaumont, his pharmacy, Houston Cougar Football with cousin Vincent Luparello, Frank Sinatra songs, great food and wine, lifelong friends, his Sicilian heritage, cherries and homemade ice cream, and everything in between. His children are forever grateful to him for teaching them how to be kind, give back, smile at strangers, always give a polite nod or wave, have faith, and most of all, how to love their children. We love you dad.

A gathering of Mr. Lovoi’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont. Mr. Lovoi’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 5, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 5, 2023
  • 7:00 pm

Funeral Mass

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
  • 700, Jefferson St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
  • September 6, 2023
  • 11:00 am

Comments (43)

    Connie LaLande Perrard says:

    Debbie, I was just thinking of our dancing school days. Linda Rose lost her hubby recently and so I guess we need to get together soon! I’ve been following your soccer family through Richard and Lana. I hope to meet up with you soon! It’s never too late! So sorry for your loss as I hope you are doing as well as be expected! I live n Pearland but a short hop! I’m sending Prayers for your family! God bless! Connie

    Ricki & Bill McMillian says:

    Debbie we are so sorry for your loss of JJ. We have such wonderful memories of our times together. Long ago but special indeed. We would love to hear from you. I have provided my email. Healing love coming your way. ♥️ Ricki & Bill McMillian

    Walter and Mary Brocato says:

    We are sorry to hear about JJ’s passing. He was a friend of the Brocato family and of my parents, Anthony and Myrna, for over 50 years. He will be missed. We will keep JJ in our prayers —Walter and Mary Brocato

    Monique and Harvey Steinhagen says:

    I’m so sad I missed the service. I didn’t see anything posted. We will miss JJ so very much! He was a wonderful man and he will be greatly missed! Many prayers and love to the family. 🙏 🤲 ❤️

    mary beth adrian cloninger says:

    Heaven must be welcoming a newcomer. JJ was a true gentle-man, generous and wellwishing. Rest in peace dear classmate and friend.
    Gerald and Mary Beth Cloninger

    Carol Riegel Lynch says:

    I was sadden to hear the passing of a dear classmate J.J. It doesn’t seem like so many have passed since we were freshmen at St. Anthony high school. My sympathy to Debbie, his children and grandchildren. May the peace of Christ be with you. Rest in peace, J.J. Carol

    Susan Townsend says:

    I’m so sorry to read about JJ’s passing. He was truly a wonderful and kind man. I will always remember him through soccer, and how helpful he (& Debbie) was to me as I was learning to coach.
    My thoughts and prayers for all of you.
    Sue Townsend

    Kenneth Inman says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to the Lovie family. Mr. JJ was a great man and truly one of the best people I’ve the pleasure to be around. Prayers to my brothers Josh and Jasper and love goes out to Debbie. Wish I could’ve made the trip in person. God is good always, and JJ will find himself in Gods arms. Amen 🙏

    Gloria Derrick says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss..
    I had the pleasure of working across the hall from JJ for thirty years and we became family..
    I would visit the pharmacy throughout the day and J.J. always had that smile that would brighten up any day….I loved hearing about his trips traveled with Debbie and his brother Joe. He enjoyed life to the fullest and loved his family so much.
    ‘Eternal rest grant unto him , O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him and all your faithful departed servants…
    Continuous prayers for the Lovoi family.

    Sam Chirafis says:

    Our heart and prayers go out to Debbie and all in the Lovoi Family. J.J. was a great friend and his generous and caring nature was shared with all those that knew him. He will be missed but always remembered as a very special man.
    Sam & Phyllis Chirafis

    Reuben Johnston says:

    Lovoi family, I am so very sorry to hear of J.J’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. J.J. left a mark on everyone he coached and I will always fondly remember playing for him together with the rest of the LU team. I think of him often as I follow his footsteps coaching my daughters and their teammates. He will be missed.

    Jim Brocato says:

    Lovoi Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of J.J. He took such great care of our community, especially our parents Myrna and Anthony. He will greatly be missed.
    Thoughts and prayers are with each of you. God Bless.
    The Brocato Family

    Marilyn Adams says:

    We have lived across the street from J. J and 7 children for 40 years. He was a fine man, a great neighbor and wonderful friend. Beaumont has lost a fine fellow who greatly contributed to the community and raised a fine family with love kindness generosity and integrity

    Barbara Humphrey says:

    My prayers are with the Lavoi family during this difficult time. As stated by so many, JJ always had a kind smile. He was my pharmacist until the day he retired. He will be missed by so many.

    J.C. MODICA says:

    JJ Will be missed by a lot of friends and family.
    What a Great Man to know, May God Bless Him and
    His Family

    Erica Puente says:

    I met you and your family 15 years ago working next door and I must say, you will be very much missed JJ! I will surely miss that beautiful smile you always displayed to everyone and all of your customers. My sincerest condolences to the Lovoi family.

    Lori Robinson Williams says:

    Praying God’s comfort for Lorelai and the Lovoi family.

    Robert Patton says:

    I know I sound like an echo to everyone’s comments about JJ. But, he was all of that, to so many !
    Truly a great man that will be missed by all !!
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lovoi family !!
    Rob & Heather Patton

    nick larocca says:

    j.j. was a lifelong friend to me and my family. We have been friends since our days at St. Anthonys grammar school. We will greatly miss him. Love to you Debbie and family.
    Nick and Linda LaRocca

    Richard Schell says:

    Jan and I received the sad news that J J passed away last Friday. We send our sincere condolences to Debbie, Jonathan, Justin, and the entire Lovoi family. We have such good memories of watching our son Ben’s soccer team coached by J J as they played in regular season games and tournaments. J J’s knowledge of soccer and his ability to relate to young boys made him an excellent coach and mentor for them. We are sorry for your loss.
    Richard Schell

    Cody Christopher says:

    Lovoi’s, I’m so sorry for your loss. JJ was an amazing person and an awesome coach. I remember watching him coach Jonny and Justin’s games. He was always so relaxed and in control but at game time he would get going and the passion would come out.

    I wish I could be there but I’m traveling out of the country right now. I love you guys and will be thinking of you.

    Linda and Jim Sachitano says:

    It seems that time has stood still since we heard the sad news about J.J. Everything that has been written about our friend is so true. We love you all and are praying for your peace and comfort.

    Carole and Ralph Muzzillo says:

    We have been friends with the Lovoi family since 1980..
    He introduced us to
    Soccer ⚽️..Our son Tommy Jammer Muzzillo was on his team for many years.Loved our Saturday mornings
    at the Soccer fields
    Sending love and prayers 🙏🏻 to Debbie
    and family ⚽️q⚽️He will be sadly missed 😢

    Faye Prejean and children says:

    My deepest condolences to Deborah and children.May God give you comfort and peace. JJ was such a fine man , always friendly ,willing to help whenever I needed help He will be greatly missed. May his soul Rest In Peace

    Janie Sherman Alley says:

    Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry to hear about JJ’s passing. He was such a great mentor and friend for many of my KHS soccer team friends over 40 years ago. Another Beaumont business man and legend is gone. Prayers for the family.

    Jim Bourg says:

    A gentleman & a gentle man.

    Probably already has a soccer team on the pitch ready to play.

    james daniel durdin says:

    Dear Debbie: Sorry for your loss of Jasper in this life here, but he will be waiting for you and praying for you and the entire family. Danny Durdin

    Roy and Barbara Young says:

    We are so saddened to hear about JJ. Sending love and prayers to all the LOVOI’s. JJ will be missed by all that knew him! He was such a loving and friendly man.

    Tony Stewart says:

    JJ and I met our first year of St Anthony High School. He was a person of integrity, character and a natural role model for his family. His older brother, Johnny, was close friends with my older brother Eddie, so I’ve had a positive “history” with the Lovoi family for many years. Another of my family members, Frances Montalbano, was employed by the Lovoi’s pharmacy for decades and Frances always had the fondest things to say about the Love family. It was an honor knowing JJ. He made a mark in Beaumont’s history. He was loved and will be missed by so many people. Peace to you, JJ. You’ve earned it. God bless.
    Tony and Myra

    Sally serio says:

    My deepest condolences to all the Lovoi family .. JJ was always so nice I used to see him all the time at church or if we had to go to the pharmacy… May God bless you all and may his soul rest in peace. Sending love and prayers to you all .

    Sharon & Johnny Passmore says:

    Much love & comfort to all the Lovoi family…. JJ was one of a kind… RIP
    Sharon & Johnny

    Thuytram Tran says:

    I will miss you, JJ. He was a special man, who always showed kindness. He was well-loved by all. Rest in peace.

    Kaye Leon says:

    Rest In Peace dear classmate🙏🏻 God bless your loved ones 🙏🏻

    Jim Bourg says:

    A gentle man & gentleman

    Jim Bourg says:

    A gentleman & gentle man.
    There’s a hell of a soccer team being formed right now. Correction, a heavenly soccer team.

    Kathryn and Patrick Phelan says:

    Truly a fine man and great friend. To know JJ, was to be blessed with knowing a kind, competent and generous man. He was loved and admired. He will be deeply missed. God bless and protect the Lovoi family.

    David & Lea Desormeaux says:

    My heart is broken today for the loss of my friend and great pharmacist, JJ Lovoi. I have known the entire Lovoi family for over 50 years and they always made me feel like I was family. My love & p
    rayers to Deborah and her entire family. JJ was one of a kind friend and pharmacist. Always willing to help people. REST IN PEACE, JJ. I will miss you. Lea

    Diane Duplechain says:

    It’s been a blessing working with all the Lovoi’s family for 50 years. JJ will be very well missed. He loved to come and see his customers who loved him dearly. Our prayers to Deborah, his ,children , grandchildren and the rest of his family.

    Eddie & Huiwen Venable says:

    There is not enough space to share, just a few of the memories of J.J. we have together. We lost a Loving Family Member. We will see each other again my Brother.

    Phil Verret says:

    Very sorry to hear this news! JJ was a great friend to all. He was an incredibly generous person, full of energy, compassionate and loving. The world lost a really great human being. Rest in peace pal!

    Vincent Tantillo says:

    I was blessed to know JJ.

    Stephanie Urquhart says:

    All my love and prayers for the Lovoi’s. JJ was an icon to everyone.
    Cody is in Japan. Jenna text him & he called me. He would be here if not so far.
    I love you all.

    Dan Wallach says:

    What a loss! J.J. was a fine man and I’ve been a loyal customer of Lovoi & Son Pharmacy for decades. It’s because of J.J and Johnny who were so helpful and friendly.
    My sympathy to all of the Lovoi family.
    I will miss J.J.

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