Madison “Madi” Hope Thibodeau

May 18, 1999 - August 8, 2022

Madison “Madi” Hope Thibodeau, 23, of Lumberton, died Monday, August 8, 2022. She was born on May 18, 1999, in Beaumont, to Portia Braley and Richard Thibodeau. Madi was a graduate of Lumberton High School and had attended Lamar University.

Survivors include her mother, Portia Saunier of Lumberton and her fiancé, Mark E. Gaudet of Port Neches; father, Richard Thibodeau of Lumberton; siblings, Kindall Saunier; Cameron Thibodeau, and Carley Henley, all of Lumberton; grandparents, Gary and Phyllis Braley, and George and Sharon Thibodeau of Lumberton; Judy Saunier of Meaux, Louisiana;  and Barbara Cardwell of Beaumont; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Neal Saunier.

A gathering of Madi’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022, at Broussard’s 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her interment will follow at Hardin Memorial Park, Silsbee.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Houston, 1907 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030 or


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • August 13, 2022
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • August 13, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Hardin Memorial Park
  • 418, Cemetery Rd, Silsbee, TX, 77656,

Comments (23)

    Gerhardt Robin Harnois says:

    Dearest portia and family,
    Words are not there for saying how sorry my family and I are at the loss of your beautiful
    Madi. The loss of a child is the biggest hurt of all. God bless you portia and your family. If you meed anything please let me know. We are praying for you and your family

    Derrill Nixson says:

    So very sorry for your loss

    Cindy Cummings says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Madi was a sweet girl, many prayers for the family????

    Peggy Meredith says:

    Saunier Thibodeaux and Braley Families,

    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful Maddie. Sending our sympathy and prayers to you all.
    The Meredith Family.

    Jaime Kruttlin says:

    We are very sorry to hear about your sweet Madi. Our hearts break for you all. We will be praying for peace and comfort for all of you.
    Much love,
    Fred & Jaime Kruttlin and family

    Charlotte Ries says:

    Portia, Gary, & Phyllis, My thoughts and prayers are with you at the terrible loss you are enduring. May God comfort and bless you.

    Donna braley and family says:

    Portia and family. My heart aches for u and family . She was taken too young. She was a beautiful girl. Soso sad.. I just ask god to send his presence and he will help you . Love you’ll. Donna braley and family

    Patty Griffin says:

    Madi was a ray of sunshine. She always had a smile on her face. Most of the time she was laughing and making others laugh. She was quick to hug you and tell you that she loved you.
    My heart is broken. This beautiful girl let us way too soon.
    I will keep her family, friends and sorority sisters in my prayers.

    Monica Justice, Wallace says:

    So sorry to hear for your loss, I cannot imagine the pain and sorrow your suffering at this time . My heart goes out to you all. Sending many thoughts and prayers to you and
    your family.

    Monica Justice , Wallace

    Helen Jones Huffnagle says:

    Portia and family
    My heart aches for you all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Stacie McKee says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family. I know the loss of a child and I know that life can and will continue, faith in The Lord is what it will take.

    Stacie McKee (childhood friend of Mark’s)

    Mikie & Billy Hardin says:

    Portia and family,
    You have my heartfelt sorrow for the loss of Madi. This is the hardest moment, and it’s impossible to see through the anguish you and your family will experience. With time, I hope you can find some peace and consolation in the special memories you shared with Madi. Billy and I share your sorrow and hope that God will send you healing and comfort.
    Love you, Mikie & Billy

    Linda Eller Weston says:

    I am so sorry for the terrible loss of your beautiful daughter.
    Prayers for you and all your family.
    Linda and Scott Weston

    Jaime Flowers Martin says:

    So sorry for your loss she was a beautiful soul and will be miss dearly. May God be with you family at this time. sending prayers
    Jaime Martin

    Elizabeth D Belk says:

    Kindall ,Portia and family I
    Sorry for your loss my heart is broken and I can even imagine the hurt y’all are going through .if y’all need anything please let me know my condolences to you and your family love you kindall mrs.Liz

    David & Kim Woodside Hart says:

    We are so sorry for your loss! I know there are no words that can comfort y’all at this time, but please know that David & I are praying hard for your entire family.
    Sending, hugs, love & prayers.

    David & Kim

    Sam Moore says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss of a beautiful soul. Vickie and I send all of our thoughts and prayers of comfort and peace to your whole family

    Sam and Vickie Moore

    Rose Segura says:

    Sharon, so sorry for the lose of your grandaughter. I remember you talking about her so much when we worked at the cleaners together. I know she was the apple of your eye. Prayers for you and the entire family at this difficult time, I know your hearts are heavy as mine is too to hear about your lose. May God Bless and be with all of you.. Rose Segura

    Diane Etue says:

    So so sorry you all have to go through this. Love & prayers for each of you. You are in my heart. Diane Etue I

    Gerhardt Robin Harnois says:

    Dearest portia and family,
    Words are not there for saying how sorry me, susan berndt and our families feel. The loss if a child nothing can hurt as much. We are here for you if we can do anything to help you during this very tragic time please let us know. Just know we are here for you, love you and we are praying for you and your family. Love you portia Robin, Herman Gerhardt and Susan and Berry Berndt

    Wayne and Deborah Walker says:

    Portia and family,

    Our heart breaks for you all. May you somehow find peace and comfort through all of this. We will be praying for you.

    Jerrie Meza Hebert says:

    Richard, George, Sharon and family,
    My heart is truly broken for you all. I’m so deeply sorry to hear this news. MY God bless and comfort you all during this most trying time of your lives. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do.

    The Meza Family

    Shar says:

    Sending much love and prayers.

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