James Eugene Broussard

Published 3:57 pm Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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James Eugene Broussard, 83, of Hemphill, Texas, former longtime resident of Orange, Texas, passed away on January 30, 2021 due to a sudden illness, in Port Arthur, Texas.

A graveside service was held Monday, February 1, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating the service was Deacon Melvin Payne of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange.

James was born in Orange, Texas on July 5, 1937.  James proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and went on to retire from DuPont in Orange after many loyal years working in general maintenance. He was a very devoted member of St. Pius I Catholic Church in Hemphill where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector as well as tending to the maintenance. James was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who loved his family dearly. In his final days his biggest concern was the wellbeing of his loving wife, Ida. James will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Lyn Dee Broussard; son, Michael Broussard; and his ten siblings.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Ida Broussard; children, Steven Broussard and fiancé Stacey, David Broussard and wife Mona, Andrew Broussard, Jamie Boyd, and Mark Broussard; grandchildren, Kyle Broussard, Ashley Makowski, Sarah Weatherholt, Austin Broussard, Lily Broussard, Gianna Broussard, Drew Broussard, Brandon Boyd, Emilee Broussard, Tanner Broussard, Jacob Broussard, Brennan Broussard, Justin Broussard, and Branston Broussard; and his daughter-in-law, Cheryl Broussard; along with numerous other loving family and friends.