Willie James Broussard Sr.

Published 6:42 am Friday, July 12, 2019

Mr. Willie James Broussard Sr. departed his earthly home on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 while at home with his devoted wife by his side.

Willie was born on August 11th, 1940 to I.J. Broussard and Selena Broussard in Port Arthur, TX where he resided for 78 years.

Willie was a graduate of the Lincoln High School Class of 1958 and then went on to become a member of the United States Army.

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After serving his country, he was then employed by Gulf/Chevron Refinery, where he retired after 20 plus years of service.

He was also a longtime member of the Royalist and Golden Gate Social and Civic Clubs of Port Arthur, TX.

Willie was a member of the Catholic Church but worshiped with his family at Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church until his health began declining.

He is preceded in death by his loving parents, one brother, two sisters and a daughter.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his beloved and devoted wife Dorothy Broussard; his sons Willie Broussard, Jr. of Houston, TX and Clarence Jones (Trena) of La Marque, TX; daughter Evie Jones of Port Arthur, TX; sisters, Stella Broussard of Inglewood, CA and Pauline Terry of Port Arthur, TX; brothers, Joseph Broussard (Arthurine) of Perris, CA, Paul Broussard (Bettie) of Desoto, TX and David Broussard (Vickie) of Rosharon, TX; a special son-in-law Robert Hargrove of Houston, TX; five grandchildren LaKisha Olivier, Blaine Hines, Javaun Butler, Jaric Butler, Jyson Butler and one great-granddaughter Jaylynn Olivier and a host of relatives and devoted friends.

A visitation is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13th, 2019 with the funeral immediately following at Christian Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 1919 Jefferson Drive, Port Arthur, TX 77642.

Reverend Albert Moses will officiate. Burial will be at Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Houston, TX under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.