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1926 Mary 2022

Mary Guilbeau Broussard

December 30, 1926 — May 26, 2022

Mary Guilbeau Broussard, 95, of Groves, Texas passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at Rose Place in Port Arthur, Texas. Mary was born in Port Arthur, Texas on December 30, 1926 to the late, Rita Vaughn Guilbeau.

Mary was a descendant of the Edgar Vaughn family, early settlers of Port Arthur Texas area. She attended St. Mary school in Port Arthur, was a graduate of Ursuline Academy in San Antonio, attended the University of Oklahoma and continued education at Lamar University in Beaumont. Mary spent many years in the banking industry, primarily with the First National Bank of Port Arthur where she was the Vice-President in Lending and a compliance officer for the bank. She was a member of the Port Arthur Business Women’s Association, National Association of Bank Women and former president of the Texas Credit Executives of South Jefferson County.

Mary enjoyed life and loved to gather with family and friends to have a party. She loved to dance, listen to music, travel and read. She was a history buff and a great story teller. She was a true Matriarch to her family. Her loved ones called her mom, Tootsie, grandma and Queen Mary.

Those left to cherish Mary’s memory include her children, Lita Abate of Groves Texas, Joseph John Broussard and his wife, Aileen of Sulphur, Louisiana, Bernadette Villemez and her husband, Joey of Hamshire, Texas and Tina LeDoux of Lumberton, Texas; her brother, Edgar Guilbeau (Sherry) of Pearland, Texas; grandchildren, Lori Humphrey, Lance Abate, Wendy Howell, Brian Broussard, Cameron Broussard, Sarah StCyr, Jamie Oltz, Melissa Naylor, Tonia Vela, Jody Sripongs, Trey Villemez, Lindsey Hone, Kaylynn Rizzotto, Joshua LeDoux and Rachel LeDoux; great-grandchildren, Grant, Randy, Justin, Lauren, Olivia, Ben, Emily, Cora, Adeline, Jacob, Jeremiah, Timothy, Hayden, Austin, William , Grace, Elizabeth, Sophie, Luca and Molly. And many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her mother, Rita Vaughn Guilbeau; her husband, William Joseph “Bruce” Broussard, Jr.; and her son, Bruce James Broussard.

Her great grandsons will serve as pallbearers: Randy Abate, Justin Abate, Grant Humphrey, Hayden Vela, Austin Vela and Jacob Naylor. Serving as honorary pallbearers are her grandsons: Lance Abate, Joshua LeDoux, Jody Sripongs, Brian Broussard, Cameron Broussard and Trey Villemez.

Appreciation and special thanks to Mary’s comforting caregiver Jovie Flynn. We all appreciate your kindness and friendship.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland, Texas on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with the funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Nederland, Texas. Father Rejimon E. George will officiate the services.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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