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In Loving Memory

Donald James Broussard

June 29, 1951 – May 30, 2021

Donald James Broussard, 69, died at his home in Pearland, TX, in prayer with wife by his side, on May 30, 2021.

Donald was born in Lake Charles, LA on June 29, 1951, just minutes before his twin brother, Ronald.  Their birth was quite special as they were the first twins in the family!  The twin brothers grew up and spent their lives as best friends. 

Donald graduated from Landry Memorial High School in 1969 and was awarded the W.T. Burton Scholarship to McNeese State University.  While attending MSU, he was an avid member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity.  Although Don could often be found partying and having fun with his friends, he was a very intelligent man.  He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from MSU in 1975.  In 1976, Donald moved to Houston, TX. and started his career with Exxon R&D Lab.  He developed many close and lifelong friendships.

Through one of these friendships, Donald met the love of his life, Janice.  They were married in 1989 and made their home in Pearland, TX.  It was not long before they welcomed their first son, James Edward.  Just a year after James arrived, John Michael, was born and completed their family.  Of course, Donald also enjoyed the company of his beloved dogs and considered them his family as well! 

Donald was a devout practicing Catholic. He spent many hours studying the scriptures and writing reflections on the scriptures and their guide to living a Christian life.

Donald "officially" retired from Exxon in 2009.  However, because he was such a valuable and knowledgeable resource for Exxon, he continued in their employ on a contractual basis for many years.   Don's lifelong hobbies included hunting, fishing, woodworking, writing, watching the Astros, and spending time with family!   Once he retired, he enjoyed helping his wife with numerous projects.

Don enjoyed trading "quips" with his brother and always had a witty reply in any verbal spars. He could be quite adamant and, yes, at times he was obstinate! Most importantly though, Donald had many endearing traits.  He loved his family and friends dearly.  He could ALWAYS be counted on to help them when they were in need.  He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, and friend, and a caring uncle to his nephews and nieces.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Marie Louise and Edward Joseph Broussard.  He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Janice; sons James Edward (fiancée Lanie). and John Michael Broussard; sister, Sherrel B. Semanchik (Michael); brother Ronald J. Broussard (Eva); numerous nieces and nephews, and great- nieces and nephews.

Friends are cordially invited to the visitation with the family on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 (281) 992-7200.

The funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rosary being celebrated at 9:30 A.M. at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Dr., Friendswood, TX 77546 with Rev. James H. Kuczynski, M.S. officiating.

Condolences may be sent to the Broussard family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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8 thoughts on “Donald James Broussard”

  1. Jan, you and your guys are in our prayers. I know Don knew he was a blessed man to have you and those sons. He is now healed and whole. God bless you.

    1. mayorkeegan@yahoo.com

      Jan, John and James,
      I can not begin to tell you how much Don taught me and influenced my life. I met him in 2009 when I hired in as his understudy. I learned so much from him and knew a lot about yaw because he talked about yaw constantly. From colleges to pizza delivery and bathroom remodels he always was bragging on yaw. His brother in Brownwood and trips there always was a great story. He also gave me great recipes for Cajun food! My heart goes out to all of you.

      Keegan Johnson

  2. Jan, John & James,
    We are so terribly saddened by the passing of Don. He was such an amazing man. We have lots of fond memories that we will always hold near to our hearts. Some of my personal favorites were him always taking the time to talk to me whenever I was walking by your house and he was on the driveway. He would never let me pass without acknowledging me and we would have some of the best talks. He was ALWAYS so positive & supportive. Ray & I will both treasure his helping us with our house after IKE. He worked so selflessly during the cleanup. He truly was a servant of God!
    Please know you are in our prayers daily and we are here for you always!
    Rest In Peace Don! Until we meet again!
    Cindy & Ray Brown

  3. Cassandra V. Lagrange

    Mrs. Janice, John, James and families,
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your beloved Husband and Father, Donald. We had on heard recently of his illness and are now saddened to learn of his death. My Father, Carl Vincent, was Donald's 1st cousin and Godfather(Effie Broussard Vincent-Devillier's eldest son). My Mother, Shirley, remembers Donald and his twin, Ronald, from childhood into their adult years.
    We, his family, shall pray for the repose of Donald's sweet soul as we offer you, his loved ones, our prayers for God's strength at this very difficult time.
    God's grace granted to you all…
    The Vincent family
    Shirley and Cassandra Vincent Lagrange

  4. Ed "Sonny" DeVillier

    My condolences to all of Donnie's family. He was my first cousin and a year older than me. I have fond memories growing up and spending a week at Ronnie & Donnie's in the summer. My mother was a sister of Donnie's dad. Everytime my parents visited them we were treated to great hospitality. Donnie will be missed by all who knew him.

  5. MOLLY KISTLER

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Janice. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys.

  6. I have fond memories about working with Don at the Exxon 'TGTF'. He always pointed me in the right direction and I hold the utmost respect for him

  7. Don was a fabulous colleague at Exxon and was the best at what he did , testing materials needed for the oilfield so that we would be safer .

    Mark Moyer

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