Paul Sterling Broussard, 84, passed away on November 4, 2023 at home with his family by his side. He was born on February 1, 1939, in Abbeville, Louisiana, to Cloudy and Louise Boullion Broussard.
Mr. Broussard’s life was marked by his service in the Navy, a testament to his dedication and bravery. He was known for his strong work ethic, his warm sense of humor, and his generous nature. Whether it was through a joke or a helping hand, he brought light into the lives of those around him.
His marriage was a remarkable journey of nearly 60 years, filled with deep love and companionship that stood as an example to everyone. The Guadalupe River held a special place in his heart where he found peace and joy.
Morning gatherings at McDonald’s or Big Daddy’s were a cherished part of his daily routine, where he shared laughter and stories with friends. His love for singing Elvis tunes at karaoke revealed his playful spirit and love for music.
Restoring old cars was more than a hobby, it was a way he connected with the past and brought beauty back into the world. Each vehicle he worked on was a project of passion.
The loss of Mr. Broussard is deeply felt by his family and the many people who admired him. His presence was a gift, and his memory will continue to be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who knew him. His laughter, stories, and the love he shared will not be forgotten.
Those left to cherish his memory are, his wife, Alice Broussard; his son, Shase Broussard; his granddaughters, Brandi Broussard Fontenot, Shalyn Broussard, Eden Broussard and Alex Broussard; his grandson, Joshua Broussard; his great-grandsons, Brayden and Easton Strenth and Camdyn Fontenot; and his great-granddaughters, Kadence Britt and Harper Jeter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Russell Broussard, Velda Roux, and Dale Boudreaux, and his son, Shandel Broussard.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 9, 2023 in St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church. Msgr. Jace Eskind will serve as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mimosa Pines South Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. The family will welcome friends in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, located at 4321 Lake Street, Lake Charles, LA from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on the evening of Wednesday, November 8, 2023, with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM, and will resume on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until leaving in procession to the church for 11:00 AM Mass.