Paul E. Broussard, Sr., a native of Lafayette, LA and a resident of Baker, LA, passed away on February 10, 2021 at age 73. In his youth, he served as an altar boy in the Catholic Church. Later in life he was baptized at Little Zion Baptist Church under the late Reverend Morris Jackson and was a dedicated usher and member. He graduated from Paul Breaux High School in Lafayette, LA and joined the United States Navy in 1965. After serving on the USS Oglethorpe (AKA-100) he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. He worked as a Plant Operator for over 40 years at Crown Zellerbach, Georgia Pacific, and retired from Georgia Gulf. He was also an outspoken advocate for the Leland Community, equal rights, and fair treatment of the underserved. He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 years, Savanna Broussard; a caring daughter, Shanna Broussard of Houston, TX.; two sons, Paul Broussard, Jr. (Leah) of Baton Rouge, LA. and Tellis Broussard, Sr. (Tameka) of Houston, TX.; two brothers, Irving Broussard and Joseph Broussard (Barbara) of Lafayette, LA.; three sisters-in-laws; two brothers-in-law; seven loving grandchildren: Tellisa, Olivia, Cidni, Paul III, Rivi, Kiehl and Tellis Jr; a dedicated niece Evelyn Jarvis, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Clifton and Olita Broussard. Visiting at New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 650 Blount Rd., B.R. on Friday, Feb. 19, from 10 am – 12 pm. Service to follow. Limited to immediate family and friends.
Published in The Advocate from Feb. 17 to Feb. 18, 2021.