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Kay Huber Broussard

August 28, 1949 ~ July 6, 2024

Born in: Jennings, LA
Resided in: Baton Rouge, LA

Jennings

Celebrating the Life of Brenda “Kay” Huber Broussard

August 28, 1949 – July 6, 2024

With hearts both heavy and grateful, our family asks that you join us in celebrating the life and loving legacy of Kay. She was a beacon of compassion, and deeply touched the lives of all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Kay was born in Jennings, Louisiana and resided in Baton Rouge. As a devoted spouse and mother, Kay loved fiercely. She treasured the more than 56 years of companionship with her husband, Pete. They had three children together, Chris, Kellie, and Brady, and Kay dedicated her early years to care for her children. With a BA degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree in library science from Southeastern University, in 1988 she pursued her lifelong career dream of being a librarian at then, The Chapel Schools Trafton Academy, now The Dunham School. But she was much more than a librarian, she was “homebase” for countless students who just needed a listening ear, and everyone knew she had an open-door policy. In turn, she brought many individuals to Christ, which was truly her deepest passion. To know Kay was to know our Lord and Savior. She was a devout prayer warrior, cherished friend, a source of comfort, and a pillar of strength to all who crossed her path.

Kay’s philanthropic spirit and love of our Lord led her to pursue many exciting adventures including trips to China, mission trips to Jamaica, and walking in the steps of Jesus in Jerusalem. These journeys were personal missions of exploration, with a devotion to share the message of Christ. Her warmth, compassion, and genuine interest in the well-being of others left an indelible mark on everyone she encountered in her journeys.

Kay found solace in gardening and time in nature. The family has fond memories of summer and winter vacations in Colorado, treasured lake time at False River, and soaking up sunshine on various beaches. Fishing was also a pastime that Kay found peace. She also had a profound love of music, which began early playing on her baby grand piano. She had an impressive vinyl collection with favorites from Neil Diamond, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson among others. The classic Ave Maria always made her heart swell and brought her to tears. In her presence, there was always a sense of adventure and joy.

Kay’s spirit and legacy lives on in the love and lessons she imparted. She is survived by her husband, Romain Pierre Broussard “Pete”, three children and their families: Chris Broussard and his children Alise, Bennett, and Davin; Kellie and Michael Wilhite and their son Chase; Brady and Amy Broussard and their children Julian and Auden. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ellie Flournoy Stafford, and Herman Dutch Huber. We take comfort knowing she has found eternal peace, which she so deeply longed. A family burial will take place Thursday, July 11. Kay will be laid to rest in Jennings with her mother at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at The Dunham School in the Brown-Holt Chapel Arts Center on Friday, July 12 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests gifts be made to The Dunham School, The Pearl at Jamestown, or ACCESS in Little Rock supporting the scholarship fund for individuals with special needs.

 

 

 

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    • Candle 3Kay Broussard, what a lovely lady. I was a brand new upper school art teacher just starting out at CTS, now the Dunham School when I had the pleasure of meeting her and working together. I know she is with our Heavenly Father for her faith and wonderful soul was just such a light to all who knew her. My prayers for the family and friends who will be missing her. What a classy lady, I looked up to her.

  1. Dear Pete and family,
    I am sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. She was such a beautiful, kind, loving person.
    May God comfort you in this difficult time.
    Love, Dianne

  2. Mrs. Kay impacted my life more than I can write here. You said it so well – “always an open door and a listening ear.” She encouraged me and pushed me towards Jesus. I will forever be thankful for her, and treasure her notes that always included scripture and prayer. I am grateful to the entire Broussard family for sharing her with so many of us. I love each of you, Broussards, and the Barkers are all thinking about you and grieving with you now.

  3. As a young child, Kay was my librarian and a family friend. She always let me check out more than my “maximum” allotment of books. More than that, Kay taught me about patience, respect, and taking an interest in others. The care she took in learning the kids reading levels and interests led her to make recommendations that placed the right adventure before kids eyes at the right time. To this day I feel closer to my departed grandfather when I think of a book that Kay suggested to me. How many people have felt powerful, positive emotions because Kay cared to take an interest in them and was skilled at her profession?

    As a teenager, Kay’s son Brady taught me about work ethic, gratefulness, and the importance of mixing more than one type of cereal in the bowl.

    Kay continues to teach. Among other things, Kay’s life is a lesson that pouring kindness and God’s love into those around you leaves an impact that far outlasts whatever task one is performing.

  4. Candle 1Mrs Kay was a great mentor to me in my life and faith. As a high school student at Dunham (2000-2004), through college at LSU, and into the early years of marriage. She was a treasure of a woman, with a gentle disposition, and an ear ever bent to the whispering of the Spirit. She was a friend, a safe ear, an encouraging word, a prayer warrior, and a supporter of many of my endeavors. What an example of a life well lived. Grateful to have known her.

  5. My condolences to Kay’s family. We lived on the same street growing up and I often was her baby sitter. May beautiful memories bring peace and comfort. Mary Lou Low Hughes.


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