PORT ISABEL, TX. – Howard Joseph Hebert, Jr., of Port Isabel, Texas, entered into eternal rest as he peacefully slipped away while holding the hands of his daughter, Dawn, and his niece, Kalei, on Tuesday, the 25th of July 2023 at the age of seventy-eight.
Howard was born in Morgan City, Louisiana on December 4, 1944. While growing up in Louisiana, a young Howard met the love of his life, Carlette Ann Boudreaux, and later moved to the Brownsville and Port Isabel, Texas area, where he resided for over forty years.
One of his occupations was in welding until he found a professional calling in the commercial shrimp fishing industry, where he worked long, hard, and diligently for decades.
He cherished and devoted spending time with his family and friends, creating lasting memories and strengthening bonds of love to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Howard had a great sense of humor, an infectious laugh, and a contagious smile with unforgettable green eyes. He had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone in need as much as he could.
One of the many things he enjoyed were the simple things in life such as watching his favorite TV shows, like Gunsmoke, or seasonal football games. He enjoyed music, Cajun shrimp and crab boils, and dancing, where he could throw down a mean jitterbug that could out do just about anyone. He also loved crabbing and hunting with his beloved grandson, Adam, and he and his daughter, Virginia, spent many summers together while vacationing in Louisiana.
The love a father has for his daughters is unconditional and cannot compare to anything. He cherished Cathy Ann, Dawn Marie, and Virginia Lynn beyond measure. Howard was a loving father, doting grandfather, and great-grandfather. His friendships ran deep among many and if you were lucky enough and he considered you a friend, it was sincere and from the heart. Some of his closest friends gave him the nickname “Bear” because of his strength and endurance. He will be deeply missed, loved, and remembered by all who loved and cared for him.
Preceding Howard in death was his unforgettable and beloved son, Rodney James Hebert; his parents, Howard Joseph Hebert, Sr. and Pearl Mary Gautreaux Hebert; his sister, Mary Ann Scully; and his nephew, Chris Anthony Scully.
Survivors left behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Carlette Ann Boudreaux; and his three beautiful daughters Virginia Lynn Hebert, Cathy Ann Hebert, and Dawn Marie Elizabeth Hebert. Additionally, he was a proud grandfather to seven grandchildren Adam James Hebert, Justin Jay Falcon, Tabitha Ann Falcon and her husband Juan Santos, Anastasia Nicole Falcon, Shayna Lynn Puerto, Destiny Faith Hebert and her husband William Greeley, and Skylar Loupe; and a loving great-grandfather to his three great-grandchildren Analeah Santos, Jay Santos, and Paris Lee Ann Greeley. Howard is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Texas and Louisiana.
Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, the 8th of August 2023 between the hours of five o'clock in the afternoon and nine o'clock at night, with a Celebration of Life Service to begin at seven o'clock Tuesday evening within the East Chapel of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home. All local services will conclude Tuesday night. Cremation will follow.
Personalized funeral arrangements directed by Steven R. Hieu Bailey and Staff have been entrusted to the care of Darling-Mouser Funeral Home at 945 Palm Boulevard in Brownsville, Texas 78520, (956) 546-7111.