James Paul Brumfield

December 6, 1928January 1, 2019
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James Paul Brumfield, (JP), of Houston, TX, passed away on 1 January 2019 in his place of residence at the ripe age of 90 years old. JP was born on 6 December 1928 in Bogalusa, LA where his parents James Dudley Brumfield and Hazel King Brumfield resided.

He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Fumiko Oya Brumfield “Mickey” of Nagoya, Japan and their four (4) children, Angela Brumfield Haynes and husband Jerry (predeceased) of Minden, LA, Laura Brumfield Barnes and husband, Jack of Shreveport, LA, James Dudley Brumfield II and wife Kimberly, of Baton Rouge, LA and Steven Wayne Brumfield and wife Terri of Houston, TX. JP had an abundance of grandchildren whom he loved dearly; Ronny Leazer III and wife Michelle, Jerry Haynes, Jr. and wife Madison, Angel Haynes, Amber Haynes Mandino and husband Wesley, David Jacobs, Allison Barnes North and husband Jon-Bayan, James Paul Brumfield II and wife Samantha, Melissa Brumfield (predeceased), Natalie Brumfield and John Brumfield and wife Ashley. Within their children, JP had 20 great-grandchildren whom he also loved with all his heart. He has three (3) surviving sisters, Carolyn Brumfield Henderson and husband Roy, Eva Wayne Brumfield Timbrook and husband David (predeceased) and Peggy Brumfield Hudson and husband Charlie. JP has one (1) sister, Winne Nell Brumfield Querbes, that preceded his death.

JP served in the United States Air Force from 1948-1968 as a Communications Specialists and served in multiple duty stations though out the United States, overseas and is also Vietnam Veteran. After his stint in the Air Force, he retired as a Technical Sergeant and moved his family to Bossier City, LA where he worked as a manager in several businesses. In 1977 after his children graduated from high school, JP and Mickey picked up their belongings and moved to Houston, TX where he worked as a Petroleum Landman for the next 30 plus years. JP loved to read, work crossword puzzles, work, and travel. Reluctantly, he retired at the young age of 80. One thing that JP prided himself over was the non-existent use of receiving his news from the internet. He still received the Houston Chronicle and read each page from the first to the last page.

The Brumfield family would like to thank Season’s Hospice for their continued service and loving kindness to JP and Mickey during his final days. JP’s wittiness, sarcasm, wisdom and love will be truly missed by his family and friends. Rest in Peace dad!!


  • John Brumfield
  • JP Brumfield
  • Ronny Leazer III
  • Lyle Hudson
  • David Jacobs
  • Cainen Duos


  • Gathering Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Reception Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Eleita Dunlap Kinard

January 4, 2019

Dear Mickey and family,

So sorry to hear about JP. He was a one of a kind man and he will be greatly missed by all that knew and
loved him.

Please know that I will be praying for all of you and keeping you close in my heart. Wish I could be there with you, but time and health will not allow for that right now. Mother and Aunt B were there to welcome him into Heaven. They both loved him so much.

Treasure your memories and remember how much he loved all of you. Love and prayers from Alabama.


Lea-Lea Carney (Harris)

January 4, 2019

My condolences go out to you and your family.
I can remember going on the baseball road trip with your parents. Boy those were some fun time.

Lea - Lea Harris Carney

Judy Daniel

January 3, 2019

My deepest condolences to your family during this dark time. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.