Irble Inez Smith Gordey
Irble Inez Smith Gordey
June 14, 1926 - May 16, 2017
Inez Smith Gordey, 90, of Lumberton, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 16, 2017.
She was born on June 14, 1926, to Alma Sarah Bonnette Smith and Andrew Jackson
Smith, in Forest Hill, Louisiana.
and Dad were Charter Members of Asbury Methodist Church before transferring
membership to Forest Park United Methodist Church. Mom was a longtime member
there teaching Sunday school, quilting, choir, United Methodist Women, and
working with the Thrift Shop.
Mom retired from BISD in 1994 leaving behind a passion of hers, books. She was
an avid reader and crossword puzzle worker. She loved playing in the dirt and
had a fabulous year-round garden.
sure our Mom would say she had a wonderful life. Daddy probably knows she is
coming, so he can make amends for that front porch he never built her. Mom, may
your lost memories pour out freely now and make you wonderfully content.
include her children, Beverly Gordey Sikes and her husband, Don, of Lumberton;
Molly Gordey Sewell and her husband, Rusty, of Beaumont; Mark Douglas Gordey
and his wife, Lillie, of Bridge City; and Julie Gordey Wesseling and her
husband, Danny, of Ridgway, Colorado; seven grandchildren; and nine
Mom is preceded in death by her husband and our father, James Douglas Gordey;
her grandson, Kyle Lane Sewell; and her brothers, Rufus Smith, Joe Smith, and
gathering of Mrs. Gordey’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with her
memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 22, 2017, at Forest Park
United Methodist Church, 225 South Major Drive, Beaumont. An ennichment of her
cremated body will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Her cremation
arrangements were held through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of
Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.
contributions to honor the life of Mom may be made to Forest Park United
Methodist Church, 225 South Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77707; or the Alzheimer’s
Association National Office, 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago,
heartfelt gratitude and gratefulness our family will never forget the
sacrifices made by Don and Beverly. Mom had a safe loving place there-her every
need met. Beyond generous care and concern, she considered it HOME. Pretty sure
they both have very comfy clouds to float on in heaven…
you to the staff and guidance from Kindred Hospice especially our nurse Kat
Walters. And to aide, Carol McClendon…what a special person you are. We needed
you and you found your way to our Mother. Most fabulous gift ever. Your kind
hands and soft words we will never forget.