Alma Rae McConnell

August 10, 1933 - May 10, 2019

Alma Rae McConnell

Alma Rae McConnell, 85, of Vidor, died Friday, May 10, 2019, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on August 10, 1933, to Eva Avant Henson and Elmer Olden Henson, in Conroe. Alma was a devoted member of Christ’s Community Church in Vidor for twenty-eight years. She loved to work in her garden and feed the birds. Alma was part of the generation that took pride in the appearance outside of her home. She was a devoted mom, sister, and aunt.

Survivors include her daughters, Connie McConnell McDonald and her husband, Stephen, of Hunt and Karen Duke and her husband, Danny, of Vidor; brother, Bobby Henson and his wife, Mary, of Vidor; grandsons, Davin Richards and Danny Joe Duke, Jr., both of Vidor, Gregory Hollis of Beaumont, and Robert Duke of Vidor; special niece who she raised, Pam Patterson and her husband, Dan, of East Tawakoni; and eighteen nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of thirty-eight years, Bailey W. McConnell; grandson, Joshua A. Hollis; and sisters, Rita Chance, Neta Hubble, and Cherie Gentz.

A gathering of Mrs. McConnell’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2019, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Broussard’s, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Community Church of Vidor, P.O. Box 1131, Vidor, Texas 77662.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Monday, May 13, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (6)

  • Cecil Mcconnell

    13 May 2019 at 01:45 | #

    I was blessed to have a Sister-In-law like Alma Rae McConnell She was always a pleasure to be around.We will miss her! May she test in peace


  • Donna zuniga

    12 May 2019 at 18:31 | #

    I will love and miss her forever she always came to see me when I came to texas I enjoyed her going with me, my mom and dad placed while I was there last time I was there she gave me a cross necklace a lot of great memories now u are up there with everyone u will be greatly missed love u


  • Tom Greene

    12 May 2019 at 07:48 | #

    Prayers and thoughts from Fort Myers Florida and our condolence to you and your family Connie


  • Danny duke jr

    12 May 2019 at 02:11 | #

    I'm really gonna miss you love u. You where an amazing grandmother,and mother u will be deeply miss and u will never be forgotten. Love u mawmaw


  • Denby family

    12 May 2019 at 01:54 | #

    Mrs McConnell was a very sweet person she will be missed by our family. Condolences to all her family and friends.


  • Faye Brown

    12 May 2019 at 00:45 | #

    My cousin, Rae,...I remember the few times we were able to visit with each other, was always happy , and I always left, being so glad that we got to visit. She seemed to be an encouragement to those around her. Rest In Peace, Rae; I know you are home at last with our Heavenly Father.. praying for those you left behind to find comfort only Jesus Christ can give.


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