Elton "E.J." Sonnier

September 12, 1948, January 06, 2019


Elton Joseph “E.J.” Sonnier, 70, of Winnie, died Sunday, January 6, 2019. He was born on September 12, 1948, in Anahuac, to Mable Marie Hoffpuair Sonnier and Matthew Sonnier.

Survivors include his wife, Pricilla “Prissy” Sonnier of Winnie; sons, Richard Sonnier; Darrell Sonnier and his wife, Nikki; and Harrell Sonnier, all of Winnie; daughter, Yvonne Hudspeth and her husband, James, of LaBelle; sister, Linda Weekley and her husband, Wesley, of Winnie; sister-in-law, Darlene Sonnier of Winnie; grandchildren, Hope Baronet; Adam Sonnier; Stephanie Desormeaux and her husband, Steven; Bethany Herring and her husband, Kody; Ciara Will and her husband Cody; Emily Shelton and her husband, Zach; Elizabeth Hudspeth; Chandler Hudspeth; and Mason Spivey; and great-grandchildren, Sarah Desormeaux, Steven Desormeaux, and Emma Will.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald “Coony” Sonnier; and sister, Deborah Smith.

A gathering of Mr. Sonnier’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Broussard’s, Winnie. Cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Friday, January 11, 2019
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Saturday, January 12, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (5)

  • Clay Leger

    12 January 2019 at 16:56 | #

    Y’all have been like my family my whole life. We’ve always been pretty close. Amber and I will miss Shu-Shu very much.


  • Christie Sonnier

    11 January 2019 at 20:16 | #

    Linda, so sorry for ur loss, you will be in my prayers.


  • Tamra Miguez

    09 January 2019 at 20:48 | #

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was blessed to have known Mr. EJ. He was such a character with a big heart. I will miss his frequent visits. Thanks for the memories! Love to all.


  • Jeanette & Roland Weekly

    09 January 2019 at 15:23 | #

    Sincere Condolences to the Sonnier Family. We Loved E.J. He will Be Missed By Many. Fly High Bubba!


  • Carolyn Hudson

    07 January 2019 at 23:07 | #

    We are sending out prayers, love, hugs to all of you. He was a great person in life always had kind words to say. And plenty of jokes to tell. He will be missed very much by everyone. He never met a stranger. May he RIP. Jackie &Carolyn Hudson


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