Yvonne Marie LeBlanc Honsberger

May 26, 1942 - January 31, 2021

Yvonne Honsberger

Yvonne Marie LeBlanc Honsberger, 78, of Beaumont, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on May 26, 1942, to Beatrix Hitter LeBlanc and Albert Joseph LeBlanc, Sr., in Port Arthur.

Yvonne was a woman who loved life and cherished her family and friends dearly. She was a devout Catholic. Her strong faith is what carried her through many times in her life. She had a fighting spirit and nothing kept her from living life to the fullest.

In 1980, she married the love of her life, George. A blended family was made, and she took it upon herself to always make sure every child was included and loved. She was a very generous and kind lady. She loved all of her children, but the most joy and happiness came from her grandchildren.

She loved to be in the kitchen. Cooking was one of her best ways to show you that she loved you. We could always count on holidays at her house with the best home cooked meals. When the weather was pretty, you would be sure to find her buying plants or working in her garden. Being out in her backyard and enjoying nature was one of her favorite pass times. She absolutely loved birds and had a special fondness for red birds. If you know the story of the Cardinal, she is now our special one.

Survivors include her son, John David Guillory and his wife, Tonya, of Alpharetta, Georgia; daughters, Debby Moon and her husband, Joey and Kathryn Messina and her husband, Brent, all of Beaumont; son, Von Honsberger and his wife, Stephanie, of Missouri City; daughter, Kristen Broussard and her husband, Eric, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Eric Honsberger and his wife, Katy, of San Antonio; Evan Honsberger and his wife, Jamie, of Richmond; Alison Wagstaff and her husband, Kyle, of Beaumont; Elyse Broussard, Zachary Moon, Zoey Moon, and Caroline Messina, all of Beaumont; and Lily Guillory of Alpharetta, Georgia; great-granddaughter, Ruby Honsberger; brother, Albert J. LeBlanc, of Lafayette, Louisiana; and beloved granddog, Lola.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Honsberger; daughter, Anne Marie Honsberger and brother, Max John LeBlanc.

A gathering of Yvonne’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 5, 2021, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 6, 2021, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706; MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, Texas 77210-4486; or Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov.


Gathering of Family and Friends
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Friday, February 05, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Friday, February 05, 2021
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church
6825 Gladys Beaumont, TX 77706
Saturday, February 06, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (16)

  • Dona and Buddy Fertitta

    06 February 2021 at 21:09 | #

    We will miss Yvonne!! She was very dear old friend!! A very sweet woman who was friendly to everyone she mer.


  • Gage & Pat Barker

    06 February 2021 at 18:15 | #

    Yvonne & George were our wonderful neighbors for many years. We enjoyed their genuine friendship during the years Kathryn was growing up. Heaven has received another angel today. Our sincere condolences to Yvonne's family.


  • Trinell Dufour Barrum

    06 February 2021 at 16:44 | #

    Sweet Yvonne was the dearest ❤ and sweetest friend since elementary school. Loved that I got to visit with her and so sad we won't het that pleasure now but I know without a doubt that she is talking to George and and her God now. Love and God be with you now.


  • Maria Casanueva

    05 February 2021 at 21:09 | #

    Dear Kathryn and family, please accept our heartfelt condolence on the passing of your beautiful mom.
    May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
    In Christ, Casanueva family


  • Bob and Joyce Shofner

    05 February 2021 at 00:30 | #

    So sorry to learn of Yvonne's passing. She was such a special lady who loved her family. Our prayers go out to all.
    Bob and Joyce Shofner.


  • Jennifer Hitter Clark

    03 February 2021 at 17:13 | #

    I remember the kindness I always saw in Aunt Yvonne. She would welcome me over to play dolls with Kathryn, and of course feed us and made me feel so welcomed. I saw her last at our cousin’s wedding and I had the joy of sitting next to her. I enjoyed her wit and poise and warmth. She exuded strength and kindness at the same time. It was a relative I’ll hold dear. All who knew her were blessed to have known her. God bless her family and friends. We all have our visits from our cardinals, and I’m sure she will check on everyone often ❤️


  • mary ann shumaker

    03 February 2021 at 15:44 | #

    so sorry to hear of Yvonne passing I know she at the foot of Jesus. I can hear him say "Cone my good and faithful servant enter into the gates of heaven.


  • Bonnie & Wayne Roberts

    03 February 2021 at 01:01 | #

    Yvonnes was a life well lived. She is now safely home with her God and her loved ones. She wishes you to live life well too . Do not be sad. Strive to be where she is also.


  • John & Claudia LeBlanc

    03 February 2021 at 00:13 | #

    Yvonne will be remembered for the caring and involved people person she always was.....never missing an opportunity to ask about you and your family and the goings on in their lives. She always greeted you with a smile and conversation about your family and loved ones....and offering news about her family and their lives......effectively keeping the family connections up to date and healthy while instilling the broader sense of your part in the larger family we all share. Her laugh, which she broke into quite often..., put you at ease and insured you would be in good spirits for the rest of your day. We will miss our times with her......knowing full well she is peacefully content....and that we will share a laugh and such again....God bless and keep you Yvonne.


  • Connie Bonnett Butaud

    03 February 2021 at 00:04 | #

    I was friends with Yvonne from first grade at St. James through our graduation from Bishop Byrne High School in 1960. She never missed a class reunion. We will miss her. May she rest in peace.


  • Amber Noyola

    02 February 2021 at 20:47 | #

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Kathryn , I praying for comfort for you and your family in this awful time.


  • Christine Sanders Juckett

    02 February 2021 at 02:30 | #

    Von. I am thinking of you and your family. Christine Juckett


  • Patrice Rabalais

    02 February 2021 at 01:46 | #

    I am so saddened to hear this. Yvonne was a beautiful lady. She and I cleaned the church together several times. She was a survivor. Praying for her family


  • Justin Farinella

    01 February 2021 at 22:37 | #

    Debby, Kathryn, and all in your family,
    We are so sorry to hear this news about Yvonne. May she Rest In Peace. We also pray that you will be comforted knowing that she back home with all of her loved ones.

    Justin and Pam Farinella


  • Mary Beth Adrian Cloninger

    01 February 2021 at 21:11 | #

    Kathryn, your momma was a good friend and we shared lots of moments together as you and Elizabeth were in school. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we hope you will be comforted by the happy memories you hold dear.


  • Marian Giusti

    01 February 2021 at 19:07 | #

    My thoughts and prayers for all of Yvonne's family at this very sad time. Yvonne was like a big sister to me and I always looked up to her and always wanted to spend as much time as I could with her. I have so many fond memories that I will always treasure. I hope her family will have beautiful memories of Yvonne that will help bring them some comfort. My heart breaks for them. I loved her so very much. (Marian Hitter Giusti - first cousin)


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