Betty Joe Lum

July 08, 1930 - May 14, 2020

Betty Joe Lum

Betty Joe Lum, 89, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont.

She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1947. After graduation she attended Lamar University from 1948 to 1949 and was a member of Alpha Pi Epsilon. She retired from Gulf States Utilities in August of 1994 after forty-five years of service. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Ladies 49+ Group, and St. Anne’s Lunch and Brunch.

Betty Joe loved traveling, going to the beach, and playing cards with her special friend Dorothy Broussard, as well as many other friends. She enjoyed so many good times with the Broussard and Rod Families.

Betty Joe is survived by her most wonderful second family. This being J.P. and Dorothy Broussard, and all of their children and grandchildren, Cynthia Rod, Marsha Broussard, Tim Broussard, Presley Broussard, and Scott Broussard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jimmy Lum and Louise Andrus Lum, and friends J.P. and Dorothy Broussard. 

A Rosary for Ms. Lum will be recited at 5:00 p.m., with a gathering to follow Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2020, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines. 

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77702. 



Broussard's Mortuary
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, May 17, 2020
5:00 p.m.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, May 17, 2020
To follow Rosary
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Monday, May 18, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (5)

  • eileen TINDALL

    21 May 2020 at 12:16 | #

    Worked at GSU and Betty Jo was always smiling and acknowledged by her. RIP sweet lady, you were loved by many.


  • Jay Gonzales

    17 May 2020 at 00:11 | #

    Betty Jo Lum was my neighbor, and lived two blocks from my house. Growing up around Fletcher Elementary School area. I was a paper boy before I worked for GSU and threw her paper for years before I joined GSU and saw her there. She was always sweet and had a wonderful personality, and always smiled. She treated everyone she met with respect and love. My condolences to her family ..


  • Ann Crowley Breaux

    16 May 2020 at 16:34 | #

    So sorry to hear about Betty Joe. I went to work for GSU in 1968 in AP and she was in Payroll. She was always smiling and so sweet to everyone. Everyone loved her.


  • Iris Stanfield

    16 May 2020 at 15:56 | #

    Betty Joe Lum was beloved at Gulf States Utilities by everyone who came in contact with her. I was one of those fortunate people. I never saw when she wasn’t friendly, empathetic and joy filled person. I never knew anyone who didn’t respect and love her. What more can be said about a well lived life. My sympathies to those people who were her closet friends and family.


  • Candy Mathis Hollis

    15 May 2020 at 22:25 | #

    Betty was so sweet and a pleasure to know. I will always remember that wonderful smile.


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