Bonnie Gayle Reese

May 31, 1947, February 25, 2019

Bonnie Gayle Reese

Bonnie Gayle Wyman Reese, 71 and a long-time resident of Beaumont died Monday, February 25, 2019.  The youngest daughter of Francis and Roy Wyman, she was born May 31, 1947, in Paducah Kentucky.

She spent the first six years of her life with her mother and sister, Gloria, in an apartment next to the store where her mother worked. At the age of 6 she moved with her mother, step-father, Henry Lott, and sister to Beaumont, Texas where she resided until her death. Bonnie is a graduate of the Baptist Hospital School of Radiology.

Bonnie has been married to Randall Reese, Sr. of Beaumont for the past fifty-two years and together they have two children and three grandchildren. She was diligent in passing on the love of God, Church, value of life and the importance of education in the lives of her children and grandchildren. An excellent cook, Bonnie always enjoyed cooking. She fed her own family and many, many friends of her children. 

One of her favorite things was to travel. Together they made many family trips to her two favorite places, Destin, Florida and Crested Butte, Colorado.  She loved to go to plays in New York and London and visit churches and cathedrals throughout Europe.  One of her greatest memories was of Alaska, the only cruise trip taken.

She is survived by her husband, Randall Reese, Sr.; son, Randall Reese and wife, Melanie, of Austin, Texas; daughter, Robin Seewald and husband, Jack Seewald, of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Jackson Seewald, Harrison Seewald, Madison Reese, of Austin, Texas; sister, Gloria Schuler and brother-in-law, Bill Schuler, of Fredericksburg, Texas; brother-in-law, Jordan Reese III and wife, Sheila, of Houston, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Frances Lott; step-father, Henry Lott; and father, Roy Wyman. 

A gathering of Mrs. Reese’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Broussard’s 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Calvary Baptist Church 3650 Dowlen Road Beaumont, Texas 77706, followed by a reception at the church.

Her interment will follow at 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 at Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Cemetery in Austin, Texas.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Gift of Life,2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
A Gathering of Mrs. Reese's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Calvary Baptist Church - Beaumont
3650 Dowlen Road Beaumont, TX 77706
Thursday, February 28, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Cook-Walden Forest Oaks
6300 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749

Comments (14)

  • Hank Hervey

    12 March 2019 at 02:15 | #

    It is with deep great that i hear of yoyr loss
    Both Randy and family i am deeply sorry for you’lls loss.


  • Shannon Garrod

    04 March 2019 at 16:32 | #

    Robin and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mother! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    God bless,
    Shannon Garrod


  • Betty Jean Garry Caley

    03 March 2019 at 20:44 | #

    I will always remember bonnie and her sweet smile. She had a quiet gentleness about her that I admired, and our family will miss her so much, but heaven will be a little sweeter. Randy, I pray god will bless you with His perfect peace. My prayers also for Randall, Robin & their families.


  • Carolyn Brooks

    28 February 2019 at 19:48 | #

    Dear Randy,

    What wonderful days we had when you, Bonnie and Randall visited us all at our dear mothers.. She loved you so much and thought the world of Bonnie as Jeanette and I did also. We never remember hearing a negative word or comment from Bonnie. She was gracious and beautiful inside and out. What a blessing that you, Bonnie and Randall and his sweet wife all came to visit mother at MD Anderson! This meant the world to her and to Jeanette and I.. So very grieved that we could not be there to attend funeral and be with you. Just know we love you and grieve with you. You are going to make it through this so very hard time. But know you are loved and being upheld by prayers. Surely wanted to be there.

    Love you,

    Carolyn and Jeanette


  • Paula Bothe

    28 February 2019 at 14:38 | #

    Deepest sympathy to members of your family. I pray that you will find comfort in the knowledge that she is in a better place and that you will see her again.


  • Carla Rowell Shauberger

    27 February 2019 at 16:17 | #

    Randy, Randall and Robin: My heart breaks for all of you. Bonnie was a beautiful woman from the inside out. May God wrap each of you in His loving arms and comfort you now and the days to follow.


  • Kathy Sory Isabell

    27 February 2019 at 14:32 | #

    I am so sorry to hear of Bonnie's passing. She was a classmate of mine at Baptist Hospital School of Radiology. She was beautiful, sweet and kind. I have great memories of Bonnie. She was so proud of her husband and children. I know she will be truly missed.


  • Ann Reese

    27 February 2019 at 12:11 | #

    Bonnie was such a gentle, authentic lady. Always enjoyed seeing her at family gatherings and around Beaumont when Dwaine and I lived there. Randy, you have my deepest sympathy as I know how devastating it is to lose a beloved spouse.


  • Sue Atkinson

    27 February 2019 at 03:13 | #

    Randy and Family,
    Joe and I are sad to hear about sweet Bonnie. May her determination and example give all of you strength in the years to come. Wishing you happy memories and many blessings,.


  • Connie Clark Reese and Larry (Buddy) Reese

    26 February 2019 at 18:43 | #

    Bonnie and I grew up at Calvery Baptist when it was on Corley St. Bonnie and I were friends for over 60 years. We sat together in chior all through school. We married cousins and our children grew up togrther. Randay, Randall and Robin we have many fond memories.
    Larry, C onnie, Sterphen and Stephanie


  • Judy Reese

    26 February 2019 at 18:33 | #

    Sorry for your loss. My husband Bob is Randy's first cousin. Thats how I knew Bonnie. We always ran into each other in the grocery store and always had a nice visit. I love and will miss her.


  • Dana Barnes

    26 February 2019 at 18:17 | #

    So sorry for the loss. She was a wonderful woman. I have fond memories playing at her house with Robin and Randall. RIP Bonnie


  • Patsy Thomasson

    26 February 2019 at 16:40 | #

    Randy, I just learned of Bonnie's passing. Although I know that she had been sick for a long time, I know this will leave a big vacant spot in your life and your children's lives. I appreciate our friendship and if there is anything that I can do for you, I hope your will let me hear from you. My deepest sympathy, Patsy Thomasson


  • Patty Burmeister

    26 February 2019 at 14:15 | #

    Randy and family, I so sorry for your loss of Bonnie. I remember her as being such a sweet person. You and your family will be in my prayers. I am sorry I will not be able to attend her funeral as I am not in town.


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