Dana Marie Barnes

September 07, 1978 - November 18, 2019

Dana Barnes

Dana Marie Barnes, 41, of Nederland, died Monday, November 18, 2019. A native and lifelong resident of Nederland, she was born on September 7, 1978, to Bonnie Marie Tiller Saulter and Tommy Dale Saulter.

Dana adored her children and her dog, Hercules. She also loved being a “Didi” to Harper, her granddaughter. Some of the things she enjoyed were simply being at home, watching movies, and her quiet time.

She is survived by her mother, Bonnie Saulter, of Bridge City; father, Tommy Saulter, of Silsbee; children, Staci Mendoza and her husband, Jacob, of Vidor; Julio Men, Jr.; Jacob Men; Emali Men; and Jeryd Men, all of Nederland; granddaughter, Harper Mendoza; grandparents, Wanda Jean Saulter, of Silsbee; and Cherry Stout and her husband, Cedric, of Bridge City; brother, Charles Saulter and his wife, Laura; sisters, Angelia Saulter, of Vidor and Dana Elmore, of Silsbee; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her grandfathers, Roy Quincey Tiller, Jr. and Elvis Paul Saulter; and uncles, Donnie Tiller and John Soileau, Sr.

A gathering of Mrs. Barnes family and friends will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2019, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Broussard’s. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Arc of Greater Beaumont, 4330 Westridge Lane, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or to POAC Autism Services, 1989 Route 88, Brick, New Jersey 08724.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Friday, November 22, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Monday, November 18, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (11)

  • Sharon A Anderson

    22 November 2019 at 04:11 | #

    My prayers are with Dana's family.
    Dana was a beautiful woman in and out.
    I'm so truly sorry.
    Dana was a student aid at Lamar State College in port Arthur and always a delight to work with.
    Love you Sweetie. RIP.


  • Lori East

    22 November 2019 at 03:09 | #

    I am so sorry for this tragic loss. I taught one of the boys and I just admired what a great mom she was and how much she loved her kids. I know this leaves a huge hole in the hearts that I’m praying God can help heal.


  • Joe, Yolanda & Rene Salazar

    22 November 2019 at 02:45 | #

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family.


  • Joe, Yolanda & Rene Salazar

    21 November 2019 at 20:20 | #

    Thoughts & prayers to her family. She will be missed by us.


  • Glenda Nepveux Braddock

    21 November 2019 at 14:55 | #

    I'm so sorry for Her Family and Friends. We were good friends in middle school. Again, I'm so sorry for this tragedy. My prayers and love are with you.


  • Joette Hoffpauir

    21 November 2019 at 00:40 | #

    Bonnie, I am so sorry about Dana.


  • Ronald & Cheryl Engle

    20 November 2019 at 23:29 | #

    Staci our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


  • Connie Kirkpatrick

    20 November 2019 at 19:29 | #

    Dana gave me the great privilege to provide childcare to her twin boys when they were newborns. She was a great Mom and all she wanted in life was to have several kids and she devoted her life to them. She will be greatly missed!


  • Dawn Mayorga

    20 November 2019 at 19:22 | #

    You will be greatly missed.


  • James Moity

    20 November 2019 at 02:18 | #

    Dana you was always a great friend to my sister. You will be missed but always loved. Rest In Peace


  • Uncle Joe and Aunt Belinda (Gongora)

    20 November 2019 at 00:51 | #

    My hearts hurts for you Staci, I know the feeling of loosing a parent but you are to young along with your sister and brothers. Your mom was also too young to leave. Remember all the good times and treasure all your beautiful memories. We love you and we are here for you at any time.


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