Earline Potier Phelps

August 09, 1948, August 05, 2019

Earline Phelps

Earline Potier Phelps, 70, of Beaumont, died Monday, August 5, 2019, at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on August 9, 1948, in Gueydan, Louisiana, to Alpay Marie Istre Potier and Wallace Potier. Earline, known by her family as “Grannie” or “Grannie Grannie” was a very simple woman.

Earline had three passions in life, reading, spending time with her kids and most importantly, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. When it came to reading, she was at the local library every week checking the newest books on the shelf, especially her favorite author, James Patterson. Not only did she check books out, she had her own “library” at home with hundreds of books in her collection. Anytime we were together, everyone wanted “Grannie’s” homemade fudge. She would even make two separate batches to accommodate the grandkids with peanut allergies.

Survivors include her daughter, Adrian Marie Day and her husband, James, of New Mexico; sons, Errol Viator and his wife, Robbie, of Maypearl and Eric Viator and his wife, Missy, of Fannett; grandchildren, Jessica Simon, Ryan Domingue, Harley Day, Kirsten Viator, Easton Viator, Kyle Fortenberry, Ethan Viator, and Evan Viator; great-grandchildren, Kenley Seal, Kayten ‘KK’ Satler, Korben Domingue; and many nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Chad Hammett and the medical staff at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital for the comfort and care they gave her.

A gathering of Ms. Phelps’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie.

Memorial contributions may be made to Juanita Hargraves Memorial Library, P.O. Box 579, Winnie, Texas 77665.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Thursday, August 08, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Private Committal
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (5)

  • Betty Peebles

    09 August 2019 at 20:56 | #

    So sorry to hear that Earline died. I know she will be greatly missed.


  • Beverly Parks Gentry

    08 August 2019 at 11:50 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! I worked with Earline at Home Care Supply! She always had such a beautiful smile and a kind word! Everyone loved her. She was such a joy to be around. May God wrap you all in His LovingArms and comfort you during this time.


  • Mandy Ardoin

    08 August 2019 at 06:53 | #

    She was married to my dad David for a long time..


  • Tammy Phelps Melancon

    08 August 2019 at 04:10 | #

    I’m so sadden to hear this,,,she was a great Step -Mother to me .. so so sweet ,,❤️ & I will forever be grateful , my prayers are with all of her kids & grandkids /family


  • Mandy Landry

    07 August 2019 at 20:22 | #

    Missy and Eric and all the Viator Family we may not be there with y’all in person. But know we there in spirit. May y’all be there for each other in times like this. We love you very much.
    Be Still and Know That I am Here .........Love God


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