Esther Jean “E.T.” Tanner

September 08, 1939 - August 28, 2018

Esther “E.T.” Tanner

Esther Jean “E.T.” Tanner, 78, of Beaumont, passed from this life to eternal rest Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at Spring Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation, Beaumont. A native and lifelong resident of Beaumont, she was born on September 8, 1939, to Genetta Ener and James Samuel Branham. E.T. retired as a License Vocational Nurse from Christus Hospital-St. Elizabeth and Beaumont Medical and Surgical Hospital, now Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, after many years of employment.

She is survived by her sons, Mike Tanner and his wife, Joyce Hodge-Tanner, of Vidor and Randy Tanner, of Beaumont; brothers, James Branham and his wife, Ruby, of Baytown and Eldon Branham, of Houston; sister, Martha Lou Huffman, of Indiana; grandchildren, William S. Tanner and his wife, Bethany, of China and Lindsay Tanner, of Lumberton; and great-grandchildren, Elijah Tanner, Josiah Tanner, and Moriah Tanner, all of China.

E.T. is preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Thomas; her parents, Genetta and James Branham; and grandson, Justin M. Tanner.

A gathering of Ms. Tanner’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 30, 2018, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 31, 2018, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Thursday, August 30, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, August 31, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (4)

  • Hazel Steadham

    31 August 2018 at 14:52 | #

    My sympathy and condolences for the family of Esther, my friend from years ago, someone I considered a sister, I have missed you over the years, but I know you are out of pain now and in a better place..


  • NL

    30 August 2018 at 02:14 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • GayLynn Branham

    29 August 2018 at 22:03 | #

    Mike, Randy and family = so very sorry to hear of Esther's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Donna Greenleaf

    29 August 2018 at 18:50 | #

    Mike I’m so sorry to hear the news of your Momma passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all R.I.P. Mrs Tanner


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