Emma "Jean" Phelps

May 24, 1934, February 12, 2019

Jean Phelps

Emma Jean Bryce Phelps, 84, of Winnie, passed away February 12, 2019, in Beaumont, Texas. She was born on May 24, 1934, in Nara Visa, New Mexico, to Ruby Mae Corbitt and Bufford Clell Bryce, and lived in Winnie most of her adult life. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Jean was also very proud to be a United States Veteran, having served in the Women’s Army Corp, 1955-1956.

She is survived by sons, Melvin Keith Phelps and Frank “Bubba” Phelps, Jr. and his wife, Sheri; granddaughter, Sarah Phelps; grandson; Ben Phelps and his fiancée, Julie McMillian; great-granddaughters, Kaliah Spotts and Audrey Phelps; brothers, Richard Bryce and his wife; Marilyn and Roger Bryce and his wife, Bonnie; sister-in-law, Shirley Bryce Dykes; brothers-in-law, Homer Barrett and Raymond Kunefke; stepsister, Nancy Cathey Carter; stepbrother, Allen Cathey; and a host of other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Phelps, Sr.; sisters, Ruby Ellen Bryce Barrett; Faye Bryce Kunefke; Thelma Carthell Bryce and Frances Naoma Bryce Smith; brothers, Lonnie Bryce and his wife, Wanda; George Bryce; James Edgar Bryce; and Harvey Buster Bryce; brother-in-law, W. C. Smith, Jr.; stepsisters, Joy Cathey Shelton and Mary Jean Ruff Sherill; stepbrothers, Clovis Cathey, Kenneth Cathey, and Paul Cathey.

A gathering of Mrs. Phelps family and friends will be at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, with the service to follow at 2:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, Winnie. Her interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive- Winnie, TX 77665
Saturday, February 16, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Winnie
134 W. Buccaneer Drive Winnie, TX 77665
Saturday, February 16, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Fairview Cemetery
223 Cemetery Dr Winnie, TX 77665

Comments (6)

  • Corky and Betty Peebles

    24 February 2019 at 16:16 | #

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


  • Concetta A. Rollins and Malcolm Rollins

    17 February 2019 at 21:47 | #

    Bubba, Keith and family - We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was always such a sweet and kind lady! You all are in our prayers!


  • Pat Keating & Jackie Keating Boelsen

    17 February 2019 at 01:13 | #

    Such a sweet lady, our condolences to her family


  • Carol Ford

    16 February 2019 at 03:15 | #

    Keith & Bubba, Joe and I were so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. We enjoyed so much getting to re-connect with her and you guys. She will be missed do much by all. Prayers for each of you.


  • Courtney king

    16 February 2019 at 00:18 | #

    I'm so sorry for your loss


  • Renee Phelps Murrell

    15 February 2019 at 03:40 | #

    Keith, Bubba and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Phelps was always a kind , warm lady with a beautiful smile. She made everyone feel welcome and special. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.


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