Jean Spell

April 12, 1941 - August 27, 2017

Jean Wilkerson Spell

Jean Wilkerson Spell, of Beaumont, went to be with the Lord on August 27, 2017. She was born on April 12, 1941, to Alma Hebert Wilkerson and Ruie Wilkerson. Jean was a 1959 graduate of South Park High School and retired from the Home Health Agency. She loved to volunteer in the Prison Ministry and various other organizations such as Meals On Wheels for years. She was a longtime member of Cathedral Church and very active in different ministries.

Survivors include her loving husband, David; daughters, Deanna Trahan of Houston and Rebecca Trahan Mackin of Alabama; sisters-in-law, Geralyn Droptini and Jackie Wilkerson; brother, RW “Jr.” Wilkerson and his wife, Debra; sister, Margaret Ames and her husband, Don; nieces, Laurie Elliot; Katlyn Wilkerson Pirtle; Jasmine Wilkerson; Sherri Hennes and her husband, Dan, of California; Jamie Foret; Deborah Jean Fontenot; Ronnie and Dianna Wilkerson; Andrea Ames; and Lisa Colgate; nephews, Jerry Droptini; Frankie Spell; and Mike Taylor; grandchildren, Missy Mackin, Holly Woodward, and Kevin Woodward; great-niece, Lauren Whitney Young; and great-nephew, Brenton Whitney.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving son, John Freddie Trahan; brothers, Riley

Wilkerson and Troy Wilkerson; and sister, Jeanette Kennedy.

A gathering of Mrs. Spell’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m. with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Cathedral Church, 2350 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Ministry, P.O. Box 1168, Crockett, Texas 75835.

1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Gathering of family and friends
2350 Easte XFreeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703
Saturday, September 16, 2017
12:00 p.m. ~ 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
2350 Easte XFreeway, Beaumont, Texas 77703
Saturday, September 16, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (9)

  • NL

    06 August 2018 at 14:07 | #

    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).


  • Suzy Courville James

    16 September 2017 at 05:11 | #

    Jean was such an amazing Woman. Her love of the Lord was unwavering. She experienced so much adversity in her life yet she always had more concern for others and was generous and forgiving, I loved, admired and respected her my entire life. She will always be with me in my heart and I will see her again in Heaven. Sorry for your loss David and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


  • Sandra Reynolds

    03 September 2017 at 17:10 | #

    Jean and I had a lot of laughs and a lot of good times. I met her in the 70's and we could get into all kinds of things. We had a ball. I've only seen her a few times over the years but I think about her all the time. God bless all the family.


  • Donna Taylor Qualls

    02 September 2017 at 01:57 | #

    Dear David and Family, My heart is so filled with sorrow from the lose of Jean. She was truly an Angel on Earth. She never met a stranger. Her heart was always full of Love for everyone. She loved her Family more than anyone and the Family loved her also. She was always a bright light to everyone who knew her. I met her when I was in the Taylor Family. I have always loved her. She was one of the Strongest People I've ever known. Praying for Uncle David and the whole Family for the lose of a Great Lady that I will NEVER forget. I thank God she will not be in any pain anymore. Aunt Jean, you will NEVER be forgotten because you were and always will be unforgettable. I love you Uncle David and Family ❤


  • Denise Owen

    29 August 2017 at 19:52 | #

    Sorry for your loss.. I will always remember Jean's love and compassion that she had for others.. She was a bright spot in many lives!


  • Keith

    29 August 2017 at 16:26 | #

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that these scriptures at Job 14:14,15 and Revelation 21:4 will provide some comfort for the family and friends. Also for some comforting articles please visit


  • Roderick & Eldrina Judwin

    29 August 2017 at 14:20 | #

    To David & famiy, The Lord is with you always, God bless.


  • Ruth Sonnier

    29 August 2017 at 02:09 | #

    David, my prayers for you and your family. Jean was a brave lady. She is at peace and in no pain


  • Michelle Norris

    28 August 2017 at 22:56 | #

    David I am so sorry for your loss. Jean is in a better place now and isn't suffering anymore. I will keep you and your family in prayers.

    Respectfully yours,
    Michelle Norris


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