Jerry Nele

April 05, 1938 - August 23, 2017

Jerry Pete Nele

Jerry Pete Nele, 79, of Beaumont, passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. He was born on April 5, 1938, in Beaumont, to Benny A. Nele and Tony Nele, was an area resident his entire life.

Jerry was also a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and throughout his life, he served as an altar boy, on the parish council, sacred heart club, and as an eucharistic minister.

Jerry was employed at Kroger grocery store and after forty-three years, he retired. He loved gardening, cooking for family holidays, and his dogs, Rita and Stormy.

Jerry is survived by his brother, B.J. Nele and his wife, Mary; nephews, Tony Nele and his wife, Ashley; and Benny Nele; niece, Deedra LeJeune; and great-nephew and nieces, Brooke Nele, Sarah Nele, Nicholas LeJeune, Lacey LeJuene, William Nele, and Eleanor Nele.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, James A. Nele.

A gathering of Mr. Nele’s family and friends will be 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 12:30 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His funeral mass will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 8, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Street, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.


Gathering of Family and Friends
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, September 08, 2017
12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, September 08, 2017
12:30 p.m.
Funeral Mass
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1115 Orange Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, September 08, 2017
2:00 p.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (4)

  • NL

    06 August 2018 at 17:13 | #

    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).


  • Margaret Bood

    08 September 2017 at 17:31 | #

    B.J. and family I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry Pete was a kind and gentle person. I visited with him on occasion when we would run into each other. My prayers to you and your family. I know he is enjoying his heavenly reward. SAHS Class of '58 -Margaret Bood


  • Ronnie Bennett

    26 August 2017 at 23:06 | #

    A quiet, gentle man. Jerry and his brother b.j. we're true friends in school.


  • Lilli Phelan Bean

    24 August 2017 at 20:26 | #

    Jerry and B.J. were my classmates at SAHS In the 50's. What dear men to get to know and remember with loving thoughts. B.J., my love and prayers are with you. May his soul and all the souls of our classmates rest in HIS peace.


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