Judith Kay Whitehead

January 16, 1941, June 07, 2019

Judith Whitehead

Judith Kay Whitehead, 78, of Beaumont, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Christus Hospital-St Elizabeth, Beaumont. Judy was born on January 16, 1941, to Nora Garrie Perkins and Lawrence “Cotton” Perkins, in Dequincy, Louisiana. Judy enjoyed planning and hosting family and friends for celebrations and the occasional card game of Bridge and Canasta. Some of her fondest memories were of times spent with the Camp Fire Girls, and in later years, having all of her family together at her home.

Survivors include her children, Melissa Rezsutek and her husband, Michael, of Beaumont; Christopher Whitehead and his wife, Davlyn, of Breckenridge, Texas; and Mary Boudreaux of Beaumont; brother, Larry Perkins and his wife, Judy, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Culton Speer and his wife, Gena, of Waco, Daniel Whitehead, Kayce Whitehead, Joseph Rezsutek, and Brandon McCurry; and great-grandchild, Zayden Armstrong.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Daniel Leonard Whitehead.

A gathering of Mrs. Whitehead’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. with her memorial mass to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2019, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson, Beaumont. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38501 or Shriners Hospitals for Children Attn: Office of Development, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

Gathering of Family and Friends
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, June 29, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Memorial Mass
St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
700 Jefferson Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, June 29, 2019
11:00 a.m.
Broussard's Crematorium
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705

Comments (7)

  • Kim Roberts

    21 June 2019 at 20:33 | #

    I cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. We have all been friends for over 30 years and I loved your Mom and I love all of you with all my heart.. I wish you peace.. I know she is with your Dad and my Mom and Dad and they are having a great time.. She really loved you all so much!


  • Kathryn Malley Hinojosa

    14 June 2019 at 21:11 | #

    Melissa, Chris, and Mary I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. Judy was a very sweet and loving Lady. I will always remember her smile and how she always talk about her family in which she loved dearly. She is now in Heaven with your dad and at peace. Judy loved her brother Larry and sister-in-law Judy and talked fondly of them. May God give all of you Peace thru this difficult time. Your mother will truly be missed.


  • Keith, Piper, Austin, Tyler, & Zoe

    10 June 2019 at 17:26 | #

    We are still in disbelief - You will truly be missed. We know you were welcomed with open arms! Thoughts and prayers for all of your family and friends. RIP


  • Beth

    09 June 2019 at 11:19 | #

    Your family is in my prayers. May all find peace in this horrible time.


  • Liz Ferguson

    09 June 2019 at 05:38 | #

    So sorry to hear about Judy I will keep you three kids in my prayers


  • Todd Clendennen

    09 June 2019 at 04:04 | #

    I loved her wit and her way of knowing what we were up to. She was another mother for me. I will miss seeing her and listening to the things she said. She was tough and I sure loved her. She will be greatly missed.


  • Joylynne Baker

    08 June 2019 at 23:37 | #

    Sending heart felt sympathy and love to Judy Kay’s family and friends. We were close friends for over seventy-five years, and have shared many great memories. She will be missed.


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