LaWanda Jean Ragsdale

September 03, 1935 - September 07, 2020

LaWanda Ragsdale

LaWanda Jean Ragsdale, 85, of Beaumont, died Monday, September 7, 2020. She was born on September 3, 1935 to Birtus Bethard Walker and Joseph Vernon Walker in Lufkin, Texas.

Survivors include her sons, Joseph Keith Ragsdale and his wife, Jewell and James Ragsdale and his wife, Debbie; and daughter, Rhonda Storey and her husband, Mark, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Dustin Ragsdale; Britt Thomas and her husband, Prince; Kirstin Wilson and her husband, Derek; Brayden Ragsdale; Caleb Ragsdale; Kealy Cochran and her husband, Justin; Brandon Storey; and Bryce Storey; and great-grandchildren, Rhett Wilson, Aubrey Wilson, and Addison Ragsdale.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ragsdale; parents, Joseph and Birtus Walker; and her seven sisters and three brothers.

A gathering of Mrs. Ragsdale’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2020 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Broussard’s followed by her interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, September 11, 2020
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, September 12, 2020
2:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (5)

  • Donna Erickson

    11 September 2020 at 18:47 | #

    I am so sad to hear of Aunt LaWanda. She was always so sweet to me. Thinking of you all with much love and prayers.


  • Jean

    09 September 2020 at 18:56 | #

    Fine lady. She was very talkative upon our visits. So sorry for your loss. May God bless your family


  • Pam Viator

    09 September 2020 at 18:34 | #

    Our prayers are with you Rhonda, James, and Keith. Loved my Aunt Wanda very much!


  • Christy & Leon Morrell

    09 September 2020 at 18:15 | #

    I'm sadden to hear about Aunt Wandy! She'll be greatly missed! I will always remember her big smile, and humor! I know she loved all of her family very much and is rejoicing with all of her siblings and uncle Frank right now! May God give you all peace, strength and comfort during this time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love always, Leon, Christy, Emma & Colton Morrell


  • Doris Webb

    09 September 2020 at 13:57 | #

    I graduated from PNG 1955 with LaWanda.. she was a sweet girl in school. My prayers go out to the family. I attended her sister, Ozzie Nell's funeral. Ozzie graduated with us too. Both sweet girls.


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