Mary Lou Terry

December 10, 1919 - March 22, 2018

Mary Lou Terry

Mary Lou Hunter Terry died peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Born to Annie Edmonston Hunter and Thomas Harbert Hunter, Jr. in Voth, Texas on December 10, 1919, Mary Lou moved to Beaumont when she was three months old. She attended Averill Elementary, Dick Dowlen Jr. High School and Beaumont High School. She graduated in the top ten of her high school class and was a class favorite. At the University of Texas she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and was a Bluebonnet Belle and Kappa Alpha Rose. In 1941, Mary Lou married Jerome Terry, Jr. at the Wesminster Presbyterian Church in Beaumont. They lived in California during the war years and returned to Beaumont to raise their three children, Julie Hise, Lou Huber and Jerome Terry III.

Mary Lou loved playing bridge at the Beaumont Bridge Studio where she made many lifelong friends. She was considered a wonderful bridge player and was a Silver Life Master. She was a member of the Junior League of Beaumont and dedicated volunteer with many other organizations.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and son, her sisters Frances Heyck, Marjorie Peterson Minton, and Carroll Nelson; her brothers Harbert Hunter, William Hunter, and Keith Hunter and her son in law, Jay Hise.

She is survived by her children; Julie Hise, Lou Huber and husband John; her grandchildren and spouses; David and Maureen Holt, Hunter Hise, Jennifer and Luke Wheeler, Allison and Mike Martin, Cullen and Meredith Hise and Julie Biggart; her great-granchildren; Will, Sam and Alice Holt, Campbell and Harrison Wheeler, Madison Jacobs, Avery and Will Hise, Louise and Jack Biggart and her many nieces and nephews.

Lulu, to her grandchildren, and Great Lulu, to her great-grandchildren, was a treasure! Blessed with a wonderful sense of humor, she made us all laugh at her hilarious stories up until the end of her wonderful long life.

A celebration of Mary Lou’s life will take place with the visitation at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 25, 2018, with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to, Trinity United Methodist Church, 3430 Harrison Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77706.



Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, March 25, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Sunday, March 25, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
2291 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (4)

  • anita s. fournier

    28 March 2018 at 19:24 | #

    Mrs. Terry was a lovely and kind lady. I remember her well, and although my moving away from Beaumont in the 1970's, our paths never crossed but I extend sympathy to her family. Anita Savino Fournier


  • Stephen and Lawanna Dugat

    23 March 2018 at 21:14 | #

    So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. Much love to you.


  • Tim Stelly

    23 March 2018 at 17:01 | #

    Mary Lou was a Grand and Gracious lady. I played Bridge with and against her - she used to give me the "eye"and call me a rascal whenever I interfered in her bidding.. Condolences to the family and prayers for you Mary Lou..


  • Barbara Young

    23 March 2018 at 14:41 | #

    Julie and Allison I’m so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother and grandmother. Prayers to all of your family.


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