Susie Hesseltine

November 28, 1944 - May 03, 2021

Susie Hesseltine

Susie Hesseltine, 76, of Beaumont, died Monday, May 3, 2021. She was born on November 28, 1944, in Rockport, to Evelyn Warden and John Jess Williams. 

Survivors include her husband of sixty years, Donny Hesseltine; daughters, Tammy Lake and her husband, Ray; and Pam Romero and her husband, Daniel; grandchildren, John Wyble and his wife, Rayann; Donny Wyble and his wife, Lindsay; Ryan Romero; Jeremy Lake; and Misty Barras and her husband, Brooks; great-grandchildren, Jaelyn Attaway, Jase Wyble, Rylee Wyble, Cooper Wyble, Brock Wyble, Gunner Lake, Londyn Lake, Bailee Barras, Brycen Barras, and Bentley Barras; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Donald Foy Hesseltine; brothers, Johnny Williams, Leo Williams, and Ronny Williams; and sister, Joyce Land. 

Susie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, aka memaw. Her and Don had a love for the beach that only grew over the years. She called the beach her “happy place” where they spent countless weekends over the years fishing, shrimping and entertaining family with some of the best grilled food, fried & bbq seafood you could imagine. 

She had a love for her family that was immeasurable & always looked forward to those times together & celebrations. Her love for her grandchildren, memaw’s pride and joy, was so great. She always said she never knew she would have a love that could compare to the love of her three children, until she became a memaw.

Lastly, she and Don would become known as Lois Lane and Superman. Their love story spans 60 years and the true test of time and life’s tribulations. He said she rescued him, but she said he was her hero. They have been inseparable over the years. Even in the hardest of life’s moments, the last two years, they have continued to share a love that most of us will never know and only dream about. With each hospitalization, he would tell the doctors to get the “love of his life” well. He stayed by her side 24/7, caring and loving. She would say, he is one of a kind. There is no one like my Donny. 

A gathering of Mrs. Hesseltine’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. 

The family is requesting that face masks be worn at the service. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:


A Gathering of Mrs. Hesseltine's Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, May 07, 2021
1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Friday, May 07, 2021
2:00 p.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (4)

  • Peggy Gomez

    08 May 2021 at 13:05 | #

    Tammy, I heard about the passing of your Mother. I am so sorry I know what you are going through,May God wrap his arms around you and guide you through these difficult time.
    I will keep you and your family in my prayers.


  • Patrice Rabalais

    06 May 2021 at 00:43 | #

    Ryan, so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I know she was very special to you and your mother.


  • Jimmy and Paula Garcia

    05 May 2021 at 12:47 | #

    Tammy our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. It is so hard to lose a parent but let the memories carry you through.


  • Rose Hester

    05 May 2021 at 05:42 | #

    Sorry for your loss. God bless the whole family.


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