Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.


1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713, United States,

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

Theodore Alan Freeman
August 1, 1950 - October 11, 2021

Theodore Alan Freeman, 71, of Sour Lake, died Monday, October 11, 2021, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Beaumont. He was born on August 1, 1950, to Betty and Otis Theodore Freeman, in Austin. Survivors include his wife, Charlene Freeman; son, John Alan Freeman and his wife, Monica, of McAllen; daughter, Alicia Freeman; sons, Theodore Allen Freeman, Jr., both of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Steven Turner and his wife Kim; daughter, Rachal May;  sisters, Barbara Rayon of Liberty and Joy Freeman and her husband, William Rayon, of Devers; brothers, Daryl Freeman of Devers and Kevin Freeman, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; grandchildren, Ariana Kirkendall, Amari Martir, Kassandra Freeman, John Freeman, Jr., William Freeman, Kaela, Alex, Claire, and Aaron; and two great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Preston Freeman, Eric Freeman, and Max Freeman. A gathering of Mr. Freeman’s family and friends will be from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 […]

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Bernida Elizabeth Viator
October 19, 1940 - October 9, 2021

Bernida Elizabeth Viator, 80, of Beaumont, died Friday, October 8, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on October 19, 1940, to Louise Miller Dies and Harry Dies, in Church Point, Louisiana. Bernida had been a regional manager of Gulf States Theatres from San Antonio, Texas, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and manager of the Winnie Dairy Queen. She also worked for Dr. Benski in Nederland, was an x-ray technician at the Winnie hospital, secretary for Evangelist, Larry Meaux, in Winnie, and was one of God’s many devoted prayer warriors. When Bernida wasn’t working she was an excellent fast pitch softball player, enjoyed camping and fishing, painting, photography, and shopping. She was a wonderful cook and baker and also loved to sew, crochet, and quilt. Bernida was a very competitive card shark and was a Mario Cart enthusiast. She was often gardening and growing flowers and plants. […]

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Lavona Nadine White
January 9, 1945 - October 8, 2021

Lavona Nadine White, 76, of Beaumont, died Friday, October 8, 2021, at Silsbee Oaks. She was born on January 9, 1945, to Beatrice Davis Dodson and Joe Levi Dodson, in Herington, Kansas. Survivors include her children, Michael Wakefield and his wife, Lisa, of Bentonville, Arkansas and Rene Hayes and her husband, Jerry, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Taylor Zamzow, Megan Herbert, Chase Wakefield, Teri Marshall, and John Willoughby; and great-granddaughter, Alayna Willoughby. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Jim White. Mrs. White’s cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, Texas 75380.

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Big T Moss
November 8, 1958 - October 8, 2021

Terrance McFarland “Big T Moss” Moss, 62, of Silsbee, died Friday, October 8, 2021. He was born on November 8, 1958, to Martha Saurage Moss and Robert Moss, in Beaumont. Big T, also lovingly known to his family as Pappy, worked for Brystar Construction for around 30 years and he loved his coworkers like family along with his hunting buddies.  He was a big jokester and could always be counted on for a laugh. T was known for his mouth-watering meals, he loved to cook, and to make up new recipes.  He only knew how to cook for an army, so everyone always showed up hungry.  His Thanksgiving deep fried cajun turkeys were well known, his Christmas seafood gumbo, his annual Easter crawfish boil and fall off the bone perfectly smoked ribs & brisket were among the family favorites. T was an avid fisherman and could be found all along […]

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Joyce Jean Berry
January 20, 1942 - October 8, 2021

Joyce Jean Berry, 79, of Beaumont, died Friday, October 8, 2021. She was born on January 20, 1942, to Maxine Legg Johnson and Theodore Johnson, in Columbus, Ohio. Joyce was a devoted Christian, loving wife, mother, sister, and Granny, just an all-around amazing woman. She always put everyone before herself, helping out anyone she could. Joyce “Mom” which if you were blessed to know her you probably knew she was the most sweetest, caring, selfless person you ever met, she loved like no other. She will be truly missed by so many. Survivors include her children, Terry Berry and his wife, Brenda; Jeffery Berry; Kim Kellogg and her husband, John; and Charles Berry and his girlfriend, Christina Pollard; siblings, Jim Johnson and his wife, Carolyn and Wanda Wenzeil; son-in-law, Gerald Meredith; grandchildren, Amy Kolos; Angela Lambert and her husband, Daniel; Tracy Berry; Christina Berry; Jeffery Berry; Jeremy Marcantel and his […]

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Charlyn Ann Moore
March 20, 1944 - October 6, 2021

Charlyn Ann Moore, 77, of Sour Lake, Texas, formerly of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at Magnolia Place Health Care, Liberty, Texas. She was born on March 20, 1944, to Dortha Jane Standley Workman and Demar Taylor Workman. Charlyn was born in Anaconda, Montana, she spent most of her childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah area. On August 18, 1961, Charlyn married the love of her life, Dwaine Moore, and relocated to Idaho Falls where she resided until moving to Texas in the fall of 2017. Charlyn & Dwaine were a great team that loved each other unconditionally. They were married almost 60 years. Charlyn loved her family & friends. She enjoyed traveling with Dwaine and made many trips to Texas to see Marty & Kim. She loved the time they spent in their travel trailer in Swan Valley. Survivors include her children, Marty Moore and his […]

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Ronald Dean Adams, Sr.
August 4, 1936 - October 3, 2021

Ronald Dean Adams, Sr., 85, of Beaumont, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born August 4, 1936, in Corpus Christi, to Lillian Marie Peel Adams and Horace Jackson Adams. He graduated from Kirbyville High School and grew up on his family dairy farm. Ronald retired from DuPont Beaumont in 1995 after over thirty-seven years of service. He was a charter member of Central Baptist Church in Kirbyville, a volunteer firefighter for Bevil Oaks, and a member of First Baptist Church of Bevil Oaks. He enjoyed RV-ing and going on cruises with his children and grandchildren, for many years and seeing God’s Glory in many state and national parks. He was a resident of Bevil Oaks for over forty years and a current resident of Calder Woods since Hurricane Harvey. Since retirement, he has traveled to Europe, the Caribbean’s, Alaska, Panama Canal, South […]

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Robert Blanchette
September 26, 1945 - October 3, 2021

Robert Blanchette, 76, of Beaumont, died Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas Hospital – St. Elizabeth. He was born September 26, 1945, in Bath, England, to Irene Rose Davidge Blanchette and Frank Robert Blanchette. He was a United States Army veteran. Robert is survived by his daughter, Dawn Renee Blanchette of Beaumont; son, Robert Paul Blanchette of Beaumont; daughter, Carol Lynn Blanchette of Beaumont; son, Mark Ahlman of Houston; daughter, Tammy Normand and her husband, Todd, of Beaumont; sister, Donna Jean Hamilton and her husband, Kirk, of Florida; Sister, JoAnn Blanchette of China; brother, Frank Blanchette and his wife, Dorris, of Beaumont; sister, Faye Marie Willis and her husband, Raymond, of Austin; grandchildren, Camron Gutierrez and his significant other, K.J., of Beaumont; Chelsie Ferris and her husband, Zakk, of China; Timothy O’Brien, Jr. of Great Lakes, Illinois; Zachary Blanchette and his significant other, Grace, of Beaumont; Mackenzi Ahlman […]

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Timothy Daniel Nolan
July 4, 1946 - October 2, 2021

Timothy Daniel Nolan, 75, of Lumberton, died Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born July 4, 1946, to Mary Ruth Ulm and Norris John Nolan, Jr. Tim was a loving husband, a wonderful father, a caring brother, and a faithful friend to all that knew him. A native of New Orleans, he graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He loved telling stories about growing up in Algiers and was rarely seen without his Saints cap on.  As a devout Catholic he was quick to help those in need and served as Eucharistic Minister at Mass and for the sick at St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was a humble, no frills, quiet man who touched many hearts with his kindness. He set an excellent example for his children and grandchildren on how to live a life built on love, family, and faith. He is […]

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Duy Anh Tran
December 4, 1996 - October 2, 2021

Duy Anh Tran, 24, of Sour Lake, died Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born December 4, 1996, in Beaumont, to Vicky Thuy Jackson and Kenny Tran. Duy was a United States Army veteran. He is survived by his mother, Vicky Jackson and her husband, Will Jackson, of Beaumont; father, Kenny Tran, of Beaumont; fiancé, Nicole Richard; daughters, Faith Sullivan, Madeline Sonnier, and Lilith Tran, all of Sour Lake; brother, Khoa Anh Tran; cousin, Trang Truong; uncles, David Shaw and Gordy Shaw, both of Florida; aunts, Melinda Shaw of Florida, Holly Shaw of Florida, and Amy Shaw of Colorado; and a host of cousins in Florida and family in Vietnam. He is preceded in death by his brother, Thi Tran. A gathering of Duy’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with his funeral service at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, […]

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John Allen Stovall, Sr.
December 30, 1936 - October 2, 2021

John Allen Stovall, Sr., 83, of Beaumont, died Saturday, October 2, 2021. He was born December 30, 1937, in Sale City, Georgia, to Emma Gertrude Fudge and Albert Bartholomew Stovall. He was a United States Army veteran of twenty-two years and retired. He is survived by his daughter, Tommie Stovall and her husband, Matthew Pittman, of Beaumont; son, John Allen Stovall, Jr. and his wife, Suzanne, of Highland Home, Alabama; nephews, Chuck and Ray Lamb of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Jade and John Mitchell; brothers, Robert Stovall of Florida and James Stovall of Virginia. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Jane Barksdale Stovall. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, 5150 Stivers Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.   A Soldier’s Prayer Dear Lord, I’m just a soldier A protector of our land. A servant called to battle When my country […]

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Jeff Dandurant
March 1, 1966 - October 1, 2021

Jeffrey Lynn Dandurant, 55, of Lumberton, died Friday, October 1, 2021. He was born March 1, 1966, in Bryan, to Linda Louise Landrum Dandurant and Ord Richard Dandurant. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Dandurant, of Lumberton; son, Zachary Coutee, of Lumberton; son, Milo; mother, Linda Landrum, of San Antonio; dad, Ken Camp, of San Antonio; sisters, Dixie Durkton of Palm Springs, California and Jeannee Beltran and her husband, David, of San Antonio; and numerous nieces and nephews. We would like to make this brief, but if you knew Jeff, nothing was brief, and every conversation was long winded. Jeff grew up in the New Braunfels/San Antonio area where he played football and participated in powerlifting for New Braunfels Canyon High School. He then went on to attend college at Southwest Texas State University with his “muscled up and shaved body.” He completed one semester before him and the […]

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Braulio Bradley Rodriguez
June 17, 1936 - September 30, 2021

Braulio Bradley Rodriguez, 85, of Beaumont, died Thursday, September 30, 2021. He was born on June 17, 1936, in Beaumont, to Petra Gloria Garcia Rodriguez and Guadalupe John Rodriguez. Survivors include his son, David Rodriguez and his wife, Stacey, of Fannett; daughter, Beth Dyer and her husband, Thomas, of Arkansas; brother, Frank Rodriguez and his wife, Frances, of Tyler; and grandchildren, Tyler and Dylan Rodriguez, of Fannett and Sarah and Maggie Dyer, of Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth Rodriguez and his parents. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m., with a gathering of Mr. Rodriguez’s family and friends to follow until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made […]

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Barbara Rieger
December 4, 1945 - September 30, 2021

Barbara Kay Rieger, 75, of Lumberton, died Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Christus Southeast Hospitals – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born December 4, 1945, in Atoka, Oklahoma, to Dollie Irene Withrow and David Bruce Rieger. Barbara was a loving and caring Mother, Granny, and Aunt. She had a feisty spirit, and was stubborn to no end. She was very compassionate and loved with her whole heart. She was a devout Christian that would share the Gospel with anyone that would listen. Barbara was a great listener and always had great advice. She will truly be missed. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Ann Miller of Beaumont; grandchildren, Elizabeth Walther and her husband, Mitch, of Ohio; Joell Pruitt and her husband, Justin, of Oklahoma; Tiffanie Trevino and her husband, Chris, of Nederland; Jordan Rieger of San Marcos; and Michaela Rieger of Belton; great-grandchildren, Stacy Pruitt of Oklahoma; and Abigail Trevino […]

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Michael Lynn Pollock, Sr.
April 15, 1950 - September 27, 2021

Michael Lynn Pollock, Sr., 71, of Beaumont, died Monday, September 27, 2021, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born on April 15, 1950, to Pauline Miller Pollock and Olen Cecil Pollock, in Vidor. Michael loved fishing, hunting, music, and playing his guitars, and he was an avid gun enthusiast, awesome country dancer, and a family man. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Pollock; sons, Michael Pollock and his wife, Melissa, of Silsbee and Steven Pollock and his wife, Tracy, of Fannett; daughters, Lorraine Mouton of Beaumont and Becky Gotreaux and her husband, Dayne, of Beaumont; and sons, Preston “PJ” Mouton and his wife, Dena, of Florence and Danny Mouton, Sr., of Beaumont; sisters, Sharon Kilmer and her husband, Bobby, Linda Johnston, and Paulette Pollock, all of Vidor; grandchildren, Katelyn Walter, Sam Gotreaux, Henry Gotreaux, Aaron Mouton, Mckenzie Mouton, Miranda Pollock, Tiffany Marcantel, Dustin Carroll, Schahn Pollock, Paisley Pollock, […]

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Kevin Wayne Gilhooly
March 14, 1969 - September 27, 2021

On Monday, September 27, 2021, God called Kevin Wayne Gilhooly, 52, of Beaumont, to be by his side once more. He was born on March 14, 1969, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to Patricia Bright and Clifford Gilhooly. Survivors include his son, Corey Gilhooly of Webster, his daughter, Alexis Gilhooly of Beaumont, his brother Brian Gilhooly as well as his many friends that considered him family. To say that Kevin touched the lives of so many would be an understatement. He lived a simple life, free of excess, but always found ways of giving what little he did have to others in need. Whether physical, emotional, or financial, Kevin always put the needs of his family and friends before his own making him the most selfless person we have ever had the privilege of knowing. His unexpected passing has left an empty spot in the hearts of so many that […]

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Patsy Dale Candler Halcomb
March 26, 1935 - September 24, 2021

Patsy Dale Candler Halcomb, born March 26, 1935, in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, went to be with her Savior and her husband on September 24, 2021 in Lake Jackson, Texas, at the age of 86. Patsy will be remembered as a devout Christian and woman of God; a loving and dedicated wife; a committed, supportive, and loving mother to her daughters; and a proud grandmother to her four grandchildren and great-grandchild. Patsy is preceded in death by her beloved soul mate and husband, Rev. Harold B. Halcomb, and her parents William Adolphus Candler and Pearl Orenda Pippin. She is also preceded in death by her older siblings, William Candler, Gloria Gail Candler Roork, Helen Ruth Candler, Beatrice Candler, Dolores Candler Seargent, Madeline Candler Stout, Paul Candler and Ted Candler. Patsy lived a full life growing up in Okmulgee, where she enjoyed her childhood with close sister Gail and ever-present big brother Bill. After high […]

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Brent Michael Burks
July 8, 1973 - September 23, 2021

Brent Michael Burks, 48, of Beaumont, died Thursday, September 23, 2021. He was born on July 8, 1973, in Beaumont, to Mary and Ed Burks. Brent graduated from Beaumont Christian High School. He then lived and worked as a manager at The WingHouse Bar and Grill in Orlando, Florida. Brent was a huge Houston Astros fan and a great golfer. Survivors include his wife, Katie Messman Burks; parents; brother, Brian Burks; nieces, Brookelyn and Blakely Burks; and many friends. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. A gathering of Mr. Burks’ family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with his funeral service to follow at 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 4, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A family interment will be held at a later date at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Calder Baptist Church, 1005 North 11th Street, Beaumont, […]

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Frank McMillan
May 29, 1950 - September 22, 2021

Frank McMillan, 71, of Sour Lake, died Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on May 29, 1950, to Mildred Lucille Bales and William Joseph McMillan, Jr., in Atlanta, Georgia. Survivors include his wife, Adele McMillan of Sour Lake; son, Joseph Daniel McMillan of Oklahoma; brother, William J. McMillan III and his wife, Shirley, of Birmingham, Alabama; sisters, Carol Ellen Waldrep and her husband, Jerry, of Buchanan, Georgia; Crystal West and her husband, Ken, of Canton, Georgia; and Mary West and her husband, Nathan, of Hickory Flat, Georgia; brother, Mark McMillan and his wife, Joy, of Buckhead, Georgia; and sister, Gina Schmidt and her husband, John, of Woodstock, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his son, Franklin David McMillan. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont,  under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to […]

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Agnes Jacqueline Fertitta Dyer
February 22, 1922 - September 22, 2021

Agnes Jacqueline (Jackie) Dyer, the guiding light of her family, went to sleep on September 22, 2021, and awakened in the loving presence of her sweet Lord. The youngest of 4 daughters born to Sicilian immigrants Joseph John and Marie Antoinette Fertitta in Beaumont, Texas in 1922, she was just shy of being 100 years young. Clinging proudly all her life to her Sicilian heritage, her love of the Catholic faith, and her near and extended family, she was a bedrock for us all in hard times and a source of love and fun always. If you counted her among your friends, you were blessed and instantly treated like family, the ultimate compliment. She embodied the traits of her immigrant roots throughout her life: strength, resilience, independence, perseverance, a strong work ethic, and love of family and friends. She imparted those same traits to her six children, Robert, Joseph, Marian, […]

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Dorothy Mae Landrum
August 9, 1945 - September 22, 2021

Dorothy Mae Landrum passed away at Silsbee Oaks Health Care in Silsbee, Texas, on September 22, 2021. Dorothy was born August 9, 1945, to Elmer & Viola Brandin Rice, in Port Arthur, Texas. Momma Dot, as she was so fondly called by family & friends, is home, whole, healthy & happy. The heavy chains of the dreadful Alzheimer’s disease is finally broken. She loved Jesus, first & foremost. She was loved & was beloved by everyone she encountered. She was always quick to ask how she could pray for and help others in any way. One of the most beautiful things about her is the birth of her grandkids changed her life, she fiercely loved Hunter, Tori & Gunnar. She spent countless hours with them and has made a huge impact on each of their lives. Visiting friends & family and playing board games were two of her favorite things […]

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Hulene Chevalier
October 3, 1932 - September 21, 2021

Hulene Chevalier, 88, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born on October 3, 1932, in Deanville, to Addie Collins and Tom Burns. Hulene is survived by her husband, Edwin Chevalier, Jr.; son, Edwin Chevalier III, of Beaumont; brother, Kenneth Wayne Burns and his wife, Sandy, of Henderson; sister, Brenda Gail Burns, of Waco; and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents, and grandson, Nathan Joseph Chevalier. A gathering of Mrs. Chevalier’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday September 23, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2021, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army,2350 I-10 Frontage Road, Beaumont Texas 77703.

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Nancy C. Meek
May 16, 1938 - September 19, 2021

Nancy C. Meek, 83, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born on May 16, 1938, in Kerrville, to Helene Neihaus Heimann and Clarence Heimann. Nancy was born in Kerrville and graduated from Tivy High School. After graduation, her family moved to California, where she met her husband of 54 years and had four daughters. She enjoyed her Navy life moving where Roger was stationed until 1975 when they moved to Beaumont. Nancy was active in her church, Bethlehem Lutheran, and singing in the Interfaith Choral Society for years. She was a supporter of many charities including Some Other Place and after surviving breast cancer, the Julie Rogers Gift of Life. Nancy loved her family and all the friends she considered family. She was very proud of and loved her grandchildren. She was loved by all and will be sorely missed. Survivors include her daughters, Lesley A. Biscamp, […]

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Shirley J. Nett
September 5, 1933 - September 18, 2021

Shirley Jean Nett, age 88, of Sour Lake, Texas, was born September 5th, 1933, in China, Texas, to late parents Odile and Lee Thibadeaux, of Church Point, Louisiana. Shirley loved her family. Her granddaughter, Hailey, was the daughter she never had. She also loved her great grandson, Jeremy, wholeheartedly. Shirley was a woman of God and was strongly rooted in her faith. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Sour Lake, Texas and taught CCD. When she was in high school at Sour Lake High, she met her husband James L. Nett. They began dating at Lamar University. They were married June 26, 1955, at Our Lady of Victory Church. Together they built a beautiful life and became parents to Douglas A. Nett, their only child. Through sixty-seven years of marriage, they became a pillar for younger generations in the family. Survivors include her husband, James; […]

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Gerald Wright, Jr.
September 30, 1970 - September 18, 2021

Gerald Wright, Jr., 50, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 18, 2021. He was born on September 30, 1970, in Beaumont, to Lyna Marie McAlpin and Gerald Wright, Sr. Gerald was a foreman at Zachary Group. He worked in heavy equipment operations for 20+ years. He is survived by his wife, Alica Wright; daughter, Devyn Riffe of Silsbee; mother, Lyna Johnson and her husband, Terry, of Silsbee; father, Gerald Wright, Sr. and his wife, Karla, of Texas City; brother, Jason Wright, of Beaumont; stepdaughter, Aimee Brinkley and her husband, Tim; and stepson, Aaron Werschky and his wife, Kristi, all of Fort Smith, Arkansas; stepsister, Kayla Watson and her husband Dink, of League City; stepbrother, T.J. Johnson and his wife, Stevi, of Pearland; grandchildren, Ryleigh Riffe, Bailee Brinkley, Jacob Werschky, Thomas Werschky, Elli Brinkley, Alex Werschky, and Levi Brinkley; aunt, Karen Cleveland, of Lumberton; and cousins, Chris Cleveland, of Beaumont and Justin […]

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Stella L. Meza
March 11, 1941 - September 17, 2021

Stella L. Meza, 80, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 17, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on March 11, 1941, in Beaumont, to Stella Marie LeBlanc and Herbert Jacob Lass, Sr. She was a retired accountant. Stella is survived by her husband, Richard Meza; sons, Lester Clayton Smith, Jr, of Colleyville and George Lee Smith, of Beaumont; daughter, Donna Meza Boyher and her husband, Tim, of Humble; brother, George Louis Lass and his wife, Judy of Granbury; grandchildren, Ricky and Tiffany Meza, Darla Fraley, Robert and Sara Stites, Allison Jones and Brandon Boyher; great-grandchildren, Brianna Jones, Bella Jones, Conner Stites, Madilyn Parrish, Bella Parrish, Brenden Parrish, Everett Giacomo, and Emerson Fraley. She is preceded in death by her son, Terry Meza; daughter, Christy Stites; brother, Herbert Jacob Lass, Jr.; and her parents. A gathering of Mrs. Meza’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until […]

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Rachal Lynn Hughes
January 10, 1962 - September 16, 2021

Rachal Lynn Hughes, 59, of Kountze, died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. Rachal was born in January 1962 to Ina Jay and Frank Sadler. She was the oldest of three children and loved her brother, Jeff, and sister, Sissy, dearly. Rachal learned to be a fighter from a very young age. She was diagnosed with a kidney disease at 15 and on October 16th, 1979, at the age of 17, she was blessed with a strong kidney (a Sadler kidney) from her Dad. Throughout this, her mom, InaJay, never left her side… in fact, until Rachal’s very last day on this Earth, she was unselfishly committed to taking care of Rachal, whatever the need. Rachal was also told she would never have children, but years later was blessed with a beautiful baby girl. She spoke of these blessings regularly and to anyone who would listen! She […]

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Lea Wilson Hay
August 5, 1953 - September 16, 2021

Lea Wilson Hay, 68, of Beaumont, died Thursday, September 16, 2021, at Mid-Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Beaumont. She was born on August 5, 1953, in Houston, to Lillian Liebel Wilson Schubert and Ronald Wilson. Survivors include her son, Jason Hay and his wife, Jennifer, of Lake Charles, Louisiana; brother, Thomas Wilson and his wife, Melinda, of Austin; and grandchildren, Collin Hay, Cooper Hay, and Ryan Purkey. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Laura Purkey; father, Ronald Wilson; and step father and mother, Jack and Lillian Schubert. A gathering of Mrs. Hay’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 3, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A family committal was held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, 2390 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, […]

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Kellye Butler Perez
April 1, 1968 - September 16, 2021

Kellye Butler Perez, 53, of Beaumont, passed away at home on Thursday, September 16, 2021, after a courageous, yet short battle with cancer, surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest. She was born on April 1, 1968, in Beaumont, to Ann and Wilbur Butler. Her family members had fun with the fact she was born on April Fools’ Day and celebrated it appropriately. In fact, some family members thought Ann and Wilbur were playing an April Fools’ joke on us, at first. Following in her dad’s footsteps, Kellye was an insurance agent with R.O. Williams & Co. and then Braud, Vaughn & Williamson. Kellye was fabulous at her job and worked in the insurance industry for thirty years. She had connections all over the Beaumont area, and she did her best for her clients and the companies where she […]

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James E. Trahan, Sr.
February 9, 1947 - September 14, 2021

James E. Trahan, Sr., 74, of Kountze, died Tuesday, September 14, 2021. He was born on February 9, 1947, in Longview, to Mary Melba Thibodeaux and Thomas Benton Trahan. James is survived by his son, James E. Trahan, Jr. and his wife, Allison, Austin; daughter, Christie Barto and her husband, Jeremy, of Kountze; brother, Robert S. Trahan, Sr., of Houston; sister, Joan M. Trahan, of Beaumont; grandchildren, John-Thomas B. Lucas, Jesse L. Lucas, Colten E. Barto, Keegan A. Barto, all of Kountze, and Henry N. Trahan, of Austin; and nephew, Deacon Robert S. Trahan, Jr. and his wife, Natalia, of Houston. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Billy Richard Trahan; and sister, Barbara L. Trahan; and sister-in-law, Betty E. Trahan. A gathering of Mr. Trahan’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 19, 2021, […]

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