Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr. Obituaries

Maurine Ener Behrens
- June 26, 2022

Maurine Ener Behrens, 96, of Beaumont, died Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Calder Woods, Beaumont. Services are pending under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont, 409-866-3838.

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B. Murray Anderson
June 23, 1924 - June 25, 2022

Murray Anderson passed away June 25, 2022. He was a World War II veteran and had been a leader in Beaumont for many years. Murray was born in Whitney, TX on June 23, 1924. He grew up on a farm with his 6 sisters. His father died when he was 17 and the family moved to town. Murray enlisted in the Marines in 1942 and served in the South Pacific theater during World War II. He participated in the battles of Tarawa, Saipan, Titian, and Okinawa which had a combined 210% battle casualty for his company. Murray wrote of his experiences in a book entitled “The Unrelenting Test of War”.  He wrote how his faith in God grew once he understood the power of praying for strength and courage. After the war, Murray married his beloved wife, Virginia. Their marriage lasted 64 years, until her death. Murray moved his family […]

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Ray Mitchell Moore
September 7, 1931 - June 24, 2022

Ray Mitchell Moore, 90, a man who loved his family, friends, golf and Mayhaw jelly, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 in Beaumont, TX. He was born on September 7, 1931 in Beaumont, TX, to parents Della Mae and Jack Mitchell Moore. He was an incredible father and was constantly spurring his children, grandchildren and great grandson to achieve their goals fearlessly and give unselfishly. Larger than life, he genuinely loved people and lit up the room with laughter wherever he was. Being an attorney, he chose his words carefully, and boy did we listen. As children, the dinner table always ended with a series of questions. We learned to be straight and to the point, what is “the bottom line” he would say. Ray Moore’s life-long love affair with golf began at Lamar University, where he was a member of Lamar’s golf team. From an early age, his […]

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Larry Dale Sanders
October 3, 1961 - June 24, 2022

Larry Dale Sanders, 60, of Beaumont, died Friday, June 24, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. he was born October 3, 1961, in El Paso, to Janet Ardell Croft Sanders and George Raymond Sanders. He is survived by his wife, Marli Sanders of Beaumont; daughters, Janessa Weatherly and her husband, Ethan, of Beaumont; Brianna Thomer and her husband, Jonathan, of Beaumont; Alyssa Melancon and her husband, Skyler, of Hamshire; sisters, Kathy Beach and her husband, Deejay, of Colorado; Brenda Sanders of Arlington; brother, Kenneth Sanders of Colorado; and grandchildren, Autumn Rose Weatherly and Silas Paul Thomer. a memorial service for Mr. Sanders will begin at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at Calvary Baptist Church, 3650 Dowlen Road, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma […]

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Grace Miller
November 19, 1926 - June 24, 2022

Grace Ellen Miller, 95, of Beaumont, died Friday, June 24, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born November 19, 1926, in Orange City, Florida, to Wynona Alice Grant Lowe and William Bartlett Lowe. Grace co-owned Imperial Home Center in Beaumont with her husband, Oscar Howard Miller. She is survived by her sons, David Howard Miller and his wife, Sharon, of Beaumont; Oscar Douglas Miller and his wife, Sherry, of Fort Worth; daughter, Shereé Gale Zimmerman and her husband, Danny, of Port Orford, Oregon; sister, Alice Ruth Lowe Schrag of Sugarland; grandchildren, Jennifer Zimmerman, Daniel Zimmerman, Rachel Stribling, Joshua Miller, Landon Miller, Crystal Durham, Austin Miller; and twelve great-grandchildren. Grace is preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Howard Miller; son, Daniel Lane Miller; brother, Wallace Eugene Lowe; and sister, Dorothy Ann Lowe Cooper. Mrs. Miller’s cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction […]

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John Francis “Jack” Cooper
January 12, 1942 - June 22, 2022

John Francis “Jack” Cooper, 80, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Houston Methodist Hospital. He was born January 12, 1942, in Joliet, Illinois, to Gladys Marie Smith Cooper and James LaVern Cooper. After graduating Loyola University in Chicago, Jack enlisted in the United States Army. As an officer, he oversaw protecting a small village in Vietnam. When he left, the villagers gave him an original painting they made for him as a thank you for his unit protecting them. Upon returning from Vietnam, he was stationed at Fort Hood where his life was forever changed. One fateful night, he went to a musical performance by the Beaumont group, Melody Maids, and saw on stage his forever future partner, Linda Dickson. After her performance, he approached Eloise Milam (the director) for permission to speak to Linda. He was denied. He followed their bus to their next performance to ask […]

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Thomas “Tom” C. Schwab
January 28, 1955 - June 21, 2022

Thomas “Tom” C. Schwab, 67, of Sour Lake, died Tuesday, June 21, 2022. He was born January 28, 1955, in Dallas, to Helen Louise Cary Schwab and Carl M. Schwab. Tom attended Texas A&M and Lamar University and spent many years working in the electrical engineering field. Tom was very involved in his local community of Sour Lake and his church. He loved hunting, fishing, live music, and motorcycles. He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Schwab of Sour Lake; daughter, Lauren Landry and her husband, Doug, of Cleveland, Tennessee; stepson, Brian Mullins of Vidor; stepdaughter, Sarah Simmons and her husband, Corey, of Lumberton; brothers Carl Schwab and his wife, Dorothy, of Carrollton; Bill Schwab and his wife, Ellen, of Rowlett; nieces and nephews, Kate; Ashleigh and her husband, Clay; Morgan; Ben and his wife, Genevieve; Zach and his wife, Ashley;  grandchildren, Isabella, Juliet, Ian, Lily, Kyler, Wyatt, Gavin, and […]

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Ronald Charles “Ronnie” Benoit
November 14, 1945 - June 19, 2022

Ronald Charles “Ronnie” Benoit, 76, of China, died Sunday, June 19, 2022. He was born on November 14, 1945, to Beulah Benton Belile Benoit and Lawrence Benoit, in Beaumont. Ronnie was a lifetime rice farmer, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 for many years, insurance agent, and pillar in his community. He loved hunting and fishing, coaching basketball, was an avid water-skier in his youth and held records for jumping, was an ag pilot and flew crop dusters, and enjoyed skeet and trap shooting. Ronnie was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and everyone’s “Grumpy”. Survivors include his wife of fifty-seven years, Judi Johnston Benoit; daughter, Carol Joy Born and her husband, Kevin, of Beaumont; son, Chuck Benoit and his wife, Theresa, of China; grandchildren, Laura Leigh and her husband, James, Anna and her fiancé, Alex, […]

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Bob Smith
August 28, 1938 - June 18, 2022

Bob Smith, 83, of Beaumont, died Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Dubuis Hospital, Beaumont. He was born on August 28, 1938, in Raymondville, to Minnie Louella Gantt Smith and Henry Clinton Smith. Survivors include his son, Todd Smith, and his wife, Elizabeth, of New York; grandson, Miles Smith; and sisters Louise Runnels of Beaumont and Joyce Huebinger of San Antonio. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Smith, and his parents. Bob grew up on the family farm in Raymondville, milking cows and driving tractors.  He graduated from Raymondville High School and went on to Abilene Christian University, where he eventually decided to leave farming behind and study business.  After graduation and a brief stint at IBM, he worked in the telecommunications industry for multiple decades, negotiating contracts and traveling the world. Upon his retirement, he and Nancy moved to Lake Whitney, in the Texas hill country, […]

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Michael Jon Melling
March 21, 1947 - June 17, 2022

Michael Jon Melling, 75, peacefully passed away at home in his sleep Friday, June 17, 2022. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas, to parents Charles O. Melling and Elaine Brister Melling on March 21, 1947. He grew up on Monroe Street in Groves, Texas, doing such normal boyhood activities like fishing, playing baseball, and being a paperboy, throwing newspapers in his neighborhood. He graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 1965 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lamar University. Michael had a God-given talent for creating artful masterpieces, including paintings, sculptures, furniture, and jewelry, including the wedding rings for the incredible mountainside wedding in 1978. Michael retired from Anderson Custom Homes after 35 years of meticulously working as a trim carpenter on some of Beaumont’s most beautiful homes. Michael especially loved traveling to two destinations:  Colorado, where he lived after college graduation and Rockport, […]

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Marilyn Laverle “Toots” Carpenter Hearrell
April 18, 1931 - June 15, 2022

Marilyn Laverle “Toots” Carpenter Hearrell, died Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Born in Argo, Texas, on April 18, 1931. Toots was the first of five children born to Mildred Smith Vandergriff and Slim Vandergriff. Jesus was one of Toots, or Gram’s, as she was called by many, favorite subjects. She spent much of her life spreading the good news of Jesus, singing gospel songs with her sisters and her two sons. In her younger years, she even preached at revivals.  She was also very talented, playing several stringed instruments, keyboard, and piano, as well as being an accomplished painter. Feisty is the word most used to describe Toots.  Anyone who was around her for even a little while would agree.  While living at an assisted living home, she and a friend purchased rubber snakes and delighted in placing them in places to frighten the unsuspecting.  They even purchased a frog that […]

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Betty Ann Key Haisten
August 28, 1928 - June 12, 2022

Betty Ann Key Haisten, 93, of Beaumont, died Sunday June 12, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born on August 22, 1928, in Goose Creek, Texas, but grew up in Galveston. She was married to Dr. Maurice Wyatt Haisten for forty-seven years. Before her marriage, she worked in banking with her last position being held as vice president of a bank in New Orleans, Louisiana. She also modeled for department stores in Houston and wrote articles on etiquette and fashion for the Houston Chronicle. After marriage, she became a devoted wife and mother. She also volunteered for the Neches River Festival, Texas Medical Auxiliary Association, with her final position as Southeast Regional President. At 72, she became a CASA volunteer for 16 years. Betty was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church serving on several committees, an Elder of the church, and eventually a greeter. Betty lived a full […]

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Eva Anderud
August 4, 1952 - June 7, 2022

Eva Anderud, 69, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas – Beaumont. she was born August 4, 1952, in Los Angeles California, to Ella Frisk Anderud and Carl Anderud. Eva is survived by her sister-in-law, Mardi Anderud, of Beaumont; nieces and nephews, Tricia Morgan of Beaumont; Tosh Anderud and his wife, Tammy, of Beaumont; Tara Marrone and her husband, Jeremy, of Houston; Tandra Warnock and her husband, Stephen, of Longview; and nine great nieces and nephews. Miss Anderud’s memorial service will begin at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Praise Church, 8150 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements will be held through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Leonard Coy Richardson
August 25, 1925 - June 6, 2022

Leonard Coy Richardson, 96, of Nome, died Monday, June 6, 2022. He was born on August 25, 1925, to Rosa Marie Jordan Richardson and Early Rufus Richardson, near Votaw, Texas, and was a United States Navy veteran. Leonard was born in a humble home in 1925, in the Big Thicket of Hardin County. He and his five siblings were blessed with the benefit of a strong Christian upbringing, learning to rely on hard work and spiritual faith to survive and succeed. The family endured The Great Depression with their rural neighbors by hunting or harvesting their own food, bartering and trading, and creating or re-purposing everything they could with their own hands. When Leonard was only two or three years old, the family moved several miles north, to a modest house in the Holly Grove community in Polk County. The kids walked daily to their one-room schoolhouse, played and fished […]

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Nadine Pearce
January 31, 1936 - June 6, 2022

Gloria Nadine Pearce of Beaumont, Texas, passed away on Monday, June 6 at the age of 86. Nadine was born in Mabank, Texas, on January 31, 1936. She was the daughter of Odie and Lavonna Blackwell who both predeceased her. She grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas, and attended Grand Prairie High School, where she was a Varsity Cheerleader and involved in many clubs. After graduation she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas and returned to Grand Prairie High School as an English teacher. Nadine was a consummate learner and this was to be the start of what would become a continually expanding journey throughout her life. Nadine went on to earn a Master of Arts degree from the University of North Texas and a Post Graduate degree in Theology from the Anglican School of Theology. After moving to Beaumont, Texas, she began her […]

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Lynda Swan Cone
February 21, 1941 - June 5, 2022

Lynda Cone, 81, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 5, 2022, after a 21-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Lynda was born February 21, 1941, to James and Birdie Swan in Port Arthur, Texas. She moved with her family to Beaumont in 1949 and graduated from South Park High in 1958. She attended Lamar University for 2 years, leaving at midpoint of her junior year at age 19, to marry Billy Cone. Lynda and Billy lived in Galveston and Lafayette for a short time before moving back to Beaumont where they raised their daughters, Caren and Cheryl. Lynda enjoyed her time as secretary at Lamar University’s Police Academy for 15 years, then retired after 5 years as Executive Secretary for the Lamar’s Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice departments.  Lynda was a loving wife, mother, and friend to many. She was incredibly brave and never once complained as Parkinson’s ravaged her body. Lynda was […]

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Cynthia Ann Chase
November 23, 1961 - June 4, 2022

Cynthia Ann Chase, 60, of Beaumont, died Saturday, June 4, 2022. She was born on November 23, 1961, to Madelyn Breaux Hogue and Billy Hogue, in Port Arthur. Cynthia faithfully went to church and attended Westgate Memorial Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, fishing, and going to the beach. Survivors include her husband, Roy Chase of Beaumont; daughter, Staci Guzman and her husband, Alonzo, of Fort Collins, Colorado; mother, Madelyn Russell of Houston; brother, Bill Hogue of Tennessee; stepbrother, Dale Weathersby and his wife, Tonya, of North Dakota; sisters, Sheila Rafferty and her husband, Brian, of Spring and Charlotte Forbes and her husband, Chris, of Conroe; and grandchildren, Shane Chase, Seth Cucancic, Chase Guzman, and Kaia Guzman. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Alisha Benoit; father, Billy Hogue; stepmother, Lois Hogue; and brothers, Dale Hogue and Warren Hogue. A gathering of Mrs. Chase’s family and […]

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Lois Gallien
December 21, 1930 - June 2, 2022

Lois Gallien, 91, of Beaumont, died Thursday, June 2, 2022, at CHI St. Luke’s Health – Memorial Hospital, San Augustine. She was born December 21, 1930, to Ola L. Self and Thomas E. Self, in Sabine County. Lois worked as a BISD Cafeteria Manager for twenty-six years. Survivors include her sons, Wendell Crow and his wife, Lenelle, of Lampasas; Mark Crow and his wife, Kathy Rogers and Joseph Crow and his wife, Julia, all of Beaumont; sister, Gladys Shettles of Hillister; grandchildren, David Crow of Beaumont, Michelle Crow of Dallas, Jessica Crow of Waco, Brooke Rogers of Nederland, Nicholas Rogers of Groves, and Alexa Dreyer and Leah Raykovich, both of Austin; and numerous great-grandchildren. A gathering of Mrs. Gallien’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will […]

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Joseph Daniel “Danny” Burneston
March 31, 1947 - June 1, 2022

Joseph Daniel “Danny” Burneston, age 75, of Fannett, left this world for his eternal home on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital, Beaumont following an unexpected heart episode at his home. Danny was born on March 31, 1947, in Corsicana, Texas, and was an only child. He grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, and attended DeQueen Elementary and Woodrow Wilson Junior High. He participated in cub scouts and played little league baseball. Danny was a 1965 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur where he played football. He attended Lee College in Baytown and Southwest Texas University where he studied business. Danny also served in the Army Reserves. He was employed as a welder with Mobil Oil Refinery for 27 years, retiring in 1999. Danny married Debbie Middleton in 1973, and together they had two beautiful daughters. They were married for 29 years. He remarried […]

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John Henry Coleman, Jr.
June 11, 1934 - June 1, 2022

John Henry Coleman, Jr. was a beloved father, son, brother, and husband was born June 11, 1934, in Woodville, Texas, the son of Alma Jane Coleman and John Henry Coleman, Sr. He passed away on June 1, 2022; 11 months and 21 days after the passing of the light of his life and high school sweetheart, Carolyn whom he missed greatly. John graduated from Silsbee High School where he played sports and made many life-long friends that he kept in touch with his entire life. Soon after he graduated, he enlisted in the Army. He then was employed as an accountant at DuPont Beaumont Works that would take him all the way to his retirement.  For many years, he was a member of a bowling league that played on Thursdays at the old Gateway Bowling Lanes on Stagg drive. Playing golf with his buddies was something he looked forward to […]

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Shannon Jay Barrios
November 1, 1967 - May 29, 2022

Shannon Jay Barrios, 54, of Lumberton, died Sunday, May 29, 2022. He was born November 1, 1967, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Ruth Yentzen Barrios and John Barrios. He graduated from LaGrange High School in 1985, and served in the Marine Corps.  He worked for NSI in Nederland as a warehouse manager. Shannon’s passion was New Orleans Saints football.  Over the years he also enjoyed baseball, softball, hunting, golfing, cycling, motorcycling, fishing, and gardening.  Shannon lived life to the fullest, enthusiastic about everything he did.    He had a caring heart, touching the lives of many people around him. He is survived by his wife, Shelly Barrios; son, Evan Barrios of Beaumont; parents, John and Ruth Barrios, of Sulphur, Louisiana; sister, Tammy Barrios and brother-in-law, Steven LeBlanc, both of Sulphur, Louisiana; and numerous other family members. A gathering of Mr. Barrios’ family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his […]

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Charles Bruno
August 4, 1942 - May 26, 2022

Charles James Bruno, 79 of Beaumont, Texas passed away peacefully May 26, 2022, at Harbor Hospice. He was born on August 4, 1942 to Ina Capo Bruno and Pete Charles Bruno in Beaumont, Texas. Growing up Charles was an incredible athlete and avid sports fan.  Later in life he was blessed with 6 athletic grandsons. You could always find him in the stands at one their games where he was in his glory. Charles had a smile that would light up a room and a contagious laugh that was unforgettable to all who knew him.  He was a selfless man with a heart of gold. Charles was employed by J. Weingarten for 30 years until the company sold out.  He remained in the grocery business for many years.  He later worked for Pure Play Orthopedics. Upon retirement, Charles went to work for Broussard’s Mortuary where he was currently employed. He […]

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Hilda Mae Casey Downey
July 25, 1927 - May 24, 2022

Hilda Mae Casey Downey, 94, of Sour Lake, died Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born July 25, 1927, in Sour Lake, to Wilda A. West Casey and Charles E. Casey. Hilda worked as a secretary for Brick Masonry for many years. She was a member of The Order of The Eastern Star and loved to square dance. Hilda is survived by her grandson, Dan Jones and his wife, Jingle, of Winnie; and boyfriend, Farrell Soileau, of Sour Lake. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Downey; son, Raymond Jones; daughter, Rhonda Jones. A gathering of Mrs. Downey’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2022, at First Baptist Church of Sour Lake, 765 6th Street, Sour Lake, […]

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Mary Sowell Hutson
August 8, 1953 - May 23, 2022

Today, our hearts are broken as we mourn the loss of our beloved sister, aunt, and friend Mary Katherine Sowell Hutson. Mary lost her battle with cancer and passed away surrounded by family on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Harbor House Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. Born in Beaumont, Texas on August 8, 1953, Mary was the third child of four born to Jo Morrell Sowell and James Sowell. Mary carved her special journey through life embracing every moment with an open mind. Failures were opportunities, setbacks were times to regroup and in no way did she ever let the status quo dictate her life. Mary lived in a world where anything was possible, loved a challenge spoke her mind, and rarely backed down from a dare. Mary navigated and saw the world with no boundaries or borders. It was in that spirit that Mary taught a variety of fundamental lessons. […]

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Joseph Edward Andres
March 2, 1939 - May 23, 2022

Joseph Edward Andres, 83, of High Island, went to his eternal rest on Monday, May 23, 2022. He was born on March 2, 1939, to Lily Mae Barrow Andres and Joseph Andres, in High Island. JoJo (as he was affectionately known) served his country in the Army Reserves as a young man. Throughout his life, he worked as a truck driver, a welder, and a commercial fisherman. After hanging up his shrimp boots and truck keys, he spent his days with a fishing pole. Those who knew him best, knew him to be a robust storyteller and an oh-so-good dancer. He and his wife of 54 years, Hedy, tore up the dance floor from Louisiana to Texas and back. He will be dearly missed by friends and family, both near and far. A beloved son, husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he is survived by his wife, Hedy Andres; son, […]

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Jean M. Parker
September 28, 1933 - May 23, 2022

Our precious mother, Jean M. Parker, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022. She purposed her life towards others. Most importantly, her husband, children and grandchildren, leaving a legacy of love and devotion for family and friends. Jean was born Clara Jean Morris on September 28, 1933, to Clyde and Lenora Morris in Lacey’s Springs, Alabama. After graduating Cotaco High School, Jean attended and graduated from Florence State Teacher’s College (now University of North Alabama). It is while there, that Jean met the love of her life, Wesley A. Parker. They were wed on June 11, 1955, in Lacey’s Springs, AL. Jean is predeceased by her husband, Wes; her parents, Clyde and Lenora Parker; brothers, Arnold, Edwin and Clark Morris; sister, Ruth Burt and 2 children who died in infancy. Jean Parker is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Kellett of Huntsville, AL and brother, Kelly Morris of Brentwood, TN; her […]

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Jo Ann Widner
April 19, 1934 - May 20, 2022

Jo Ann Widner, 88, of Beaumont, died Friday, May 20, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born on April 19, 1934, to Verline L. McCowen Burford and Willie Jerome Burford, in Beaumont. Jo Ann enjoyed puzzles, crafts, junking for treasures, roller-skating, bowling, ice skating, snowtubing, and Elvis. She was very good at singing, playing piano, and drawing. Jo Ann was known to throw raw eggs at Bret and Drew at Easter. She was the best mom and always had a smile on her face. Survivors include her sons, Richard W. Haley and Joel S. Haley, both of Lumberton and Lee A. Widner of Beaumont; daughters, Beth A. Howland of Kountze and Amy K. Widner of Vidor; grandchildren, Edward Wayne Haley of Lumberton, Bret L. Howland of Warren, Drew T. Widner of Beaumont, and Baylee A. Norsworthy of Silsbee; and great-grandchildren, Edward W. Haley II, Alexis G. Haley, and Crocket […]

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Charles Leon Borel aka Papaw
July 26, 1927 - May 20, 2022

Papaw died peacefully at home at the age of 94. He lived on his terms and was happy to leave when the Lord called him into His eternal care. He was born to Alcide Borel and Wyona Perry and grew up in the Port Acres and Mid County area. He left home at 14 to begin working. He joined the Navy at 17 after he lied about his age. Papaw was a member of the Sacred Order of the Golden Dragon on the U.S.S. LSM 304. He was honorably discharged, came home, and started doing carpenter work. He met Geraldine Freeman, married, and had 2 daughters, Wyona and Deborah. They were married 30 years until she died of cancer. In 1951, he went to work at Gulf Oil. Papaw started as a pipefitter and eventually took a supervisor job. He worked at Gulf until his retirement on March 1, 1983, […]

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Neal Martin Nielsen
June 15, 1945 - May 19, 2022

Faithfulness, compassion, and authenticity were the hallmarks of the life of Neal Martin Nielsen.  Neal fought many health issues through the years and passed away at home surrounded by his adoring family on May 19, 2022.  He briefly received care from Harbor Hospice. Neal was born June 15, 1945 and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Port Arthur in 1963. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1966, served aboard the USS Constitution Aircraft Carrier in Vietnam, was later stationed in Yokosuka, Japan, and received an Honorable Discharge in 1972. Neal proudly wore a cap emblazoned with Vietnam Veteran. Neal married Jane Sharon Burns in 1971 at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, Houston.  The young couple moved to Port Arthur where they lived until their home was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, after which they moved to Beaumont in 2018. Neal and Jane joyfully celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary […]

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Rebecca Marie Nylen
January 18, 1973 - May 17, 2022

Rebecca Marie Nylen, age 49, a loving mother of 3, and adoring wife to husband, Robert Nylen, passed away in her home Tuesday, May 17, 2022.  Rebecca was born January 18, 1973, in Baraboo, Wisconsin, to Roberta and Tom Barrix.  Rebecca has two sisters, Jenny Dunham and Mandy Feick. Rebecca graduated from Baraboo High School in Wisconsin in 1991.  After high school Rebecca completed cosmetology school in Madison, Wisconsin.  She married Robert Nylen on September 24, 1994, which was her high school sweetheart. They relocated to Pennsylvania with the marriage and conceived their first child while in Pennsylvania. Prior to birth they relocated to Beaumont, Texas, and their first son, Brandon Nylen, was born in 1997. Brandon was followed by Colton and Dillon Nylen in 2000.  Rebecca and Robert raised their family in Beaumont and all three sons enlisted in the military after high school. Rebecca became a grandmother in 2019 as Brandon and […]

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