Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.


2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701, United States,

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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries

Oralia M. Trujillo
June 9, 1927 - September 25, 2023

Oralia M. Trujillo, 96, of Beaumont, died Monday, September 25, 2023. She was born on June 9th, 1927, in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Tomasita Flores and Marcos Molina. Oralia loved to sew. She was an incredible cook. Oralia adored flowers and enjoyed spending her time gardening. Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Trujillo and Sandra Trujillo, both of Beaumont; and son, Emilio Trujillo, Jr. of San Antonio. Oralia is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Emilio Trujillo, Sr.; and siblings, Hortencia Molina, Marta Molina, and Marcos Molina, Jr. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 North Michigan Avenue., Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois, 60601. A gathering of Mrs. Trujillo’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2023, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled by Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, Beaumont.

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Horace Judice Theal
October 9, 1962 - September 25, 2023

Horace Judice Theal, ,60, of LaBelle died Monday, September 25, 2023. He was born on October 9, 1962, in Louisiana to Shirley Ann Richard and Harris Theal. Horace was one of a kind. He lived his life to the fullest and never met a stranger.  Horace was known for saying, “Mama said there would be a couple days like that.”. He loved to spend his time fishing with his kids and grandchildren.  Horace loved animals. Survivors include his children, Jonathan Theal and his wife, Kristal, of Vidor; Ashley Voisin of Vidor; Horace Allen Law Theal and his wife, Courtney, of Lumberton; and Jeremy Marcantel and his wife, Tonya, of Vidor; godchild, Ashley Shriner and her husband, Nathan; grandchildren, Kayden, Garrett, Aspenn, Krislynn, Trayvin, Asher, Kayson, Noah, and Kamryn; one great-grandchild on the way; siblings, Joe Theal, Pete Theal and his wife Rhonda, Danny Theal, Johnny Theal and his wife, Debbie, […]

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Catherine “Cathy” Robbins Hawa
September 21, 1958 - September 16, 2023

Catherine “Cathy” Robbins Hawa passed away peacefully on September 16th, 2023 surrounded by her family in her home in Beaumont, Texas. Born September 21, 1958, in Dobbs Ferry, New York to Robert and Mildred (Miertschin) Robbins, Cathy was a loved and devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, and an amazing “CeCe” to her grandchildren. She moved to Beaumont when she was nine years old, but always spoke fondly of her special childhood memories from Dobbs Ferry. Cathy attended Forest Park High School, where she formed her close friendship with Leah Hawa King, who introduced Cathy to her brother, John. For John, it was love at first sight. Cathy and John dated for five and a half years and married on June 7, 1980. Together, they raised three children, Wilson, Christopher, and Allison. Cathy had a way of making life special for those close to her, and was known […]

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Judith Andrea Myers
December 4, 1946 - September 15, 2023

Judith Andrea Myers, 76, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 15, 2023. She was born on December 4, 1946, in Craig County, Oklahoma to Sybil Joyce Horton and Benjamin Elijah Goldsberry. Judith was an Executive Secretary in the Petrochemical Industry, Judith love doing arts and crafts. She had a store in Jasper where she sold handcrafted things. She loved cats. Judith also enjoyed sewing, she would often see clothes in stores that she liked and would go home to make them herself. Survivors include her brother, Roger Goldsberry; sister, Sharon Sovoie; nephew, Robert Woodard; and a host of other family and friends. Judith is preceded in death by her parents; husband, sisters, Coni Hollingsworth and Kristi Goldsberry; and brother, Michael Goldsberry. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Myers were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Ann Marie Vinh “Uyen” Thi Nguyen
April 1, 1950 - September 9, 2023

Ann Marie Vinh “Uyen” Thi Nguyen, 73, of Beaumont died Saturday, September 9, 2023. She was born on April 1, 1950, in Quang Binh, Vietnam to Mot Thi Pham and Thinh Nguyen. Ann was a long-time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beaumont. She loved spending time with the Lord, reciting the Rosary daily. Ann enjoyed gardening, fishing, and sewing. She will forever remain a loving wife, mother, and BaBa. Survivors include her husband, John “Tiger” Nguyen of Beaumont; daughters, Amanda Nguyen and her husband, Hoang Ngo, of Houston; and TuyetVan “Becky” Nguyen and her husband, Curtis Arnold, of Beaumont; son, Alexander Nguyen of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren, Haley, Iris, Ella, Bethany, Chloe, Charlotte, Kylo, and Dexter; brother, Thanh Van Nguyen and his fiancée, Nhung, of  Modesto, California; sister-in-law and best friend, Hoa Thi Nguyen; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends. Ann was preceded in […]

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Gladys Lee Barrileaux
November 20, 1924 - September 7, 2023

Gladys Lee Barrileaux, 98, of Beaumont, died Thursday, September 7, 2023. She was born on November 20, 1924, in Beaumont to Ella Boudreaux and Joseph Lewis Barrileaux. Gladys graduated Beaumont High School in 1943. She began her higher education at Lamar Jr. College and continued to on to the University of Texas on Fellowship. After graduation she started her journalism career at Beaumont Enterprise and Journal. Gladys went on to become the assisting editor to the Beaumont Journal. She then worked for the Galveston Sun for many years. While there she had many opportunities to meet and interview many famous stars who were preforming at the famous Ballanese Ballroom overlooking the water. While living in Galveston she researched and wrote articles on Galveston Southern Mansions, that were later published in a book. Survivors include her caregivers; nephew, Albert Nolan and niece, Irene Griffin and her husband, Charles; and numerous nieces […]

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Roy J. Gonzales
June 15, 1938 - September 7, 2023

Roy J. Gonzales was born on June 15, 1938. He passed away in his home on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Roy lived a full and wonderful life. His humble upbringing and love for Christ led him to study two years in the seminary until he met the love of his life, Margaret Durham. They married and had five children. Roy built his family a beautiful and robust life from nothing but hard work and faith in God. He was the true definition of the American Dream. He enjoyed the fruits of his labor at the beach, golfing, hunting, and of course passed this love onto his children. As he thought he was so blessed by his beautiful wife and family; his grandchildren came along, and he was smitten. He loved them all, Noah, Christian, Tyler, Caroline, Hunter, Julianna, Ava, and Nicolas Roy. As we all do, Roy endured many heartaches […]

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Yolanda Garcia Nunez
August 7, 1937 - September 5, 2023

Yolanda Garcia Nunez, 86, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, September 5, 2023. She was born on August 7, 1937, in Port Arthur, to Petra Galindo Garcia and Gabriel S. Garcia. Yolanda graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1956. She was a member of LULAC 394, a CYO sponsor for Cristo Rey Catholic Church, and a volunteer for Our Lady of Assumption School. Yolanda loved feeding people. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survivors include her son, Raymond Nunez and his wife, Liz, of Beaumont; daughters, Christine Luquette of Beaumont, and Patricia Wong of Groves; grandchildren, David Luquette; Natalia Leija and her husband, Arturo; Miranda Looney and her husband, James; Raymond Nunez II and his wife, Katrina; and Cruz Wong; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Leija, Natalee Leija, Isabella Looney, Afton Looney, James Looney, and Crew Nunez; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her […]

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Cheryl Ann “Uncle Leryl” Davis
January 12, 1953 - August 25, 2023

Cheryl Ann “Uncle Leryl” Davis, 70, of Kountze died Friday, August 25, 2023.  She was born on January 12, 1953, in Port Arthur, TX to Mary Alice (Laird) and Douglas Doyle Davis. Cheryl was a devout Christian and member of SETX Church.  She loved her pastor, Dr. Nathan Cothen, and attending bible study classes.  Her other loves included nurturing her many potted plants (some of which were 3rd and 4th generations); her dogs, Suggie and Roux; playing spades on her computer; and drinking coffee. Survivors include her daughter, Heather Domingue of Port Arthur; grandchildren, Paige Renee Domingue and Amberly Ann Domingue-Griffis; great-granddaughter, Chase Andaria Thomassee; brother, Bradley Doyle Davis and wife, Kathy; sister Susan Kay Davis Mahoney and husband, Mike; and several nieces, nephews. Cheryl is preceded in death by her beloved parents, Mary and “DD” Davis, and her nephew, Chase Douglas Allen. Memorial contributions in Cheryl’s memory may be […]

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Betty J. Chachere Baker
June 4, 1940 - August 18, 2023

Betty J. Chachere Baker, 83, of Beaumont, died Friday, August 18, 2023. She was born on June 4, 1940, in Church Point, Louisiana, to Angie Thibodeaux and Richard Chachere. Betty was a devoted Catholic, taught Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and was a member of the Catholic Daughters. She loved to bake, was an excellent seamstress, as well as a nurse, welder, and pipefitter. Betty was very handy and had a green thumb when it came to her plants. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survivors include her children, Gaylor Jones Walker of Houston; Debra Collins Kim of Beaumont; and Merisa K. Pickens of Beaumont; grandchildren, Mandre Zachary and his wife, Cathy, of Beaumont; Erica Collins of Houston; Alicia Collins Perkins and her husband, Allen, of Beaumont; Shawn Walker of Houston; Kaleb Pickens of Beaumont; and Tylia Kim of Houston; great-grandchildren, Madeline-Rose Perkins, Graham Walker, and […]

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Margaret Rose “Mimi” Tortorice
December 30, 1928 - August 16, 2023

Margaret Rose Tortorice, known by her loved ones as Mimi, was born on December 30, 1928, to Charles Montalbano and Mary Judene Nelson. As the cherished only child of her parents, Margaret’s life was filled with love and attention from them, her grandparents, numerous aunts, and uncles. She spent her early years in Longview before moving to Beaumont after completing 8th grade in 1942. Mimi attended St. Anthony’s High School, where she would meet her soon-to-be husband. The tides of fate aligned in 1945 when the young men who were called to war four years earlier returned home. Joseph Vincent Tortorice was one of those veterans that was placed in Mimi’s class. In 1947, at the tender age of 18, Margaret and Joseph exchanged their vows, marking the beginning of a lifelong journey together. They were soon blessed with children with Joey arriving in 1948, followed by Judy in 1950, […]

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Thomas A. Lombardo, MD
September 10, 1927 - August 15, 2023

Thomas A Lombardo: Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at the age of 95, after a ten-year battle with cancer. He defied many odds with his illness and was able to live several years past his expectancy. He was born September 10, 1927, in Beaumont, Texas. The third child of Anthony and Antoinette Maida Lombardo, Tom graduated from Beaumont High School in 1944, then attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1946. After graduation, he was accepted into medical school at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, graduating number two in his class in 1951. In June of 1950, Tom married his high school sweetheart, Eleanor Jean Ming, in Beaumont, Texas. After graduating from medical school, he did a year of research in Birmingham, Alabama with his mentor, Tinsley R. Harrison, MD – generally acknowledged as one of the finest academic […]

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Thomas “Chip” Steven Gentry
December 3, 1946 - August 13, 2023

Thomas “Chip” Steven Gentry, 76, of Vidor, died Sunday, August 13, 2023. He was born on December 3, 1946, in Vidor to Ethel Granger and Alfred Gentry. Chip was a United States Army veteran and a retired educator for Vidor Independent School District. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Gentry; children, Carlton Gentry and his wife, Crystal, of Kirbyville; Wendy Hillin and her husband, Tommy, of Buna; Jennifer Bell and her husband, Matt, of Claremore, Oklahoma; and Cary Gentry and his wife, April, of Montana; grandchildren, Catelyn, Caleb, Cuyler, Cara, Sammantha, Ashlee, Heather, Thomas, Lysa, Kaytie, Lane, Carson, Seth, Cade, Callie, Astin, and Avie; ten great-grandchildren; and sister, Lynda Lyons and her husband, Will, of Vidor. Chip is preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Jackson Thomas. A gathering of Mr. Gentry’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m. with his funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, […]

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Wiley L. “Dub” Brewton, Jr.
January 28, 1933 - August 12, 2023

Wiley L. “W.L.” Brewton, Jr., better known as “Dub” or “Papa Dub” to his friends, family and former coworkers, passed to eternity Saturday, August 12, 2023, peacefully following a brief illness. He was 90 years old. He was born on January 28, 1933, to Gladys Damron and W.L. Brewton, Sr., in Rose City, Texas. He was many things to many people: beloved son, brother, friend, veteran, husband, father, grandfather, coworker, volunteer. He was drafted into the Army and served as a medic following WWII, during which time he traveled Germany and picked up the smattering of German which he used throughout the rest of his life. Especially in regard to his wife, Mary Grace Cagle Brewton (of Beaumont), who was his “Schatzi,” a German word meaning “sweetheart.” Their loving marriage lasted 65 years and produced two sons: William “Gary” Brewton (of Beaumont) and Steven “Steve” Brewton (of Cypress). He received […]

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Sebastian “Bandsome” Cabot Leith II
October 14, 1983 - August 12, 2023

Sebastian Cabot Leith II, 39, of Beaumont entered heaven Saturday, August 12, 2023. He was born October 14, 1983, in Lake Charles, Louisiana to Lizabeth Gail Perkins and Sebastian Cabot Leith. From an early age, his family gave him the nickname “Bandsome.” Growing up he played sports excelling in track and field, baseball, and basketball. He attended schools in Georgia and Oklahoma before finishing high school at Palo Verde High in Las Vegas, NV. Over the last 14 years, Sebastian worked for numerous contractors in the Southeast Texas area as an instrument fitter and then as an instrument technician. He worked from the bottom up securing multiple NCCER Certifications. For the past 2 years, he was currently employed with Lion Elastomers in Orange as a Senior E & I Technician. He will be remembered for his hard work ethic, ability to fix anything and being extremely mechanically inclined. His greatest […]

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Christian Michael “Crick” Sykes
December 19, 1977 - August 12, 2023

Christian Michael Sykes, 45, of Hamshire, died Saturday, August 12, 2023, after spending a perfect day fishing with his son, Jude. He was born December 19, 1977, to Camille and Michael Sykes. Christian loved saltwater fishing and spending time at the beach with friends and family, but more than anyone else, with Jude.  He loved his family more than anything.  Christian never met a stranger, and if you knew him you knew that you could always count on him for whatever was needed.  He was the first to offer support to anyone, and he was there with a smile on his face and, more often than not, Jude by his side.  He worked as a Journeyman Stagehand as a member of IATSE Local 183 and as the Technical Director and Shop Manager for the Department of Theater and Dance at Lamar University.  Christian was patient and kind and always took […]

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Milton Dale Magee
May 19, 1935 - July 25, 2023

Milton Dale Magee, native of Beaumont, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Tuesday, July 25, 2023. Those who knew him, loved him. Milton lived a storied life and his Irish heritage bestowed upon him a gift for storytelling. It was always an honor and pleasure to sit with him, listening to his hilarious and inspiring tales spanning his lifetime. He was a proud graduate of South Park High School (Go Greenies!) and attended Lamar University as a member of the Lamar cheerleading squad. He later joined the Navy where he served on the USS Oriskany during the Korean War. He went on to work for and retire from the Mobil Oil Magnolia Plant. Soon after retirement, he started a local sign company known to many, NEMA Enterprises. However, most will remember him as the CEO of Poppas Hook, a BBQ tool manufacturing and distribution company founded by his father Dewey (Pop) Magee, a man to […]

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Michael James Brown
September 12, 1969 - July 18, 2023

Michael J. Brown, 53, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, July 18, 2023. He was born on September 12, 1969, in Beaumont, to Benita Mazzu Brown and Ralph Brown, Sr. Michael loved fishing, Texas A&M football, and the challenges of the casino. He was the grandson of Angie “Momo” Mazzu, and the great-grandson of Frank and Benita Baranco. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Reagan Brown; aunts, Marie Bando of Beaumont, and Juanita St. Clair of Plano; cousins: Bando, St. Clair, Mazzu, and Deines; three nephews; one niece; and two sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents, Benita Mazzu Brown and Ralph Brown, Sr.; brother, Ralph Brown, Jr.; and uncles, Frank and Jake Mazzu. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Brown were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Carlos Hernandez, Frank Messina, Bub Messina, Jude Messina, Rodney Robichau, and Brooks […]

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Ann Harder
January 19, 1938 - July 18, 2023

Ann Harder passed away on July 18, 2023, at the age of 85. Ann was born to Ray Edward Harder, Sr. and Ruth Edra Paggi Harder in Beaumont, TX, on January 19, 1938. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Ray Edward Harder, Jr. She is survived by her sister, Edra Bogucki. Ann attended Lamar State College and wore many hats during her lifetime. The Paggi name has been well-known in the Beaumont area for generations as her grandfather, Ed was involved in Spindletop and founded the YMBL in 1917. Ann Harder proudly held the title “President” of “P& H Farms of Texas, Inc,”. Ann was a very prominent figure in Beaumont and was involved in and supported the American Rose Society, Beaumont Botanical Gardens, American Cancer Society, Houston Public Media as well as many other philanthropic causes. Ann Harder was a passionate, long-time supporter of […]

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Maria Elizabeth Martinez
July 22, 1973 - July 18, 2023

Maria Elizabeth Martinez, 49, of Orange, died Tuesday, July 18, 2023. She was born on July 22, 1973, in San Salvador, El Salvador, to Ana Margarita Florez Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Martinez Hernandez. Maria was a good mother and grandmother. She was a giver and liked to help. Survivors include her sons, Bryant Antonio Martinez; Franco Salvador Martinez; and Carlos Martinez and his wife, Enedina; grandchildren, Ariana Martinez, Jazmin Garcia, and Mateo Martinez; sisters, Sonia Rodriguez and Ana Martinez-Florez; her significant other, Jose Aparicio; numerous nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Pedro Antonio Rodriguez. Ms. Martinez will be buried in El Salvador at a later date, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Gregory Odom Lee
September 29, 1956 - July 17, 2023

Gregory Odom Lee, 66, of Orange, died Monday, July 17, 2023. He was born on September 29, 1956, in Houston to Bonnie Odom and Johnny Lee. Gregory was a man of high integrity; he was his family’s moral compass. He was a hardworking and well-humored father and grandfather, who told the best jokes. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he loved to golf. Gregory was a petroleum landman until 1994. He was also the previous partner and operator of several Sonic Drive-Ins. He then opened several Fuzzy’s Taco Shops here in the Golden Triangle. Survivors include his loving wife, Gaylene Lee of Orange; children, Richard Lee of Austin; Eric Lee and his wife, Shannon, of Deep River, Connecticut; and Rebekah Nelson and her husband, Tommy, of Williamsburg, Virginia; grandchildren, Camryn Nelson, Addison Lee, Johnny Lee, Ethan Lee, and Thomas Nelson; brother, Geoffrey Lee; nephews, Ryan Lee, Austin Lee, […]

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Phero Nguyen Van Ai
December 25, 1952 - July 8, 2023

Phero Nguyen Van Ai of Beaumont, TX passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at the age of 70 years old. Nguyen Van Ai was born on December 25, 1952.  His father Nguyen Van Quynh and mother Nguyen Thi Tieu moved from Xuan Hoa, Vietnam to Tam Toa, Vietnam where Ai was born.  He was the fourth child of seven children.  After he was born, they moved to Da Nang, Vietnam where he explored his life as a toddler.  In 1955, Ai’s family moved to Long Huong, Vietnam where he lived for the rest of his childhood.  In 1975, as a young adult, Ai and his family came to America to settle in Beaumont which would be their permanent home. Growing up in Beaumont he made many friends through his work, family, community, and church.  Through family and friends, he met his wife, LeHa.  After courting her, taking her to […]

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Micaela “Mickey” Lara Garza
January 22, 1934 - June 26, 2023

Micaela “Mickey” Lara Garza, 89, of Beaumont, entered the kingdom of Heaven on Monday, June 26, 2023. She was born on January 22, 1934 in Edroy, Texas to Gonzala Hernandez and Agustin Lara. She lost her father at the age of three but Micaela regarded her Uncle Marcos as a father figure in her life and cherished the bond she shared with her Tio Marcos. Mickey would eventually meet Jose Garza and the two married in May of 1960. They moved from the Rio Grande Valley and made Beaumont, Texas their home.  Thus began the journey that would shape the family tree and lifelong legacy that thrives today. Mickey and her husband were blessed with eight children; six daughters and two sons. They raised their family in love, faith and strength; bonds that today hold together still. Mickey was wise beyond years, a matriarch, a leader and an advocate. She […]

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Ronald E. Platt
July 13, 1933 - June 24, 2023

Ronnie was born in Falls Church, Virginia on July 13, 1933, to Frank I. Platt and Mathilda Baughman Platt.  He passed away on June 24 at his home at Collier Park in Beaumont, Texas. Ronnie’s boyhood was spent in Virginia, where he graduated from Mount Vernon High School, Fairfax County, Virginia. He served with the Air Force in Korea as an air traffic controller, earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.  During his time of enlistment, he met his first wife, Annette Edwards, to whom he was married for over 40 years.  They married in 1955 and began their life together in Beaumont, where Ronnie lived until his passing.  Upon moving to Beaumont, Ronnie worked, as well as completed a degree in economics from then Lamar Tech.  A daughter, Laurie, and a son, Chris, were welcomed in the ensuing years. Ronnie spent his entire professional life as a public servant.  He […]

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Jesse Buckner “Buck” Williams
March 23, 1942 - June 23, 2023

Jesse Buckner “Buck” Williams, 81, died Friday, June 23, 2023. He was born March 23, 1942 in Electra Texas, the eldest son of Lila Freeman and Dr. Preston Williams. The family moved to Beaumont when Jess was 10 years old when his father accepted a position with Lamar University. Jesse attended school in Beaumont graduating from Beaumont High School in 1960. He completed his undergraduate degree at Lamar University before enlisting in the United States Air Force serving in Vietnam. Upon discharge, Jesse obtained his law degree from the University of Texas. For 20 years he was an assistant district attorney in the Jefferson County Family Law division followed by private practice for several years. Jesse was an avid soccer player and a passionate believer in physical fitness. He had a smile that would melt your heart. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Scott and his […]

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John “Red” Matthews
October 19, 1954 - June 21, 2023

John “Red” Matthews, 68, of Vidor, died Wednesday, June 21, 2023. He was born on October 19, 1954, in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Pansy Horn and Drew Matthews. He was raised and loved by Blanche Chauvin John was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved fishing, hunting, and always wanted to be around his family. John enjoyed collecting old things and volunteered to drive disabled veterans to and from Houston. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Vidor. John will be remembered as a great husband and devoted dad. Survivors include his wife of fifty years, Roni Matthews, of Vidor; children, Wendy R. Hebert; Travis W. Matthews and his wife, Jody; and Janice M. Maxey and her husband, Derek, all of Vidor; grandchildren, Jimmy Hebert, Fancy Ousley and her husband, Tyler; Genavieve Matthews; Clara Matthews; Kaylee Matthews; Travis Matthews; Drew Matthews; Seth Maxey; Owen Maxey; Kacelyn […]

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Betty Jean Wilder Rogas
July 17, 1930 - June 20, 2023

Betty Jean Wilder Rogas, 92, of Beaumont, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Tuesday, June 20, 2023. She was born on July 17, 1930, in Beaumont, to Cyntheal Greer and Ross Wilder, Sr. Betty loved her family and was a devoted teacher, wife, mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Survivors include her children, Gale Terracina-Doty and her husband, Ronald, of Nederland; and David W. Rogas of Birmingham, Alabama; daughter-in-law, Tammy Rogas; grandchildren, Melissa Terracina Luke, Trey Terracina, Ashton Marchand, Allison Doty, Brett Doty, Brennan Doty, Jordan Rogas, and Madison Rogas; and great-grandchildren, John-Parker Luke, Caroline Luke, Paige Marchand, Mason Marchand, Merritt Marchand, Major Gallentine, Zuri Gallentine, and Preston Doty. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dan W. Rogas, Sr.; son, Dan W. Rogas, Jr.; and brother, Ross Wilder, Jr. The family would like to extend a special Thank You for the exceptional care shown to Mrs. Rogas […]

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Nadine “De” Hester
May 9, 1928 - June 20, 2023

Nadine May Hester, 95, passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. To family and friends, she was known as De. She was a kind and gentle soul, but full of fun. A friend to everyone she met. De was the sort of person who ended a conversation by saying, I love you, and she meant it. De was born in Beaumont, Texas to Cecil and Bernice Hester. She grew up in a house on North Street by the train tracks, spending her youth with her sister, Jerry. The sisters roller skated in the basement and had a pet goat named Billy. De liked to joke that she was the one who chased the boys in the neighborhood. She played sports with them and went to dances with them. She loved music and as a young woman, worked in a record store. She recalled spending most of her paycheck on the […]

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SGM. Clifton Doyle Brashear
July 29, 1945 - June 19, 2023

SGM. Clifton Doyle Brashear, 77, of Beaumont, died Monday, June 19, 2023. He was born on July 29, 1945, in Corsicana, to Francis Lavern Deskin and Clifton Mildred Brashear. Clifton retired from the United States Army after 31 years as a Sergeant Major. After proudly serving his country, he worked for Farmer Brother’s Coffee Company for over twenty-years. He loved fishing and dancing to country and western music. Clifton was an active member and founder of the Southeast Texas Veterans Service Group. He was commander of American Legion Post 33 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1806. He will forever remain a loving husband, father, and PawPaw. Survivors include his loving wife of thirty-one years, Karen Brashear of Beaumont; son, Michael Brashear of Monkey Island, Oklahoma; daughters, Emily Brashear of Longview; Ashley Burch and her husband, Wesley, of Longview; Kim Kelley and her husband, David, of Port Neches; Julie Kuhn […]

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Aphrodite Barbatis “Dyckie” O’Shell
July 26, 1929 - June 19, 2023

Dyckie O’Shell, a loving mother, devoted Catholic, and source of joy and inspiration to all who knew her, passed away at the age of 93. She left behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and a radiant spirit that touched the lives of many. Born in Beaumont, Texas, on July 26, 1929, Dyckie was the beloved daughter of Christine and Dimitri Barbatis, and the proud younger sister of Marie Barbatis Keriotis. She was raised in the most loving home and spent a good part of her childhood in her parents’ restaurant, Christy’s, located in downtown Beaumont. Dyckie’s early years shaped her into a compassionate and caring individual who carried those values throughout her life. Her Greek heritage gave her an enormous sense of pride and paved the road to many lifelong friendships. Dyckie’s education began at St. Anthony’s School, where she not only received an excellent education but also forged lifelong […]

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