Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.


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

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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries

Evelyn Choate
December 28, 1938 - November 23, 2022

Evelyn Choate, 83, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, November 23, 2022. She was born on December 28, 1938, in Alexandria, Louisiana, to Cleo Williams and Jimmy Dick McCaskill. Survivors include her husband, Paul David Choate, Sr.; aunt, Norma Williams; and cousins, Larry Williams and Kim Verdum. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Paul David Choate, Jr.; and daughter, Joanne Choate. Memorial contributions for Mrs. Choate may be made to Shorkey Center, 855 South 8th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701. A funeral service for Mrs. Choate will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont with her interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

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Leonard LaSalle
September 19, 1939 - November 22, 2022

Leonard LaSalle, 83, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, November 22, 2022. He was born on September 19, 1939, in Beaumont, to Odette Louviere and Leon LaSalle. Leonard was a graduate of  South Park High School, and then went into the United States Marine Corps. While serving as a Marine, he played taps for the military funerals in Southeast Texas. Leonard retired from Lucent Technologies after 38 years. His hobbies included music, dancing, motorcycles, skydiving, fishing, and spending time with his grandkids. Leonard was a founding member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, where he and his wife served as Eucharistic ministers for many years. His tenacity and zest for life are among the many things he will be remembered for. Leonard loved Tiki Island, fishing with Jean, and Saturday night Mass followed by The Original Mexican Café in Galveston. He walked every single day, rain or shine, even while battling cancer. […]

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Bill Clark
April 29, 1933 - November 18, 2022

Bill L. Clark died Friday, November 18, 2022.  He was born April 29, 1933 near Ben Wheeler, Texas in Van Zandt County.  He liked to say that his parents raised five kids farming on fifty acres. Upon graduation from Van High School, Bill entered the US Navy.  His service time was spent as an air traffic controller at the Naval Air Station in Olathe, Kansas.  The cross country air field stayed very busy during the Korean Conflict.  When his tour of duty was done, he was encouraged to attend Officer Training School.  However, he chose to take the GI Bill and enrolled at Texas A&M College.  Entomology became his major. Bill worked three jobs to help fund his college expenses.  He was a natural born leader at an early age beginning as Liggett Hall dorm counselor.  He was very proud to have served as Civilian Student Council President. Bill graduated […]

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Aurora Jae Whitman
January 17, 2022 - November 14, 2022

Aurora Jae Whitman, infant daughter of Lindsay Marie Miller and Jacob Terry Whitman, died Monday, November 14, 2022. She was born on January 17, 2022, in Beaumont. Survivors include her parents, Lindsay and Jacob Whitman; sister, Aria Ann Whitman; grandparents, Sherry and Michael Whitman; Barbara and Ronald Slovacek; and Rebecca and Jim Miller; great-grandmothers, JoAnn Williams; Edith Miglicco; Charlyne Slovacek; aunts and uncles; Scott Whitman; Whitney and Timothy Whitman; Samantha and Joseph Whitman; Amy Jo Whitman; Grace and Adam Miller; Shelly and Shawn Keough; and Sarah Slovacek; cousins; Kaden; Liam; Luka; Scarlett Jean; Allie; and Zoey; numerous other family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to Texas Children’s Hospital Office of Philanthropy, Suite 6226, P. O. Box 300630, Houston, Texas 77230. A gathering of Aurora’s family and friends will begin at 6:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2022, at Our Lady of […]

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Marvin Keith Gordy
May 24, 1937 - November 13, 2022

Marvin Keith Gordy, 85, of Beaumont, died Sunday, November 13, 2022. He was born on May 24, 1937, to Opal Farris and Marvin Curry Gordy. Friends have said: “He was one of a kind.” “They broke the mold after him.” “What a character!” “A fine gentleman.”   His sayings: “Ride ‘em like you stole ‘em.” “You’d make a freight train take a muddy road.” “With God as my witness!” “You can take a fork and gouge your eyes out boy, ‘cuz you’ve seen it all now.” “Well, if that don’t tear the rag off a dead bush.” Daddy was riding horses from the time he could walk.  His horse ran away from Ashley Street when he was six.  It was found in Port Acres and his father drove him there with a sack lunch, put him on the horse and told him, “I’ll see you at home after work”.  Daddy […]

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Sloane W. Jameson Zickefoose
August 16, 2001 - November 11, 2022

Sloane W. Jameson Zickefoose, 21, of Beaumont, died Friday, November 11, 2022. He was born on August 16, 2001, in Humble, to Karmon Shirley Dubose and Bryan Zickefoose. Sloane W. Jameson, the boy with a beautiful name. He was a sweet handsome guy with a smile as fascinating as he was. Sloane worked hard and was hardheaded. He had a strong independent personality as a toddler that stayed with him throughout his young adult life. Sloane loved his mom and admired his dad. He loved his Mimi and Pawpaw more than life. He was a dreamer, a jokester, and a motivator. Sloane saw no skin color and felt no racism, he did not judge. If anything, he encouraged people to be their true self. Sloane recently moved from Houston to Beaumont where he lived with his mom and Jim. He worked at Williamson Construction. When Sloane wasn’t working, he spent countless […]

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Elida Negrete
June 8, 1933 - November 11, 2022

Elida Casas Negrete was born June 8, 1933, in Rancho El Chapote, Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico before moving to the state capital Ciudad Victoria where she was raised by loving parents we fondly called “Mamita and Papito.” She grew up as the older sister to two brothers. On November 11, 2022, at the age of 89, she was welcomed into Heaven by her husband of 44 yrs, Jose Negrete, who had been waiting for her since May 6, 2002. Elida was a lively spirit with the gift of gab. She could strike up a conversation with anyone upon meeting. She had a beautiful smile, infectious laugh and a warmth that drew you in. It wasn’t unusual to be out shopping and a random person run up and hug her thinking she was someone else. Momma hugged them even though she didn’t know them. When they realized she wasn’t who they thought […]

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Tommy Keel
July 14, 1950 - November 10, 2022

Tommy Keel, 72, of Vidor, died Thursday, November 10, 2022. He was born on July 14, 1950, in Hobbs, New Mexico, to Jessie Castleman and Thomas Keel.   Tommy worked as a machinist for Gerdau Ameristeel. He loved old hot rods, mud trucks, and grafting hybrid fruit trees. Tommy was a proud Choctaw Native American.   Survivors include his mother, Jessie Keel; sons, William Keel, and his significant other, Jessica Hebert, of Hamshire; Michael Petrie and wife, Amy, of Vidor; Daniel Petrie and wife, Holly, of Vidor; sister, Connie Keel of Royse City; niece, Jessica Stegall and significant otherAndrew Bunn of Northfield, MN; canine companion, Molly.   He was preceded in death by his father; aunt and uncle, Ruby and Bruce Milsap.   Memorial contributions for Mr. Keel may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.    A gathering of Mr. Keel’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, […]

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Joanne Choate
August 10, 1962 - November 9, 2022

Joanne Choate, 60, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, November 9, 2022. She was born on August 10, 1962, in Beaumont, to Evelyn Jean McCaskill and Paul David Choate, Sr. Joanne loved Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, and Betty Boop. Survivors include her parents; aunts, Marie Luker and her husband, Al, of Huntsville; and Karen Choate; uncle, C.R. Lindsey; great-aunts, Norma Williams Frankie Merendino; and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul David Choate, Jr. Memorial contributions for Joanne may be made to Shorkey Center, 855 South 8th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701. A gathering of Ms. Choate’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

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Manuel Leander III
January 11, 1987 - November 7, 2022

Manuel Leander, 35, of Houston died Monday, November 7, 2022. He was born on January 11, 1987, in Topeka, Kansas. Manuel managed the Wag’n World Dog Daycare in Houston for several years. He previously worked for Broussard’s Mortuary and Dr. Kelly Kays at Dowlen Road Animal Clinic. Manuel loved playing video games in his spare time. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle spirit and his love for animals. Survivors include his wife of five years, Elizabeth McNeil of Houston; parents, Manny and Karen Leander of Fayetteville, North Carolina; mother and father -in- law, Sara and Hugh McNeil of Devers; brother-in-laws, Michael McNeil and his wife, Vicky, of Dayton and Bobby Beall and his wife, Ginny, of Atascosita; nieces and nephews, Austin, Cassidy, Logan, and Ashley; numerous other loving friends and animals. Manuel will be especially missed by his faithful feline companions, Cookie, Kurro, and Asuna. Memorial contributions […]

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Lane Tuminello
January 5, 1990 - November 1, 2022

Lane Helveston Tuminello, dedicated husband, son, brother, and friend of many, passed away on November 1, 2022, at the age of 32, surrounded by family at home. Lane was born to Melinda Ardoin and Dominick Helveston in Nederland, Texas.  He graduated from Westbrook High School in Beaumont before attending Texas Tech University where he studied Business Administration and Marketing. After graduating he moved to Austin, Texas where he played professional poker and met the love of his life, Erin Tuminello, née Vassar, and they eventually settled in Beaumont with their three frenchies Pablo, Ivy, and Ace. Through the years, Lane enjoyed playing and coaching baseball, traveling, cooking, and making memories with his family and friends. Lane was a stranger to no one and found great purpose sharing in the successes, joys, and challenges of those around him. Lane was authentically and wholeheartedly there for those in his life. He is […]

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Connie De La Rosa
March 27, 1926 - October 29, 2022

Connie De La Rosa, 96, of Magnolia, formerly of Beaumont, died Saturday, October 29, 2022. She was born on March 27, 1926, in Hardin, to Conception Prado and John Lopez. Survivors include her son, Ronnie De La Rosa and his wife, Pat, of Galveston; grandchildren, Kelly James and her husband, Wes; Robert Byron Hamilton and his wife, Dawn; and Kimberly Hamilton, all of The Woodlands; and Veronica Martinez of League City; great-grandchildren, Brooke Taylor and her husband, Michael; Byron Reginald Hamilton; Kiana Martinez; Leila James; Bailey McMahon; Coral Hamilton; and Mason Hamilton; great-great-grandson, Iver Taylor; brother, Jesse Lopez; and honorary daughter, Nova Maureen Poe. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Julius De La Rosa; daughter, Rebecca Hamilton; and siblings, Lucy Granado, Ross Lopez, Elvira Krummel, Emma Orena, Francis Vogel,  and Mike Lopez. A gathering of Mrs. De La Rosa’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., […]

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Rosine McFaddin Wilson
June 27, 1927 - October 19, 2022

Rosine McFaddin Wilson, the daughter of James Lewis Caldwell McFaddin and Rosine Blount McFaddin was born in Beaumont Texas on June 27, 1927. Mrs. Wilson died on October 19, 2022, after a brief illness. A fifth generation Texan, she was descended from two signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Charles Stanfield Taylor and Stephen William Blount, and two veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto, William McFaddin and Stephen William Blount. Her great-great grandparents, James and Elizabeth McFaddin and Hezekiah and Nancy Williams were among the first settlers in what is now Jefferson County but was then part of Mexico. Her grandparents were Eugene Harmon Blount, a former Texas legislator, and Rosine Shindler Blount of Nacogdoches and William Perry Herring McFaddin and Ida Caldwell McFaddin of Beaumont. She was a Mayflower descendant on her mother’s side and First Family of Virginia with a colonial governor of Virginia as an […]

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James Mitchell “Mike” Martin III
January 23, 1962 - October 19, 2022

James Mitchell “Mike” Martin III, 60, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, October 19, 2022. He was born on January 23, 1962, in Groves, to Winnie Ruth Rutledge and James Mitchell Martin II. Mike was a United States Army Veteran. Survivors include his wife, Kim Showman Martin; his children, Taylor McGee and his wife, Brandi; Corey McGee; Justin McGee and his wife, Chelsea; and Megan Rommes and her husband, Doug; ten grandchildren; siblings, Peggy Broussard and her husband, Mark; Avery Martin and his wife, L’Dell; Lisa Broussard and her husband, Bobby; James Votaw; and a host of other relatives and friends. Mike is preceded in death by his father, James Martin II; mother, Winnie Ruth Votaw and her husband, Louis, and grandparents, MawMaw and PawPaw Rutledge. A gathering of Mr. Martin’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His […]

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Betty Ann Davis
August 14, 1933 - October 18, 2022

Betty Ann Davis, 89, of Beaumont, died Tuesday, October 18, 2022. She was born on August 14, 1933, in Forney, to Rosa Lee Rotten and Jim Albert Carter. Survivors include her children, Beckie Boudlouche and her significant other, Russell, of Orange; Susie Davis and her significant other, James, of Port Acres; Lee Sheek and his wife, Anna, of Marshall; Eddie Sheek of Richmond; and Doddie Hatcher and her husband, Harlan, of Fannett; grandchildren, Annette Van Den Bosch, Richard Ferguson, Christy Hatcher, David Hatcher,  Crystal Sneed, CJ Smith, Aleena Sepulvado, Sommer Lough, Shawn Smith, and Justin Sheek; twenty-two great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Vernon Sheek; second husband, David Harold Davis; third husband, Wayne Hale; daughter, Vickie Gastell; son-in-law, Steven Gastell; and granddaughters, Sharon Kay Linney and Allison Whitney Sheek. A graveside service for Mrs. Davis will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, […]

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Parker Don Scully
October 13, 2022 - October 13, 2022

Parker Don Scully, infant son of Taylor Lynae Dawson and Brandon Don Scully, gained his wings Thursday, October 13, 2022. Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, James and Andrea Dawson, of Fort Worth; paternal grandfather, Jason Scully and spouse Rita Rabel of Fayetteville; uncles, Tyler Dawson, Tanner Dawson, Cody Scully, and Hunter Parker; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Wendy Parker. “You never said I’m leaving, You never said goodbye.  You were gone before I knew it And only God knew why. A million times we’ve needed you, A million times we’ve cried. If love alone could’ve saved you,  You never would have died. In life we loved you dearly,  In death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, No one else will ever fill. It broke our hearts to lose you,  But you didn’t […]

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Sherry Martin Hullett
August 30, 1942 - October 1, 2022

Sherry Martin Hullett, 80, of Beaumont, died Saturday, October 1, 2022. She was born on August 30, 1942, in Port Arthur, to Opal Sutherland and J.C. Martin. Mom poured her entire heart and soul into the lives of her children and grandchildren. She loved her husband and her family without ceasing and that love was tangible to everyone who knew her. The queen of spoiling kids with way too many snacks and treats, holiday decorating, gift giving, beauty shop days, and her famous butt dials. Our hearts may be broken but we are eternally grateful for the blessing of her love, guidance, sacrifice and commitment she gave to our family for 80 long, well lived years. We hope to honor her by loving our people the way she loved us. Survivors include her husband of forty-one years, Wayne Hullett, of Beaumont; daughters, Allison Rosauer and her husband, Mike, of Spurger; […]

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Sandra Ellington
December 22, 1941 - September 30, 2022

Sandra Ellington, 80, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 30, 2022. She was born on December 22, 1941, in Wichita Falls, to Dorothy Estes and William McKinley. Sandra was a longtime educator and principal with Beaumont ISD and retired after more than thirty years. She was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church. After retirement she became a life coach and owned her own business. Sandra was committed to ensuring all children had an equal opportunity to succeed. She will forever remain a loving mother and Grammy. Survivors include her daughter, Julie Zajdel and her husband, Ben, of Plano; grandchildren, Connor Krumnow and his fiancée, Sami Chambers; Grayson Krumnow; and Michaela Henderson; brothers, Bill McKinley and his wife, Sharon, of Canton; and John McKinley and his wife, Cindy, of Chapel Hill; sister, Kathy McKinley of Canton; nieces and nephews, Emily McKinley, Reagen and Dale Adair, Mandy and Jim Landers, Matt […]

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Catherine Ann Giglio Morrison
February 21, 1931 - September 30, 2022

Catherine Ann Giglio Morrison was born on February 21, 1931, in Beaumont, Texas, to Charles S and Antoinette Cuchia Giglio. She passed away on Friday, September 30, 2022, after a brief period of illness. Catherine led a life of service to God, family, and friends. Through it all she exhibited a positive attitude, deep gratitude, and a trust in her relationship with God. Catherine’s father was a wholesale grocer establishing his business in Beaumont after moving here from Cefalu, Sicily. Her mother, Antoinette, was a Sicilian-American whose parents were also from Cefalu. Catherine was the last of five children born to the couple. Catherine attended Saint Anne’s Catholic School and graduated from Saint Anthony High School in 1948. She attended college at Lamar State College, later Lamar University, and the University of Texas at Austin. She did not complete her degree plan but admitted that she had “lots of fun”. […]

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Richard Tony “Tote” Ramirez
November 6, 1964 - September 26, 2022

Richard Tony “Tote” Ramirez, 58, of Beaumont, died Monday, September 26, 2022. He was born on November 6, 1964, in Beaumont, to Mary Ellen Longoria and Frank Ramirez, Sr. Richard was part owner of Manuel’s Towing. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Richard will be remembered as a family man; he loved being with his family and most especially his grandchildren. He loved playing the part of Santa Clause during their families Christmas parties. Survivors include his wife of thirty years, Cynthia Ramirez; daughter, Jamie Hernandez; son, Abdiel Galindo; grandchildren, Ashley Henry; John Henry, Jr.; Jesus Solis; Isaiah Nolan and his wife, Morgan; Nicole Hernandez; Analysia Hernandez; Nova Lee Hernandez; and Lucy Nolan; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Frank Ramirez Jr. and his wife, Dottie; Manuel Ramirez and his wife, Dede; Robert Ramirez; Daniel Ramirez; Frankie Ramirez; sisters, Lucy Ramirez; Francis “Kika” Ramirez; Irene Sotelo; Rose Ramirez; Mary Ramirez; Diana Gonzalez; Catherine Rodriguez […]

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Dr. Bruce Drury
January 2, 1939 - September 24, 2022

Dr. Bruce Drury, 83, of Beaumont, died Saturday, September 24, 2022, at his home. He was born on January 2, 1939, in Fullerton, Nebraska, to Ada Marjorie McGuire and Howard Raymond Drury. During college, Dr. Drury was a walk-on for the University of Nebraska football team, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960. He then joined the United States Navy, serving on the USS Princeton as a navigator until 1963. After serving, he taught and coached football at the local high school in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Bruce later earned a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a doctorate from the University of Florida.  Dr. Drury began teaching political science at Lamar University in 1971.  He served on the Lamar University Faculty Senate for many years and was the faculty advisor for the Lamar Student Government Association.  He received many awards including Regents’ Professor in 1992, […]

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Ronnie Allen Burnett, Jr.
February 1, 1964 - September 17, 2022

Ronnie Allen Burnett, Jr., 58, of Vidor, died Saturday, September 17, 2022. He was born on February 1, 1964, in Beaumont, to Juanita Smith and Ronnie Burnett, Sr. Ronnie was a family man and enjoyed riding his fat boy Harley. Survivors include his wife, Laraine Burnett of Vidor; father, Ronnie Burnett, Sr. and his wife, Linda, of Kirbyville; brothers, Stacy Baker of Orange, and Dustin Driskell of Nederland; sisters, Debbie Mitchell of Vidor, and Karen Ackerman of The Colony; stepchildren, Derrick Harris, Lainie Harris, and Logan Harris; and step-granddaughter, Aubree Harris. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Baker, and brother, Mark Alan Burnett. Cremation arrangements for Mr. Burnett were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.

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Shirley Bragg Donnelly
March 2, 1926 - September 17, 2022

Shirley Bragg Donnelly, 96, passed away peacefully at her home in Beaumont, Texas on Saturday, September 17, 2022. She was born on March 2, 1926, in Decatur, Alabama to Mabel Pride and Dr. John Coleman Bragg. She attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. In 1945, Shirley met Lt. Robert J. Donnelly at a dance in Decatur. After the war, they married and moved to Beaumont, Texas where they started their family and shared 57 years of dancing together. Shirley was a charter member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and found such joy and purpose in service. Never one to shy away from hard work, she was always first to volunteer no matter the task and was a vital member of her congregation as well as a valued volunteer at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth. Shirley truly loved all creatures great and small. She loved being outdoors tending her gardens and giving […]

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Tammy Yvette Crochett
June 8, 1970 - September 14, 2022

Tammy Yvette Crochett, 52, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, September 14, 2022. She was born on June 8, 1970, in Beaumont, to Bunnie Sterling and Dwight Gasaway. Tammy was known for her outgoing personality. She loved talking to people. Tammy enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cooking. Her life was dedicated to sharing the Good News of God Kingdom. Tammy will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and “Dea”. Survivors include her husband of twenty-nine years, Paul Crochett, Sr. of Beaumont; daughters, Shonquail Bradford and her husband, Brian; Raven Hanchett and her husband, Eric; Bridget Gasaway; and LaToya Crochett all of Beaumont; sons, Paul Crochett, Jr. and his wife, Melissa, of Orange; and Marcus Crochett of Beaumont; thirteen grandchildren; mother, Bunnie Sterling; brother, Bruce Gasaway of New Iberia, Louisiana; sister, Tonja Gasaway of Beaumont; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Tammy is preceded in death by […]

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Lynda Pittman Parmely
February 1, 1943 - September 14, 2022

Lynda Pittman Parmely, 79, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, September 14, 2022. She was born on February 1, 1943, in Beaumont, to Beulah Nelson and Thomas Pittman, Jr. Lynda was a South Park Greenie, graduating in 1961. She had a Master’s in Education with a specialty in reading. Lynda loved to sew, cook, and entertain, but teaching was her true passion. Survivors include her significant other, Jeff Skyvara; daughter, Sandie Wilson and her husband, Jude; son, Paul Strait and his wife, Robin; grandchildren, Jared Strait; Lyndsey Strait; and Alexander Strait and his wife, Kaycie; and great-grandson, Maddox Strait. She was preceded in death by her parents and late husband, Sam Parmely. Memorial contributions for Mrs. Parmely may be made to Brain Trauma Foundation, 228 Hamilton Ave, 3rd Floor, Palo Alto, California 94301. A gathering of Mrs. Parmely’s family and friends will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, September 25, […]

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Mary Ferrante Napolitano
July 18, 1930 - September 13, 2022

Mary Ferrante Napolitano was born July 18, 1930, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. She was the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Italian immigrant parents Vincenzo and Vita Ferrante. Her mother adored her, her father doted on her, and her brothers protected her. Love, respect, and loyalty were ingrained in her since birth; therefore, she loved her family and was devoted to her parents and her siblings from the start.  However, with faith as the focus of the Ferrante household, Mary’s devotion to the Blessed Mother and the Infant Jesus became her cornerstone. It was her faith that influenced her role as wife, mother, mother-in- law, grandmother, and great- grandmother. As a child Mary’s life was rather idyllic and sheltered. Church, school and family gatherings filled her days.  While each day brought visitors and delectable meals, Sundays were always rather special, since the Ferrante […]

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Gloria “Lala” Varela Segura
October 21, 1952 - August 31, 2022

Gloria “Lala” Varela Segura, 69, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, August 31, 2022. She was born on October 21, 1952, in Beaumont, to Augustina Alvair and Jesse Varela, Sr. Survivors include her daughter, Melinda Segeada and her husband, Emanuel, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Denise Segura, Daniel Segura III, Lissette Segeada, Reyna Segeada, Emiliana Segeada; great-grandchildren, Teagan and D.J.; siblings, Francisca Maleno; Jesse Varela, Jr. and his wife, Maria; and Raymond Varela and his wife, Ofelia; sister-in-law, Jean Segura; and brother-in-law, Johnny Segura. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Daniel Segura, Sr.; son, Daniel Segura, Jr.; and sister, Mary Olivia Ramirez. A Rosary for Mrs. Segura will be recited at 2:00 p.m., with a gathering of her family and friends to follow until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

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Cynthia Jo “Cindy” Hansen Woodland
September 21, 1963 - August 29, 2022

Cynthia Jo “Cindy” Hansen Woodland, 58, died peacefully at her home on August 29, 2022. She was born in Beaumont, Texas on September 21, 1963, to Betty Boyd Hansen Storms and Keith Christian Hansen.  She attended Beaumont public schools through her sophomore year, when her family re-located to Denver.  There she attended Columbine High School and graduated in 1981. She then went to school to become a dental assistant and worked the next 20 years in the dental field. Cindy was a talented jewelry creator, making silver and stone originals through her business, CJ’s Creations.  She was also well-known for her beautiful Christmas wreaths and sold both jewelry and wreaths in various markets and trade shows.  She obtained her real estate license and worked as a realtor for a decade.  Cindy’s favorite pastimes were spending time with her grandson, Lucas, and baking for her family and friends. Survivors include her […]

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J. W. Rogers
June 12, 1952 - August 29, 2022

Jan Wayne “J.W.” Rogers, 70, of Beaumont, peacefully passed away Monday, August 29, 2022. He was born on June 12, 1952, in Beaumont, to June Shapiro Rogers and Victor J. Rogers. J.W., or fondly called “Just Wait”, was a certified public accountant in the state of Texas. He also was a member of the American Bar Association. J.W. received a law degree from the University of Houston. He received a Bachelor of Science in economics from Wharton School of Business from University of Pennsylvania. While attending, he participated in the 9th Maccabiah Games in 1973 in Israel. The Maccabiah Games, or often referred as “The Jewish Olympics”, were first held in 1932, in Israel, and every four years after its inception. It is an international Jewish multiple sporting event. Only the best Jewish Athletes in the world are allowed to participate in the games. Prime Minister Golda Meir was present […]

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Donald S. “Don” Ptacek
July 22, 1939 - August 25, 2022

Donald Shipley “Don” Ptacek, 83, of Beaumont Texas went home to be with his Lord and Savior August 25, 2022. Don was born July 22, 1939, in Baytown Texas to Julius Vince Ptacek and Ruth A. Ptacek. Don graduated from Robert E Lee High School in 1957 where he lettered in football. After graduation he attended Del Mar College on a football scholarship for two years. Don then went to Lamar to play three more years of football where he was Tri Captain of the 1961 Tangerine Bowl Championship Team. While at Lamar he met his wife, Kay, after earning his degree in Education and Business he coached high school football and girls’ basketball. With the birth of their first son, Randy Ray, and second son, Terry Ryan, he decided to step away from coaching to be able to spend more time with their sons and coach them as they […]

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