Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701, United States,
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Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave. Obituaries
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
William Edward “Bill” Neild passed away peacefully at home on August 24, 2022. Born on October 5, 1936, in Beaumont, Texas, to Ida Frances Neild and Hugh Bertram Neild, Bill received his grade school education in the Beaumont public schools, graduating from Beaumont High School in 1955. He attended the University of Texas, where he became a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. After two years at the University of Texas, he joined the selective service and was drafted in the United States Army. Bill was stationed for active duty at Fort Smith, Arkansas and Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a squad leader in the training camp. He served 5 ½ years in the U.S. Army Reserves in the Engineer and Heavy Boat units. Following the military, Bill Neild entered the family-owned construction business in 1959, where he was an active member of the company’s management team with […]
James “Buddy” Derouen, 86, of Fannett, died Tuesday, August 23, 2022. He was born on February 25, 1936, in Iowa, Louisiana, to Clara Broussard Derouen and Otis James Derouen. Buddy graduated from Fannett High School in 1953. After graduation, he was a rice farmer and a cattle rancher. Buddy then went on to serve in the United States Army from 1958 until 1963. After his time in the military, he served in various positions in the Industrial and Petro-Chemical Industries including Goodyear Chemical and Aramco. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Buddy loved dancing and watching sports. He had been hunting since he was young and enjoyed doing it his whole life. Buddy enjoyed collecting things and trying to fix them. He was always willing to help others and would donate to various organizations. Buddy was a faithful member to the Catholic church. He loved his family […]
Frank Gaddis, 88, of Beaumont passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, peacefully in his sleep. He was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 15, 1934. His family later moved to Houston where he attended Lamar High School and met his wife, Carol. They married in 1955 before he left for basic training in Virginia. They were soon stationed in the Panama Canal and Puerto Rico. They moved back to Houston where Frank pursued an engineering degree at University of Houston and after graduation moved to Beaumont to set up home. As their family grew, Frank designed and built their new home on the corner of Ivy and Westgate. He later added a swimming pool and he and Carol cultivated the yard and gardens producing many flowers, vegetables and fruits over the years. They made lifelong friends with their neighbors and celebrated many holidays and weekends with block parties. […]
Martha P. Sherman, S.F.O., 83, of Beaumont, died Sunday, August 21, 2022. She was born on January 2, 1939, in Houston, to Rose and Harold Poppenhusen. Survivors include her husband, Roger Sherman, of Beaumont; children, Mary Margaret Sherman Craig and her husband, Steven; Michael Joseph Sherman; Roger Martin Sherman, Jr., and his wife, Lisa; and Joy Anne Sherman Martin; grandchildren, Emily, Amber, Christina, Chad, Michelle, Sarah, Andrew, and Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Oliver, Hex, and Eli; sister, Wilma; and brother, Johnny. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Rose Marie, Johanna, and Emil; and son-in-law, Don Martin. Memorial contributions may be made to Mary of Perpetual Help, 3860 Eloise Street, Beaumont, Texas 77707. A gathering of Mrs. Sherman’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with her Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of […]
Teresa Romero Loza, 77, of Beaumont, died Sunday, August 21, 2022. She was born on November 16, 1944, in Mexico, to Maria Loza and Rafael Romero. Survivors include her children, Rosa Valadez; Delia Valadez; Alicia Perez and her husband, Carlos; Samuel Valadez and his wife, Victoria; Filiberto Valadez; Baudelio Valadez and his wife, Guadalupe; Silvia Rodriguez and her husband, Victor; and Blanca Guzman and her husband, Victor; grandchildren, Stephanie, Fatima, Adriana, Hugo, Edgar, Rogelio, Carlos, Omar, Miriam, Samuel, Camila, Karen, Alexis, Leonardo, Justin, Enrique, Christina, Daniel, Manuel, Jose, Juan, Antonio, Alan, Jonathan; twenty-three great-grandchildren; siblings, Martha Romero; Guadalupe Romero; Carmen Romero; Enrique Romero; Salvador Romero; Baudelio Romero; and numerous other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Elvira. A gathering of Mrs. Loza’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with her Rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m., […]
Karlene Elizabeth Donaldson, 77, of Houston, died Wednesday, August 17, 2022. She was born on September 7, 1944, in Beaumont, to Ida Caroline Zwicker Kirkland and Joseph Clark Kirkland. Karlene graduated from South Park High School in 1962. She attended Lamar University, where in her junior year she received an offer from the Federal Bureau of Intelligence. After working for the FBI for five years, she went to work for Hernandez Contractors, a NASA sub-contractor, in typing and technical manuscripts. Karlene later was promoted to Technical Editor. She was active in her church serving as a Lector and any other way she could help. Karlene also loved watching the Houston Astros and reading. Survivors include her son, Matthew D. Donaldson of Conroe; daughter, Amanda Lee Donaldson of Houston; granddaughter, Ella Donaldson; brother, Roy D. Kirkland and his wife, Patsy, of Beaumont; niece, Debra Kirkland Penrod and her husband, James, of […]
Be Kind. That may very well be Kimberly Brown’s favorite phrase. A lot of y’all called her “Kim.” She hated being called “Kim.” “My name is Kimberly! I want people to call me Kimberly.” She hated her middle name. If she ever told you her middle name you were in a secret club. Folks around town may have called her a lot of things. But she is beautiful. She is talented. She created a legacy in the area. She is a mother and she is a mutha. For those who love her, love her. For those who hate her, forgive her. For those who want to be like her, good luck. We will never understand. We will never understand. We will never understand. She’s gone. But the ones who love us never really leave us. Please just do what Kimberly asked: Be Kind. Kimberly Louise Brown, 48, of Beaumont, died […]
Joseph “Joe” George Salhab, of Houston, died August 9, 2022, in Beaumont, Texas at the age of 69. He was born on January 20, 1953, the eldest child, and only son, of George and Najla Salhab. Joe grew up in Beaumont, graduating Salutatorian from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School in 1971, and went on to attend several universities. Joe first attended Notre Dame, where he made lifelong friends, but the cold weather was too much for a Southeast Texas boy, so he made his way back south and enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin. Joe’s penchant for live music and the social scene caused his dad to call him back home his senior year, where Joe earned his degree from Lamar University. He then attended South Texas School of Law where he earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1984. Upon completing law school, Joe joined the DA’s office […]
Carla Ann Belton, 70, of Port Arthur, died Saturday, August 6, 2022. She was born on February 12, 1952, in Port Arthur, to Dolores Ducote and Jack Belton. Carla worked as a travel agent for over thirty years and liked to travel herself. She was an avid fan of rock and roll music and enjoyed plants, flowers, and cooking. Carla will forever remain a loving mother, daughter, Grandma Carla, sister, and aunt. Survivors include her mother, Dolores Belton, of Beaumont; sons, Jason Lemaire and his wife, Sharon, of Groves and Jessie Lemaire of Port Arthur; granddaughters Layla, Heather, and Chelsey Lemaire; sister, Myra Mitchell of Beaumont; niece, Lauren Smith and her husband, Mark, of Beaumont; and grand-nephew, Ray Bennett. She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Belton. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Belton were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont.
James David Salles, Jr. passed away on August 6, 2022, in Athens. He was born on April 17, 1968, in Port Arthur, to James David “Big Jim” Salles and Evelyn Sue Humphrey Salles. David graduated from Lufkin High School in 1986. He worked for MHMR in Lufkin for two years, The Movie House Video Store in Lufkin for two years, Gibson’s Discount in Beaumont for seven years, Sutherlands Lumber in Port Arthur for eleven years, and HEB in Beaumont for twelve years. He was a sports fanatic and loved watching the Houston Astros and all Texas Longhorn athletics. David was a member of Leagueville Baptist Church and West End Baptist Church, where he loved to volunteer as a greeter and usher. He enjoyed spending time farming with his family. His remarkable legacy as a son, brother, uncle, nephew, and friend, will live on in the lives of those he touched. […]
Juan Manuel Jaimes, Jr., infant son of Ashley Jessica Sapon and Juan Manuel Jaimes, died August 5, 2022. He will forever be remembered as a loving son, brother, and grandson. Survivors include his parents, Ashley and Juan Jaimes of Beaumont; sisters, Yaxidi, Naiyana, and Ailyn Jaimes, all of Beaumont; grandparents, Santos Sapon of Beaumont; Francisca Sapon of Beaumont; Juan Jaimes of Mission; and Maria Jaimes of Port Arthur; great-grandmother, Antonia Sapon of Beaumont; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other loving relatives. A gathering of Juan’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2022, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Avenue, Beaumont, with his interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.
Lenore “Susie” Feagin, 96, of Vidor, died Thursday, August 4, 2022. She was born on May 30, 1926 in Beaumont, to Lenore Howard and Olive Burge Feagin. Survivors include her adopted granddaughter, Tanya Loggins and her husband, Tony; adopted great-grandchildren, Brooke Townsend and her husband, Taylor; and Carley Loggins; great-great-grandchildren, Taelyn, Everly, and Raulins; and her extended adopted family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Byron Feagin. Cremation arrangements for Ms. Feagin were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Chris Brown, 47, of Nederland, pulled his ticket to paradise Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Houston. He was born June 28, 1975, in Beaumont, to Pamela Gail Murphy Brown and Charles Brown, Sr. Chris was an avid outdoorsman and man of all trades. He worked for Golden Pass LNG for thirteen years. He will be remembered for his ingenuity, knowledge, ability to fix anything and solve any problem, but most of all he will be remembered for his giving and kind demeanor. Chris was a friend to anyone and everyone he met. He is survived by his wife and soulmate of sixteen years, Autumn Brown of Nederland; daughters, Alexis Wilson and her husband, Joshua, of Beaumont; Abbigail Stack of Iowa, Louisiana; sons, Shawn Messina of Nederland, Joseph Stamatis of Nederland, and Tristan Brown of Nederland; mother, Pamela Brown of Nederland; brothers, Charles Brown, Jr., […]
Connie Francais McCafferty, 63, of Vidor, died Monday, August 1, 2022. She was born on March 1, 1959, in Cascade, Iowa, to Catherine Krzywdik and Edmond Moriarity. Connie served in the United States Navy. Connie loved hunting, fishing, cooking, and being outdoors. She will be remembered for her kind heart and giving spirit. Connie put others welfare before her own, and will forever remain a loving wife, mother, and granny. Survivors include her husband of thirty years, Tim McCafferty; daughter, Crystal Ester and her husband, Mark, of Vidor; son, T.J. Hebert of Vidor; grandchildren, Ashley, Shane, Topanga, and Jerry; great-grandson, Abel; mother, Catherine Moriarity of Iowa; sisters, Phyllis Freed and her husband, Bud, of South Caroline; Barb Dye of Illinois; Kathy Lehman of Iowa; Diane Myers of Iowa; and Kris Moriarity of Iowa; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other loving relatives and friends. Connie is preceded in death […]
Although she always denied the Cajun part, Mercedes descended from some of the first Cajun French settlers in Louisiana. Rita Kern’s family settled in 1721 and Lawrence LeBlanc’s family arrived before 1765. They were a part of the group of French settlers who left France and settled in Nova Scotia, then traveled to Louisiana to settle there. Lawrence and Rita lived in Covent, Louisiana at the time of Mercedes’ birth where he was part owner of a soda pop plant with his brother-in-law, Melvin Joseph Gaudin, Jr. Another brother-in-law, C.C. Kern, owned the DeRidder Coca Cola plant which later added brother, L.C. Kern as a partner. In 1927, Lawrence received financial backing to open a soda pop plant in DeQuincy and he moved the growing family there. They lived in a house that had no electricity, city water or bathroom and made fans from palms to stay cool and relied […]
D’anne DeMoss McGown, 72, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022. She was born in Longview, to Polly and Curtis DeMoss. After high school, she attended Texas Christian University and made many lifelong friends. Upon graduation she moved to Houston where she worked at Fulbright and Jaworski and soon met Pat on a blind date. She quickly realized that they were a perfect match. They were married a year later and moved to Beaumont. D’anne earned a place in her community. She was active in many organizations which included Trinity United Methodist Church; St. Anne Catholic School; Magnolia Garden Club; Buckner’s Children and Family Services; Neches River Festival; Junior League of Beaumont; and Meals on Wheels. Simple things in life made D’anne happy! She could be seen driving around town checking on her friends- even better with a diet coke from Sonic in hand. D’anne loved watching Netflix series with […]
Robert Earl Turnage was born on December 15, 1943, in Beaumont, Texas to Opal (Morgan) and Wilson Turnage. He was raised in Vidor Texas and graduated from Vidor High School in 1963. He married his wife Brenda (Clendennen) on June 2, 1967. He and Brenda went on to have one daughter, Shannon in December 1970. Robert began his ministry in 1965 with a revival in Vivian, Louisiana. He served in many areas of ministry at Victory Temple and as an Evangelist. He served as Choir Director at Victory Temple for a time. He went on to become a full-time Evangelist for 13 years. As an Evangelist Robert travelled with the Victory Crusaders, across the Country preaching and singing in Revivals and Crusades with Bro. Clendennen. After leaving the Evangelistic field he became the Co-Pastor and Song Leader of Victory Temple. Robert was known as much for his singing voice, as […]
On July 21st, 2022, Joyce L. Valenciano, 95, went to her eternal home after a long life lived here on earth. She was born in Beaumont, Texas to Felix and Antonia LeBlanc Thibodeaux on February 24, 1927. Joyce loved good food, good music and good dancing! She enjoyed many long- termed friendships and appreciated the time that she spent with her friends and family. Joyce’s smile was always a welcomed addition to any gathering. She loved God and reading her Bible and she was a member of Harvest Time Church of God in Crosby, Texas. Joyce is survived by her children, son, Charles Gagliano and daughter, Phyllis Svrcek. She is also survived by her 6 grandsons, Glen Cowan, John Cowan, Calvin Burton, Brandon Gagliano, Gary Gagliano, and Kenneth Gagliano. Joyce was also blessed with several great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lewis […]
Wesley Lamar Huff, 65, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, July 13, 2022. He was born on January 24, 1957, Beaumont, to Charlotte Ann Lee and Raymond Lamar Huff. Wesley was the definition of a man’s man. He was a devoted husband, a loving father, a caring brother and son. He was one of the greatest friends that many could have ever imagined having. He was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, where he grew up racing dirt bikes, playing baseball, hunting, fishing, and water skiing. In Beaumont, he was a graduate of French High School in 1975. He was an avid baseball player, playing for Panola Junior College. After college, he was a member of Pipe Fitter local 195. Afterwards he went on to work at Total refineries where he also touched many lives. He and his wife, Terri, were married for 41 years, and had three sons, Dustin, Justin, and […]
Elaine Anita Stewart Meneses, 68, died Tuesday, July 12, 2022. She was born on October 24th, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Worsham, and her significant other, Joey, and Melissa Lane and her husband, Wayne (Ron); brother, Bruce Stewart and his wife, Beth; grandchildren, Ahna Cooper and her husband, James; Ron Allen Lane; Shawn Dalton and his fiancé, Veronica; Charley Dalton and her fiancé, Ben; Taylor Dalton; Falyn Hammond; Trent, Gaven, Bryson, and Kellan Howard and great-grandchildren, Carson, Allen, and Myla Cooper, Ariane Guzman, Damien Dalton, Isabella, and Lauren Foux; and nieces and nephews, Floyd Hopkins and wife Lisa; Veronica Hopkins; Jessie Stewart; and Jeremy Stewart. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Amos Stewart, and her biological father, Elzie Stewart. Husband, Walter Meneses; sister, Elizabeth Hopkins; brother, Kenneth Stewart; granddaughter, Marissa Layne Watts; and nephew, Joshua Stewart. Cremation arrangements for Mrs. […]
Harold M. Eisen, 89, a near-lifelong resident of Beaumont, Texas, and until recently, a resident of Houston, Texas, died Saturday, July 9, 2022, in his home. Harold was truly a refined gentleman — courteous, honorable, who treated others as they wished to be treated. He was an inspiration to many and admired by all who knew him. He was kind, respectful, and intelligent, with the warmest smile, handshake, and laugh. Harold was a mensch in life and in his company, Sampson Steel. Vendors and customers loved doing business with him, and vice versa. He was very active in the community, serving on many boards and in leadership positions at several Jewish organizations. Harold was a wonderful husband, enjoying a long and beautiful marriage of 52 years with his wife Jayne, whom he lost in 2008. Harold was very involved with his children and grandchildren, supporting them in all their endeavors. […]
James Hartridge Lee, Jr, 71, of Beaumont, passed away at his residence in Fannett, Texas. James, more well known as “Jim” by friends and family, was born on November 21, 1950, to James Hartridge Lee, Sr. and Marcia Elinor Siegler Lee of Beaumont. Jim was the oldest of the siblings, who he always cared for growing up. He grew up learning to hunt and fish with his father. There was always a great admiration for the outdoors within him. After high school, Jim went on to graduate from Lamar University with bachelor’s in criminal justice. In October of 1973, he went on to work at the Jefferson County Sheriff´s office. After fourteen months of working in the jail, he secured a spot on the road, where he eventually became a Lieutenant in the Patrol Division. Soon after, he joined the Marine Corps as an officer and took on many roles […]