Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie


134, Buccaneer Drive, Winnie, Texas, 77665, United States,

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Broussard’s Mortuary Winnie Obituaries

Bernard “Buddy” Renkema
June 6, 1936 - January 22, 2022

Bernard “Buddy” Renkema, 85, of Hamshire, died Saturday, January 22, 2022, at The Arboretum of Winnie. He was born June 6, 1936, in Hamshire, to Lois DeYoung Renkema and Peter Renkema. Buddy retired from Winnie Pipeline after twenty-five years of service as an instrument mechanic. He was a volunteer with the Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department since 1962. Buddy loved gardening and was well known for his gardens. Survivors include his wife, Artie Clubb Renkema, of Hamshire; children, Bernie Renkema Delaune and husband, Michael, of Winnie and Billy W. Renkema and wife, Shirley, of Victorville, California; grandchildren, Jason Bourque and wife, Karli; Cassidy Delaune; and Justin Banham; five step-grandchildren; great-grandchild, Ramsey Bourque; fifteen step-great-grandchildren; sister Henrietta Fabriguze; and brothers, Fred Renkema and wife, Liz and Charles Renkema and wife, Diane; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Peter Renkema and sister, Rose Barnes. […]

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Esperanza Chávez de Olalde
January 4, 1955 - January 9, 2022

Nació el 4 de Enero de 1955 en Jalpilla, Guanajuato. Vivió ahí hasta emigrar a Estados Unidos en 1998; en Victoria, TX por 7 años y en Winnie desde el 2005 hasta su llamado de Dios Padre el 9 de Enero del 2022 después de sobrellevar una larga batalla con falla renal. Mejor conocida como “Pera” por su familia y amigos se le recordará con una sonrisa en la cara y una fortaleza inmensa con cual usó para cuidar a sus hermanas y hermano al fallecer su mamá aún cuando ya tenía a dos pequeños. Usó esa misma fortaleza para ayudar a sacar adelante a sus 5 hijos. Fue alegre, trabajadora, cuidadora de todos los que la rodeaban y gran cocinera. Su mole siempre será recordado por su gran sabor y alegría que brindaba a las fiestas de sus seres queridos. Gracias a Dios que no la prestó 67 años. […]

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Estella LeDay
May 23, 1934 - January 7, 2022

Estella LeDay, 87, of Winnie, died Friday, January 7, 2022, at Riceland Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1934, in Mallet, Louisiana, now known as Lawtell, Louisiana, to Anastasia and Goldman Guillory. Estella was affectionately known as “Nan Sis” on her side of the family and as “Anastell” on her husband’s side. She enjoyed cooking and zydeco music. She especially loved the rose garden she had in front of her house. Survivors include her children, Anatole LeDay, Jr. and wife, Judy, of Rayne, Louisiana; Anthony LeDay and wife, Marie, of Beaumont; Michael LeDay and wife, Claudette, of San Diego, California; Daniel LeDay and wife, Faye, of Winnie; and Theresa LeDay-Freeman, of Dallas; grandchildren, Daphanie; Mia; Anatole III; Johnathan; Taneshah; Joseph; Danalicia; Gwendolyn; Shalandra; Aaron; Anthony; Alden; Alex; Denise; Jacquise; and JáReese; fourteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sisters, Laura Guillory and Ella E. Fontenot. She is preceded in death by […]

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Geneva “Marie” Reagan
February 4, 1931 - January 6, 2022

Geneva “Marie” Phelps Reagan, 90, of Bradford, Arkansas, passed from this life to the next on Thursday, January 6, 2022. She was born February 4, 1931, in Hamshire, Texas, to the late Agnes Marie Grammier Phelps and Byron Dug Phelps. Marie loved flowers, especially pink antique roses, and she enjoyed selling antique glass at her shop. She loved her rosebush and when she moved from Texas, she brought it with her. The rosebush had been in her family for more than two hundred years. Marie and her husband Dolphe Lee “Hacksaw” Reagan were wed for forty-nine years and resided in Winnie, Texas. Survivors include her son, Dolphe Gene Reagan and wife, Tina, of Bradford, Arkansas; daughter-in-law, Sandra Reagan, of Stowell, Texas; nine grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Agnes Marie and Byron […]

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Mary George
December 22, 1929 - December 28, 2021

Mary Louise George, 92, of Stowell, died Tuesday, December 28, 2021. She was born on December 22, 1929, to Beatrice Carey Thorns and Issac Thorns, in Crowley, Louisiana. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Johnson and her husband, Philip, of Beaumont; granddaughters, Sunita Johnson of Houston and Quin Mallory of Cypress; great-grandson, Aden Mallory of Cypress; sisters, Bennie Jenkins of Mermentau, Louisiana, Elnora Brouchet of Pacoima, California, and Ruth Hawkins and Patsy Thorns, both of Crowley, Louisiana; and brother, Willie Thorns of Palmsdale, California. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Willie George; three sisters; and two brothers. A Rosary for Mrs. George will be recited at 9:30 a.m. and a gathering of her family and friends beginning at 10:00 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2022, at St. Louis Catholic Church, 315 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Her interment […]

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Ailcy Helen Sonnier
August 22, 1922 - December 22, 2021

Ailcy Helen Sonnier, 99, died on December 22, 2021. She was born on August 22, 1922, to Minnie and Vernon Ewell, in Chromo, Colorado. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Fannett for about 40 years. She retired from UTMB- Galveston, where she was an EKG Tech and unit secretary for 20 years. She loved reading, bowling and listening to gospel music. She loved to do crossword and word search puzzles in her spare time.  She was a Dallas Cowboy and Texas Rangers fan. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. During World War II, Ailcy, was one of Rosy the Riveters, she helped to build aircrafts. Survivors include her son, Jerry Sonnier; niece, Judy Amon for her special care; son in law Dale Jones; seven grandkids; thirteen great grandchildren; and eleven great- great grandchildren. Ailcy is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, […]

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Daniela Racca
December 18, 1975 - December 9, 2021

Daniela Electa Racca, 45, of Winnie, died Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas- St Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born December 18, 1975, in Winnie, to Barbara Ann Bertrand and Daniel Paul Racca. She was employed with Ritter Forrest for sixteen years as a billing clerk. Daniela graduated with the class of 1994 from Hamshire-Fannett High School. She was an avid traveler. She loved taking cruises with family and friends, going on weekend getaways, and girl’s trips. Shopping and visiting with family and friends were two of her favorite past times. She could often be found working the saddle booth at the Winnie Texas Rice Festival. Daniela was a devoted mother, daughter, and aunt. Survivors include her daughter, Chloe Lewis and husband, Shawn Chichester, of Winnie; mother, Barbara Manuel, of Winnie; brothers, Alton Racca and wife, Amy and Amos Racca and wife, Sherry, all of Winnie; stepsister, Shawn Manuel […]

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William “Billy” Manuel
October 25, 1952 - December 1, 2021

Billy Manuel, 69, of Winnie, died Wednesday, December 1, 2021. He was born, October 25, 1952, to Nola Myers Manuel and Mack Joseph Manuel, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Growing up he enjoyed duck hunting, fishing, and sports. He graduated from Terrebonne High School, in Houma, La, where his passion was playing baseball. Billy worked pipeline construction for Winnie Welding Works for over 30 years. He loved cooking and will be remembered for his Cajun fried turkeys and gumbo. He never met a stranger. He spent countless hours in his outdoor kitchen and if you knew Billy, you knew that’s where you could find him. Billy enjoyed Cajun music, Braves baseball, and yardwork. He loved having all the family together and especially spending time with his grandchildren. In his spare time, you would find him in the barn caring for the animals.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, […]

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Dennis Votaw
February 19, 1944 - November 28, 2021

Dennis Wayne Votaw, 77, of Fannett, died Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital of Beaumont. He was born February 19, 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Nancy Taracko Votaw and Forrest Votaw. Dennis was a United States Navy veteran. He retired from Southwestern Bell as a telecommunications technician after thirty-four years of service and he spent some time as a motorcycle safety instructor. Dennis was a longtime and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Hamshire. He was fluent in Spanish and taught Spanish Sunday school at church. Dennis was a master gardener and he always enjoyed sharing his crop. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandpa. Survivors include his wife of forty-five years, Beth Votaw, of Fannett; sons, Britt L. Sutton and wife, Tashia, of Groves and Ronald Charles and wife, Michelle, of McKinney; daughters, Denise Caples, of Vidor; Desiree Votaw, of […]

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Catalina Avalos Gonzalez
March 9, 1980 - November 22, 2021

Catalina Avalos Gonzalez, 41, of Beaumont, died Monday, November 22, 2021. She was born March 9, 1980, to Fidela Gonzalez and Eulogio Avalos, in Mexico. Survivors include her husband, Julio Melendez; mother, Fidela Gonzalez; sons, Cesar and Eddie Melendez; siblings, Lidio Avalos, Cruz Avalos, Isabel Salinas, Ester Salinas, Angel Salinas, and Estela Salinas. Catalina was preceded in death by her father, Eulogio Avalos. A gathering of Mrs. Gonzalez’s family and friends will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 26, 2021, at Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer, Winnie. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., at St Louis Catholic Church, 315 Buccaneer Dr, Winnie, with her interment to follow at Earthman Memory Gardens Cemetery, Baytown. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event, you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease […]

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John Taylor Kane
November 21, 1926 - November 16, 2021

John Taylor Kane, Jr., was born on November 21, 1926 in Stowell, Texas and went home peacefully into the arms of Jesus on November 16, 2021 in Austin, Texas. John was a lifelong resident of High Island, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father John Taylor Kane Sr., mother Irene Kane, wife Edith Kane, sisters Annabelle Nicar, Gloria Kersh, Rosa Lee Stone, brother Donald T. Kane and grandson John D. Kane. He is survived by his sister, Sally Merchant; daughter, Jennifer Roland and husband, Steve; son, Alan Kane and wife, Anne; Grandpa Johnny(Paw Paw); was an adoring grandfather to his grandchildren, Kristen McLemore and husband, Ben; Erin Wexler-Adams and husband, Taylor; Steven Roland and wife, Christine; Sarah Hinshaw and husband, Nick; Rachel Denison and husband, Reding; and great grandchildren, Abigail McLemore,  Rylan and Landon Wexler-Adams, Sadie Roland, Annabelle Hinshaw, and soon to arrive Charlotte Denison. John also had […]

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Drake Frazier
April 14, 1998 - November 13, 2021

Drakes Story from his father Eddie: When Drake was born, he was the best baby, he slept all night and had a head full of hair.  He always wanted to be by myside. As long as I can remember he would always hand me tools and like to ride everything. He wore the tire off his electric four-wheeler.  He played all sports when he was little, he really liked baseball and football the most. When he was going into little league, he moved up to majors his first year because he could throw from the fence in outfield all the way home. But his true love and passion was riding four wheelers and fishing. We would go out in the bay behind the house and wade. He liked to duck hunt and just being a boy.  His mom bought him a truck with he was 15 that he drove everywhere […]

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Carrie Benoit
July 8, 1951 - November 13, 2021

Carrie Eloise Benoit, 70, of Winnie, died Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born July 8, 1951, to Helen Smith and Joe Barnard, in Dayton.  She was a cook at Lercy’s, the Silver Spoon, and Melancon’s Café. Carrie enjoyed gardening, fishing, and watching soap operas. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and meme. Survivors include her husband of forty-seven years, Glenn Benoit Sr., of Winnie; daughters, Angie Lafluer and Candy Benoit and  fiancé, Dereck Kramer, all of Winnie; son, Glenn Benoit Jr. and wife, Lauren, of Fannett; grandchildren, Molly; Jett; Lanny; Harley; Jaylee; Alex; Brandon; Logan; and Holden; great-grandchildren, Zoey and Daxtyn; brothers, Chalrie Huffman and wife, Louise, of Dayton and Skip Barnard and  wife, Christine, of New Caney; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Carrie is preceded by her parents, Helen Smith and Joe Barnard; […]

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Michael “Chico” Myers
January 1, 1964 - November 12, 2021

Michael “Chico” Myers, 57, of Winnie, died Friday, November 12, 2021, at Harbor Hospice of East Texas, Jasper. He was born January 1, 1964, in Lake Charles, to Luthy Lance Myers and Lawrence Myers. Chico worked in carpentry and all the cooling towers in Southeast Texas for over thirty years. He was a selfless man that had a heart of gold. Chico loved fishing, boiling crawfish, and barbecuing and loved to eat gumbo. Most don’t know this, but he was also a secret Betty Crocker at home. He loved baking cookies. It was no secret, however, that his phone was his bestie. He might as well have had that thing glued to his hand. If you knew Chico, then you can probably remember at least one of his many corny jokes or catch phrases. He had an over-the-top sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. There was never […]

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Tommy May
April 2, 1968 - November 10, 2021

Tommy Dale May, 53, of Winnie, died Wednesday, November 10, 2021. He was born April 2, 1968, to Carolyn Thomas and James Walden May, in Odessa, Texas. He was a process supervisor in the petroleum industry for twenty-six years. Tommy enjoyed woodworking and fixing things. He enjoyed being outdoors and especially saltwater fishing. Tommy enjoyed a variety of music such as Jazz, Blues, Country and Rock-in-Roll and especially enjoyed spending time with his family. Survivors include his wife, Krissie May; daughters, Lindsey May of Winnie; Taylor May Huizinga and her husband, Clay, of Montgomery; parents, James and Carolyn May, of Beaumont; sister, Robbie Bohmier and her husband, Tom, of Grapevine; brother, David May of Beaumont; nephews, Johnny and his wife, Cassandra, and Patrick Bohmier of Dallas; and niece, Adri Bohmier of Dallas. A gathering of Mr. May’s family and friends will begin at 2:00 p.m., with his funeral service to […]

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C.P.O. Bobby Dockens U.S.C.G.(Ret’d)
February 10, 1935 - November 3, 2021

C.P.O. Bobby Dockens U.S.C.G., (Ret’d), 86, of Anahuac, died Wednesday, November 3, 2021. He was born on February 10, 1935, to Nola “Irene” Sarver and John Talmadge Dockens, in Beaumont. He is survived by daughters, Beverly Partridge and her husband, Mike, Kim Mathews; grandsons, Brent Mathews and wife Jeanette; Bennie Mathews; Brandon Mathews and his wife. Randalyn and Bryant Mathews; eighteen great-grandchildren; sister, Reva Fountain; and numerous nieces and nephews. C.P.O. Dockens was preceded in death by his wife of twenty-eight years, Effie Dockens; sisters, Thelma Mathews; Norma “Sister” Knupple; Florence Rushlow; Jimmie Lee “GG” Chandler; and Mary Chandler; and brother, John “Sonny” Dockens. A gathering of C.P.O. Dockens’ family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., his funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m., with Masonic Honors, Saturday, November 6, 2021, at First Baptist Church-Anahuac, 405 Magnolia Avenue South, Anahuac. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, […]

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Kandie Fruge
December 17, 1974 - October 31, 2021

Kandie Lynn Fruge, 46, of Hamshire, died Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth. She was born December 17, 1974, in Beaumont, to Debbie Williams and Ricky Marshall. Kandie enjoyed being a mother very much. She also enjoyed cooking and anything to do with the beach. Halloween was Kandie’s most favorite holiday, and she had three fur babies that she loved dearly. Survivors include her husband, Jayson Shiver; stepsons, Nathaniel Thomas Shiver, Joseph Lee Shiver, and Keenan Shiver, all of Hamshire; stepmother, Diana Marshall; sisters, Nicole Marshall and Shree Lowe, all of Crystal Beach; and nephew, Jaydon Mathew Shiver, of Hamshire. She is preceded in death by her father. Cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. A memorial service for Mrs. Fruge will be held at a later date.

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Oma Waites Watley
May 19, 1950 - October 31, 2021

Oma Waites Watley, 71, of Winnie, died Sunday, October 31, 2021. She was born May 19, 1950, in Winnie, to Jeanne Maxine Haley Crosby and Gerald Avon Crosby, Sr. Oma started her career as a office manager for Temple Inland. Later, she and her husband, John, owned their own businesses for over thirty years. They owned John and Oma Automatic Transmissions in Silsbee and Winnie as well as Bigfoot Transmissions in Evadale. Oma enjoyed collecting coins and ships with sails. She also enjoyed reading, listening to music, especially 60’s to the 80’s rock, and watching crime/dramas on television. She was known to be quick witted and to have a sharp mind. Soduko was one of her favorite past times and she could play a mean hand of cards. Oma was a wonderful wife and mother, and she cherished the memories she made with her family. Survivors include her husband, John […]

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Anthony Lewis
February 20, 1963 - October 29, 2021

Anthony Wayne Lewis, 58, of Hankamer, died Friday, October 29, 2021. He was born February 20, 1963, in Anahuac, to Susie Smith Lewis and Gilbert Wayne Lewis. Anthony was a spontaneous man that enjoyed having a good time. He was a beloved and devoted son, father, uncle, and nephew. Anthony was a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He was loved by all. Survivors include his mother, Susie Smith Lewis, of Hankamer; son, Anthony Williams and wife, Erika, of Dickinson; grandson, Aenear Williams, of Baytown; niece, Jhanika Christmas and her husband, Kevin, uncle; Richard Smith and wife, Linda, of Anahuac; uncle, John Wayne Smith of Wallisville; and many extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Gilbert Wayne Lewis and sister, Jeanette Lavalais Lewis. A gathering of Mr. Lewis’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., […]

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Donald Bell
November 8, 1944 - October 28, 2021

Donald Burtus Bell, 76, of Friendswood, died Thursday, October 28, 2021. He was born November 8, 1944, in Daytona Beach, Florida, to Vera Pearl Hopper Shaw and Leoniel S. Shaw. Donald graduated from High Island High School in 1963. He held the state record for high hurdles for many years. Before retiring, Donald worked for the state of Texas as a parole officer for twenty years. He enjoyed cooking and listening to southern gospel music. Above all else, the most important part of his life was his family. Survivors include his wife, Melinda Bell, of Friendswood; children, Michael Bell and wife, Cynthia, of League City; Aaron Bell and wife, Tammy, of Pearland; Ethan Bell and wife, Krista, of Houston; Tanna Haney, of Lawton, Oklahoma; Dylan Bell and wife, Jennifer, of Dickinson; and Christian Bell, of Friendswood; eighteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Mary Alice Kole and husband, Louis, of Humble; and […]

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Randy Huey Aulds
August 22, 1955 - September 28, 2021

Randy Huey Aulds, 66, of Winnie, died Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. He was born August 22, 1955, in Ridgecrest, California, to Doris Marie Green Aulds and Pleasant Huey Aulds. He is survived by his five children, Amanda Mercer and her husband, Jason, of Florida; Meagan Evans, and her husband, Sam, of Winnie; Alexis Mott and her husband, Grayson, of Mont Belvieu; Jason Jeanjaquet of Beaumont; Josh Jeanjaquet, of Winnie and his fiancée, Jennifer, of Houston; fifteen grandchildren, Blake, Emma, Logan, Reece, Lillie, Zoey, Shane, Riven, Emery, Aspen, Cali, Eben, Kimber, Cruz, Cody; sisters, Sybil Lint and her husband, Dale, of Ridgecrest; Sherry Eyre of Arizona; and brother, Jerry Aulds and his wife, Andrea of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Bonnie Davis. Randy was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He was a […]

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Norma John Campbell
March 27, 1927 - September 26, 2021

Norma John Campbell, 94, of Fannett, died Sunday, September 26, 2021. She was born March 27, 1927, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to Ethel Mae Wheeler Baker and and John Floyd Baker. Mrs. Campbell loved dancing, playing cards, sewing, quilting, and bird watching. She was a retired teacher who taught at Hamshire-Fannett for twenty-one years. She is survived by her children, Lee Campbell and his wife, Joyce; Beth McGown and her husband, Bobby; and John Campbell and his wife, Ann; grandchildren, Christopher Burns and his wife, Rebecca; John Ryan Campbell; Marlee Trahan and her husband, Kennie; Caylee Evans and her husband, Curtis; great-grandchildren, Kaley, Merrick, Aidan, Kenlee, Caleb, Cora; caregivers, Jessett Castro, Joyce Mannon, and Flavia Muller, and the family would like to thank the Heart of Texas Hospice for their care of Mrs. Campbell. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ethel Baker; husband, W.L. Campbell, Jr.; sister, […]

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Darrell Eugene Sonnier
April 25, 1968 - September 23, 2021

Darrell Eugene Sonnier, 53, of Winnie, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021. He was born April 25, 1968, in Winnie, to Pricilla Jean Barrow Sonnier and Elton Joseph Sonnier. He is survived by his wife, Nikki Sonnier, of Nome; mother, Pricilla “Prissy” Sonnier, of Winnie; siblings, Richard Sonnier; Yvonne Hudspeth and her husband, James; and Harrell Sonnier; children, Hope Baronet and her fiancé, Michael, of Highlands; Adam Sonnier, of Anahuac; Stephanie Desormeaux and her husband, Stephen, of Anahuac; Bethany Herring and her husband, Kody, of Crosby; Zack Kaiser, of Winnie; Mason Spivey, of Nome; and Shelbi Ledet of Sour Lake; grandchildren, Sara, Stephen “TBubs”, Skylar, Riley, and Addalynn; aunt, Linda Weekly; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. He is preceded in death by his father, E.J. Sonnier; grandparents, Mable and Matthew Sonnier; and Ruth and Henry Barrow; aunt, Deborah Smith; and uncle, Gerald Sonnier. Memorial contributions may be made to […]

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Carole Adams
March 9, 1943 - September 19, 2021

Our precious mother, Carole Anne Adams, 78, of Winnie, died Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on March 9, 1943. Mrs. Adams was a United States Army veteran (Medical Specialist). She grew up on a dairy farm and left for the Army the day after graduating from Bonduel High School. She met her husband while serving in the military, yet after marriage decided to forego a professional career in the medical industry to devote her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and her Catholic faith. She received roses and was serenaded by her husband throughout her entire nearly sixty-year marriage. She was more than happy to be the central figure and role model in the lives of her children and grandchildren. Anyone who knows them knows she was a star in their eyes and that’s all that ever mattered to her. She was […]

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Billie Mae Foster
July 31, 1925 - September 17, 2021

Billie Mae Foster, 96, of Winnie, died Friday, September 17, 2021, at Riceland Hospital, Winnie. She was born July 31, 1925, in Silsbee, to Verna Mae Ennis Cravy and Bill Cravy. Billie Mae Foster spent her life as a young girl in Silsbee.  From a young age, she lived in a variety of places.  Along the way, she made life-long friends that she stayed in touch with her whole life. Later, she would find the love of her life, her World War II pilot, Elmer Foster.  These two doted and flirted with each other for over 55 years. Billie loved doing craftwork, sewing, knitting and tending to her flowers. She had several award-winning crafts in state fairs.  Without family close by their home in Georgia nor children of their own, Billie and Elmer became close with the Budner family, who lived next door.  They remained neighbors for over fifty years. […]

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Ms. Lillie Rodriguez Shinnick
January 12, 1953 - September 13, 2021

Ms. Lillie Rodriguez Shinnick, 68, of Winnie, died Monday, September 13, 2021. She was born January 12, 1953, in Port Arthur, to Lelia Morua Rodriguez and Joe Rodriguez, Sr. Lillie was a successful businesswoman who started her recycling plastics business LHS Inc. in 1994.  She continued to grow and started a new business RePeek Texas in 2018.  Lillie will be remembered for her hard-working nature, dedication, and tenacity. She is survived by her brother, Joe Rodriguez, Jr.; sister, Cookie Rodriguez; brother, Richard “Chilly” Rodriguez, David Rodriguez, and Bobby Rodriguez; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers, Paul Rodriguez, and Johnny Rodriguez. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 20, 2021, at Memory Gardens, 3098 Highway 69, Nederland. Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Please follow […]

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Mark East
April 20, 1943 - September 12, 2021

Mark Ellis East, 78, of Hamshire, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was born on April 20, 1943, in Port Arthur, to Margarete (Auls) East and Ellis East. Mark spent his childhood in Fannett and started working in the rice fields at a very young age. He graduated from Hamshire-Fannett High School where he met the love of his life, Pamelia Jean Hopson. After serving time in the Navy, he returned home and married Pam and they remained married for over 55 years.  The newlyweds moved to Baytown, Texas where Mark supported he and his new wife, by working in the oil field and ship yards. Before starting their family, Mark and Pam moved back to Hamshire and he worked as an industrial welder. After years of marriage, they welcomed their first child, Justin and within two years, Alexia completed their family. Mark and […]

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Pierre Legé
July 27, 1940 - September 11, 2021

Pierre Legé was born on July 27, 1940, in Wright, LA, to Leonce Legé, Sr, and Polita Bertrand Legé, and entered into eternal rest on September 11, 2021, at the age of 81.  Pierre started school in Gueydan, LA.  In the ninth grade the family moved to Winnie, TX, and Pierre attended school at East Chambers, where he graduated in 1959. He married Celanie Richard the following year.  This marriage was blessed with two sons, Tony and Ken Legé.  Their beloved son, Tony Legé, passed away at the age of 25 in 1987. Pierre and Celanie were married nearly 45 years when she passed away in 2005. Pierre worked at Goodyear Chemical Plant in Beaumont, TX, where he was a master mechanic.  He always said it was the best job he ever had.  He retired in 1998 after 38 years with the company. At the early age of 17, with […]

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Linda Jo Brandon
May 24, 1944 - September 9, 2021

Linda Jo Brandon, 77, of Winnie, died Thursday, September 9, 2021, at The Arboretum of Winnie. She was born on May 24, 1944, in Beaumont, to Novella Dean Bell Pinckney and Eugena Pinckney. Linda enjoyed traveling, tennis, photography, animals, nature, and reading. Survivors include her son, Gregory Ashford Brandon, of Virginia; brother, Robert Pinckney, of Winnie; and two grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Rodger Dale Manuel II
September 27, 1979 - September 6, 2021

Rodger Dale Manuel II, 41, of Winnie, died Monday, September 6, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born in Beaumont, on September 27, 1979, to Linda Sonnier and Rodger Dale Manuel, Sr. He enjoyed fishing, hog hunting, and caring for and loving his animals. He worked for Balfour Beatty Railroad for over fifteen years, performing maintenance. He will especially be missed by his faithful canine companions. Rodger is survived by his wife, Tina Gilbert; daughters, Leanne Manuel of Lumberton and Josie Kurtz of Clovis, California; sons, Gauge and Bobby Manuel, of Vidor; grandson, Greyson Petty; mother and step-father, Linda and Wesley Weekly of Winnie; father and stepmother, Rodger and Carla Manuel, of Winnie; sisters, Velma Rutherford of Crystal Beach; Sumer Manuel, of Winnie; and Amanda Hebert and her husband, Chris, of Nederland; and Sarah Weekly, of La Belle; brother, Wes Weekly of Winnie; and numerous […]

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