Barbara Jeanne Fussell

April 13, 1935 - August 15, 2020

Barbara Jeanne Fussell, 85, of Beaumont, died Saturday, August 15, 2020, at Beaumont Health Care Center, Beaumont. Barbara was born in Decatur, Alabama, to John A. Meadows and Jeanne Draper.  She lived there until she was a teenager and moved to Beaumont with her father. She remained in Beaumont for the remainder of her life. 

Barbara and her husband Terry have a yours, mine and our family. When Terry had to be away for work, Barbara held down the fort and took care of the kids, often while having jobs outside the home. She was beautiful, funny and fun-loving, feisty, independent, hard-working and caring.

She wholeheartedly enjoyed family and friends and gathering with them. A gathering might be as simple as an impromptu Sunday barbeque or a whole family holiday get-together. It was not uncommon for her to include extended family and acquaintances that might not be near their own family at the time. It was very late in life before she was ready to have the next generation do the “heavy-lifting” for the big events.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Jeanne Johnson, John A. Meadows and Ann Meadows. She was also preceded in death by siblings, John A. Meadows, Jr., Gil Draper, and Sallie Cave, and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, Terry Joe Fussell. She is also survived by her sister, Jan Peavy and her husband, Jimmy, as well as by her children, Nick Westerterp and his wife Janna; Vicki Fama and her husband Mike; Blake Westerterp and his wife, Lisa; Scott Fussell and his wife, Stephany; Jennifer Verrett and her husband, Paul; Terry Fussell, Jr.; Steven Fussell; Jason Fussell and his wife, Brandie; and Rebecca Turman, along with twenty-two grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren (one is on the way); and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family would like to express our very special thanks to the staffs of both Beaumont Health Care Center and Kindred Hospice.

Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

A memorial service may be held at some time in the future.


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Clydelle Ammerman

Scott and Jennifer, So sorry for the loss of your Mom.. May God bless you and your family with peace and comfort.. ❤️ Clydelle Collins Ammerman

Patricia Rubin

Rest well mrs fussell

anissa marlene fussell hallmark

i will never forget how funny she was and that amazing laugh. she was always smiling and cutting up. i will always hold our family time with cousins at their house and summer trips to the beach and fishing dear to me. . had some of the greatest summers of my life down there.with uncle terry and aunt barbara. til we meet again.

Shannon Fussell

I will always remember your beautiful soul, warm hugs, sparkling eyes, graciousness and that adorable laugh. Rest easy my sweet Aunt Barbara. We'll take it from here. Thank you for loving me, my mom, dad and sister. Thank you for loving my Uncle and giving me two baby cousins to grow up with. Thank you for being an amazing person. I will miss you so much. We will see each other again. Until then, hug my mom and dad for me.

Jimmy HarriS

Sorry to hear Terry Jimmy harris retired from Goodyear

Toshia Johnson

Rest well Mrs Fussell you will be truly missed...It was a blessing to care for you it truly hurt my heart that you left us. I Love you Mrs Fussell

Tammy Landry

My deepest sympathy and prayers for all of you. We loved having Mrs. Fussell with us as well as all of y’all. She was a precious soul and will be missed dearly. Love, Tammy

Brandi Champagne

Mr. Terry, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time. Bingo Brandi