Belva Ann Charles

July 4, 1932 - March 19, 2020

Belva Ann Sweeney Charles, 87, of Nederland, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family members at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur. Belva was born on July 4, 1932, in Nederland, to Ellen Pauline DeLong Sweeney and Claviel Noel Sweeney. Belva graduated from Nederland High School in 1949. She worked at the F. A. Roach Insurance Agency in Nederland for ten years. She graduated from Lamar University in 1986.

Survivors include her son, Cary Charles and his wife, Kathy; grandson, Taylor Charles; granddaughter, Tracy Taylor and her husband, Dustin; great-grandsons, Drake and Kade Taylor; sister-in-law, Molly Sweeney; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

She is preceded in death by her husband of fifty-four years, Harry Charles; beloved daughter, Claire Ellen Charles; parents, Red and Ellen Sweeney; and brother, Jack Edward Sweeney.

A gathering of Mrs. Charles’ family and friends will be from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland, with her graveside service to follow at 2:30 p.m., at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, 618 Block Street, Port Neches 77651.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Lupus Foundation of America, 3730 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77098.


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Oak Bluff Memorial Park

Oak Bluff Memorial Park
  • 618 block port neches tx 77651

Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 100 block street port neches tx 77651
  • 03/24/2020
  • 2:30 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 03/24/2020
  • 10:45 am

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Busby family

Dear Cary, Kathy, and family, Our neighborhood will not be the same. We have laughed, supported, loved, rejoiced and grieved with a long lasting friendship of 50+ years. I remember one summer evening quietly sitting on the front step with your Mom. We were watching you, Claire, and my sister's playing. She told me that "this" was the good life. Made an important impression on my heart. Well done Mrs Belva! Our thoughts and prayers will stay strong. Respectfully, Harold & Virginia Ginia, Shamon, Jalin Cassie & family Rhonda & family

Sharon Leone

Heaven gained a VERY sweet sole. I cared for Mr. Charles until he passed away. Being in there home was such a blessing to be around Godly people with such heart of gold. You talked so highly & so much about your daughter that passed away at such early ago. Now ya'll are united once again. Fly high with those beautiful Angel wings. Give Mr. Charles hug from me. You will be missed dearly. Love Ya'll

Ricky and Gay Woods

Cary and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Ricky and Gay Woods

Marvin Goodman

Sad I wasn't able to be there with cousin Cary and family for Aunt Belva's service. This crazy virus thing has kept a lot of the "normal" things in life from happening. My Aunt Belva was quite a lady, one that once you met her you would never forget her. She will be missed by many but we must be glad to know she's in a better place now and in paradise with my dear Uncle Harry... R.I.P. Aunt Belva....