Bernard James Stott

September 20, 1935 - July 10, 2023

Bernard James Stott, 87, of Silsbee, left this world to be with his Heavenly Father, Monday, July 10, 2023.  He was born on September 20, 1935, in Jasper, to Grace McClanahan Stott and John Stott, Sr.

He had been a pastor from 1965 through 2011.  Bernard pastored at Magnolia Baptist Church of Ragley, Louisiana; First Baptist Church of Lecompte, Louisiana; Woodrow Baptist Church of Silsbee; West 14th Street Baptist Church of Houston; Mount Olivet Baptist Church of Fred; Friendship Baptist Church of Buna; and finally, back to Woodrow Baptist Church.

Bernard retired from full time ministry in 2011 and continued to supply at different churches until 2018.  He also worked for Gulf States Utilities/Entergy from 1955 until 1963 as a lineman, then returned to work from 1978 until 1997 when he retired as a lineman instructor.

Survivors include his wife, Culie Faye Avery Stott; children, David Stott and his wife, Gina, of Bryant, Arkansas; Jonathan Stott and his wife, Sheila, of Silsbee; and Richard Avery and his wife, Erica, of Spring; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and sister, Elizabeth Arth of Ohio.  He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Merle Stott; and brother, John Chester Stott.

A gathering of Mr. Stott’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 14, 2023, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  His funeral service will be 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Peach Tree Cemetery, Jasper.




Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • July 14, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • July 15, 2023
  • 3:00 pm


Hancock Cemetery
  • County Road 254, Texas, 75951,
  • July 15, 2023

Comments (8)

    Mark A or Sherry L Denard says:

    I never met the gentleman but one time he and his wife were at my mothers funeral. I have known Mrs Stott and Richard Avery for over 50 yrs my prayers are for the family. I’m sure he will be missed by so many.

    Sonny Jewell says:

    I had the distinct honor of serving with Bro. Stott for 14 wonderful years at Friendship Baptist Church in Buna. He was one of the most biblicaly knowledgeable, dedicated, compassionate and loving pastor that I have ever known! I’m going to miss you Bro Stott!

    Jerry Redkey says:

    Bro. Stott was a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus Christ as he served the church and the Emmanuel Association for many years. I am grateful for his friendship and willingness to be an available servant. Blessings to the family and thank you for sharing him with us in ministry to Christ.

    Joan Roebuck says:

    Bro. Stott was Robert and I’s pastor for many years. He and Merle was almost always at any surgery and procedure Robert had to have. Many many memories!! Love and prayers to all the family. God bless you all.

    Kent Shaffer says:

    Uncle Bernard was a wonderfully important member of our family. We were blessed to have him in our family and he will stay in our hearts forever. Loving, witty and affectionate, in addition to being a humble man of God, I will always remember you with great love and affection.

    Tina Herrington Johnson says:

    My heart aches for the loss of such a great man. He was family in more ways than one to us Herringtons. So many memories of him at Woodrow. One of my all time favorite Preacher/Teachers. Bro. Stott you were loved and will be missed.

    Billie Sue Russell says:

    Loved listing to him preach he was one of a kind preacher down to earth
    He will be missed

    Mel swearingen says:

    Bro Stott was pastor at Friendship Baptist Church for 15 years in Buna tx

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