Bernice Adell Whitehead

May 7, 1923 - July 15, 2022

Bernice Adell Whitehead, 99, of Groves, died Friday, July 15, 2022. She was born May 7, 1923, in Wrightsboro, Texas, to Ester and John Smith.

She was very industrious. When times got rough, she began making drapery, which hung in many Port Arthur homes, businesses, and historical buildings. As an Army wife, she lived in many locations. In younger years, she enjoyed dancing and playing “42.”

In memory of Bernice, the family requests everyone to where something red. She loved her family, and was a very faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church, rarely ever missing a Sunday, or Wednesday night services.

Survivors include her sons, Wayne Whitehead and wife, Wanda, of Nederland and David Whitehead and wife, Romie, of Groves; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas Claude Whitehead, Sr.; son, Thomas Claude Whitehead, Jr.; daughter, Linda Joyce Whitehead; and great-grandson, James Whitehead.

A gathering of Mrs. Whitehead’s family and friends will be 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

A special thanks to Best Hospice of Texas for taking such good care of our mom.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 20, 2022
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 20, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Oak Bluff Memorial Park
  • 100, Block St, Port Neches, TX, 77651,
  • July 20, 2022

Comments (3)

    Johnnie Marie Wiltz says:

    To the family of Adele,
    Adele was a dear friend and so sorry that I didn’t get to tell her goodby but I know she was surrounded by her family that she dearly loved. She told me so many times how much she loved all of you. I have so many fond memories of our many visits. She had many stories to tell. She is with our Lord and Savior in one of His many mansions. In His Care, Johnnie Marie

    Monique Lumpkin says:

    My prayers are with all of you. Mrs. Whitehead was a precious gem. I have no doubt that she is now resting in eternity with our Heavenly Father. Love to all of you.

    Rubio Dan says:

    Thinking of you and your family.

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