Darla Abshere

April 10, 1958 - January 31, 2022

Darla Jean Abshere, 63, of Port Neches, died Monday, January 31, 2022, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born April 10, 1958, in Port Arthur, to Doris Lee Rossman Parsons and Henry Samuel Parsons.

Darla graduated from Nederland High School where she was a twirler. She was a retired life skills aide.

Darla had many interests and hobbies such as cooking, fishing, and making soap. She especially loved to do puzzles with her grandkids. Darla loved flowers and often said they made her heart sing. She made the most out of her retirement by doing the one thing she loved the most, spending time with her family and friends. Darla would take buggy rides with Daisy, make Christmas candy with her twin grandchildren, and attend any event that her grandchildren participated in from dance to baseball. Her favorite holiday was Thanksgiving because she loved having all her family together.

Survivors include her parents, Doris and Henry Parsons, Jr., of Nederland; husband, Norman Lee Abshere, Sr., of Port Neches; children, Cody Coburn and wife, Val; Jody Coburn, all of Groves; Norman Abshere, Jr. and wife, Donna, of Port Arthur; and Christina Abshere Cooke and wife, Stephanie, of Nederland; ten grandchildren; sister, Vicki Abshire and husband, Alan, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sister-in-law, Anne Parsons, of Nederland; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Blane Parsons.

Cremation arrangements for Mrs. Abshere will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A memorial service for Mrs. Abshere will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 805 Sierra Drive, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society of Southeast Texas, 2050 Spindletop Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77705.


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Broussard’s Crematorium
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Broussard’s Crematorium
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  • February 5, 2022
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (18)

    Paul Hall says:

    My condolences to the whole family. So sorry for your loss Cody and Jody love you two guys. Darla was such a sweet and fun person.
    Norman so sorry for your loss and praying for comfort for you.

    kyle mark wier says:

    Norm, just learning the passing of Darla and am heartbroken for you and your family. Love you coach and will come see you soon.

    Leesa Stevens says:

    We continue to pray for the entire family on such a great loss. Darla has been part of our family for the past decade. Our children allowed us to share in special moments . Things like a banana pudding tower instead of a wedding cake was a challenge we both accepted with lots of laughter. Gender reveal parties, births of our grandsons, birthday parties, bar-b-ques, crawfish boils, holiday celebrations, such fond memories with both Darla and Norm. Baseball games and basketball games, you were there cheering along side of us.
    We will miss you dearly, Darla, Norman, we love you and will be praying for you.

    Jodie Wells says:

    Am going to miss her stories. It was such a fun adventure to get to the end. Never knew what side trips we get along the way.

    Judy Prewitt says:

    Prayers for the family. Darla was a precious person. Always so kind.

    Rose Mary Bailey says:

    My thoughts and prayers, Norman for you and your family. So very sorry for your loss, may God fill your heart and bring you peace.

    Dickie & Cara, Richard and Sharon Robinson says:

    Sweet, sweet lady, loved hear her laugh, so sorry Norm for your loss. You and the family are in our prayers!

    Charlie & Donna Rhodes says:

    Norm, we are so sorry to hear about Darla. We’ll miss seeing her at the lake. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Susan de Boisblanc says:

    Chuck and I send our prayers for peace to the whole family. My memories of Darla (the fun cousin) are filled with lots of laughter!! Doris, Henry and Vicki – keeping you close in prayer.

    Annice & Mike says:

    Sending our deepest sympathies to Norm and entire family—you all were her whole world. Darla was such a friendly and down to earth person. I’ll always remember our fun times together and Darla’s larger-than-life personality! Even though we are heartbroken and will miss her dearly, we know that Darla is at peace in Heaven.

    William Alsup says:

    Jody, My wife and I send our Condolences and Prayers to you and your family. May the Peace of God be with you all.

    Nancy N. Flores says:

    Norman, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Darla was a kind, fun-loving lady. I know your heart is broken and you will miss her always, but your memories with her will carry you through. I remember our fun trips to various concerts with Darla at your side and Lupe at mine. We all had such great times together!
    I’m sending you lots of love and many prayers. Your children and grandchildren will help you through these difficult times. Prayers for you all!

    Angie Guilbeaux says:

    Norm, I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. Darla was such a wonderful person. I will always cherish our friendship. You couldn’t help but like Darla, she had such a dynamic personality and her laugh was contagious. I will always remember our times at Van Buren. Praying for you and your families.

    Becky Duhon says:

    My sweet friend! You will be so very missed! That unforgettable laugh and all of the great times will forever be close to my heart! I love you! ????

    Lourdes Blandino-Abshire says:

    My condolences to the whole family. Although I did not know Aunt Darla, from the stories Steven has told me, I know she was a loving, sweet woman.
    Vicki, we are there in spirit with you.
    We would have loved to be there with you all, unfortunately we couldn’t make it.
    You will all be in our thoughts and prayers.????????????

    Chio says:

    Sorry for your loss. It was so great being able to share times with you and Darla. The many projects we all were engaged in. All the color choices she demanded and constantly bringing up Thomas’s name. She will be greatly missed and thought of often. Stay strong my friend. You are in my prayers.

    Gina says:

    I love you my friend. I miss you so much. Until we meet again!

    Tim & Ramona Guillory says:

    Our hearts are heavy for you, Norman. Darla was a kind a loving lady. Tim and I send our condolences and prayers of peace, compassion and comfort for you and the entire family. All your memories are etched in your heart forever. May you feel the loving embrace from God to fill your heart with his love and peace. We love you!

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