Debra A. Bertrand

September 30, 1956 - July 6, 2020

Debra Arlene Bertrand, 63, of Nederland, died Monday, July 6, 2020, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on September 30, 1956, in Beaumont, to Twalla E. LeBlanc Gentry and Charles A. Crain.

Debra enjoyed cooking, reading, refurbishing old furniture, and watching the food network channel. She loved her family, friends, her fur baby Izzy, and especially her son, Cory. Debra was a born caregiver and had compassion for the elderly and sick. She took care of several senior citizens during her lifetime.

Survivors include her son, Glenn Cory Gaspard, of Cape Canaveral, Florida; mother, Twalla Gentry, of LaBelle; stepmother Carol Crain, of Tyler; brother, Chuck Crain and his wife, Brenda, of Crystal Beach; sisters, Kimberly Wills and her husband, Bill, of Nederland; Twalla Lynn Faulk and her husband, Darrell, of Nederland; and Dana Matte and her husband, Keith, of LaBelle; Furr Baby, Izzie; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

She is preceded in death by her father, Charles Crain.

A gathering of Debra’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Broussard’s, Nederland, with her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to LaBelle Baptist Church Building Fund, 9400 FM 365, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Oak Bluff Memorial Park

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Funeral Service

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  • 07/11/2020
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Gathering of Family and Friends

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Jo Goodson

Twalla, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family..

chloann franklin

Rest in peace my beautiful friend. You will always be in my heart. forever. Sending all my love and prayers to Cory, Chuck, Kim, Lynn, Dana and Twalla.

Sharon Hill Rush

My dear friend, you will be remembered by your caring heart and big smile, Beautiful blue eyes, love of people, cooking, and so much more. I will never forget you.! Rest now in the arms of God. Praying for your beautiful family.

Ramon Quinn Ramirez

Fly with the Angels my dear cousin Debra and rest in the arms of the Almighty. Although we were seperated by physical miles you memory was always with me. Your beautiful smile, your enormous eyes and your laughter. Debra, nobody could tell a ghost story as you or scare a kid as you.....but it was all in fun with a good chuckle after. I will miss you. My heartfelt condolance to your son cousin Cory and your family Chuck, Kim, Lynn, Dana, and your mother Twalla,, and step mother Carol. May God be with you and Rest in Peace.. Love your cousin?Ramon.

Terri F Benoit

My deepest sympathy and condolences to all the family. Rest in peace, Debra!!

Carol A. CrainCTt

To the family of Debra, my heart goes out to her Mother, Son, Cory, and brother, sister's at this sad time. Put your faith in the hands of our Lord and Sa vior and he will comfort you as you go through this difficult time. Love, Carol


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Karen LaBorde

My deepest sympathy to Debra’s family. Debra took care of my mother years ago. Who could forget her beautiful smile and sweet ways. She was always a bright spot in Mother’s day. Prayers for her family and friends.

Shirley Kea Stagg

Kim, I am so very sorry at the loss of Debra. I remember all of us playing on South Sixth. Now she and Betty can rehash good times. Prayers for your hurting heart.