Diona Sewell

January 6, 1946 - April 2, 2022

Diona Mary Sewell, 76, of Groves, died Saturday, April 2, 2022, at Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital, Nederland. She was born January 6, 1946, in Port Arthur, to Laura and Hattrie LaBure.

Diona grew up in Port Arthur and graduated from Bishop Byrne High School where she was a member of the Colleens Drum and Bugle Corp.

Diona was a longtime resident of Groves. She was an Avon representative for over forty-five years and received numerous awards for outstanding sales. Diona was an amazing cook, she was famous for her baked goodies, especially her brownies that she brought to church functions and family get togethers.

Diona was a faithful member of Bethel Methodist Church, and she loved her church family dearly. She was always ready to help anyone who needed it and recently donated new socks for the guys participating in a drug rehab program. Diona shared her love of the Lord with not only those she knew but also with strangers who she felt needed love and encouragement. She helped with Vacation Bible School, youth church camp, and served on the communion and flower committees. The last thing she and Don did together at the church was put Blessing Bags together for the homeless.

Diona had a green thumb and she loved gardening and watching birds from her special spot, her porch swing. The hummingbirds in Groves definitely knew her, she kept several feeders out for them along with other birds she fed and enjoyed. She was affectionately known as “Granny D” to her grandkids and “D” to her great grandkids.

Survivors include her loving husband of twenty-five years, Don Sewell, of Groves; children, Crystal Segura and husband, Kyle; Desha Jordan and husband, Tommy, all of Port Neches; Brenda Sewell-Martin-Clark, of Canyon Lake; Don Sewell, Jr. and wife, Heather, of Lake Travis; and Cindy Yax and husband, Marcus, of Windcrest; grandchildren, Kyler Segura and wife, Brittany; Konnor Segura; Payton Jordan; TJ Jordan; Dan Martin; Gavin Elliot; Zach Sewell; Jennah Noegel and husband, Darryl; and Katie Hollister and husband, Brayden; fifteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Harlan LaBure, of Port Acres and Kirth LaBure, of Groves; sister-in-law, Denise “Necey” Shepherd and husband, Jim, of Port Neches; brothers-in-law, Cody Sewell and wife, Shirley, of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Gary Sewell and wife, Patty, of Ingleside; and numerous nieces and nephews who were like brothers and sisters.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Enola and Art McGown; brother-in-law, Ricky Sewell; and grandson, Devon Martin.

A gathering of Mrs. Sewell’s family and friends will be 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., with a celebration of her life from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Bethel Methodist Church, 1125 Wilson Street, Port Neches. Reverend Tim Hicke will be officiating. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in honor of her to her beloved church, Bethel Methodist Church, 1125 Wilson Street, Port Neches, Texas 77651.

The family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude to Mid Jefferson Extended Care Hospital for the amazing care and comfort they provided. The exceptional comfort and support that was provided during the most difficult time was above and beyond. Also, to Dr. Jim and Denise Shepherd, thank you for guiding us through this journey. Your guidance and compassion meant more to us than you’ll ever know.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Bethel Methodist Church
  • 1125, Wilson Street, Port Neches, Texas, 77651,
  • April 9, 2022
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Memorial Service

Bethel Methodist Church
  • 1125, Wilson Street, Port Neches, Texas, 77651,
  • April 9, 2022
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (2)

    Kacy Williams says:

    Desha, I’m so sorry to see this! Your mom was always smiling and so sweet when she came in. Praying for yall!

    Nancy Gillen says:

    Desha, I am so sorry. Your mother was a very sweet caring lady. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Miss & Love you

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