Doris Jean Roebuck

May 31, 1938 - July 7, 2023

Doris Jean Roebuck, 85, of Nederland, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on July 7, 2023. She was born in Zavalla, Texas, on May 31, 1938, to Donald and Mollie (Lock) Brown. Because her mother died just eight days after her birth, Doris was raised by Mollie’s brother, Bill Locke, and his wife, Jesse, her “Momma and Daddy,” who did not have any children of their own. They loved her more than anything and “spoiled her rotten,” as she would admit. Just prior to graduating from Zavalla High School in 1956, she married the love of her life, Frank Roebuck, her husband for the next 67 years. She and Frank lived in Port Arthur, Texas, and Groves, Texas, before settling in Beauxart Gardens, near Nederland, where they remained for the next 58 years.

In 1970, Doris began her career as a tax preparer for H&R Block, during which she made lifelong friendships, not only with her coworkers, but also her clients, several of whom returned to her every year for decades. Those who knew her will not be surprised to know she knew much more about her clients than just their taxes. She used their brief annual appointments to catch up on their families, their health, their joys, and their losses. She hated to leave her clients in 2013, but she retired to take care of Frank after he suffered a stroke.

She worked long days during tax season, but during the rest of the year, she and Frank regularly traveled in their RV to bluegrass festivals around Texas. They spent many weekends at Triple Creek, outside Woodville, Texas, listening to and often singing bluegrass and gospel music. They also loved the annual bluegrass festivals at Salmon Lake in Grapeland, Texas. They both loved bluegrass music, and one of their favorite songs to sing was “Rose of My Heart,” a love song each would be singing to the other.

Doris publicly professed her faith in Jesus Christ, and throughout their years in Southeast Texas, Doris and Frank were faithful members of Central Baptist Church in Port Arthur, First Baptist Church of Beauxart Gardens, and First Baptist Church of Nederland.

Doris’s family sends its heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers of Montebello Home Care and Bonne Vie for the love and care they showed to Doris.

Doris is survived by her husband, Frank; two children: Lisa Travis and her husband, Rick, of Frisco, Texas, and Kyle Roebuck and his love of five years, Donna Anders, of Nederland; four grandchildren: Shannon Field and her husband, David, of Fort Worth, Texas; Abby Travis and her fiancé, Tim Hoang, of Richardson, Texas; Sam Travis of Frisco; and Kiley Roebuck of Nederland; three great-grandchildren: Aiden Field, Christian Field, and Isla Field; two sisters: Cheryl Tittle and Lynne Knippers; and numerous beloved nephews, nieces, and in-laws.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her “Momma and Daddy”; her sisters, Billie Nerren, Earlene Mayfield, Nelda Martin, Donna Harris, and Elaine Stovall; her brother, Earnest Ray Mott; her nephew, Steven Mayfield; and her nieces, Diane Butler, and Juanita Mott.

Her earthly body will rest near her Momma and Daddy in Boykin Cemetery, near Zavalla.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 11, 2023
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • July 12, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Boykin Cemetery – Zavalla
  • Zavalla, Texas, 75980,

Comments (9)

    Robbie Richards says:

    Doris was more like an Aunt to us than just Momma’s best friend. She was part of our family my whole life. I know Momma met her as she entered Heaven and I just hope the good Lord has a sense of humor as I know those two will be up to something pretty quick. Prayers for Frank, Lisa and Kyle and their families during this time. Know we love you all.

    Charles Chesnutt says:

    So sad to hear about Doris. When I had my business in Beaumont during the late 90’s, she did my taxes for many years. She was a very special lady whom I will never forget.

    D'Anna & Mike Travis says:

    We have known and loved Doris and Frank since we met them over 40 years. We have wonderful memories and so many fun times being together. We love them both dearly and will always remember our Doris. She made us happy to be around her. That’s a gift she was given from God.

    Belinda Mott says:

    My darling aunt Doris, to say goodbye was hard when I came home after coming over to visit y’all in 2016..those 3 weeks listening to all your stories going way back to when you and all your siblings were growing up, showing me old photos too..I could of listened to you all was an honour to be introduced to all your family and friends as …This is my brother Earnest Rays youngest daughter ballinda from Glossester England..I promise to keep in contact with my cousins and families aunt Doris..I would say love you loads aunt Doris and you would reply but I luv you more…REST IN ETERNAL PEACE xxx

    Kelly Mott says:

    Sending love and condolences to all. Great aunt Doris was greatly adored by all of us here in the uk. It warms my heart to think Grampy Ray would have been there to welcome her home.
    Rest in eternal peace beautiful lady.
    Love Kelly x

    Donna and Bob Patton says:

    Doris was a caring and vibrant soul. Many fond memories and good laughs at Beauxart Gardens Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her family. Sending prayers of comfort to each of you.

    Teresa Summerford says:

    Doris graduated High School with my sister Joyce Harris Rowe in Zavalla, Tx. She was at our home many times through those years. She lit up a room with her vibrant personality and she was beautiful. Joyce and l were at her 80th birthday party at her church. Good, sweet memories…l will miss her and l loved her. God speed to a very special lady for so many years.

    PatsyFontenot says:

    Doris was a special lady. She taught several of my classes at H&RBlock. She told me Iwas the first one to ever make a 100 on the final exam. May she rest in pease. Praying for her family.

    Sheila and Ronnie Darby says:

    So sorry for our loss! Doris was a sweet lady! I got to know her thru my mom and my in laws! My husband loves telling me about stories growing up with the Roebucks! We are Sending lots of prayers!

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