Era Marcelene Weeks Degeyter

December 12, 1933 - December 3, 2020

Era Marcelene Weeks Degeyter, 86, of Nederland, died Thursday, December 3, 2020, at Bonne Vie, Port Arthur, Texas. She was born on December 12, 1933, in High Island, to Jesse Jubber (JJ) Rayburn Jr. and Lucille Jewel Wooldridge Rayburn. Marcelene spent most of her childhood years in Fannett, where she graduated Salutatorian of Fannett High School. She went on to complete her Nursing Degree at Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in Beaumont. Her years of nursing included Head Nurse of the Cardiac Floor at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth, Beaumont and working in the Medical Department of the Texaco Refinery in Port Arthur until her retirement in 1985. For many years Marcelene was very active in Tyrrell Park Elementary and Tyrrell Park Baptist Church.

Survivors include her sons, Bob Weeks and his wife, Denise, of Nederland; Jay Weeks and his wife, Cheryl, of Port Arthur; and Mark Stiles and his wife, Karen, of Beaumont; daughter, Gayle Parr and her husband, Jeff, of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Len Weeks; Christine Flores; Mary (Betsy) Lee; Kimberly Nevils; Phillip Weeks; Kate Parr Silvernail; Eric Parr; Stephanie Copeland; Ross Stiles; Emily Stiles; Rocky Stiles; Buddy Stiles and Danaleigh Stiles; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Sara Rayburn and Barbara Rayburn.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles L. Weeks; brothers, Harold Rayburn, William Noel Rayburn, and Volney Royce (VR) Rayburn; and sister, Joyce Deslatte.

A gathering of Marcelene’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow, Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association,

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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Funeral Service

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  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 12/12/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
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  • 12/12/2020
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Curtis Labby, Nephew

Will miss a loyal and supportive aunt.

Joe M Lovoi

Bob, Sorry for the loss of your Mom. There is no replacement for a Mother. Know that your friends are praying for your comfort.. Joe

Brenda Bodin

My mom was Eras roommate at Bonne Vie. It’s so nice to read about her life and understand who she was. Even though we weren’t able to truly know your mom, I got the feeling she must have been someone who loved to serve others. I knew she wasn’t really talking to me, she was often saying, do you want something to eat or let me know if you need anything. Sometimes she would say, What’s your problem! Which really made us laugh. On the days when she seemed to be agitated my mom would sing to her and she would relax. The girls that would come in to help your mom eat or help her in any way were always so sweet to her and cried when she passed.I know how hard it is to lose a parent. Good memories help you through. I will be so thankful and happy to know, when my moms time comes, that she led a good long life. God be with you .

Robert & Beverly Parr

I know she will be missed by so many of us. Our love and prayers will be with you during this time.



Sue G Flores

Jay and family Im so sorry for your loss I do remember seeing you mom in early school years always well dressed. Prayers for your family at this time of loss.