Ernestine Margaret Byerly

March 10, 1933 - April 5, 2022

Ernestine M. Byerly, age 89, of Youngstown, Florida, and formerly of Beaumont, Texas, passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at her home with her family by her side.  Ernestine was born in Beaumont on March 10, 1933, to the late Flora Myers Benedict Crabtree and Harold G. Benedict.  She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1952 and was married to the late Dalton R. Byerly for 69 years.  Dalton passed away in September of last year.

Although she worked differing jobs here and there, Ernestine was primarily an excellent homemaker for most of her life.  She was a member of the Red Hat Club in Beaumont.  In her younger years, she was in the Melody Maids, an all-girls choral group that traveled around the world to military bases in order to entertain the troops.  She was a member of the Youngstown Campus of First Baptist Church of Panama City, Florida, where she served her LORD in every way possible.

Ernestine loved surrounding herself with animals. She enjoyed singing, cooking and did all kinds of craft work including painting (an incredible artist), pottery, floral design (creative designer), and sewing. She also enjoyed playing golf and watching football with her husband, family, and friends (boasting a hole-in-one at the height of her game). Her biggest joy in life came from caregiving.  She gave her heart fully to her family and friends and would selflessly help others through loss and difficult times.

Survivors include two daughters, Tracy McLendon and husband, Joe, of Youngstown and Jessica Byerly of Houston, Texas.  Five Grandchildren; Jacob McLendon and Justin McLendon, both of Youngstown, Joanna Olson and husband, Nathanial, of Nome, Alaska, Jaclyn Costanzo and husband, Joe, of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and Dr. Jordan McLendon of Portland, Oregon. 12 Great-Grandchildren, Nathan, Shelby, Alexis, Isabella, Sadie, Mabel, David, Elinor, Ruby, Madeleine, Joseph Jr. (JoJo), and William.  She also has many nieces, nephews, and loving friends.

A gathering of Mrs. Byerly’s family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Village Mills Cemetery, Village Mills. Flowers are accepted or you may donate to the charity of your choice.



Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • April 9, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Graveside Service

Village Mills Cemetery
  • , , Village Mills, TX, 77663,
  • April 9, 2022
  • 12:00 pm

Comments (8)

    Chris and mary says:

    She was so kind and loving to our family when we moved next door to the in Conroe tx I don’t think my mom would have been able to stay the year we did with out her

    Chris and mary says:

    She was the best friend my mom had when we moved to Conroe tx never forget how nice she was to us when we knew nobody

    Debbie byram says:

    I never had the honor to meet Mrs. Ernestine but I know her daughter Tracy. I worked with Tracy many years. I felt like I knew her mother thru her. She was always talking about her. The sweet times they have had together. Tracy always put her mom and dad’s needs above her own. I watched Tracy research furniture, walkers, any thing that would help them be comfortable. She research food that helped with their health. She became even closer with her mom when her dad went to be with the Lord. She talked about her mom with such love. My prayers are with you Tracy and the family.

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Deb, thank you for your kind and thoughtful words! It is all like a dream. You are talking one day and then the next, no more 🙁 I miss her terribly but I know time heals. I also know I will see her again one day! Thank you for all your prayers for they were answered. Love you, Tracy

    Renee Galant says:

    She is sorely missed by all of us, we love you and praying for you all.

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you Renee! She is very missed!

    Denise Hansbury says:

    She is a beloved woman and was always so welcoming to me. I will miss her great hugs and caring concern for her family and friends. She had a great laugh and smile as well.
    Now in the arms of her Savior.

    Tracy McLendon says:

    Thank you Denise! My greatest hope is that I will see her again!

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