Gabriel Curnes “Curnie” Stansbury

April 12, 1934 - October 21, 2021

Gabriel Curnes “Curnie” Stansbury, 87, of Fannett, passed away peacefully in his daughter’s home, the early morning of October 21, 2021.

Born on April 12, 1934, to Ella Quibedeaux and Norwood Stansbury. Curnie lived his entire life in the Fannett and Labelle area.

Curnie was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Uncle and Loyal friend. He was described by many as the Energizer Bunny. He could always be found out in his yard working in his garden, tractors, or anything else he could find to stay busy.

He graduated from Fannett High School and married the love of his life, Alzada Bertrand Stansbury on December 24, 1953. He worked several years at The Gulf Refinery before following his heart and becoming a Rice Farmer. He retired from farming in the early 90’s and spent time helping his son, Tommy, harvesting wheat while managing to get a little time in hunting and fishing.

In 2005 he became a member of the YMBL where he actively volunteered and served on various committees. He looked forward every year to doing the Milk show at the SE Texas State Fair. He loved seeing all the kids.

Recently he enjoyed his frequent trips to Beaumont or Mid County even if it were just to buy one screw, visiting and joking around with family and friends and sitting in his man cave (garage) and watching cars go by.  His final days were spent laughing and reminiscing with the many visitors who came by to brighten his day.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Alzada; his parents, Brother, Bud Stansbury, and his wife Myrtis; sisters, Helen Roche and her husband, Buddy and Barbara “Bobbie” Keneson and her husband Pete; son-in-Law, Dennis Keene; grandson, Brandon Preston; and grand canine daughter, Maggie Keene.

He is survived by son and daughter-in-Law, Tommy and Jackie Stansbury of Santa Anna; daughter and fiancé, Tricia Keene and Jeff Green of Fannett; daughter, Tina Dunham of Fannett; brothers-in-law, Ivan Dale Bertrand and wife, Barbara, of Beaumont and Lee Bertrand and wife, Sally, of Fannett; grandchildren, Kevin Heckaman and wife, Michelle, of Liberty; Heather Lotz of Hamshire; Cody Heckaman and wife, Jessica, of Fannett; grand canine sons, Duval Keene and Oui Oui Dunham of Fannett; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A Rosary for Mr. Stansbury will be recited at 5:30 p.m., with a gathering of his family and friends to follow, Monday, October 25, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 9894 Gilbert Road, Fannett, with interment to follow at Landrum Cemetery, Fannett.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 9894 Gilbert Road, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

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Download Program


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • October 25, 2021
  • 5:30 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends to Follow His Rosary

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • October 25, 2021

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
  • 9894, Gilbert Rd, Beaumont, TX, 77705,
  • October 26, 2021
  • 11:00 am


Landrum Cemetery
  • , , Fannett, TX, 77705,

Comments (4)

    Carolyn Brown Bair says:

    Currie will be missed by his family and friends. Just knowing he is with his beloved Alzada brings a smile on my face!❤️????

    Alton and Sue Parker says:

    Praying for all the family God’s peace and comfort. Will always remember his great sense of humor and dry wit.

    Danny & Pat Simmons says:

    Curnie was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He had a quick wit and loved to kid with and tease his Mother-in-Law, our Aunt Cora Mae Simmons.

    He was a hard worker and provider for his family and was always willing to help anyone who was in need.

    Up in Heaven he is reunited with Alzada and kidding Aunt Ora Mae once again.

    God’s comfirt and blessings to his family!

    cliff and Captola Leland says:

    So sorry for the family loss of Curnes Stansbury. May God bless you all.

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