Helen Marie Patterson

May 24, 1929 - August 11, 2021

Helen Marie Patterson, 92, of Silsbee, died Wednesday, August 11, 2021, at Avalon Place, Kirbyville. She was born on May 24, 1929, in Cleveland, to Lela Caples and Claude Smith.

She is survived by her children, Lavern Walters and her husband, Naymon, Sr., of Saratoga; Brenda Morgan and her husband, Bradley, of Buna; and Judy Ruggles and her husband, Johnny, Jr., of Silsbee; grandchildren, Veronica Gannon and her husband, Delton; Naymon Walters, Jr. and his wife, Delanie; Tammy Castilaw and her husband, Kevin; and Jennifer Walters, all of Saratoga; Jody Vandver and his wife, Catherine and Jeffrey Vandver, all of Kountze; Kerby Waghorn and her husband, Michael and David Castle and his wife, Janna, all of Buna; Trevor Morgan and his wife, Hope and Tara Johnson and her husband, Greg, all of Evadale; and Emily Smith and her husband, Ty, of Kountze; fourteen great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Alton Vandver and Claude Patterson; son, James Vandver; and great-granddaughter, Emlynn Johnson.

A gathering of Mrs. Patterson’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Jordan Cemetery, Honey Island.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • August 17, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Silsbee
  • 490, Cemetery Road, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,
  • August 18, 2021
  • 2:30 pm


Jordan Cemetery, Honey Island
  • , , Honey Island, MS, 39169,

Comments (2)

    Wanda & Kenneth Harwell says:

    It’s with a sad heart that I said my last goodbye to Ms Helen the last Sunday we had church before Closing our doors on acct of this virus which took so many of my family and friends like Ms. Helen! So sorry we were unable to attend her services but know we loved her and you,her family, with all our hearts! Will always remember her pretty smile and sweet words! God bless her family with peace and comfort knowing she’s in no more pain and is smiling down on all of us! RIP MS. HELEN. WELL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!

    Burlena Roberts says:

    So sorry for yalls loss Helen always had a smile everytime I ever saw her she was a kind sweet lady she will be missed. My love to you all.

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Sharon Herrington

We have lost a very special lady loved her . I remember how much she loved yellow roses always spoke her mind I will miss her.

Lloyd and Paula Smith

We are sorry to hear of the loss of Ms. Helen. What a special lady who loved the Lord. Our prayers are with you all and hope for God’s love to hover around you now and in the coming weeks.

Thomas Cryer

Ms Helen was such a sweet lady!! She was such a special person to the Cryer family just like the rest of her family! She welcomed us into her home and her life as if we were her own family! We will miss her so much! We love y’all dearly!

Brian & Amy Blackwell

So sorry for your loss. Our family loved Granny just like our own grandmother. We were blessed to have her as part of our extended family. She will definitely be missed.

Dana Rice

Miss Helen was the sweetest ever, I’m so blessed to have been able to know her ! Prayers for comfort to all her family .

Tammy Hernandez