Hue Van Nguyen

January 1, 1961 - November 1, 2020

Michael Hue Nguyen was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at the tender age of 10 years old with his mother and siblings. He didn’t speak any English but that did not stop him from overcoming any obstacles. Hue was a hard worker and worked even harder to take care of his family. He worked for years in the Gulf of Mexico as a fisherman and during off seasons, enjoyed spending time with his loved ones.

Hue was always the life of the party, ready to have a good time… and DON’T even think about touching his hair, it was his pride and joy! He had the same high poof hairstyle since the 80s and was known as “Michael Hair.” He loved to dance, sing, play cards, watch sports, and play volleyball with the Vietnamese Catholic community. Hue was a family man. He was the oldest of 8 kids that included 4 brothers and 3 sisters, and took his big brother role seriously. He always made sure to keep his siblings in line by helping them with their homework, making sure their chores were done, and would do anything for them. No matter how busy or what was going on in his life, he always set time aside to hang out with his nieces and nephews, and always said he loved his nieces the most. They even had their own inside joke with the favorite phrase, “that’s what’s up!” aka “Vay do!”

Hue always spoke highly of his daughters: Kristie, Hope, and Jacinda. He had dreams of moving closer to his daughters and grandchildren. Dreams of opening a business and starting a life being nearer to them. His youngest, Pathan, was the son he always wanted and spoiled him rotten with his love. He made sure to be the best father he could be and did everything in his power to make sure that he was a great dad. The highlight of his life was being a grandfather. He loved all of his grandchildren with all of his heart and was extremely smitten with his youngest granddaughter, Oaklyn. She was the apple of his eye and brought a lot of joy to his life.

In July 2018, Hue was diagnosed with gastric cancer and fought courageously for 2 years, but God called him home and he gained his angel wings on Sunday, November 1, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones. He was 55 years of age.

Preceding Hue in death is his father, Xe; and younger brother, Cu. Hue is survived by his mother, Nhanh, his sisters, Oanh, Kim, and Jennifer; his brothers, John, Henry, and Larry and his wife, Trang; his children: Kristie, Hope, Jacinda and Pathan; his grandchildren: Amaya, Christopher, Jaelyn, Oaklyn, Trey, Jayden, and Ethan.

A gathering of Mr. Nguyen’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, 2020; from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 5, 2020; and from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020, with a Prayer Service to follow from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Avenue, Beaumont, with his entombment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123.

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Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Mass of Christian Burial

Mass of Christian Burial
  • 1115 orange street beaumont tx 77701
  • 11/07/2020
  • 10:00 am

Gathering and Prayer Service

Gathering and Prayer Service
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 11/06/2020
  • 9:59 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 11/04/2020
  • 9:59 pm

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Dora Nguyen

I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one, please accept my heartfelt condolences. I can't believe he's gone. He was such a beautiful person. I saw and spoke with him about a year ago. He made me laugh, he asked me if I still remembered him. How could I ever forget a beautiful soul. Love, D. Nguyen-Huckaby