Janice Marie Rabalais

November 29, 1927 - October 1, 2020

Janice Marie Rabalais, 92, of Port Arthur, died Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Bonne Vie Nursing, Port Arthur. She was born on November 29, 1927 to Mabel Belle Tucker and Marvin Tucker in Lumberton, Mississippi. Janice graduated from Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana with a nursing degree and later received a Master’s Degree. She taught Psychiatric Nursing at Baptist Hospital and Lamar University in Beaumont. The family would like to express a special thanks to Cleo Martin for years of care and friendship to Janice.

She is survived by her son, John Evans Rabalais and his wife, Laurie, of Crystal Beach; grandchildren, Carly Boonparn and her husband, Art, of Brooklyn, New York, Shanna Hawa and her husband, Jeremy, of Beaumont and Lindsey Baione and her husband, Chris, of Beaumont; and great-grandchildren, Korine Boonparn, Kaia Hanley, Rocki Hawa, Ripley Hawa, and Victoria Baione.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mabel Belle Tucker and Marvin Tucker; and brother, John Tucker.

A funeral service for Ms. Rabalais will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4000 Monroe Highway, Ball, Louisiana.

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Forest Lawn Cemetery

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  • Ball, Louisiana

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  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 10/06/2020
  • 2:00 pm

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Vickie Styles

John and family, So sorry for your loss. I met your mother in the 1980's, always pleasant and very smart. Prayers sent for you and yours during your loss.

Gale Buckalew Henning

Janice was my Psychiatry Instructor at Baptist Hospital School of Professional Nursing in Beaumont, Texas 1966-67. She was an Excellent instructor and a wonderful person. She inspired all of the Student Nurses to excel and be special! We were Special because of Her! Thank You Janice!

Carolyn D. Allemand

She was my Psychiatry instructor in Nursing School! Very wonderful person and teacher!

Nancy Thompson

Jan Rabalais was an inspiration to me in Nursing School and greatly influenced my becoming a psychotherapist.

Cheryl Bryant

Mrs. Rabalais was our Psychiatry instructor at Baptist Hospital School of Professional Nursing 1972-1974. She was an inspiration and awesome educator.to us all. Each Christmas, she would read The night before Christmas to us in French. I send prayers of comfort to the family. We have gained an angel in heaven. We will truly miss her.

Carlis Cole

My friend, my mentor, my teacher. Carlis Cole, R.N

Judy Bertrand

I had the privilege of being a student of your mom/grandmother from 1966-1968. My career in nursing eventually lead to working in the field of mental health and developmental disabilities. A solid foundation was begun in the psych lessons of our instructor. Thankful for the dedication to her students and the profession.

Mary Ann Bower Tucker

Ms. Rabalais was one of my dear members that turned into friend at Teacher Credit Union of Bmt know Education First FCU. She was a smart woman and knew so many of the members that came into the office when she can in to do business. We had many great visits over the years but one I had to retire in 2013 due to cancer I lost track of her. So very sorry for your loss as she use to tell me about her fun times with her family and it appears she really loved you all. May God comfort each of you during these sad days but the promise of seeing her and Jesus again should be a great comfort.