Jeanette Calhoun

June 29, 1935 - June 30, 2021

Frances “Jeanette” Calhoun, 86, of Beaumont made a little trip up to Heaven on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 to join her Savior.

She was born on June 29, 1935, in Orange, Texas to Lillie Bell Pence and Simon Bourgeois, Sr. She married the love of her life, Charlie Calhoun, at the age of 17. They celebrated 68 years of marital bliss on February 4, 2021.

After the birth of her three beautiful children, Jeanette attended Lamar University, earning her Associates Degree as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. She worked for forty-two years as an OB nurse and as a surgical nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She retired at 73 years of age. Jeanette was considered the “trainer” and “matriarch” of the surgery unit.

Jeanette’s greatest joy was loving her family. She was always ready to attend Grandparents Day, school programs, birthday parties, graduations, soccer games, ballet recitals, baseball games, football games, marching band events, drill team events, music gigs and anything else her precious babies did!

As one of the last living Aunts, Jeanette took the role of Mom, Grandma and hugger to all her numerous nieces and nephews who found themselves without a Mom, Dad, Mawmaw or Pawpaw. She loved all who touched her fiercely and never shied away from speaking her mind.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Ray Calhoun, Sr.; children, Charles Ray Calhoun, Jr. and his wife Georgetta “Etta”; Patricia “Trish” Bohm and her husband, Kevin; Robyn Calhoun Stevens and her husband, Paul; grandchildren, Jeremy Calhoun and his wife, Libby; Katy Robertson and her husband, Josh; Michael O’Pry and his wife, Hillary; Heather Yentzen and her husband, Jake; Jake Stevens and Matt Stevens; great-grandchildren, Colbie Calhoun, J.P. Robertson, Jameson Robertson, Wren O’Pry, Willa O’Pry; Bailey Yentzen, Bryson Yentzen, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jeanette is preceded in death by her mom, Lillie Bell Mayo; and dad, Johnny Mayo. Her siblings Dewilda Bennett, Herman Bourgeois, Simon “Booty” Bourgeois, Jr., Vivian Carr and Nora Lee Sanders.

There are many angels among us, and Jeanette was touched by two special angels in her final days. Linda and Kellie McGraw of the YaYa House loved her like she was their own. We are forever grateful to this mother and daughter team who loved our Mama as much as we did!

A gathering of Mrs. Calhoun’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 12:00 a.m., Monday, July 5, 2021, at Woodland Baptist Church, 1860 West Lucas Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be 11:15 a.m., Monday, July 12, 2021, at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont

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Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 10410 veterans memorial drive houston tx 77038
  • 07/12/2021
  • 11:15 am

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 1860 w lucas beaumont tx 77706
  • 07/05/2021
  • 12:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1860 west lucas beaumont tx 77706
  • 07/05/2021
  • 7:29 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

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Jim McFaddin

Charlie, God bless you my friend. Joy so loved Janette and was so thankful for your friendship. We all will get together again later. I am living with my daughter up in the Dallas area. Phone number is still the same.....

Eisha Killian

Such a beautiful tribute to Mrs. Calhoun. Sending you all our love and prayers.

Deborah Laird Walker

Godspeed Jeanette! She was one of the Scrub Nurses I have worked with at St. Elizabeth. Her memory is carried on by those of us who worked with her through the years. My thoughts and prayers to her family.

David Appleby

Charlie, God bless you my friend.. I am think of and praying for you. Susan loved Jeanette and I rather suspect the two of them have already shared some time together. I am looking foreword to the time we are all together again. Know that I am here for you and brother I do understand some of what you are experiencing. Praying that God's all sufficient grace will be in plenteous supply and that His strong arms of mercy will hold you up as His love floods your soul. Again, you are in our prayers.

Nancy & Steve Schilhab

Calhoun family. What a beautiful tribute for a life fully lived in God’s grace. Our prayers continue to be with you all. Love, Steve & Nancy