Joan Burnett

May 27, 1931 - December 4, 2022

Joan Burnett, 91, of Beaumont, died Sunday, December 4, 2022, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. She was born on May 27, 1931, in Center.

Joan was a faithful servant and loved her Lord Jesus. She appreciated her family values and raising. Joan liked to explore and learn about new places and cultures. She taught Spanish at Hardin-Jefferson for many years. Joan enjoyed playing bridge competitively, loved to learn, and travel. She was the best example of a loving mother, faithful wife and spouse, teacher and friend. Joan was fun, serious, took care of business, treated everyone with genuine kindness, and was non-judgmental. She went to college at 40 years old for her master’s at Lamar. Joan will be deeply missed but is rejoicing in Heaven with her husband and family.

Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Burnett of Evadale; nieces, Suzanne Manley and her husband, Robert, of Allen and Anna Claire Chaney of Galveston; great-nieces and nephew, Andrew Troya of Fort Lee, New Jersey, Sarah Troya of Dallas, and Laura Manley of McKinney; cousins, Steve Tye, John Tye III and his wife, Vel; and John Tye IV, all of Plainview; and numerous loved ones and of course her loving church family of St. Andrew’s.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Johnnie Stephens; husband, Charles Dana Burnett; and brother, Travis Chaney.

A gathering of Mrs. Burnett’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her memorial service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 19, 2022, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont. Her committal will follow in the St. Andrew’s Memorial Garden. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Children’s Fund, 1350 North 23rd Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • 1350, N 23rd St, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • December 19, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Memorial Service

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • 1350, N 23rd St, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • December 19, 2022
  • 11:00 am


St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Memorial Garden
  • 1350, N 23rd St, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • December 19, 2022

Comments (7)

    Martha Giarratano says:

    Amanda, your mom and dad always shared the love and joy of Christ whenever I saw them. Your Dad had a wonderful sense of humor about correcting the pronunciation of his name, “Burn it, durn it.” I do miss your mom’s smile and sparkling eyes.
    May God grant you His peace and strength especially during this first year without your mom.

    Kay Abernathy says:

    I taught for many years with Joan. She was a special friend and lady. Love and prayers,

    Kay Abernathy

    Liz Webb says:

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I always loved talking with you and your mom.

    Joel Melancon says:

    Amanda, so sorry for your loss, but glad your mom is praising Jesus Our Lord and Saviour! Praying for you that God will give you His Comfort and Peace in this time.

    Nancy and Bill Hale says:

    We were fortunate to know Joan and Dana for many years through our church. They were both so loving and caring. Amanda, our prayers are with you in this difficult time. Your mom and Dad are now at peace and in each others arms.

    Paige Neyland says:

    I wish I had eloquent words to express my deepest sympathies to you at the loss of your mother. Both your mother and father were so welcoming when we joined St Andrews. Please know you are in my prayers.

    Susan Hensley Collins says:

    Amanda, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mother. While I’d only met her in passing, she obviously instilled her values in you and she will live on forever in your heart. May she rest in eternal peace.

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