Jonah Michael Turner Rich

June 15, 1997 - May 6, 2022

Jonah Michael Turner Rich, 24, of Beaumont, died Friday, May 6, 2022. He was born on June 15, 1997, to Melinda Kay Humphrey and Eric Jason Turner, in Beaumont. You left our family and friends way too early. Jonah, this world was never meant for someone as beautiful as you. From the song, “Vincent”, by Don McLean.

Survivors include his husband, Joshua Rich of Lumberton; father, Eric Turner of Beaumont; mother, Melinda Humphrey and her husband, Tony, of Orange; siblings, Eva Salihu and her wife, Adelina, Jacob Turner, Mallory Beard, Mike Humphrey, Ryan Humphrey, and Brandon Humphrey; grandparents, Dr. Jerry L. Burd and Mary Helen Burd, Tony Humphrey, Sr., Anna Humphrey, and Liz and Sharon Bearden; uncle, Terry Burd and his wife, Mia, and their daughter, Katie; aunts, Patsy Dowden; Jennifer Sherrill and her husband, Mark; Grace Hefner and her husband, David; and Christine Eberle and her husband, John; father and mother-in-law, Shane and Nadine Rich; cousin, Hannah Baker and family; and numerous friends and family.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Garrett Sandlin.

A gathering of Mr. Rich’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 13, 2022, at Broussard’s. His cremation will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

Memorial contributions may be made to SAVE – Suicide Awareness Voices of Education, 7900 Xerxes Avenue South, Suite 810, Bloomington, Minnesota 55431.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • May 12, 2022
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • May 13, 2022
  • 10:00 am

Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (14)

    Annie Hankins says:

    Oh Jonah,

    You were too good for this world and you were definitely the light. I love you and hope you feel your warm hugs again some day. You will for sure be missed.

    Love, Annie.

    Gail Jenkins says:

    To my dear friend Sharon Bearden,

    I am so sorry about the death of Jonah. You may recall that I lost a nephew and niece during the years we worked together. I was very close to each of them, and miss them til this day. Call me if you need anything.

    Gail C. Jenkins
    Brenham, Texas

    Regina A Mackowski says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Please know that I’ll be praying for you and your family.

    Paula Atkins says:

    To Jonah’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and care during this difficult time. May he Rest in Peace.
    Truly, Paula Atkins, SAS School nurse

    Tanya and Robin Molley says:

    Our Hearts are breaking for all of you, We Love You! May the Angels wrap their Wings around Jonah and May he Rest In Peace. Amen

    Dana Day Arceneaux says:

    My heart aches for you. Please know we are here standing in the gap for you and your sweet boy. Love you and I am keeping you and your sweet family in prayer.

    Nathalie and Bill Rupp says:

    Our prayers are with you all as well as with Jonah and Garrett. Love you guys!

    Michelle Jowett says:

    My prayers to all! My heart is heavy for you all❤️🙏🏻

    Mary Burd says:

    Hi Paula, it’s Mary Burd, Jonah’s Grandmother. Thank you for your sweet thoughts and prayers. We have all of our sweet memories of him and rest assured of his place beside Jesus wearing his big happy smile. Yours in Christ

    Leisa McDonald says:

    Oh Sweet Nephew. I have no words, other than you are deeply loved. There will be a void in my heart until I see you again.
    Love Aunt Lele

    Jerry Turner says:

    I’m so sorry. He’s in God’s hands now.

    Judy Melling says:

    Dear, sweet Melinda ~ We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are surely in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers. Michael, Judy & Jon Melling

    Patricia Furby says:

    Melinda God be with you & your family. I’m so sorry this happened.

    Don and Melanie Daspit says:

    So deeply sorry❣️ Sending Prayers.
    Don and Melanie Daspit

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