Judy Lawrence Echols, RN

November 29, 1966 - October 26, 2022

Judy Lawrence Echols, RN, 55, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on November 29, 1966, to Elizabeth Shirley Wise Lawrence and Wilburn O’Neil Lawrence, in Port Arthur.

Judy worked at St. Elizabeth and Baptist Hospitals as a registered nurse over the last 11 years. She liked to travel and loved any excuse for a road trip to see vineyards and wildflowers in west Texas. Judy collected nutcrackers, enjoyed the outdoors, loved animals, and liked to work in her flower bed. She was a devoted mother and loving partner.

Survivors include her spouse, Chris Mayfield; son, Cameron Echols of Beaumont; siblings, Neil Lawrence and his wife, Dala, of Illinois; Kenneth Lawrence and his wife, Laura, of Kountze; Sondra Thurmond and her husband, Jerry Mauricio, of Spring; Susan LaBure and her husband, Coy, of Beaumont; and Gerald Lawrence and his wife, Kristi, of Bridge City; nieces and nephews, Shannon, Rachel, Dale, Stephanie, Brandon, Alyssa, Candace, Cody, Emily, and Kaitlyn; parents-in-law, Mike and Sondra Mayfield; and numerous friends, colleagues, extended family, and loved ones through the years.

A gathering of Mrs. Echols’ family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • November 5, 2022
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • November 5, 2022
  • 3:00 pm

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

Comments (11)

    Casey Lourde says:

    I will always remember Judy for her genuine kindness. I am so sad to hear of her passing. The world needs more people like Judy in it!

    Elizabeth Stough Ridenour says:

    It breaks my heart that you have left us. You were a friend to my brother when he needed one, and then a friend to my family when we lost him. Thank you so much. I may have only known you a short time, but your influence has been immense.

    Chris, I’m a phone call away. My condolences.


    Krystal says:

    Judy had the kindest soul. I always looked forward to seeing her, wether I was handing off a patient or working in the ER. Her smile was a gift.

    Monique Henry says:

    Judy was a wonderful person. When I was working for Acadian and would come in to Baptist I enjoyed talking with her and making her laugh. She will be missed.

    Sharon Fisk says:

    When my husband first joined the Coast Guard in 1987, Judy was one of the first persons I met (1989) on our new adventure. I had a 2 year old and 5 year old daughters. Judy loved them, and they loved her. She was always there for me when my husband was deployed. We ended up following each other to two other duty stations and were the best of friends. I loved her sense of humor, her giggle and her awesome outlook on life. Life finally separated us from living in the same area but we continued to keep in touch over the many years. We had a plan to retire in the same part of the country so we could once again run the roads together. It is heart breaking these dreams and all of her other dreams will not come to reality. I am being selfish; she was 5 years younger than I am and I always expected her to be around as long as I was. I know I will see her again someday, but man am I missing her now! Much love to Cameron and Christopher

    Michael Allen says:

    Judy Echols aka BBJ, I know you are looking down from above & saying why is everyone sad, well the impact you made on us is causing all of these emotional feelings. I can speak for myself that I enjoyed being around you @ work & the night shift gatherings that we sometimes had. I’m going to miss you just like everyone else & I know your place was prepared in heaven & our God said it was time for you to take your rightful place because you indeed was a faithful servant. May you continue to watch over Cameron & Chris cause as much as your friends are hurting they are hurting even more. I love you & we will always honor your memory with dignity ????❤️????❤️????❤️????❤️????❤️????❤️

    Tannia Alvarez says:

    Well written Michael. She was definitely a faithful servant and a wonderful person to work with. I truly enjoyed reading your message. Beautifully written.

    Terry Henson says:

    What you said was absolutely beautiful You express my words exactly. She touched everyone’s heart that knew her and she will live on in my❤️ forever. She was my best friend and I loved her with all my heart and she loved me and it was genuine and she cared about me and we had long talks. She deeply cared about everyone. She was so much fun the only way to get through the pain is to know that she is okay and she is happy and whole again I don’t think she’s going to rest in peace not Misty I think she’s going to be up there raising the roof. Sitting on jesus’s lap and making him laugh while he’s holding her in his loving arms. She has touched so many lives she was such an inspiration. I really miss her.. We all love you Misty❤️have baby!

    Jennifer Howell says:

    My sincerest condolences

    John Padilla says:

    My condolences and prayers for the family. Peace be with you all.

    Tara Tilley says:

    My sweet friend. I will miss you so much.
    You had the sweetest soul. I will miss your laugh, smile, hugs, our talks, your humor, & your positive outlook on everything in life . I will miss you dearly. I love you. Say hi to my baby Nathan. ❤️

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