LaWanda Jean Ragsdale

September 3, 1935 - September 7, 2020

LaWanda Jean Ragsdale, 85, of Beaumont, died Monday, September 7, 2020. She was born on September 3, 1935 to Birtus Bethard Walker and Joseph Vernon Walker in Lufkin, Texas.

Survivors include her sons, Joseph Keith Ragsdale and his wife, Jewell and James Ragsdale and his wife, Debbie; and daughter, Rhonda Storey and her husband, Mark, all of Beaumont; grandchildren, Dustin Ragsdale; Britt Thomas and her husband, Prince; Kirstin Wilson and her husband, Derek; Brayden Ragsdale; Caleb Ragsdale; Kealy Cochran and her husband, Justin; Brandon Storey; and Bryce Storey; and great-grandchildren, Rhett Wilson, Aubrey Wilson, and Addison Ragsdale.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Ragsdale; parents, Joseph and Birtus Walker; and her seven sisters and three brothers.

A gathering of Mrs. Ragsdale’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, 2020 at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Broussard’s followed by her interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, 815 Market Street, Galveston, Texas 77550.

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Forest Lawn Memorial Park

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  • 4955 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 09/12/2020
  • 2:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 09/11/2020
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Doris Webb

I graduated from PNG 1955 with LaWanda.. she was a sweet girl in school. My prayers go out to the family. I attended her sister, Ozzie Nell's funeral. Ozzie graduated with us too. Both sweet girls.

Christy & Leon Morrell

I'm sadden to hear about Aunt Wandy! She'll be greatly missed! I will always remember her big smile, and humor! I know she loved all of her family very much and is rejoicing with all of her siblings and uncle Frank right now! May God give you all peace, strength and comfort during this time. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love always, Leon, Christy, Emma & Colton Morrell

Pam Viator

Our prayers are with you Rhonda, James, and Keith. Loved my Aunt Wanda very much!


Fine lady. She was very talkative upon our visits. So sorry for your loss. May God bless your family

Donna Erickson

I am so sad to hear of Aunt LaWanda. She was always so sweet to me. Thinking of you all with much love and prayers.