Lee Talbert Freeland

August 27, 1933 - December 12, 2021

Lee Talbert Freeland, 88, of Beaumont, died Sunday, December 12, 2021. He was born on August 27, 1933, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Iona Kathryn Kuntz and Nicholas Talbert Freeland.

Lee was employed by DuPont for nearly four decades and retired as a Technical Associate. His non-working interests included many years with the St. Anne ACTS Community, Beaumont Rotary, and Some Other Place.

Survivors include his wife, Corinne Freeland, of Beaumont; daughters, Kathryn Green and her husband, David, of Sugar Land, Texas; Lynne Gabel and her husband, Brian, of Lake Kiowa, Texas; and grandchildren, Scott Thomas Gabel, Kevin Michael Green, Lindsey Marie Gabel, Sarah Green Pesek and her husband, Tommy.

He was preceded in death by his eldest grandson, Patrick David Green.

Donations in Lee’s memory may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas 77702, Some Other Place, P O Box 843, Beaumont, Texas 77704, or the charity of your choice.

The entire family extends special gratitude to Tamara Lynn Smith for her gentle spirit, loving heart, and grace-filled care.

A gathering of Mr. Freeland’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 17, 2021, at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2715 Calder Avenue, Beaumont. The family invites everyone to a luncheon in the Parish Hall immediately following Mass. Burial will follow at a later date in New Orleans, Louisiana, at Greenwood Cemetery.


The services will be livestream at the following link: https://youtu.be/zNXa49_34_s

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • December 16, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary McFaddin Ave.
  • 2000, Mcfaddin Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • December 16, 2021
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Anne Catholic Church
  • 2715, Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX, 77702,
  • December 17, 2021

Comments (14)

    David Herrmann says:

    I enjoyed my association with Lee at DuPont Beaumont Works. He was a pleasure to be around. Our prayers are with you Lynne, Brian and the rest of the family.

    Jeannine and Dave Herrmann

    Leo-Emely Munda says:

    Our Love and prayers are with you and your family. We will miss him. Rest In Peace our dear friend Lee.

    Randall S Hughes says:

    I also worked at DuPont for many years and although Lee and I were not in the same department, we interacted through at times. Lee was a gentleman and a delight to be around. I enjoyed his wry sense of humor. Rest in peace, Lee. My sincere condolences to his family, including those I know…Corrine, Lynn, Brian.

    Rhonda Sanderson says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Freeland family at this time. God loves people through others and Lee was that person. He gave 150% with every volunteer “job” he did! What a great person he was. I’m so thankful he was my friend. May memories comfort Corinne and her family at this time.

    Barbara & Tom Leicht Leicht says:

    Connie, We are very sorry to hear about Lee. He was an outstanding Catholic who lived his faith, and was so instrumental in helping others to live theirs. May His Soul and all the Souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace.

    Jeff Oliverio says:

    Rest In Peace. A True Gentleman

    Peggy Green says:

    Dearest Corrine,
    I was saddened to learn of Lee’s death this evening. I know Lee was such a good man and I am happy that he is with God and at peace. I am sorry for all his friends as I know he will be deeply missed. My love and prayers will be with you. Sending you many hugs. Love Peggy

    George/Emily Cabalagnan says:

    Rest in Peace our friend. ⚘
    We will miss you!
    Our condolences to Corinne and family.

    Chrissie Joyner says:

    Lee was a good friend and an awesome volunteer at SOME OTHER PLACE. His dedication to the work at SOP was unequalled.

    Mindy Eisen says:

    I met your dad a few times through the many years that we lived in Beaumont. I know that he was very respected in the community. I am so very sorry for this huge loss in your life. Wishing you peace.

    Rev Ross Waggoner says:

    Lee was an exemplary Christian gentleman and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known.

    May he rest In peace and may God comfort his family.

    Rev Ross Waggoner says:

    Lee was an exemplary Christian gentleman and one of the kindest people I’ve ever known.

    May he rest In peace and May God comfort his family.

    Father Ross Waggoner

    Sherrie Fails says:

    While we never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Freeland, if his daughter Lynne is any indication of who he was, he must have been a fine, upstanding and caring man. To the family; May your faith give you strength and your many memories give you comfort. Hugs and prayers during this difficult time. ❤️

    Fr Martin Nelson says:

    Lee was truly a Catholic gentleman whose wonderful humor and joy will be missed. He will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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