Linda “Kathy” Maness
Linda “Kathy” Maness, 72, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021. Born November 18, 1949, in Beaumont, Texas, to parents Selman and Helen Hooks. She grew up in the Beaumont area and remained here all her life.
Kathy married Bill Maness in 1978. Together they raised four children. Their children, Leslie Maness, Heath Maness and his wife Kasie, Jason Walker and his wife Celeste, and Rachael Cox and her husband Clay, gave her eight grandchildren. She was lovingly called “Grammy” by Sydney Stines, Alex Stines, Troy Stines, Jaycee Walker, Chelsea Cox, Caleb Cox, Kate Maness and Zach Maness.
Kathy was always happiest when she was surrounded by her family. Their home was filled with love, laughter, dancing, and music. She loved singing and dancing with her grandchildren in the kitchen or playing card games with them. Kathy never met a stranger and always met you with open arms. Every person that came into her home was treated as if she had known them forever.
She is survived by her four children and eight grandchildren; her sister, Carol Miller, and nephew, Tony Miller and his wife, Theresa; along with numerous other nieces and nephews. May Tina Turner live on forever.
She is preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, Bill Maness, and her parents, Selman and Helen Hooks. Also, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.
A gathering of Kathy’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 3, 2021, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 4955 Pine Street, Beaumont.
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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
- 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
- December 2, 2021
- 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
- 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
- December 3, 2021
- 11:00 am