Linda “Kathy” Maness

November 18, 1949 - November 26, 2021

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

Graveside Service

Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • December 3, 2021
  • 11:00 am

Comments (9)

    Beth & Corky Wheeler says:

    Kathy will be missed by all of her family and friends. Her presence always made me smile. She will be happy to be with Bill again. We miss them both. Our prayers go out to the family at this time of sorrow.
    Beth & Corky Wheeler

    Cathy and Buzz Long says:

    Kathy will be missed by all who knew her. I never saw her without a smile on her face and her laughter was contagious. She is at peace though and with Bill. Our prayers go out to all of the family.

    Jimmy and Marilyn Madaffri says:

    Kathy was such a wonderful friend since we met over 50 years ago. We had the greatest friendship living next door . Rest In Peace Kathy with Bill again by your side.

    Brian Cox says:

    She always had a smile on her face. Rest In Peace. You will be missed.

    Beverly Barraque Boone says:

    I never in a million years thought I would be saying goodbye to you first. You were the kindest, most loving & generous person I have ever known. My BFF to infinity and beyond. You will be missed so much….thanks for all the memories.
    I love you….BB

    Emily Wickler says:

    Kathy was such a sweet loving lady. Heaven truly got a great spirit in welcoming her home.
    Praying for her kids and family 🙏
    Emily Madaffri Wickler

    Tony and Theresa Miller and Jennifer, Jessica and Jacob says:

    Aunt Kathy I know how much you were loved thru Carol’s eyes all the years thru stories beyond; I knew how much Tony loved you as well and than you gave so much love to our children Jen, Jess &Jacob. I shall miss you so much .. Your wit and your spunk ty for making all of us a part of You❤️Rip now see ya on the other side.

    Ruth Thomas says:

    She was one of a kind! I loved visiting with her and laughing so much!

    Donna and George Richmond says:

    We were friends with both Bill and Kathy❤️They were such great people in the Beaumont area with many friends,relatives, children and grandchildren she will be missed dearly. Our prayers go out to the family 🙏🙏🙏 From the Richmond’s♥️

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