Lorenzo Sumrall

October 6, 1935 - February 3, 2023

Lorenzo Sumrall, 87, of Nederland passed away Friday morning, February 3, 2023, with his wife, Josie, by his side. He was born October 6, 1935, in Anguilla, Mississippi to Henry and Pearl Sumrall.

Lorenzo attended McNeese University. He also served his country in the Army National Guard. He was the founder and operator of Sumrall’s Air Conditioning and Heating company for thirty-seven years before selling the company to his son, John, in 2009.

Lorenzo was a servant to the community and was a charter member of the Nederland/Port Neches Evening Optimist Club and served this organization in every capacity for fifty-two years. He worked with the YMCA to create the Mid County Soccer League and Nederland Youth Flag Football League serving the youth throughout the area. He also served on the Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation and was the first Mr. Nederland in 1982. This honor continues to recognize an outstanding community leader annually.

Lorenzo was also an avid hunter and fisherman throughout his life as well as an accomplished pilot. Christmas was a special time for the family as he took his family on flights to look at lights from a different perspective as well as search for Santa and his sleigh. When he was not hunting, fishing, or flying he could be found on either his Harley or Honda. Lorenzo was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Nederland.

Lorenzo is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Josie Sumrall; children, Perry Sumrall and wife, Traci Sumrall and Shari Sonnier and husband, Randy Sonnier; daughter-in-Law, Mary Sumrall; grandchildren, Whitney Wolf, Jacob Sonnier, Zackary Sumrall, Tyler Sumrall, and Emily Sumrall; and great-grandchildren, Landry Sonnier, Avery Sonnier, and Daphne Wolf.

He is proceeded in death by his parents; son, John Sumrall; brothers, David and Sam Sumrall; and sister, Gladys.

A gathering of Mr. Sumrall’s family and friends will be 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, February 6, 2023, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Members of the Nederland/Port Neches Evening Optimist Club will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Sumrall may made to the Nederland/Port Neches Evening Optimist Club, C/O Nolen Chatagnier, 503 North 21st Street, Nederland, Texas 77627.



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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 5, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 5, 2023
  • 6:30 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • February 6, 2023
  • 10:30 am


Oak Bluff Memorial Park-Port Neches
  • 618, Block St, Port Neches, TX, 77651,

Comments (3)

    Kim Bradley LeBlanc says:

    Shari I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was such a wonderful person. I know he will be missed so much. Praying for you and the family.

    Daniel and Aimee Dunnam says:

    Lorenzo exemplified qualities that you wish everyone sought to obtain. He, Josie, and family are my family’s oldest and dearest friends. God gifted us with this special family, and even though Sun Oil moved us to Dallas in 1969, our love and affection for this family endured the obstacles of time and distance. We love you,
    Phil 4:6-7

    Amanda says:

    Thought and prayers

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