Louis “Wayne” Jefferson

May 2, 1953 - March 30, 2023

Louis “Wayne” Jefferson was born on May 2, 1953 and made his journey to heaven March 30, 2023.  Wayne’s bright smile and big laugh will be remembered by all of those who knew him.  He is survived by his wife and love of his life of 43 years, Cindy Jefferson, daughter Hollie Phillips and husband Nathan Phillips, son Micah Jefferson and wife Paulina Jefferson,  brother Jeff Walker and wife Pam Walker, brother Web Riera and wife Kristal Riera, sister Cathy Butler and husband Dan Butler, sister Shirley Smalling and husband Dickey Smalling, brother Eddie Haylock, grandchildren Chesley Phillips, Drew Phillips, Omar Grynchajt, Seth Gomez, Mya Grynchajt, Morgan Jefferson, and Charlotte Jefferson.

Wayne was raised by his grandparents in Nederland, TX where he lived for most of his life.  He graduated from Nederland High School in 1971 and tried his hand at college.  In December 1971 he convinced his buddy Mike to join the Navy with him, where I’m sure they had some good times together.  Illness ended his short career in the Navy, and after his recovery, he became an electrician. In 1979 he married Cindy, and they started a family together.  Wayne devoted many years of his life to St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont, TX, where he served as a Bio-Med supervisor and an ICU nurse. He leaves behind many St. E. friends that love him dearly, to continue taking excellent care of those of us who live in Southeast TX.  A small group of Christians in Nederland started Triangle Baptist Church in 1988 where Wayne served Jesus Christ alongside many brothers and sisters.  After a liver transplant in 2014, Wayne medically retired and stayed here on earth 9 more years.  He never complained about feeling sick or being in pain.  He stayed busy tinkering around outside, usually without a shirt.  We all know you could find Wayne in his garage listening to music and sitting with his cats.

Wayne is special to so many people, and we will all carry our memories for our entire lives.  Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brothers, and many friends. Wayne will be missed by all of us that love him, but we know he is rocking and rolling in heaven in the presence of Jesus.  May we all keep the loving, giving spirt of Wayne in our hearts as we continue here on earth, till we meet with him again in heaven.

A gathering of Mr. Jefferson’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., with his memorial service at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at Triangle Baptist Church, 3605 U.S. 69 Access Road, Nederland, with a dinner to follow. Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.


Gathering of Family and Friends

  • April 4, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Memorial Service

  • April 4, 2023
  • 5:30 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (32)

    Angela McKinney says:

    Cindy, I’m very sad to hear about Wayne. I know he was the love of your life and you were his. Prayers for you and your family.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank you very much.
    I love you

    Rusty Gloede says:

    Cindy, so sad and lost for words. May God bless you with His peace and comfort in Jesus name amen. Wayne will be missed by all who knew him. I will always remember his love for Jesus Bend his family and friends.

    Good bless you
    Brother Rusty

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Yes he loved Jesus and now he is with God

    Jan L McDougle says:

    Cindy and family, my heart goes out to you all. I will always remember Wayne’s smile, his easy going ways, and big laugh. I pray for God to send angels of peace and comfort to surround you as you celebrate Wayne’s life.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank you Jan. We love you!

    Leslie Pember says:

    Cindy and family, I was heartbroken to read about Wayne. He was one of the nicest guys at St. Elizabeth and always so friendly and knowledgeable. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank you Leslie for your kind words. We love you

    Deborah Leone -Guidry says:

    Wayne was a fine man and good friend growing up. As life is, we grew up and hardly saw one another. But each time I saw him I was reminded of what a big loving heart he had. His smile was contagious.
    My condolences to Cindy and family. He loved you all so much and will be missed by so many friends who loved him dearly.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank you Deborah for your kind words

    Glen and Kelly Gross says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Glen and I are praying for you and your family. May God grant you peace in this time of grief.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    God has given me a peace that passes understanding.
    Thank you for your prayers.

    Ida Dearbonne Brevell says:

    Cindy, my sincere condolences to you and your family. God Bless you all. I love you!
    Ida Dearbonne Brevell

    Cindy jefferson says:

    I love you Ida

    Barbara Taylor says:

    Cindy, my heart goes out to you and your family on the loss of your husband and best friend. Wayne was one of the most kind-hearted souls I ever met, and I’ll never forget him. Please know that he will live on in all of our fond memories.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    I love you Ida!

    Cindy jefferson says:

    I love you Barbara

    Cindy jefferson says:

    And thank you for your kind words, we love you.

    Carol Corbin says:

    Wayne was a student of mine at C. O. Wilson Junior High School in Nederland in 1966-’67, and I remember well what an engaging youngster he was. I am heartened to read that his life touched so many other lives in such positive ways. Wayne has left this world too soon. Please accept my condolences.

    Carol Achenbach Corbin

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement .

    Peyton+Jones says:

    To the Phillips Family – I am so sorry for your loss.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank you Mrs. Jones.
    Cindy Jefferson

    Walter Wills says:

    Sorry, to hear of Wayne’s passing. Used to have some good times back in our younger days. He and I crossed paths in our older times. Saw him and Cindy last at Schooners just a couple weeks ago. I guess God was giving me that last time to say goodbye to an old time friend. Prayers of peace and comfort for his family and friends.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Sharon Filipich says:

    Heartbreaking news for sure! Always so personable-always that smile-and the list is endless-great guy, “coworker “-thoughts are with you and extended family
    Sharon & James Filipich????

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Good hearing from you Sharon, we love you

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Tell James we love him too!!

    Deborah Laird Walker says:

    So sorry for your loss. Worked with Wayne many years at St. Elizabeth. He was a great person and great Nurse. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank you Deborah, in Christ our Lord and Savior.

    Evelyn & Larry Hays says:

    Cindy and family so very very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was always so sweet with that big beautiful smile.
    Our sympathy to each of you.
    Our love to you, Evelyn & Larry

    Cindy jefferson says:

    Thank for your words of encouragement

    Cindy jefferson says:

    We love you

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