Lynette Carol Busceme

March 18, 1955 - August 17, 2023

Lynette Carol Busceme (Cochran), 68, of Beaumont died August 17, 2023, following a brief illness. Lynette was born on March 18, 1955, to Earl Ray and JoBeth Cochran in La Porte, Texas. She was a devoted wife and loving mother.

After graduating from Lamar University in 1977 with a degree in Chemistry, Lynette chose to pursue a career in biomedical research at Helena Laboratories where she worked as Supervisor of Coagulation Research. While at Helena, Lynette helped develop testing processes to quantify blood clotting enzymes. In 1978, she began a forty-four-year marriage to Jim Busceme. Their first child, Adam, was born in 1981 but died in infancy. The loss of her beloved son led Lynette to embark on a career change toward education and the pursuit of a Master’s of Education degree.

Lynette’s educational career began as a middle school science teacher in Devers, Texas. Over the course of a long career in public education, Lynette taught thousands of students in all secondary grades before moving into educational administration at Humble ISD.  She received her Doctorate of Education from University of Houston and retired as Director of Academics after twenty-three years of public service. Her public school retirement marked the beginning of her time at Harding University, where she taught postgraduate courses and held the title of Director of Educational Leadership in the Harding College of Education. She shepherded numerous students through the dissertation process and remained friends with many long after their degrees had been conferred. Her time at Harding was among the most rewarding of her professional life and she was excited for the new semester that was about to begin.

A devout and lifelong Christian, Lynette taught Sunday school, Bible classes, and Bible studies at the various Churches of Christ she attended for more than forty years. She taught people from around the globe through World Bible School and was active in prison ministry.  Lynette approached the study of the Bible with tenacity and was a lifelong student of Christ. Only days before her death, she traveled to view early Christian sites including Corinth and Ephesus.

An avid eBay seller for nearly twenty-seven years, Lynette spent most weekends visiting garage and estate sales to locate “treasures.”  She took great pleasure in connecting people with significant mementos from their personal or family history and often shared the messages of appreciation she received from her customers.  With thousands of sales under her belt, Lynette enjoyed sharing her knowledge with fledgling eBay sellers online as Dr. B Treasure Finder and had recently been featured on a podcast.  Lynette prided herself on donating 100% of her profits to support various charitable efforts.

Survivors include her son, Matthew Busceme and daughter-in-law, Lauren; brother, Earl Cochran and wife, Tami; five nephews and two nieces; numerous great-nieces and -nephews; and countless friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Jim; father and mother, Earl Ray and JoBeth Cochran; and son, Adam.

A gathering of Mrs. Busceme’s family and friends will begin at 12:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charitable organization of your choice in remembrance of Lynette’s generous spirit.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • August 26, 2023
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • August 26, 2023
  • 2:00 pm


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (18)

    Gale SACHITANO Nelson says:


    Gale SACHITANO Nelson says:

    Matthew, so sorry to hear about your moms sudden death, she was a very sweet cousin, may she Rest In Peace with your dad and all of her family that has passed , will be praying for you , Gale SACHITANO Nelson

    Lela Dyke Foust says:

    Lynette was one of the best. A very special person.

    Sirtrenia Turknett says:

    Lynette was my sister in Christ. She left an indelible imprint on my life. I will sorely miss her! May God comfort and console you during your season of loss.

    Rest in peace my dear sister,

    June Denley says:

    Broken hearted of the loss of one of the best friends one could have. Lynette was always there to listen but never judge. When she and Jim lived in Dayton we were treasure hunting buddies and even overflow to treasures found in Beaumont after their move. Will miss Lynette but she will always be in my heart.

    Susie geraci says:

    I worked with Lynnette at Helena Labs in Beaumont. She and Jim are always such encouragers and could be funny as well. I am sad to hear this news. What a career

    Sandra K Womack says:

    Earl and Tami,
    Prayers of comfort and peace to you both and the family. Cherish the memories in the days ahead as they will give you peace.

    Tami Cochran says:

    Our hearts are broken. We’re trying to heal. We have comfort in knowing Lynette is having her BEST DAYS EVER! She literally left her mark worldwide. I’m sure she wants us to keep spreading the gospel!

    Emmy Auzenne says:

    I met Lynette at Lamar and we worked together at Farrell’s. She was a hard worker with a joyful, fun-loving spirit. She will be missed. My condolences to the family.

    Barbara Raymond says:

    Lynette And I were in the sixth grade when we met, we quickly became great friends through school and after her and Jim moved back to the area we picked up our friendship like we had never stopped. I have enjoyed her so much. Such an amazing lady and friend. I will miss her so very much. I can’t say enough about her. My heart is with you, Matt and your family.

    Kerry Daughety says:

    Dr. Busceme was a wonderful professor, mentor, and Christian example . She has been such an encourager over the years to me as I’ve worked towards new educational certifications. I am thankful for knowing her. The Busceme family is in my prayers.

    Molly Miller Baker says:

    Lynette was an incredible person, so sweet and kind. I had the privilege of going to high school and graduating with her, VHS Class of 1973. I also had the privilege of reconnecting with her this last year, as we worked on our 50th high school reunion. It was so much fun reconnecting and getting to know her all over again. My heart is heavy over the loss of Lynette. She will be sorely missed, she was such a sweetheart. Rest easy, sweet Lynette, and we’ll see you on the other side.

    Nathan Young says:

    Aunt Lynette was truly an angel on short-term loan while here on earth. She was a light to so many and was always a joyful spirit with genuine love and affection for those she encountered. She will be truly missed.

    Debby McCrary says:

    I 1st met Lynette at Kingwood C of C…. And years later we became FB friends. It meant the world to me to see her acknowledge my post about those that are excluded. Because of her graciousness, I knew I wasn’t alone in striving to do better.
    She was an encourager and I am so grateful that she touched my life.
    Sending hope and comfort to her precious family.

    Heather Strange says:

    My deepest condolences to the family. In just the short time of getting to know Jim and Lynette, I fell in love with this hospitality and friendliness. Lynette and I messaged periodically on Facebook and she was always so sweet. Prayers to all.

    Linda Collins says:

    What a beautiful person and legacy. We share the same DNA through her grandma Opal Bledsoe and my Aunt Opal. My mother was Patsy, the youngest of the 8 Burk children. I’m the oldest of Patsy’s 5. (Linda).
    Living far away I didn’t get to know Lynnette personally, however since Heaven is our true home I look forward to spending eternity getting to know her. I pray peace and comfort to her family and close friends as only Jesus has provided. ✝️

    Juanetta Baker says:

    I just talked to Lynette on the 14th I believe and she raved about her trip she had just come back from she had a wonderful time she enjoyed the whole thing with her two ladies from the church that she went with. We talked at least every other week and I so enjoyed it she was such a beautiful person inside and out and her love for her church and people was amazing. You will be missed but you are with all of your loved ones your Aunt Shirley that had the pink hair back in the sixties she’ll be with you too.💞💞Juanetta

    Donna Glach says:

    Lynette was such a treasure, so selfless always putting others first. We are all so deeply broken hearted that she is no longer here . She will be missed and loved beyond words.

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