Mary Katherine Isaacks

November 2, 1954 - May 7, 2021

Mary Katherine Isaacks, 66, of High Island, Texas departed this life on Friday, May 7, 2021 after a long, brave fight against cancer. She was born on November 2, 1954 in Beaumont, Texas to Gilbert and Virginia Mae Emmons. Katherine went to Nederland High School and lived most of her life on the Bolivar Peninsula where she raised her four kids, loved to walk on the beach, and enjoyed planting beautiful plants and flowers. She also loved music, jewelry, shopping at thrift stores for t-shirts and cute knick-knacks, and spending time with her beloved fur babies: Bella, Missy, Ginger Mae, Stormy, and Punk. Her children and grandchildren brought her great joy and she always put them before herself. She was a lifelong believer and follower of Jesus Christ and her faith remained strong until her last breath.

Katherine is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert Isaacks Jr; daughter, Alisha Cook and her husband, Jay; daughter, Angie McDowell; son, Robert Isaacks and his fiancé, Kelli; daughter, Kimberly Allen and her husband, Troy; grandchildren, Emerald, Austin, Melvin, Brandon, Olivia, Allison, Jessica, Madison, Aiden, Mason, and Travis; and great-grandson, Oliver.

She is preceded by her grandparents, Marvin and Katie Belle Turner; parents, Gilbert and Virginia Mae Emmons; brother, Thomas Emmons, and his wife, Connie; and son-in-law, Melvin Byrd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 where Katherine was a long-time donor of over 20 years.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Broussard’s Mortuary, 134 Buccaneer Drive in Winnie, with her interment to follow. Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue in Beaumont.


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High Island Cemetery

High Island Cemetery
  • 5th Street, High Island, Texas 77623

Memorial Service

Memorial Service
  • 134 w. buccaneer drive winnie tx 77665
  • 05/14/2021
  • 11:00 am

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Bro. Richard Sallee

Katherine was such a joy in our church and as a friend. She loves the Lord and loved on our family as if we were her own flesh and blood. I know that this is just how she treated people. We will miss her love for contemporary Christian music, but we know she is still singing today to her Savior in heaven as she loved the Lord with all of her heart.

Sheila Frederick

It is not often in our lives we have a lifelong friend who sends handwritten birthday cards and Christmas cards every year for over 40 years, but I was extremely blessed . Mary & I met in the 6th grade at C.O. Wilson Junior High in Nederland and she remained in touch with me throughout the years. I will always cherish the memories. Rest in Peace Mary Katherine, you fought the good fight. Elisha, Angie, Robert, Kimberly, and Robbie - I pray for comfort from the Lord during this difficult time.