Mildred Sue Bumstead

July 12, 1935 - December 10, 2022

Mildred Sue Bumstead, 87, of Kountze, died Saturday, December 10, 2022.  She was born on July 12, 1935, in Bronson, Texas, to Avie Whitehead Ruso and James Ruso.

Sue enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and grandchildren.  She especially enjoyed her Sunday School class and playing cards and games with her grandchildren. Sue will forever remain a loving wife, mother, and MaMaw.

Survivors include her sons, Robert Bumstead, Jr. and his wife, Kathy; Mike Bumstead and his wife, Mary; and Rusty Bumstead and his wife, Michelle, all of Kountze; and Tommy Bumstead and his wife, Honey, of Houston; daughters, Kathy Fugitt and her husband, Mike, of Brookeland; and Lisa Coward and Dena Bumstead, both of Beaumont; seventeen grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and brother, Glen Ruso of Buna.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of twenty-eight years, R.M. Bumstead; brothers, Hersel Ruso and Wayne Ruso; sisters, Hazel Gordon and Helen Crocker; and granddaughter, Brittany Phillips.

A gathering of Mrs. Bumstead’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2022, with Pastor Delbert Milstead officiating at Central Baptist Church, 33814 Highway 96, Buna, under the direction of Broussard’s, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Franks Branch Cemetery, Fred.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Bumstead’s name to Central Baptist Church, 33814 Highway 96, Buna, Texas 77612.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Central Baptist Church-Buna
  • 33814, US Highway 96 S, Buna, TX, 77612,
  • December 13, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Central Baptist Church-Buna
  • 33814, US Highway 96 S, Buna, TX, 77612,
  • December 13, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Franks Branch Cemetery-Fred
  • 21650, Farm to Market 92, Silsbee, Texas, 77656,

Comments (6)

    Marty+mcneel+Bingham says:

    So sorry to heat about your mom. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. She and my mom Betty were good friends. I know she will be missed. You all will be in my prayers. Marty McNeel

    Mayo Family says:

    Father God bless this family with peace and comfort as they remember the life of their dear loved one.

    Nan Gore says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Praying for all the family for comfort and peace during this time.

    Deanna Lukich says:

    My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. I have been blessed to be a part of this family. I have some wonderful memories that I will always cherish. My aunt Sue loved everyone. She will be missed.

    Davin Smith says:

    Sue was always such a sweet lady and enjoyed being with her family. May she Rest In Peace and rejoice in her reunion with her family in Heaven. You will be missed down here on Earth but will be rejoined in the Heavens above for Eternal Life.

    Debbie Laird Walker says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories give you comfort in the days and years to come.

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