Minnie Jean Hanks

July 4, 1937 - November 2, 2020

Minnie Jean Hanks, 83, of Nederland, died Monday, November 2, 2020, at Harbor Hospice of Beaumont. She was born July 4, 1937, in Hortense, Texas, to Minnie Lee Bean Handley and James Douglas Handley.

Minnie was a school secretary for over thirty years. Prior to her career at the school she was a beautician. She was so proud of her Fourth of July birthday that she made sure to celebrate by wearing her red, white, and blue apparel and accessories from head to toe. She enjoyed listening to the Nederland football games and loved to watch the Dallas Cowboys play. Minnie also enjoyed walking her dog, Missy, and visiting her family and friends. Her favorite thing to do was to cook dinner for her family every Sunday morning. Above all else, she cherished her family.

Survivors include her daughters, Katrina Lambert and husband, Gordon, of Groves and Tami Lunn and husband, Steve, of McKinney; grandchildren, Tara McDonald and husband, Jeffery; Joshua Lambert and wife, Kristi; Adam Lambert and wife, Kristi; Logan Lunn; and Abby Lunn; great-grandchildren, Brandon Walker and wife, Katie; Alyssa Walker; Maddox Lambert; Bailey Lambert; Saylor Lambert; Savannah Lambert; Kaden Perello; Eva Walker; and Tara May White; siblings, James Roland Handley and wife, Carolyn and Betty Ann DeVries and husband, George, all of Nederland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Minnie and James Handley; and husband, Bobby Hanks.

A gathering of Mrs. Hanks’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, November 6, 2020, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to Nederland Avenue Church of Christ, 2310 Nederland Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627; or the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, 375 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034.

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Oak Bluff Memorial Park

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Funeral Service

Funeral Service
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 11/07/2020
  • 10:00 am

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 505 n 12th street nederland tx 77627
  • 11/06/2020
  • 10:00 am

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Carrie Smith

I am so saddened to learn of Minnie‘S passing. She was a beautiful lady, a great coworker, and wonderful friend to so many of us. God bless you Katrina, Tami and families!

Amy Blount

Mrs. Minnie was subbing, often, when I started working at Helena. I loved her energy, her laugh, and the love she had for those kiddos. Katrina, my prayers are with you and your family during this time.

Willie and Gloria Noel

Our heartfelt condolences to family. We have fond memories of Minnie Jean as secretary at Helena Park, especially the semester she was my secretary.

Marilyn Post

my best friend minnie jean

Pam Viator

Miss Minnie was our neighbor a street over, and I used to love seeing her walking little Missy years ago and chatting with her. So sorry for her family, and my prayers to all of you.

Marilyn Brown

Oh Katrina & Tami, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom! How I loved her & will always treasure fond memories of the time we spent together at Helena! I know she will be missed!

Sue Carlson

I will always remember her smile to greet you when you walked in the office at Helena Park. I’m sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers of comfort for the family.

Catherine Harmer

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Minnie, She became a second mother to me as Katrina and I, and Tami and Linda grew up together in Nederland. We’ve always been forever friends ....but more like family to each other. Our moms were best friends and always stayed in touch, though we were far away in Pennsylvania. We will miss her so much but we count our blessings that she is in the arms of Jesus now. She is resting in eternal glory and we have the great hope to be with her again! We love you all and will be with you in prayer as you celebrate her life and lay her to rest.

Jean Ann Howard

Tami and Katrina, I am so sorry to know of Minnie Jean’s death. I loved her dearly and shared so many fun times and laughs with her. She was a beautiful lady and her beauty was deep within. I just today found out this sad news and am saw that her funeral is today. I would have been there to say goodbye! God bless your families! during this sad time.