Patricia “Patti” Erin Manuel Russell

May 5, 1933 - November 26, 2021

Patricia “Patti” Erin Manuel Russell (Momo to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren) went home to God on Friday, November 26, 2021. Born in Eunice, Louisiana, on May 5, 1933, Patti was the youngest of seven children born to Dubisson and Bertile Manuel. Patti adored her parents and siblings and was especially close with her sister, Teadie LeDoux.

Patti studied Nursing at Hotel Dieu and graduated in 1954. That same year, she married the love of her life, Lew Cary “Poncho” Russell, Jr. of Beaumont, Texas. Together they built a happy home on Shelley Drive with their three children Cary, Lisa and Leah. Patti and Poncho spent several decades in the neighborhood, meeting wonderful neighbors who became lifelong friends. Warm memories with loved ones, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren bloomed in their home at gatherings that often-included Patti’s famous seafood gumbo and dirty rice.

Patti enjoyed volunteering at St Anthony Cathedral Basilica where she was a Eucharistic minister and was involved in the homebound visitation ministry. She and Poncho were regulars at Saturday 4pm mass and would enjoy dinner afterwards with their sweet church friends. Some of her other favorite activities included monthly luncheons with her nurse friends and competitive games of chicken foot dominoes around the kitchen table.

Patti is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Poncho; children, Lew Cary Russell III and his wife, Mary; Lisa Teague and her husband, Baron; and Leah Russell; grandchildren, Lew Cary Russell IV and his wife, Holly; Cory Russell and his wife, CiCi; Victoria Teague and her husband, Bryan; Mackenzie Teague;  and Elizabeth Teague; and great-grandchildren, Isabella, Lew, Malley, and GiGi.

A gathering of Mr. and Mrs. Russell’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Their Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 11, 2021, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica School Foundation, 850 Forsythe, Beaumont, Texas 77701.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 10, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 10, 2021
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
  • 700, Jefferson St, Beaumont, TX, 77701,
  • December 11, 2021
  • 10:00 am

Graveside Service

Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,
  • December 11, 2021
  • 1:00 pm

Comments (3)

    Loretta K Mock says:

    Lisa, I’m so very sorry about the loss of your parents. Keeping them in my prayers. May God bless you and all of your family and keep you in His loving arms.

    Manuel, Donna, Nicholas, Christopher, and Anthony Rizzotto says:

    We are so sorry about your loss. We will not be able to make it to the funeral but we will be there in spirit. We are thinking about you and love you all.

    The Rizzotto’s

    Wilhelmina Brown says:

    May God bless the Russell family

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