Phyllis Casteel

June 18, 1959 - June 8, 2023

Phyllis Casteel, 63, of China, died Thursday, June 8, 2023.  She was born June 18, 1959, in Beaumont, to Loretta and Jack Thibodeaux.

Phyllis is survived by her husband, Randy Casteel, of China; son, Jeff Casteel and his wife, Amanda; daughter, Dana Klages and her husband, Jeremy; brother, Mike Thibodeaux, all of China; sister, Jackie Lawson and her children, Matthew, Corey, and Zoe, and her fiancé, Chris Higgs, of Florida; brother, Paul Thibodeaux, of Dallas; grandchildren, Alyssa Klages, Jaxon Casteel, and Addison Hargraves; niece, Brandi Gallardo and her husband Yassin, and their children, Zachary and Vincent, of Beaumont.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Loretta and Jack Thibodeaux; brother, Mark Thibodeaux; sister-in law, Rhonda Thibodeaux; and her great nephew, Angel Gallardo.

Phyllis and her husband Randy spent 45 loving years together. Their early days were spent raising their children, riding motorcycles, and boating on the Neches River. They spent all these years together as friends, partners, and lovers. Phyllis enjoyed nothing more than a house full of company, cooking and eating, and a good country music sing along, especially to The Judds. Life became even more fun for Phyllis when she became “Maw Maw.” Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. You could find her in the kitchen on Saturday mornings making chocolate chip pancakes or any other special breakfast request. There was not an item that was not available in Maw Maw’s kitchen. You could count on her to be at all the birthday parties, dance recitals, and basketball games. Phyllis did all of this with a sweet smile and twinkle in her eye.

Friends and family are smiling through tears thinking of all of the wonderful times we enjoyed together.  We will all miss her.  Rest in peace Phyllis – wife, mother, sister, Maw Maw and friend.

A gathering of Mrs. Casteel’s family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 12, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m., at China Cemetery, 461 Benoit Avenue, China.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • June 12, 2023
  • 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Graveside Service

China Cemetery
  • Benoit, China, Texas, 77713,
  • June 12, 2023
  • 11:00 am

Comments (20)

    Melanie Fredieu Trahan says:

    Known you since grade school.. I was in mikes class. Seems like you always took care of us younger grades.. Always so sweet and always had a smile!! You remind me of your mom!! A wonderful person!! You touched lives you don’t even know Thank you for being a part in making this world a better place!! God bless the family

    Susy Triantafillis says:

    My deepest condolences to you, Randy, and your family. May you be comforted, through years of precious memories. Prayers for each of you. Rest In Peace, Phyllis

    Linda Robichau Allen says:

    Dear Randy I am so very very sorry for your great loss! I’ve known Phyllis a long time through assumption and her mom and my mom Florence Robichau were friends. God bless you all… may God pour His grace out on y’all’s broken hearts!

    Lewis Kibodeaux says:

    My heart hurts for you all she will be missed by many.

    Lewis Kibodeaux says:

    My heart hurts for you all she will be missed for many.

    Rose Luce says:

    Sweet Phyllis. First thing I remember about her was her beautiful smile. She could light up a room with it. She was an honest, caring and loving person who fiercely loved her family and just gushed about her grandbabies and great niece and nephews. We may lose touch through the years but when we got together we would pick up right where we left off. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out and was always true to herself. I will never have another friend like her in my lifetime and feel honored to be know as her friend for the last 57 years.
    I pray for God to hold her family in his arms as they muddle through such a tragic loss. I know there is a large hole in their hearts that will never be filled and I hope they find peace knowing she is with God and her loved ones who passed before her. I know she will be watching over all her family and friends here on earth.

    Pete Hunt says:

    So sorry for your loss Randy, I know you will miss her greatly. Hold on to the good memories, love you brother.

    Carla Moseley says:

    I was only around Phyllis a few times. But during those times she was always so kind. I know each of you will miss her terribly. My heart breaks for you. May she rest in peace.

    Sharon Pourner Voss says:

    Phyllis and Randy and I all graduated from South Park High School 1977. She was so sweet and funny. I’m so glad I got to see them both at our 45th HS reunion this past October. Praying for all of the family

    Barbara and Larry Lettau (Fesco) says:

    Randy I am so sorry to hear about your sweet
    Phyllis. The last time I saw her was when you all came in the restaurant. She was so cheerful and always smiling. You and your family are in my THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. RIP ????????????

    Ronnie and Sherry Grimes says:

    We are so sorry to hear this. She was such a pleasure to be around and certainly enjoyed her cooking. When I would stop by to see Randy, she would always invite me in to eat. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless. Ronnie Grimes

    Brandon and David says:

    Our hearts go out to the entire family. May you find strength and peace in those that support, love and cherish you all.

    Tim Morrison says:

    So surprised to hear that. May God bless you and your family. She will be greatly missed

    Pebbles SonnierNicholas says:

    Praying for the family. May God guide you now.

    Donna Hargraves says:

    My sincere condolences to all family. Thoughts and prayers to Randy, Jeff, Dana, Alyssa, Jaxon & the Thibodeaus. May GOD be with yall during these times. Thoughts & prayers. ????????????????????????

    Bob and Julie Shirlds says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the family. Phyllis was always a very kind lady

    Judi Benoit says:

    I am so sad to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all. Phyllis lived her life well and will be missed by so many.

    Judi Benoit

    Bubba and Tammy Simon says:

    To the Casteel/Thibodeaux family:

    Our hearts go out to each of you. Phyllis was a beautiful lady inside and out. We are certainly going to miss your smile, laughter, your love/dedication for family and friends. This is a great loss and we’re offering each of you our deepest condolences.

    Phyllis Lee says:

    Paul, Jackie and the Casteel family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May she rest peacefully in heaven and perpetual light shine upon her.

    Nicki Williams Edwards says:

    Dear Thibodeaux/Casteel family,

    Phyllis and I attended Assumption Catholic school together all the way through 8th grade. As a small school we were all very close. I saw her last in 2012 at the School’s Inaugural Reunion. I live in California so we kept up on Facebook. It was shocking to get the news yesterday from Rosie and Debbie. I am so saddened and give you my sincere and deepest condolences. She has and will never be forgotten.????❣️????❤️‍????

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *