Rebecca “Sissy” Sherian Dunagan

June 28, 1952 - August 8, 2022

Rebecca “Sissy” Sherian Dunagan was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She left this world suddenly on August 8, 2022, at age 70.

She was born to J.D. Burnett and Lurline Wright on June 28, 1952. After graduating from high school, Rebecca attended and graduated from Lamar University to pursue her career as a nurse. Shortly after meeting Ronald Dale Clements, they got married and began their family. After being married for almost 30 years, Ronald passed suddenly in 2003.

As Rebecca’s life moved forward, a new chapter in her story began. She met a wonderful man by the name of James Dunagan III and over the next 17 years they built a life together. James lives in Nome, TX running working cattle ranch where they have enjoyed their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends company often. “Roping and Wrangling” became part of her everyday life, and she loved every minute of it!

Rebecca loved spending time shopping with her grandchildren, and always stopped by the Cheesecake Factory when she had a chance. In her early years, neighborhood children would always visit her home for the best sweet tea in town…that tea made “Sissy” a local celebrity. She always enjoyed “loading up” and going on the road with Jimbo as he attended rodeos across the country…she loved the cowboy way of life and watching Jimbo take home the prize.

Rebecca is preceded in death by her parents, Lurline Wright and JD Burnett and her brother, John Dewayne Burnett.

She is survived by her husband, James Dunagan III; her daughters, Tonya (Tim) Brunette, Nicole (Clint) West, and Misti West; bonus children, Keili (Shane) Paschal and Josh (Jaquline) Dunagan; grandchildren, Taylor, Josie, Jordyn, Hanna, McKenzie, Logan, Tori, Marissa, Mckinlee, Keaton, Preston, and Brooks; and great-grandchildren, Amzi, Westin, and Archer.

A gathering of Mrs. Dunagan’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 12, 2022, at Broussard’s, with her interment to follow at the family cemetery on Dunagan Ranch.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Scleroderma Foundation of Boston, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923 or donate online.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • August 11, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • August 12, 2022
  • 2:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,

Comments (12)

    Lenn guillory says:

    Jimbo sorry for your have my deepest sympathy. May God be with you and help bring you peace.

    Larry Windham says:

    Jimbo, i am so sorry. Know Rebecca is in the arms of angels at peace and no pain and at rest. May God give you the strength she would want you to have. She will be missed by so many.

    Betty Shamblin says:

    Tonya, Nikki and Misti,
    So, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom! Even though I haven’t seen her in a long time I shall always remember her as a very loving Mother, a thoughtful member of Evadale Community and School and a good friend! This is not “good-bye” to her – It is a “see you later Mom – through the blood of Jesus Christ!!!♥️???????? Hugs and prayers to all 3 of you beautiful girls!!!♥️????????????

    Patsy Jacobson Bynum says:

    Jimbo I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and your family during these difficult days.

    Kerry & Pat Abney says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you Jimbo, & Rebecca’s daughters & grandkids & great great grandkids, & all the rest of the family.

    Judi Benoit says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news. God bless her family.

    Judi Benoit

    Ricky Barrow says:

    Sorry for your loss Jimbo take care old friend

    Brady and Carol Smith says:

    So sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Let us know if we can do anything for you.

    Evelyn Latta Gerber says:

    Dear Jimbo & family, so sorry too learn of your soulmates passing. I Pray the Lord will give you Peace & Comfort too all your family at this difficult time. He will not Forsake You. My thoughts are with you. In Christian Love, Evelyn Gerber????

    Brenda Goats says:

    Tonya, Nikki,Misti
    I am so sorry to hear about Sissy. She has always been a very special friend to me. I pray that you will each find strength in Christ and knowing that she is with our Lord and no longer struggles. We love y’all and if there is anything I can do please do not hesitate to ask.
    Prayers, Brenda Goats

    Johanna Gordy Brown and Matthew Brown says:

    Sending you all love and prayers and remembering Rebecca at this time. xo

    Kim Dearbonne Waller says:

    To Jimbo and Rebecca’s Girls, We are so very sorry to hear about Rebecca. Please know that we are thinking of you and keeping y’all in our prayers????????❤️

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