Reverend Delphyn J. Meeks

December 27, 1940 - February 10, 2021

Reverend Delphyn J. Meeks, 80, of Mauriceville, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas- St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. He was born December 27, 1940, in Cameron, Texas, to Annie Margaret Jahn and John Edmund Meeks, Jr. Reverend Meeks was a United States Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps. He was ordained in Beaumont on May 28, 1983.

Reverend Meeks loved his flock and spending time breaking bread with them. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting. Reverend Meeks would spend a few weeks every summer with his brother camping and boating on Lake Travis. He also enjoyed poetry and composed numerous poems, several of which were included in random Sunday bulletins while giving credit to an unknown author. He enjoyed traveling the world with his Brother Priests he graduated with from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corner, Wisconsin.

Prior to his ordination he was assigned as a deacon to St. James in Port Arthur. After ordination Father Meeks’ first assignment was as an associate at St. Charles Borromeo in Nederland. He moved in 1985 to be the associate at St. Anthony Cathedral in Beaumont. During this time, he also served as the Director of the Diocesan Stewardship Fund, the predecessor of the Bishop’s Faith Appeal. Father Meeks was named pastor of St. Joseph in Livingston in 1987 and took on pastoring St. Martin de Porres in Corrigan in 1992 as well as St. Joseph. Father Meeks was assigned as pastor to St. Maurice on Dec. 15, 1996, where he ministered for more than 24 years. Many of these years he was also pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Buna.

Survivors include his brother, Clifford Meeks and his wife, Pasty; and niece, Lanette Meeks.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and niece, Amy Suzanne Meeks.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to Bishops Faith Appeal, P.O. Box 3948, Beaumont, Texas 77704, or an organization of one’s choice.

A gathering of Reverend Meeks’ family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil for the Deceased at 6:00 p.m., Friday, February 12, 2021, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 13, 2021, at St. Francis of Assisi, under the direction of Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. His graveside service with military honors will be 2:30 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021, at St. Monica’s Cemetery, 306 South Nolan Ave, Cameron, Texas.

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Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • South Nolan Ave, Cameron, Texas 76520
  • 02/22/2021
  • 2:30 pm

Funeral Mass

Funeral Mass
  • 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange Texas 77632
  • 02/13/2021
  • 10:00 am

Vigil for the Deceased

Vigil for the Deceased
  • 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange Texas 77632
  • 02/12/2021
  • 6:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 4300 Meeks Drive, Orange Texas 77632
  • 02/12/2021
  • 4:41 am

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue

Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Avenue
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701

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Gaylene Chargois

Father Meeks was very special to me not only as a pastor but as my friend. I spent many years beside him in our office at St. Maurice he was so kind, appreciative, and a spiritual mentor to me. My days will be lost without him. I was blessed to call him friend. Prayers to Clifford, Patsy & Lanette may you find comfort and peace in the coming days.

Jimmy Castino

Father Meeks loved his church members. He called them his family. We loved him too. He was a great pastor.. Rest In Peace Father.

Lynn & Robert Mann

Father Meeks will be deeply missed. He was a very important part of our family, community and St.Maurice. He was with us through good times and bad, he helped us in our darkest times. We love you Fr Meeks, may you Rest In Peace....you have made it home !

JoFrances Manuel

So sorry to hear of Father Meeks passing. I remember when he came to St. Mary Church, Fannett as a seminarian. He was a quiet man and a good friend. Very grateful to have know him.

Edward and Deanna Glidden

We loved going out to eat with you, was looking forward to going again., but God took you home. God bless you, he has blessed us by sending you to us. Rest in peace

Fr. Kevin Badeaux

Fr. Delphyn Meeks was a very kind and affable man and a devoted priest. I am happy to have spent some time visiting with him at our recent Priests Retreat. He will be missed by his parishioners and fellow priests. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord..