Sherry Lyons Shell

July 26, 1936 - July 5, 2022

Sherry Lyons Shell, 85, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, July 5, 2022. She was born July 26, 1936, in Port Arthur, to Pauline Thornton Wetherington and Ira Elwood Wetherington.  She was a loving and devoted wife to her husband of 31 years, Walter Shell.

Walter and Sherry owned and operated Shell Plant Farm in Beaumont before retiring in 1983.  In retirement, they enjoyed traveling in their motorhome.  They traveled all over the US, but their favorite places to visit were Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO.

Sherry was a longtime, faithful member of North End Baptist Church in Beaumont. She served in many areas, but her passion was leading the Homebound Ministry.  She worked with the homebound ministry for over 20 years.  Sherry’s hobbies included gardening, traveling, camping, and spending time with family.

Sherry is survived by her son, Larry Lyons and his wife, Debbie, of Lumberton; daughters, Kathy Martin of Dallas, Joyce Achtschin of Inverness, Florida; brother, Elwood Wetherington and his wife, Ruth, of Beaumont; sister, Joe King and her husband, Donald, of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren, Kristen Bittle and her husband, Hunter, of Lumberton; Justin Lyons and his wife, Alex, of Riesel, Texas; Heather Hess and her husband, Tison, of Dallas; Tammy LeJune of Euless; Jamie Gonzales and her husband, Felix, of Garland; Colby Henslee and his wife, Melanie, of Greensboro, North Carolina; Connor Rath of Houston; and ten great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Walter Shell; best friend and traveling buddy, Ed Berkley; son, David Lyons; and daughter, Jeanne Lyons Rath.

A gathering of Mrs. Shell’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 11, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.

The family would like to thank the nurses at Professional Home Health and the staff at Montebello Home Care for helping us care for mom.  We would also like to thank Glenda Morgan for her help and companionship for the last 4 years.

Memorial contributions can be made to North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706 or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tennessee 38105.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • July 11, 2022
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • July 11, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (3)

    Laurie Segura Wilcox says:

    Dear Larry, Debbie and family of Ms. Sherry:
    Our family is sending our heart felt condolences to you all during this difficult time. Ms. Sherry was such a sweet lady and part of my childhood memories. My mother considered her a dear friend and I can remember walking down to her house in the summer with Jamie and Mom. Tim was always riding his bike over to see Larry. Mom would go inside to chat while us girls played hide and seek in and out of the displays of tomato plants and in the greenhouses. The different earthy soils and fertilizer smells I can recall vividly. When we did come inside the home, it reminded me of our favorite place, in Ohio at my grandparents home. I can still see Walter in recliner once he built the home across the street. She had such a light about her. She always had a beaming smile and a twinkle in her eye. She will always hold a special place in our families hearts and will be missed. My mom said that this one really hurts. We know that she is in heaven and healed. Prayer’s for you all. Larry, I know that you have made your Mother so proud by being you and raising such a fine family. May God continue to bless you all.

    Sue Skinner says:

    Larry & Debbie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss your Mom but may you have God’s peace that you will see her again some day and that she is no longer sick. My prayers are with y’all. Love,
    Sue Skinner

    Susan K Porter says:

    So sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing. I have missed her dearly at church. We always exchanged a hello on Sunday. She will be missed greatly. Our prayers are with the family.

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