Shirley J. Nett

September 5, 1933 - September 18, 2021

Shirley Jean Nett, age 88, of Sour Lake, Texas, was born September 5th, 1933, in China, Texas, to late parents Odile and Lee Thibadeaux, of Church Point, Louisiana.

Shirley loved her family. Her granddaughter, Hailey, was the daughter she never had. She also loved her great grandson, Jeremy, wholeheartedly.

Shirley was a woman of God and was strongly rooted in her faith. She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Church in Sour Lake, Texas and taught CCD.

When she was in high school at Sour Lake High, she met her husband James L. Nett. They began dating at Lamar University. They were married June 26, 1955, at Our Lady of Victory Church. Together they built a beautiful life and became parents to Douglas A. Nett, their only child. Through sixty-seven years of marriage, they became a pillar for younger generations in the family.

Survivors include her husband, James; granddaughter, Hailey (her family); and her sister, Lula Bell White; along with several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Odile and Lee Thibadeaux; her brothers, Phil and Thomas Lee Thibadeaux; her son, Doug Nett; and her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Nett.

A gathering of Mrs. Nett’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, September 24, 2021, with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, Our Lady of Victory Church, 210 West Barkley Street, Sour Lake, with her interment to follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Sour Lake.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation, in her son, Doug’s, name,; or to Alzheimer’s Association in Shirley’s name,

Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 24, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 24, 2021
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
  • 225, W Barkley St, Sour Lake, TX, 77659,
  • September 25, 2021
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Rosedale Cemetery
  • Sour Lake, Texas, 77659,

Comments (7)

    Jenny Green says:

    I will always remember her laugh and smile. I will always have the fondest memories of her and her beloved Bugger. My life has been better to just have known her. My condolences to her family. She will be greatly missed.

    Cathy and Rick Johnston says:

    Booger and Shirley came to our wedding in Houston in 1974, and we were honored to be part of their 50th Anniversary Wedding Cruise. As best friends to Jessie Mae and Archie, we truly felt they were our extended family. Thank you for the years of memories. What a blessing for all!

    Jill Alborn says:

    We were all so sad to hear the news about Shirley’s passing. Keeping the entire family in our prayers. 🙏🏼
    Shirley was such a special lady and such a great friend to my mom. She was like an aunt to me. I loved her laugh and I loved her funny stories. She will be missed. Sending a special hug for Bugger.

    Keith Johnston says:

    Shirley was one of the most pleasant ladies you could ever be around. Always with that great smile and laugh, a fixture at our church functions. Prayers from my family to Bugger and Lulabelle’s family! She was a treasure.

    David Johnston says:

    So sad to hear this news, but will always have good memories of Shirley, Bugger, Doug and Kathleen. Present at most all of the Johnston family events they were definitely considered family. Prayers go out to Bugger, Hailey and family. We love you.

    David and Ruthann Johnston

    Judi Benoit says:

    Shirley we will miss you so much. When we moved to Sour Lake it seemed like you and Bugger and Lula Belle became family.

    God bless, Bugger, Hailey and family, and Lulu and family. We love you all so much.

    Judi and Ronnie

    Judi Benoit says:

    We are so sad to get this news. She and Bugger have truly been part of our family all of our lives.

    She lived her life well and will be missed by all.

    God bless Bugger, Hailey and her family and
    Lula Belle and her family.

    We love you all.
    Judi and Ronnie

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