Shirley Raye Bertrand

November 9, 1941 - September 1, 2023

Shirley Raye Jantz Bertrand, 81, of Lumberton, died Friday, September 1, 2023.  She was born on November 9, 1941, in Tyler, to Lanora Hunter Jantz and Orlando Ira Jantz.

The family moved to Beaumont, where she attended South Park Schools and graduated in 1959.  Shirley attended Lamar and received a degree in Education.  She taught high school math for twenty-six years.  She loved traveling in the RV, spending time fishing, as often as she could, and china painting with a special group of ladies.

Shirley became a Christian while attending Highland Avenue Baptist Church and she later became the church organist at South Park Baptist Church.  She moved to Lumberton and attended First Baptist Church of Silsbee where she played the organ for a few years.  Shirley played the organ in churches for a total of sixty years.  She also played her harp at church and at her home.  She was a very loving wife, mother, and friend to many and she will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her husband, James Bertrand; sons, Reverend Terry Bertrand and his wife, Cyndi and Brian Bertrand and his friend, Joyce Blain; brother, Bob Jantz and his wife, Ilene; and nephews, Eric Jantz and his wife, Amy and Ross Jantz and his wife, Marci.  She is preceded in death by her parents.

A gathering of Shirley’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at First Baptist Church, Highway 96 South, Silsbee, under the direction of Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium.





Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

First Baptist Church – Silsbee
  • 350, US Hwy 96 S, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • September 5, 2023
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Funeral Service

First Baptist Church – Silsbee
  • 350, US Hwy 96 S, Silsbee, TX, 77656,
  • September 5, 2023
  • 11:00 am


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (12)

    Edward Thornton says:

    My deepest condolences to the Bertrand family. May God’s grace bring you peace during this during this difficult time.

    Rusty Hughes says:

    I’m so glad I grew up with Shirley … and with James. We made a lot of music together back
    in the day, and got to see each other through the years. Peace.

    John Davis says:

    When family and friends die, it presents us with sorrow at our loss. Then comes bright hope when we know that our faith in God’s grace in Jesus Christ presents membership in His eternal Family. This surely is the case with Shirley.

    Paula Bertrand says:

    Hearts are heavy in the loss of our sweet friend Shirley. Hugs to you and the rest of the family. The fun times will live on in our lives and memories. Such a special lady who is sorely missed!

    Don Norwood says:

    The music in heaven just got a little sweeter. She was a true friend to my mother and mother-in-law. My prayers for comfort and strength for the entire family. Especially Mr. B.

    Joyce says:

    Shirley, we already miss you more than we can say. You mean the world to us and are Clarence’s whole world. Cyndi and I will do all we can to take care of your boys until we all see you again. Our faith is helping to get us through this agonizing time, but no one will take your place in our lives.

    Bobby had gumbo in your honor, and we’re laughing as much as we can. God speed, my friend and mentor. I love you.

    Patti Gietzen says:

    A lovely, talented lady; I always admired her.

    Ruby Bell says:

    Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Gary and Connie Applebach says:

    May the Lord comfort the family of Shirley Bertrand. She was a very kind person and a wonderful neighbor in South Park.


    Dear family of Shirley. I know she will be missed. I did go to HIGHLAND AVE, BAPTIST CHURCH. With her.
    James my thoughts and prayers will be with you and family. I am so sorry. For your loss,. She was so loved, Sincerely. Your ~sister in Christ. , Dell 🙏

    Nancy Brady says:

    Shirley was a beloved friend . We enjoyed so many years of worshipping together, church activities and China painting. She was such a talented lady who shared her gifts generously and impacted the lives of many, many people with her Godly love and character. She will be sorely missed by us all.
    My prayers go out to you, Clarence, Terry, Brian, and all of her family.

    Clarence says:

    Thank you for prayers.

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