Stella L. Meza

March 11, 1941 - September 17, 2021

Stella L. Meza, 80, of Beaumont, died Friday, September 17, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on March 11, 1941, in Beaumont, to Stella Marie LeBlanc and Herbert Jacob Lass, Sr. She was a retired accountant.

Stella is survived by her husband, Richard Meza; sons, Lester Clayton Smith, Jr, of Colleyville and George Lee Smith, of Beaumont; daughter, Donna Meza Boyher and her husband, Tim, of Humble; brother, George Louis Lass and his wife, Judy of Granbury; grandchildren, Ricky and Tiffany Meza, Darla Fraley, Robert and Sara Stites, Allison Jones and Brandon Boyher; great-grandchildren, Brianna Jones, Bella Jones, Conner Stites, Madilyn Parrish, Bella Parrish, Brenden Parrish, Everett Giacomo, and Emerson Fraley.

She is preceded in death by her son, Terry Meza; daughter, Christy Stites; brother, Herbert Jacob Lass, Jr.; and her parents.

A gathering of Mrs. Meza’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 24, 2021, at Broussard’s, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 2350 I-10 Frontage Road, Beaumont, Texas 77703.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 23, 2021
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • September 24, 2021
  • 10:00 am


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

Comments (10)

    Lilli Phelan Bean says:

    I thought I recognized that beautiful smile. Stella was always smiling. My thoughts, memories and prayers are with Stella’s family and our old school mates.

    John & Claudia LeBlanc says:

    Our memories of Stella center around the family reunions at the beach…..which she loved very much from her childhood experiences. She was always involved in their preparations and loved to gather with all the family members to visit and catch up on all the latest happenings. She was always fun to be around…..smiling, joking, poking fun, consoling, giving advice or just providing a receptive ear.
    Stella will be greatly missed…..we join all who celebrate her life and look forward to our “reunion” in heaven.

    Gene Fontenot says:

    Stella was a very dear lifelong friend of my wife, Betsy. She was always supportive of our family and a true friend of all the family. I’ll always have fond memories of her. May God bless and bring comfort to Richard and her family in this difficult time.

    Robert Vaughan says:

    Saddened to hear of Mrs. Stella’s passing. Clay and I were best friends back in the day and I spent many days over at their home. Prayers for peace and comfort for the family.

    Richard James JR says:

    I am sorry to read about Stella’s passing. May she Rest In Peace and may the Peace of
    Christ be with her family.

    Ann "Crowley" Breaux says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Stella passing. I worked with her at GSU many years and after the merger we kind of lost track. Prayers for her family and friends and I know she will be missed.

    Mary Nicholas says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Stella’s passing. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Clara Perino says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Stella passing, she was our secretary for GSU retiree group for many years and kept us together. I also worked with her for years, she will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for family.

    John & Judy Bryant says:

    May God grant Stella salvation and an eternal life as a member of the family of GOD, in Heaven. Stella was a classmate at St. Anthony HS, class of 1959. She was a caring person, outgoing and fun to be around. For several years we had quarterly get to gathers, and Stella was always there and doing whatever she could to contact others to attend.

    May GOD grant you salvation and an eternal life, as a member of the family of GOD, in Heaven.

    Jerrie Meza Hebert says:

    Richard and Family,
    I’m so truly saddened and sorry to hear of sweet Stella’s passing. PrYers for comfort and peace. She’ll forever be missed.

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