Daniel “Taylor” Bandsma, 26, of Groves, died Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Christus Southeast Texas – St. Elizabeth. He was born September 28, 1995, in Beaumont, to Penny Malone Loncon and Paul Spencer Bandsma II.
Taylor was an energetic, loving, loyal, and strong old soul. He loved his family with every fiber in his being. He endured many battles along his life’s journey. Taylor was a faithful and loyal partner, father, and friend. He was always willing to help when called. He worked tirelessly to provide and care for MaryAnn, Avery, and soon to be here, Baby Bandsma.
Taylor enjoyed spending time with his friends. He enjoyed beating them at their weekly poker game and he loved fishing as well. Taylor’s laugh and infection smile could brighten anyone’s day. He loved making people smile and laugh so much that he was called “Cheeks” on the job.
Taylor had a love for beautiful and fast cars. He could give you more details than you ever needed to know. He loved his mawmaw’s potato salad and Casa Ole’s chili conqueso and as a boy, he could be bribed with both. He loved guns, hats, hoodies, and tennis shoes. In fact, there were shopping trips geared around finding the perfect pair.
Taylor was deeply loved by all his family. He will be cherished and missed for a lifetime.
Survivors include his significant other, MaryAnn Jannise, of Groves; sons, Avery Bandsma and Baby Boy Bandsma; father, Paul Bandsma and wife, Dena, of Orange; mother, Penny Loncon and husband, Jeff, of Groves; siblings, Josh Bandsma and significant other, Kaylee Greer; Emma Bandsma and fiancé, Joshua Davis; and bonus sister, Krista Touchet; nephew, Colson Stout; grandparents, Betty and Richard Malone and Sandy and Spencer Bandsma; aunts and uncles, Michaella and Gregg Fontenot and Andra and Richard Malone; and best friends, Chase Barge and Grason Flitcraft.
He is preceded in death by his friend, Trey Touchet.
A gathering of Daniel’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
- 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
- June 18, 2022
- 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,
I was blessed to get to know Taylor through my niece, Mary Ann. He was without a doubt one of the sweetest young men I have ever known. I loved watching him with Avery. He was always very cheerful and always willing to lend a hand when needed. He will be very much missed. I know that he will be watching over Mary Ann, Avery and baby Bandsma as well as his parents, siblings and extended family. You will all be in my prayers in the days to come. God bless you all.