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Diane Mckee

Jun 02, 1959 - Nov 28, 2023

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Beaumont, TX

Diane Covington McKee, 64, went to her heavenly home on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Diane had many passions, but family was always first and foremost in her heart and mind. At the young age of 22, she met Donald McKee, in Port Arthur and, after a mere two months of dating, the two were married. Over their 41 years of marriage, Diane and Don enjoyed many adventures together, including favorite trips to Yosemite National Park, Alaska, and countless cruises. But their biggest shared adventure was r...Read More

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William Bode

Sep 04, 1944 - Feb 20, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

William “Bill” Bode passed away peacefully at home in his sleep February 20, 2024, at the age of 79 following a brief intense battle with cancer. Bill was born on September 4, 1944, in Louisville, Kentucky, to Helmuth “Bo” and Emlyn “Emmy” Bode. Upon his graduation as a Chemical Engineer from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, he began his career with Sinclair Petroleum in Philadelphia, Pa. on April 1, 1968. He moved to Beaumont, Texas, in 1970, with his young family. The name of the Refinery changed several times (Sinclair, BP, Fina and Total), but he did not. He served in numerous management functions and retired after 40 years on April 1, 2008. Bill was an avid outdoorsman and spent any and all of his spare time fishing, hunting or racing his sailboat at the Port Arthur Yacht Club, depending on the season. He received many awards for his outdoor abilities in the many tournaments he participated in as is evidenced by the numerous trophy mounts in his home. One story I fondly remember was he and Pete Hebert, a lifelong friend, heading to the Flower Garden to fish overnight with two 55-gallon barrels of fuel on the back of the Center Console so they could make the trip without running out of fuel. On December 16, 1977, he married his true soul-mate and love of his life Elizabeth “Liz” Bumstead, and finally gained a bonus son, Sean. Bill and Liz spent many vacations driving throughout the United States visiting places neither had been and then started Cruising so they didn’t have to drive. Bill thoroughly enjoyed his time serving on the following Board of Directors: Beaumont West Homeowner’s Association beginning at its inception in 1982, for many years as president; Peregrine Homeowner’s Association from 1985 – 2022, (many years as president and vice president); and The Landing at Seven Cove’s (as Vice President). He put everything he had in these groups to make them the best they could be. Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Liz Bode; his daughters, Denise Turner (Mark) and Heather Duke; son, Sean Ohlrich (Melissa); grandchildren, Ashley Boston (Jordan), Christine Scarbrough (Stephen), Katie Smith (Travis), Dustin Womack and Jared Ohlrich, and 4 great-grandchildren with another one on the way; sister, Lynn Dunn (Crae); and brothers, Bob Bode (Julie) and John Bode (Mary Beth); and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmy and Bo Bode and brother, Jim Bode. A gathering of Mr. Bode’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 23, 2024, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Broussard’s, with his interment to follow at Knupple Cemetery, Silsbee. Pallbearers will be Sean Ohlrich, Dustin Womack, Jared Ohlrich, Stephen Scarbrough, Kyle McMillan and Mark Turner. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Baptist Cancer Center of Southeast Texas, 8333 9 Avenue, Port Arthur, Texas 77642 or the charity of your choice. ©Broussard's Mortuary 2017-2024 Built By

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Stephen Vincent Buser

May 02, 1950 - Feb 20, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Stephen “Steve” Vincent Buser, loving and devoted husband to Linda neé Haydel for forty-seven perfect years took his final breaths on earth surrounded by love on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Steve, born May 2, 1950, in Kansas City, Missouri, was one of seven children born to Charles and Sylvia Buser. He was an amazing father to daughter, Vicky Buser Creasy (husband, Aaron) and sons, Shawn Buser (wife, Sarah) and Charles Buser (wife, Hannah). Steve was the best PawPaw in the world to Sullivan, Sophie, and Sylvia (Creasy); Slade, Sloan, Selah, Steel, Clark, and Thayer Buser. Each of his grandchildren had a special relationship with him and will remember him in different ways. However, each know the power of seeing their seventy-two-year-old PawPaw do a backflip just last year off the diving board. Steve has always been a strong brother, playing basketball and spades with his siblings; Sue Buser, Karen Thompson, Hank Buser, and Gary Buser. He is preceded in death by his brother, Ted Buser and sister, Judi Gillen. He has over fifty nieces and nephews. Steve was a proud alumnus of LSU in Baton Rouge (geaux Tigers!). He worked in Journalism as a Managing Editor for a local newspaper before becoming the Mayor’s Assistant for the city of Slidell, Louisiana. He moved to Beaumont, Texas in 1987 to work for Gulf States (later Entergy) and became a strong member of the local community. He volunteered with Toastmasters, Toys for Tots, local food banks, and the Red Cross, always having a servant’s heart. He later became the CEO of Partnership of Southeast Texas and helped to revive the economic community in the Golden Triangle. Steve helped bring in many large corporations during his career. He also led Leadership of Southeast Texas to help develop many local leaders. Steve had many hobbies, but his biggest passion was taking pictures of his family. He left many memories through this gift. His love for his family will be remembered forever as he sacrificed daily to make sure his family always felt his love. While he had three children of his own, many children around the country claim that he was their “dad” too. He coached little league teams and was eager to mentor anyone that came into his home. He was a long-time member of North End Baptist Church in Beaumont. As his ultimate sacrifice, his family has donated his brain to research so that further studies for the cure of Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body can take place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Operation Christmas Child Ministry of North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas 77706. We love you daddy and are happy that “Daddy is finally home”. A gathering of Mr. Buser’s family and friends will begin at 9:00 a.m., with his memorial service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 24, 2024, at North End Baptist Church, 5115 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont. His cremation arrangements were made through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. ©Broussard's Mortuary 2017-2024 Built By

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Esther LaDell Harris

Oct 21, 1937 - Feb 20, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Esther LaDell Harris, beloved by all who knew her, peacefully departed from this world on Tuesday, February 20th, 2024, at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont, surrounded by loved ones. LaDell, 86, originally from Richards, Texas, made Vidor her cherished home for many years. Her unwavering faith was the cornerstone of her life, evidenced by her longstanding membership at Lakeview Baptist Church in Vidor, where she not only attended services faithfully but also dedicated her time to teaching Sunday school classes, imparting her wisdom and love of God to younger generations. LaDell's creative spirit shone brightly through her passion for painting, a talent she not only enjoyed for herself but generously shared by teaching painting to others. Her green thumb was evident in her flourishing garden, where she cultivated beauty and found solace in nature's embrace. Family was paramount to LaDell. She is survived by her devoted son, Paul Gregory, and her cherished adopted daughter, Tammy Blanchard siblings Boone Hoke, Elsie Pool, Sharon Welch. Her heart overflowed with love for her grandchildren Melissa Thompson, Trista Gregory, Randall Gregory, Candace Prisnee, Richard Gregory, Rachel Gass, William Wilcox, and Savannah Jackson, great-grandchildren Justin Thompson, Brooke Thompson, Austin Gregory, Levi Gregory, Camryn Prisnee, Richard David Gregory, Amelia Rose, Kaelynn Stewart, Bailey Stewart, Dakota Wilcox and Tyler Wilcox , who brought immense joy to her life. In addition to her family, LaDell leaves behind a legacy of kindness, faith, and generosity that will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know her. LaDell was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Harris, her dear parents, Weldon and Willie Mae Hoke, her daughter Cindy Gregory, and her son David Gregory. Though she may have left this earthly realm, her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who loved her. May she find eternal peace in the arms of her Savior.

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Debra Marie Richardson

Jan 03, 1954 - Feb 12, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Debra Marie Richardson, 70 of Call passed away Monday, February 12, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.She was born January 3, 1954 to Marcus Shelton and Gladys (Kopecky) in Houston, TX.She is survived by her husband, Robert Richardson;  children, Richard Ingle, Dale Richardson, Bobby Richardson, David Richardson, Samantha Miles, Melanie Guzman, Johnnie Dixson; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister, Sandy Stringer.Cremation is under the direction of Adams EE Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville.

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Lavert Mollett

Apr 03, 1927 - Feb 19, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Mrs. Lavert Mollett, 96, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 in Beaumont, Texas. Funeral Arrangements are Pending. | Funeral Home Website by

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Coy Wayne Cole

Aug 13, 1937 - Feb 16, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Coy Wayne Cole, 86, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024 in Beaumont, Texas. PendingTo send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Coy Wayne Cole, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Tina Kay Jones

Aug 08, 1971 - Feb 15, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Tina Kay Jones, 52, of Hemphill, Texas passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.Tina was born August 8, 1971 in Hemphill, Texas to Thomas Jefferson Jones and Mary Ruth Murphy Jones. Tina had resided in Abilene, Texas for many years and had just recently returned to Sabine County where she was a resident of Hemphill Care Center. She loved spending time with her family.Tina was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Ruthie Jones; sister, Tara Huffman; aunt, Sue Nell Hogan; nephew, Joseph Hogan; and cousin, Billy Michael Hogan.She is survived by her nephew, John Huffman and wife, Megan, of Hemphill; brother-in-law, Ricky Huffman of Hemphill; great niece, Nataliee Huffman and nephew, Joseph Huffman.Graveside services will begin at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2024 in Hemphill Cemetery under the direction of Starr Funeral Home with Bro. Charles Moody officiating.Serving as pallbearers will be family and friends.Memories and condolences may be shared at starrfuneralhome.com.

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Cheryl Elaine Lively Sigler

Aug 07, 1947 - Feb 15, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Cheryl Elaine Lively Sigler, 76, of Beaumont, died Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Christus Southeast Texas-St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on August 7, 1947, to Doris Bergeron Lively and William H. Lively, Jr., in Houston. Cheryl loved people and never met a stranger and made friends of people throughout Southeast Texas. Her love of beautiful things and art is something she took great joy in. She loved textures and colors and took pride in picking out the perfect thing for her family members and precious friends. She loved running into her former students from Port Neches Groves High School. So many times, we heard them express how she was their favorite teacher and how loved she was. Aunt Cheryl as she was called by her nieces and nephews and all their friends could always be counted on to be there cheering them on in whatever event them and their friends were involved in. Always with a tiny gift bag in hand. Also left to miss her is her precious rescue pooch Jazz. Survivors include her husband, Joseph M. Sigler; brothers, William H. Lively III and his wife, Kay, of Woodville; Craig R. Lively and his wife, Donna, of Beaumont; and Dennis N. Lively and his wife, Nancy, of Orange; nieces, Candice Ford and her husband, Hamilton, of Orange; Lisa Lively of League City; Leslie Cunningham and her husband, Carl, of Woodville; and Lindsey Walleck and her husband, Phil and Amanda Pratt and her husband, Jon, all of Florida; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents. A gathering of Mrs. Sigler’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 19, 2024, at Broussard’s. A graveside service will follow Monday at 3:00 p.m., at Hampton Memorial Cemetery, Dogwood Street, Elizabeth, Louisiana. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, North Carolina 28607. ©Broussard's Mortuary 2017-2024 Built By

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Cecelia Dee Erickson

Aug 18, 1941 - Feb 14, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Cecelia Dee “Chi Chi” Erickson of Beaumont, Texas, went to be home with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 14, 2024. Chi Chi was born on August 18, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa. She was the oldest of five children of loving parents, Gene and Sue Cook. While Gene served in the Air Force, the Cooks frequently moved all over the country. Chi Chi attended 13 schools in 12 years. She was able to easily make friends and find fun in whatever new place they landed. She developed epilepsy when she was around 13 years old but tried never to let that slow her down or interfere with life. In high school, she enjoyed being on the cheerleading squad and going to all the dances. She often helped look out for her younger siblings and enjoyed making memories with them.Chi Chi was a stay-at-home mom throughout her adult life, though she was a teacher’s aide for a couple of years and also had formal beautician training. She spent the bulk of her life caring for her beloved children, Kris and Jeff, and maintaining the books for her and her husband Ron’s trucking company. Chi Chi loved to craft, read, play games and above all enjoy time with her family. She loved babysitting her grandchildren, Nicole and Kimmi, and having grand adventures with them. Chi Chi made sure to share the love of Jesus, which she discovered in her teenage years, with all she met. Her deepest friendships and her family relationships were defined by the love of Christ which flowed through her. Chi Chi had a knack for being generous even when she had little, and for being excited with others even if she didn’t completely understand what they were excited about. She always wanted the very best for those she loved. Chi Chi was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Sue Cook; her husband, Ron Erickson; and her brother-in-law, Roger Zastrow. She is survived by her sisters, Carol Elliot (Don), Diane Zastrow, Debbie Blake (Michael); her brother, Buddy Cook (Cheryl); her children, Kris Ingram and Jeff Baldon; her grandchildren, Kimmi and Aaron Haase and Nicole Morgan; and multiple nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews and cousins. A gathering of Chi Chi’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with a Celebration of Her Life to follow at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2024, at Westgate Memorial Baptist Church, 6220 Westgate, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. We are asking that you send flowers (due to severe allergies). Instead, please make a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation Attn: Donor Services, 3540 Crain Highway Suite 675, Bowie, Maryland 20716 , or just meet the needs of somebody you know. ©Broussard's Mortuary 2017-2024 Built By

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Frederick Joel Distefano

Sep 14, 1984 - Feb 07, 2024

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Beaumont, TX

Frederick Joel Distefano, age 39, of Beaumont, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024. He was born in Austin, TX, on September 14, 1984, to Fred Anthony Distefano and Eleanor Asta Distefano. Cremation has been entrusted to Lumberton Family Funeral Home.

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