Obituaries

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20
Sep

Phyllis Patricia Jackson

Phyllis Patricia Jackson, 82, of Mauriceville, TX died Friday, September 14th, 2018 at her home. A native of Pueblo, CO she was a longtime resident of Mauriceville who enjoyed doing ministry work and loved taking care of her family. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 18, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehova Witnesses in Vidor. Phyllis is survived by 4 daughters; Deborah A. Smith, Barbara Jackson, Connie Jackson, and Tammy Strickland and her husband Frankie all of Mauriceville, 3 sons; Carl Jackson and his wife Stacy of Vidor, Mark Jackson and his wife Donna also of Vidor, and David Jackson of Mauriceville, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and 3 sisters; Barbara McNeely, Thetis Souza, and Donna Griffin. She was preceded in death by her husband; Connie Jackson and son; Michael Jackson.

Thu
20
Sep

Connie Jo McKay

Connie Jo McKay, 63, of Vidor, TX died Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at her home. A native of Victoria, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed going to the casinos and cooking but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Visitation was held Monday, September 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were at 12:00 p.m. with interment to following at Restlawn Memorial Park. Connie is survived by 10 nieces; Tina Castilaw, Heather Armstrong, Nicole Reynolds, B.J. Reynolds, Deena Leland- Boudreaux, Kimberly Fails, Jackquline Maris, Frances Shelia Roberts, Sherry Combs, and Brandi Matlock, 6 nephews; Trey Maloy, Anthony Reynolds, Trent Reynolds, Theron Reynolds and his wife Valerie, William Onstott and Brian McKay,1 great nephew; Justin Keen and 2 sisters; Beverly Matlock and Delores Harris.

Thu
20
Sep

Martha Jackson Lester

Martha Lester, 86, of Beaumont was born June 8, 1932 in Beaumont and passed away Sept.16, 2018 at Oakwood Manor in Vidor. Martha lived most of her life in Beaumont and was a proud graduate of French High School class of 1950. In her earlier life, Martha worked as an X-Ray Technician at Baptist Hospital and as a draftswoman with Dollinger Steel. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. A memorial service will be Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10:00am at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Lester, Jr.

Thu
20
Sep

Samuel J. Maida

Samuel J. Maida, 87, of Beaumont, died Sunday, September 16, 2018. He was a native of Beaumont and a Korean War veteran of the US Navy. He owned and operated the J&J Fence Company in the Beaumont, Woodville, and Jasper area. His funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Broussard’s, Beaumont, with interment following at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont. Survivors include his wife, Billie Maida; daughter, Terri Ardis of Vidor; sons, Cyril “Beau” Maida of Vidor; Timothy Stephens of Beaumont; and Daniel Stephens of Silsbee; daughter, Sherry McKee of Silsbee; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and two greatgreat- grandchildren.

Thu
20
Sep

Mark “Junior” Everett Powell Jr

Junior Powell, 30 of Vidor died Friday, September 14th, 2018 in Vidor. A native of Beaumont, he was a lifelong resident of Vidor. Junior was a very loving family man with a heart of gold. He never met a single person he wouldn’t help. His passions were being an amazing father, building stuff with his bare hands and definitely wasn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty with his brother David. He loved working on cars, bike’s and four wheelers. Junior was a very simple, yet complicated, down for whatever, pure country boy with a smile that lit any room up he walked into. He will be deeply missed by all the many hearts he touched. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Friday, September 21, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with cremation to follow.

Thu
20
Sep

Debra Wilcox Bodine Wactor

Debra Wilcox Bodine-Wactor, 57, of Nederland, TX died Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at her home. A native of Beaumont, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed working with flowers and loved going to the beach. She was known to be a hard worker and raised her 3 children. Visitation was held Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Interment followed at Del Rose Cemetery. Debra is survived by her husband of 30 years; Tommy Wactor, 1 daughter; Heather Cheyenne Marlow, 2 sons; Joshua Mark Bodine and Jeremy Jackson Bodine and his companion Ashley all of Vidor, 11 grandchildren and parents; Tommy Sr. and Delores Wilcox of Vidor.

Tue
18
Sep

Phyllis Patricia Jackson

Phyllis Patricia Jackson, 82, of Mauriceville, TX died Friday, September 14th, 2018 at her home. A native of Pueblo, CO she was a longtime resident of Mauriceville who enjoyed doing ministry work and loved taking care of her family. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 18, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehova Witnesses in Vidor. Phyllis is survived by 4 daughters; Deborah A. Smith, Barbara Jackson, Connie Jackson, and Tammy Strickland and her husband Frankie all of Mauriceville, 3 sons; Carl Jackson and his wife Stacy of Vidor, Mark Jackson and his wife Donna also of Vidor, and David Jackson of Mauriceville, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren, and 3 sisters; Barbara McNeely, Thetis Souza, and Donna Griffin. She was preceded in death by her husband; Connie Jackson and son; Michael Jackson.

Tue
18
Sep

Connie Jo McKay

Connie Jo McKay, 63, of Vidor, TX died Thursday, September 13th, 2018 at her home. A native of Victoria, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed going to the casinos and cooking but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Visitation was held Monday, September 17, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were at 12:00 p.m. with interment to following at Restlawn Memorial Park. Connie is survived by 10 nieces; Tina Castilaw, Heather Armstrong, Nicole Reynolds, B.J. Reynolds, Deena Leland- Boudreaux, Kimberly Fails, Jackquline Maris, Frances Shelia Roberts, Sherry Combs, and Brandi Matlock, 6 nephews; Trey Maloy, Anthony Reynolds, Trent Reynolds, Theron Reynolds and his wife Valerie, William Onstott and Brian McKay,1 great nephew; Justin Keen and 2 sisters; Beverly Matlock and Delores Harris.

Tue
18
Sep

Wesley Allen Hampshire

Wesley Allen Hampshire, 39, of Brookeland, TX died Tuesday, September 10th, 2018 at his home. A native of Galveston, TX he was a former resident of Vidor. Wesley enjoyed hunting, fishing, and dancing but he especially loved to spend time with his daughter. Visitation will be Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with a graveside service at Del Rose Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Wesley is survived by his loving wife of 9 years Shelia Hampshire, 1 daughter; Marie Hampshire lovingly known as “Boogie”, 3 brothers; Sammy Hampshire, Jr, Bobby Hampshire and Bradley Hampshire, 8 sisters; Mary Burton, Donna Rogers, Crystal Rogers, Shannon Rogers-Chastain, Lori Sharp, Glenda Hampshire, Susan Hampshire and Lynette Williams, and his mother; Madeline Rogers of Vidor. Wesley was preceded in death by his fathers; Sammy Hampshire, Sr. and Donald Rogers and 3 brothers; Brian Hampshire, Billy Hampshire and Bruce Hampshire.

Tue
18
Sep

Martha Jackson Lester

Martha Lester, 86, of Beaumont was born June 8, 1932 in Beaumont and passed away Sept.16, 2018 at Oakwood Manor in Vidor. Martha lived most of her life in Beaumont and was a proud graduate of French High School class of 1950. In her earlier life, Martha worked as an X-Ray Technician at Baptist Hospital and as a draftswoman with Dollinger Steel. Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. A memorial service will be Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 10:00am at Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas M. Lester, Jr.

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