Archive for Obituaries

Lola Mae (Hendricks) Alfred Obit

This obituary can also be found in the Beaumont Enterprise‘s archives.

(This is my maternal great grandmother. We affectionately called her by the family nickname, “Madea”.)

Beaumont, TX Friday, 2 April 1999

(I hope to add a photo here soon, also)

Lola Mae Alfred, 74, of Beaumont died March 29 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at First Union Baptist church with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Mercy Funeral Home on Gladys Avenue.

A native of DeRidder, La., she lived in Beaumont 70 years.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred B. “Sonny” Alfred of Beaumont; daughters, Leonia Ruth Harris, Lola Ann Matherson and Sherryln Rose Kinnear, all of Beaumont; sons, Herbert “Butch” Baltrip Jr., Sylvester Joseph Senegal, Walter James Alfred and Johnny Earl Alfred, all of Beaumont; brother, Ernest B. Hendricks of Beaumont;18 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.

***I think that there may be an error because I don’t believe that she was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery. I’ll update this post when I find out the name of the place where she was really buried. Also, Walter and Johnny are really Leonia’s (Madea’s daughter’s) children. They were adopted by Madea and Papa Sonny long ago.***

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Hazel (Pete) Douresseau’s Obit

This obituary can be found in the Beaumont Enterprise‘s archives.

This woman was my paternal great grandmother.

(I hope to add a photo here soon)

Hazel Douresseau
CHURCH POINT – Funeral services for Ms. Hazel P. Douresseau, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church here with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Butler will conduct the services. Ms. Douresseau, a resident of Church Point, died Saturday, January 15, 2000, in Lafayette General Hospital. Survivors include: four sons, Adam Douresseau of Los Angeles, Calif., Preston Douresseau, John Douresseau and Andrew Douresseau, all of Beaumont, Texas; five daughters, Barbara Douresseau of Church Point, Savelia Pete of Los Angeles, Calif., Elizabeth Wrighting, Mary Ramsey and Cecelia Joseph, all of Beaumont, Texas; three sisters, Sable Charlot of Church Point, Hilda Smith and Theresa Johnson, both of Beaumont, Texas; three brothers, Paul Pete of Los Angeles, Calif., Variant Pete of Beaumont, Texas, and Tee Rogers of Church Point; 42 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ms. Douresseau was preceded in death by her husband, Elijah Douresseau; and a son, Rufus Douresseau. Visiting hours will be observed from 8 a.m. Saturday until time of services in Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Church Point. Duhon Funeral Home of Church Point is in charge of arrangements.

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