|Landry, Dr. Donald F.|
|Landry, Vernon Joseph "Joe"||Vernon Joseph (Joe) Landry of Port Arthur passed away December 17,
2006. He was born January 3, 1937, in Port Arthur, Texas to Claude and
Verna Landry. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Groves, TX.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 on December 20, 2006, at First Baptist Church Groves with Dr. Joe Worley, Bro. Charles Miller and Dr. Bill Dye officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Port Arthur, TX. The pallbearers will be John Bass, Bart Bragg, Kenneth Broussard, Leo Hebert, Jimmy Laurents, Glen Provost, and Glenn Thibodeaux. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of First Baptist Church, Groves, TX. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 to 8:00 Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves. Please join us for a time of reminiscing and fellowship at 6:30 p.m.
Joe was a 1956 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. After serving in the U.S. Army, Joe received a B.A. from Lamar University, two M.A.'s and an administrative certification. He began his 35-year career in public school education as a goverment teacher in the Port Arthur ISD at Stephen F. Austin High School and then served as Director of Student Activities, Counselor and Assistant Principal. He was a diagnostician at Woodrow Wilson prior to becoming principal of Lamar School. He eventually retired from education after serving in the Wyndham School System as a counselor at the Stiles Unit.
Following retirement, Joe became an active voluntary chaplain in the prison system. He was instrumental in setting up the Hospice Program at Stiles. He also taught parenting classes for Juvenile Probation and Catholic Charities. Throughout the years, he developed many close relationships with people and has had a tremendous impact on many lives-often people that others might consider insignificant or care little about. A young lady recently said "Joe Landry was the only person in my 18 years who expressed concern for me and gave me direction for my life." He was currently teaching a parenting class and a class on "Hope in Times of Trouble." His heart was always to serve others and encourage them to trust the Lord Jesus Christ with all of their heart, mind, and soul.
Joe particularly loved serving the Lord through ministries at FBC Groves. He was an active deacon, the Director of Adult 4 Sunday School Department and served as part of the Kitchen Crew. He enjoyed participating in church-wide events as an organizer and worker.
He will be remembered also for his passion for music-singing in the church choir, playing the bass guitar and bobbing his head to the golden oldies.
Joe is survived by his wife of 38 years, Beth Landry; daughters, Melissa Ware of Port Neches; Holly Landry of San Francisco, CA; granddaughter Maegan Elysabeth Ware of Port Neches, TX.; brothers, Billy Landry of New Iberia, LA and Bud Landry of Fannett, TX.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Kairos of Texas-Stiles Unit, c/o Don Cherry, Box 1500, Crystal Beach, TX 77650 or The Scholarship Fund at First Baptist Church, Groves.
|Ledoux, Stella J.|
|Levins, Margret Morgan||Mrs. Margret Morgan Levins, 87 of Port Neches died Thursday,
December 28, 2006 at Lavaca Medical Center in Hallettsville, Texas.
Born to Bethel and Alma Boudreaux Morgan on February 5, 1919 she had lived in Port Neches for 80 years before moving to Hallettsville with her daughter 6 years ago. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Port Neches, retired sales clerk from J.C. Penney, a member of Bromeliad Society and the Ceramic Doll Club. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 31, 2006 at 10:00 AM at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches with Reverend T.J. Sasser officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches.
Margret was preceded in death by her husband, Hank; sister, Mae Thelda Slocum; brothers, Williard and Alton Morgan. She is survived by her daughter, Marleen Arnold and husband, Lester of Hallettsville; two grandchildren, Leonard Lee Valka II and wife, Kristi of The Woodlands and Wendy Hoenig and husband, Steve of Lake Jackson; five great grandchildren, Tori and Trey Valka, Sarah Harris. and Kurt and Seth Hoenig. And numerous cousins.
|Lewis, Michael "Skip"||Mr. Michael "Skip" Lewis, 57, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on June 28, 2006, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. Services for Mr. Lewis will be Thursday, July 6, 2006, at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the church before the service. Burial will be at Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Comeaux-Community Funeral Chapel. A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at Comeaux-Community Funeral Chapel at 624 Irma Street from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Survivors include two brothers, Austin (Delois) Lewis, Jr. of Lima, Ohio and Ronald Lewis of Houston, Texas; five sisters, Esther Lewis and Lee Cohen both of LaMarque, Texas, Ethel Thomas and Betty Jackson both of Houston, Texas and Patricia (Sherman) Cohen of Titusville, Florida; a special lifetime friend, Lawrence Oliver of Beaumont, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 624 Irma Ave. Beaumont, TX 77704 (409) 838-6597|
|Loiacano, Juanita Victoria||
Juanita Victoria Loiacano, 92, of Sour Lake, died Saturday, July 1, 2006. She was a native of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and a longtime resident of the Port Arthur area. Many people remember Mrs. Juanita as the woman walking around town, helping others and feeding animals. Survivors include her daughter, Joann K. Wheeler and her husband Charles of Sour Lake; sons, Sam J. Loiacano and his wife Liz of Starke, Florida, and Robert L. Loiacano and his wife Tammy of Conyers, Georgia; brother, Tony Giachino of Kerrville; and sister, Caroline Mallory of Dickinson; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild. Many thanks to Harbor Hospice, Angel Home Health and neighbors and friends for their loving care throughout her life. Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont with burial to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. A gathering of family and friends will begin at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at the mortuary.
Submitted by Elaine Stone