Betty Ruth Malone Holmes

May 21, 1937 - September 14, 2019

Betty Holmes

Betty Ruth Malone Holmes, 82, of Beaumont, Texas, went to her eternal heavenly home on Saturday, September 14, 2019. She passed away surrounded by her loving family at her home. Betty was born on May 21, 1937, in Lindale, Texas, to William George and Otha Belle Woods Malone.

She grew up in rural Lindale, Texas. At a young age her family moved to city life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she met her husband of 64 years, Leslie Joseph Holmes, Jr. and had four children. In 1963, she moved to Beaumont, Texas, where her youngest child was born and her five children were raised. She was a devoted member of The Northwest Church of Christ for many years. Her hobbies included crocheting, cross stitch, needlework, and she began every morning reading the Bible. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Betty agrees that she was one of the kindest, most gentle and generous women they have ever known. She had a way of making everyone feel loved and important!

Betty is survived by her loving husband Leslie Holmes; her aunts, Mary Lemings and Wanda Ritchie; her sisters and their husbands, Carolyn Greer and Bobby; Cathy Whitus and James; her sisters-in-law, Elaine Kirk, Julie Landry, and Pat Matthews; her children and their spouses, Leslie Holmes Rusche and Howard; Cindy “Lulu” Holmes and Dana Dorman; Ricky Holmes and Alline; Linda Holmes Jeansonne and Mark; and Clint Holmes and Anjie; her grandchildren, Trey Alvey, Amy Toler, Lori Ayling, Elaina Jeansonne, Aerial Holmes, Andre’ Jeansonne, Dylan Holmes, and Cassie Holmes; four great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A gathering of Mrs. Holmes' family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A service celebrating her life will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at Broussard's, with interment to follow at China Cemetery, China.

After her interment a reception will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in the Broce Hall, 4090 Deleware Beaumont, Texas. All of her family and friends are invited to attend.


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Major Dr.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
11:00 a.m.
China Cemetery
30.059930 Zzz94.344110

Comments (6)

  • Tony Taliaferro

    18 September 2019 at 15:13 | #

    Linda, Thinking of you and your family as you walk through this great loss and beautiful legacy together..


  • Lorraine Genovese

    17 September 2019 at 16:17 | #

    Linda and Mark, Lulu, and the rest of the family, Andre' and Kellie. I am very sorry for you loss. I know the last few years have been very difficult for all.

    I hope you know that thoughts and and prayers are with all of you. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Be very careful on the road, also.


  • Sherrill Plaia

    16 September 2019 at 22:31 | #

    Clint, you and your family have such a beautiful mom, so very sorry for your loss.


  • Mark Jeansonne

    16 September 2019 at 16:25 | #

    Betty was a wonderful person and loved everyone no matter their differences. Betty was loved so much by everyone who knew her.


  • Gwen Kinne

    16 September 2019 at 12:36 | #

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Betty was such a beautiful lady inside and out. Always had a smile on her face and a kind word to speak. She will be missed, yet now she is at peace and in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


  • Holly Bartley

    16 September 2019 at 01:41 | #

    LuLu, So sorry for the loss of your Mom, I know you have some great memories to hold on to. Gold Bless you & your entire family. Much love, Holly


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