Dora Lee Neild
Dora Lee Neild
November 18, 1930 - December 27, 2016
Lee Neild, 86, of Beaumont, entered Godís kingdom on Tuesday, December 27, 2016,
at her residence while surrounded by her family.
was born on November 18, 1930, to Jamica Maude Randall Nash and Thomas
Jefferson Nash, in Call Junction, Texas.
a mother of five children, Dora spent many years as an active PTA member, loved
to spend her time volunteering at Baptist Hospital, was a member of the Easter
Star Beaumont Chapter No. 71, and a lifetime member of the Jolly Dollyís. She and her husband of sixty-three years were
world travelers to places such as Greece, Hawaii, Japan, China, and the Holy
Land, where she would always bring back at least 50 poundsí worth of rocks for
her collection and a coffee cup. She
thoroughly enjoyed her residence and second community in the town of Creede,
Colorado where she would spend time painting, cross stitching, and perfecting
her already delicious Sunday roast.
Little did people know, Dora was an avid bowler in her younger years,
once scoring a perfect 300, and she could out dance anyone in the jitterbug. One of her greatest joys was showering her
grandchildren and great grandchildren with love and affection. More than anything, Dora loved her Lord and Savior. She was a longtime member of First Baptist
include her children, John A. Neild, Jr. and his wife, Reneé of Beaumont;
Rebecca Patterson of Sour Lake; Thomas B. Neild, Sr. and his wife, Karen, of
Beaumont; Cynthia Barker of Nederland; Melissa and husband Jackie Chumley of
Beaumont; grandchildren, Cortney Rumery, Eli and Jessica Patterson, Kelly and
Brent Price, Brandon Chumley, Thomas, Jr. and Allison Neild, Jonathan and
Alicia Barker, Annie-Lauren and Colby Howell, Adam and Eva Chumley, Taylor and
Andrea Neild, Jeffrey Barker, Jennifer Barker, Allie-Brooke Neild, Sarah and
Michael Streeper, Johanna and Frankie Justice, and Ty Neild;
great-grandchildren, Alyssa Patterson, Anna Patterson, Presley Rumery, Berkley
Rumery, Emma Patterson, Ella Patterson, Edie Patterson, Austin Price, John
David Price, Brody Barker, Brock Barker, Eloise Howell, Oliver Howell,
Emily-Lauren Neild, Taylor Neild, Jr., Carter Neild, Cole Neild, Kowen Barker, McKenzie Robertson, Kayleigh Kyles, Hunter
Viator, Kaydee-Brooke Jones, Samantha Streeper, Addyson Streeper, Olivia
Streeper, Jason Streeper, Sophie Justice, and Emorie Justice; and sisters,
Gloria Peveto and Mae Dell Cavanaugh.
is preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Neild; grandson, Joshua
Patterson; and sisters, Estelle Mumford and Rachel Pues.
gathering of Mrs. Neildís family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00
p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Broussardís, 1605 North Major Drive,
Beaumont. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 30, 2016,
at Broussardís, with interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park,
contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 815 Market Street,
Galveston, Texas 77550.