Courtney Ray Sterling, 15, of Lumberton, died Tuesday, February 4, 2014. She was born on October 29, 1998, in Beaumont, to Dawn Guidry Sterling and Michael Sterling. Courtney was a freshman at Lumberton High School. She played the flute in the band and was also in the Color Guard. She had a beautiful smile and a sweet personally. Survivors include her parents; grandfather, Jimmie Sterling and his wife, Marilyn, of Toledo Bend; grandmother, Marjorie Satterthwaite and her husband, Terry, of Bevel Oaks; grandfather, Harold Guidry of Beaumont; grandmother, Betty Guidry of Sour Lake; brother-in-law, Timothy Burns of Lumberton; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandmother, Charlotte Guidry. A gathering of Courtney's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. Her funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 20, 2014, at Crestwood Baptist Church, 1150 Highway 69 (three miles north of Lumberton High School), with interment at Pine Ridge Cemetery, near Sour Lake, at a later date. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 18, 2014