1923 - 2014 Dorothy Hebert Burks passed away peacefully on November 19, 2014 in Richmond, TX. She was born on February 8, 1923 in Cow Island, Louisiana, to Jerome and Lillian Hebert. She retired from the City of Orange after working for many years in the Water & Sewer Department. She lived in Orange for 48 years before moving to the Houston area to be closer to her daughters. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 53 years, Charles M. Burks, her parents, and two brothers, Raymus and Rodney Hebert. She is survived by her children, Jimmie Sue Swilley and her husband, Jim of Richmond, TX, Lanny Burks of Maclenney, FL, and Lisa Shockley and her husband, Ken of Spring, TX. She was DeeDee to her six grandchildren, Amy, Michele, Holly, Jason, Kevin and Ryan. She is also survived by ten great grandchildren, Kayla, Hunter, Elizabeth, Alex, Samantha, Chloe, Keen, Jude, Kason B., Kason P., and Laney. She is also survived by one brother, Luther Hebert and three sisters, Lois LaBorde, Daisetta Hebert, and Fiety Bates, along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Pallbearers will be Jason Swilley, Kevin Shockley, Ryan Shockley, Randy Hebert, Roy McDonald, and Mickye Hebert. The family will receive friends at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, on Saturday evening between 6-9 pm and funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel on Sunday at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Charles M Burks Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wells Fargo Bank to benefit LCM girls' basketball or softball player. Please reference account number: 7734117760.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 22, 2014