Raenell Hudspeth Stewart, 85, of Port Neches, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on January 4, 1927, in Tipton, Oklahoma, the third of five children of Clara and Ewing Hudspeth. She is survived by her husband, J. W. Stewart of Port Neches; daughter, Paula Pratt and her husband, Sam, of Fannett; grandchildren, Allison Pratt of Fannett, Megan Pratt South and her husband, Brandon, of Midland; and Jude Wyatt South of Midland. Raenell is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; and one sister. A gathering of Mrs. Stewart's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 3, 2013, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 4, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 1900 Magnolia Street, Port Neches with interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Arc of Greater Beaumont, 700 North Street, Suite Q, Beaumont, Texas 77701 or you may visit their website at www.arcofbmt.org, an organization that her granddaughter Allison is active in for persons with developmental disabilities or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1900 Magnolia, Port Neches, Texas 77651. Complete and information may be found at broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Jan. 3, 2013