, Port Arthur, Texas


March 11, 2014

Ellen J. Bonin

BEAUMONT —    Ellen J. Bonin, 87, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on March 10, 2014 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. She was born on September 18, 1926 in Port Arthur, Texas to the late Larry McDaniel and Neta McGee. She was the owner/operator of Little Pittsburgh which was located in Gulf Oil Refinery. She is a member of Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church in Port Arthur.

   Funeral services will be held at Faith Tabernacle Apostolic Church, 10169 Hwy 69 in Port Arthur on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Randy Hammer officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County in Nederland.

   A gathering of the family and friends will be held at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

   Ellen is survived by her daughters, Linda Kingrey and Carol Hammonds, both of Beaumont, TX; sons, Randall “Randy” Bonin of Bridge City, TX and F.J. “Jay” Bonin of Buna, TX.  Ellen resided with her grandson, Casey Bonin and his wife, Michelle of Beaumont.  She was also survived by her other grandchildren, Robyn Anniboli, Paul Pansano, Rhett Pansano, Bambi Jewell, James Hammonds, Kara Smith, Scott Bonin, Maddalynn Bonin, Layne Bonin, Steve Bonin, Michael Bonin, and Brandi Bonin; 22 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.   She is preceded in death by parents; step-father, Ralph Wright; sons, Russell “Rusty” Bonin and Leslie Paul Bonin; granddaughter, Amanda “Mandy” Bonin; Felix Bonin, the father of her children; and brother, Terry Hoffpauir.

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