Estelle Marie Redding

Published 12:32 pm Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Estelle Marie Redding, 73, of Port Arthur, died Monday, October 3, 2016. She was born on July 2, 1943, to Veronica and Aulcie George Redding, Sr., in Galveston.

Marie lived in Winnie for five years before moving to Port Neches and graduating from Port Neches-Groves High School. She graduated from Lamar State College of Technology in 1965 with a Bachelor’s in English and went on to graduate with a Master’s Degree. Marie was a teacher for forty-five years and worked forty-two years in the Nederland Independent School District. She worked from 1968 to 1987 at C.O. Wilson Junior High School before moving to Nederland High School where she retired in 2010. Marie was also a Mary Kay Consultant and a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church.

Survivors include her brother, Aulcie George Redding, Jr., of Galveston; and several other friends, co-workers, and students. She will be especially missed by her faithful dogs and cat. Marie was preceded in death by her parents.

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Her family and friends would like to extend a special thanks to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas’ nurses, Christus Dubuis Hospital of Port Arthur, and Dr. Michael Keller for their compassion and assistance to Miss. Redding.

A gathering of Miss. Redding’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with her Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2016, at Broussard’s, Nederland, with interment to follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park, Groves.

Memorial contributions may be made in Miss. Redding’s memory to Marie Redding’s Scholarship Fund, in care of Nederland Independent School District, 220 17th Street, Nederland, Texas 77627, or to Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704.

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