Frances “Nanny” Quattlebaum Bland

Published 2:11 pm Friday, July 21, 2017

Frances “Nanny” Quattlebaum Bland, 89, of Port Neches, Texas passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas.

Frances was born October 13, 1927 in Wyatt, Louisiana to Cornelius Quattlebaum and Ida Best Quattlebaum.

She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Port Neches and Port Neches Order of the Eastern Star # 677.

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Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Levingston Funeral Home in Port Neches with an Eastern Star service to follow. Deacon Ivan Watson will be officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Bluff Memorial Park.

A visitation for family and friends will be Saturday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Bland, and her son, Douglas Bland. Also three brothers, C.M., Paul and Andy Quattlebaum and three sisters, Johnnie Gibson, JoAnn Sobberri and Ginger Langston.

Surviving relatives include three daughters, Joan Ware and husband Olon of Nederland, Texas; Susan Gotcher of Port Neches, Texas; Sandra Beaugh and husband Stephen of Port Neches, Texas; five sons, Freddie Bland and wife Ann of Kingwood, Texas; Ronald Bland and wife Willie of Port Neches, Texas; Harold Bland of Saginaw, Texas; Robert Bland of Houston, Texas; and Gordon Bland of Port Neches, Texas; brother, “Joe Bill” Langston and wife Ada of Lumberton, Texas; twenty one grandchildren and thirty five great grandchildren.

Although Nanny only finished 8th grade, she earned her LVN License from Lamar University, making the Dean’s List. She went on to care for many others over her 25 year career at Mid-Jefferson Hospital.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to sitters Patricia, Lanelle and the caregivers at Harbor Hospice.