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Russell Surette

April 7, 1958 — March 19, 2023

Ronald Russell Surette, 64, of Port Arthur, Texas passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at his residence with his loving family at his side.

Russell was born on April 7, 1958, in Port Arthur to Mae Huffman Surette and R. P. Surette. He was a self-employed maintenance and service tech and a member of the Catholic faith.

Russell had a passion for music and was a talented drummer and singer. He loved classic rock and it was evident in his everyday life, and he enjoyed sharing his love for it with others.

Russell had a big heart and would help out anyone in need, even if it was hard for him to find the means to do so. He would literally give you the “shirt off his back”. The most important thing to Russell was his family, especially the love of his life, Bee.

He was a fun guy to hang around with and was the “life of the party” many times around family and friends. Russell loved the Dallas Cowboys; enjoyed cooking crawfish and gumbo. He was hard working; intelligent; he was the “go to guy” when anything was needed. Russell was beloved by family, friends, co-workers and anyone who had the pleasure of being in his life. We want to say thank you for being our rock; we will miss you.

Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Kim Surette of Port Arthur; son, Rusty Surette; his daughter, Shanna Jean Surette; grandchildren, McKalib “Mackie” Bargainer, Liberty “Libby” Thompson and Korinne Lynn Thompson; sister, Joann Huffman; sister-in-laws, Deborah Jean Bullion and her husband Jim Gascoyne, Susan Elizabeth Mercer and her husband Tyran, Peggy Lynn Johnson and her husband Alan, Kristina Lynn Berg and her husband David; nieces and nephews, David Berg II, Brent Joseph Fontenot, II, Ashia Fontenot, Kaitlin Jean Gascoyne, Taylor Berg, Anthony Berg, Brooke Surette, Joshua Surette, Mykah Apperson and Jackie King.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents, R.P. and Mae Surette; brothers, George Surette, Norman Surette and Bobby Surette.

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 2023, at Melancon Funeral Home in Nederland. Services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Melancon Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches, Texas.

Serving as Pallbearers will be David Berg, Tyran Mercer, David Berg, II, Taylor Berg, Jim Gascoyne and Honarary Pallbearers McKalib Bargainer and Marco Alvarez.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Russell’s honor may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
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Thursday, March 23, 2023

12:30 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

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Thursday, March 23, 2023

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1605 Avenue H, Nederland, TX 77627

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