Bridge City
Irma Jean Hons, 74, of Bridge City, died Monday, June 15, 2009, at her home. Graveside services will be 9 a.m., Friday, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.  Officiating will be the Rev. Bobby Hoffpauir of Second Baptist Church in Bridge City.

Irma was born on Oct. 12, 1934 in Orange,  She was the daughter of Abraham R.E. Richardson and Marie Antoinette (McNeil) Richardson. Irma was a 1954 graduate of Lutcher Stark High School and also a member of the Second Baptist Church in Bridge City. Irma loved flowers, gardening and genealogy. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Allen Hons Sr.; and sisters, Dorothy Mitchell and Darnell Richardson.

Survivors include her daughter, Belinda Kay Hons Metivier and her husband John of Bridge City; sons, Paul Allen Hons Jr. and his wife Merry of West Hills, Calif. and Chad Abe Dewayne Hons of Webster, Texas; grandchildren,Victoria  Marie Moessner, Paul Allen Hons III, Dean Ace Hons and Katrina Coppedge; and siblings, John Ronald Richardson, Betty Schrieber, Darlene Byrd and Patsy Ann Jones.

The family would like to thank the staff on the second floor at Memorial Hermann Baptist Beaumont Hospital and the staff of Professional Hospice Care for their care and support.

For those wish, memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be directed to Shangri La Botanical Gardens, 2111 W. Park Ave, Orange, TX 77630, (409) 670-9113.

My Mother’s Garden,
My Mother kept a garden, a garden of the heart. She planted all the good things, that gave my life it’s start. She turned me to the sunshine, and encouraged me to dream, fostering and nurturing the seeds of self-esteem. And when the winds and rain came, she protected me enough–But not too much because she knew I’d need to stand up strong and tough. Her constant good example always taught me right from wrong– Markers for my pathway that will last a lifetime long.  I am my Mother’s garden. I am her legacy- And I hope today she feels the love reflected back from me. Author Unknown.