Ange Merritt Hebert, 80, was born to Willia Mae Morgan Merritt and Howard E. Merritt, on May 23, 1933, in Beaumont. Ange passed away on Saturday, July 20, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, surrounded by her devoted family.

Surviving her are her loving husband of 61 years, A.T. Tommy Hebert; daughters, Sherry Tisdale and her husband, Bobby, of Bridge City and Resa Hebert of Beaumont; granddaughters, Carey West and her husband, Robert and Rachel Gault and her husband, Stephen, all of Bridge City; and Jennifer Cade and her husband, Del, of Vidor; and great-grandchildren, Josey and Lane Cade, both of Vidor; and Madison Gault and Cullen West, both of Bridge City. Further numbered among her closest friends are countless dear friends and associates of her active personal and professional careers.

Ange was in all respects a people person well suited for her professions as secretary of the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce and City Secretary for the City of Bridge City. Her exceptional abilities were also channeled into numerous volunteer positions in her churches, St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City and Wesley United Methodist Church in Beaumont, as well as countless efforts of love for her many friends. Positions held in the churches that she and Tommy attended included memberships on several church committees and as President of her adored Fidelis Sunday School Class.

Her perpetual smile, her willingness to serve, her multiple talents, and above all her loving nature have endeared her to all who had the good fortune to know her. As a student at Lamar State College (now Lamar University), she was Secretary to the School of Business and a member of Lamars first four-year class in 1950. Following her marriage to Tommy in 1952, she worked at North Texas State College (now University of North Texas) during Tommy’s post-graduate studies.

Returning to Southeast Texas in 1953, she gave birth to her daughter, Sherry, and in 1955, to daughter, Resa. During her childrens elementary and secondary schools she was a stay-at-home mom. Her office during tenure with the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce was a room in her home. Ange was the second City Secretary for the City of Bridge City serving from 1974-1987. She and Tommy moved to Beaumont in 1981.

None of her activities exceeded her pleasure more than her time together with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Second in importance and enjoyment was her love for arranging and placing roses in her church and their delivery to shut-ins or other occasions. She could always be counted on to supply roses for special occasions as long as God and her garden gave her roses.

A gathering of Mrs. Hebert’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 22, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Dr., Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3810 North Major Dr., with interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Orange.

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