Dorothy Hebert Burks passed away peacefully Nov. 19, in Richmond, TX.
She was born Feb. 8, 1923 in Cow Island, La., to Jerome and Lillian Hebert. She retired from the City of Orange after working for many years in the Water and Sewer Department. She lived in Orange for 48 years before moving to the Houston area to be closer to her daughters.
She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 53 years, Charles M. Burks; parents, and two brothers, Raymus and Rodney Hebert.
She is survived by her children, Jimmie Sue Swilley and her husband, Jim of Richmond, TX, Lanny Burks of Maclenney, FL, and Lisa Shockley and her husband, Ken of Spring.
She was “DeeDee” to her six grandchildren, Amy, Michele, Holly, Jason, Kevin and Ryan. She is also survived by 10 great grandchildren, Kayla, Hunter, Elizabeth, Alex, Samantha, Chloe, Keen, Jude, Kason B., Laney and Kason P.
She is also survived by one brother, Luther Hebert and three sisters, Lois LaBorde, Daisetta Hebert, and Fiety Bates, along with several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Pallbearers will be Jason Swilley, Kevin Shockley, Ryan Shockley, Randy Hebert, Roy McDonald, and Mickye Hebert.
The family will receive friends at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange Saturday, Nov. 22, between 6:00-9:00 pm, and funeral services will be in the funeral home chapel Sunday at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Charles M .Burks Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, to benefit LCM girls’ basketball or softball players. Please reference account number: 7734117760.