Born Nov. 22, 1962 (Thanksgiving Day) in Beaumont to William John (Bill) Huffman and Lillie B. Culbertson, Roxie Anne Huffman Lormand died suddenly Dec. 14, at her home in Orange.
Her husband, Richard Lormand, survives, in addition to her father (and wife, Charmaine) of Henderson; mother, of Nederland; sister, Andrea Lynn Trahan, and husband, Irby II, of Groves; sister, Cindy Willis, and husband, Herbert of Sulphur Springs; aunt, Carol Dwyer, of Groves; aunt, Betty Blackmon, of Beaumont; nieces and nephews, Irby Trahan III, Peter Solomon Trahan, Sara Grace Trahan, Lane Thomas Breaux, Victoria Marie Binagia, and Cade Willis; half-brothers and half-sisters, Chuck Johnson, Richard Johnson, Jeff Johnson, Suzanne George and Jacquelyn Galindo; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Roxie graduated Nederland High School, Lamar College and Southeast Texas College of Law. She was an attorney who helped many people over her career. Texas Bar Journal listed Roxie as one of the five attorneys or firms grossing maximum awards on asbestosis-silicosis cases (she being the only solo practitioner of the five).
Having been privileged to be a Miss Texas contestant, Roxie also loved plants and animals. Among those she raised were kangaroos, Great Pyrenees dogs, Himalayan cats, parakeets, varieties of fish, deer, llamas, emus, cockatiels, pet dogs, Bandit, Smiley, and Sunshine the cat.
Family was very important to Roxie, who was pre-deceased by grandparents, William J. and Mildred Huffman, Ehrle and Helen Blackmon; step-father, Daniel Ray Culbertson; uncle, Billy Ehrle Blackmon; uncle, Morgan Blackmon; uncle, Wayne Patterson; and cousin, Vickie Blackmon.
A member of First United Methodist Church of Nederland from an early age, the family requests memorials be directed to the United Methodist Army of that Church.
The Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 27, at First United Methodist Church in Nederland.