Dora “Dodi” Pearl Monceaux, 68, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on October 22, 2019, at her home surrounded by loved ones.

 

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Bell and Pastor Charles Empey, of Cove Baptist Church in West Orange, Texas. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.

 

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 9:00 a.m., at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

 

Born in Rockport, Texas, on August 28, 1951, she was the daughter of Roy Sutton and Jewel Laveda Cotton Sutton. Dodi enjoyed everything nature had to offer and loved watching hummingbirds play around the feeders she had hanging in her yard. She had a green thumb when it came to her garden and was even a member of the Master Gardeners Club of Orange County. She liked to get away to the beach, especially St. Jo Island when she had the chance, and enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing, the feel of the sand beneath her feet, and the joy of finding seashells. Dodi was a lover of music and an avid reader. At any given point, you could find her with multiple books tucked away and being read simultaneously. Dodi had many ways to show you her love, whether it be cooking you a warm meal, baking fudge and lemon bars, giving top notch advice, or making sure you enjoyed a glass of sweet tea with lemon when you came over, she was always there to make everyone feel special.  Above all else, she loved spending time with her family. From the smiling babies, to watching her grandchildren dance, to playing Geocache and Pokémon Go with the sisters, Dodi adored every last one of them. She was selfless and thoughtful, yet also very practical and stern. Dodi had a heart of gold and this world will be a little less bright without her smiling face.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Jewel Sutton; and her step-daughter, Kelli Monceaux.

 

Dodi is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Doug Monceaux; sons, Jerry Monceaux and wife Sandra, of Mauriceville, and Jacob Monceaux, of Bridge City; grandchildren, Kurstie Court and husband Kris, of Bridge City, Lacey Monceaux and Daniel Verrett, of Austin, Garrett Justice, of Mauriceville, and Jaci Monceaux, of Bridge City; sisters, Nancy Redmond, of Aransas Pass, Julie Boehm and husband Ronnie, of Bridge City, and Kay Koci and husband Greg, of Katy; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.