(Orange, Texas)


October 11, 2013

Nelda Ann Carpenter LeJeune

ORANGE — Nelda Ann Carpenter LeJeune, 72, of Orange, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.  Born on January 19, 1941 in Pittsburgh, Texas, the daughter of Roy Carpenter and Verdis Nell (Bishop) Carpenter, she lived in Orange for the last 40 years and although she was a homemaker, she had previously worked as  proofreader for the Times-Herald Newspaper in Dallas during the time of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Nelda was a member of the Hartburg Baptist Church, she was a loyal fan of Elvis Presley and collected many pieces of memorabilia of him, she enjoyed going to flea markets and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Nelda is preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Sue Morris; her daughter, Dena Rene Harris and her grandson, Troy Jarrell, Jr.  Left behind to carry on her legacy are her loving husband of 40 years, John " J.C. " LeJeune of Orange; her daughters, Stacy Jarrell and husband, Troy of Athens, Alabama, Angie Jones of Mauriceville and Jessica Bergeron and husband, Lenics of Mauriceville; her son, John Steven LeJeune and wife, Lea of Bridge City; her sister, Donna Reeder and husband, Henry of Grapevine, Texas; her brothers, Elton Carpenter and his girlfriend, Carolyn of Pittsburgh, Texas and David Carpenter of Waxahachie, Texas.  Nelda is also survived by her grandchildren, Justina, Katlyn and Holly Jarrell, Jasper Harris, Zachary, Nicholas and Chloe LeJeune, Jacqualine, Lorena and Angelic Jones and Chase Bergeron; her great granddaughter, Karah Mayo and numerous extended family and friends.

Services by which to remember her life will be at 1:00 P.M. Monday, October 14, 2013 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.  Officiating will be Reverend Charles Bonner, pastor of the Hartburg Baptist Church.  Rite of Committal and Interment will follow services in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.  A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.  Family and Friends may sign the register and leave condolences at


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