Mary Beth Whiteside

Published 12:16 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018


Mary Beth Whiteside, 65, of Orange, Texas, passed away on July 3, 2018, in Beaumont, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow the service at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange, Texas.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Texas, on May 21, 1953, she was the daughter of Maurice Whiteside and Ruby Hilliard Whiteside. Mary Beth was a member of McDonald Memorial Baptist Church. She graduated from West Orange High School in 1971 and went on to get her nursing degree from Lamar University. She enjoyed her job as a registered nurse and worked for Baptist Hospital for 18 years and was still working part time at Pinehurst Nursing Home. Mary Beth loved her family dearly and loved to spend time with them whenever she got the chance. She will be missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Ruby Whiteside; and her siblings, Barbara Ann Whiteside, Gordon Whiteside, Charles Whiteside, and Katheryn Maddox.

Mary Beth is survived by her sister, Betty Amador, of Houston, TX; niece, Kathy Cruz and husband Brandon, of Cameron, NC; nephew, Keith Hernandez and wife May, of Mebane, NC; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Keith Hernandez and Keith Hernandez, Jr.

Please direct all memorial contributions to Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.