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Marie J. “Jean” Robinson Braus,91, Bridge City


Last updated 2/7/2019 at Noon

Marie J. “Jean” Robinson Braus, 91, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on February 5, 2019, at The Meadows in Orange, Texas, after a brief illness.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be Father Steve Leger. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas.

Born in Kaplan, Louisiana, on March 13, 1927.

She was the daughter of Blanch Andy LeMaire-Robinson and Calvin Clifford Robinson.

Jean was a devoted member of St. Henry Catholic Church for over six decades.

She was an active member of their Altar Society where she served as past President as well as a member of the Bereavement Committee.

She also served as past President of the Bridge City Band Booster Club for many years.

Jean enjoyed many activities with the Knights of Columbus, especially the annual Lenten Fish Fry.

She was fluent in English and French and loved to talk on the phone with her friends and family in Louisiana and all over the United States.

Jean worked as a guide for the American Sportsmen’s Club in West Texas for seven years with her husband Lercy and enjoyed hunting deer, ducks, and turkey.

She also enjoyed spending time salt water fishing with her family and many friends.

When she caught it or shot it, she could cook it too! Jean loved and created all kinds of art including cross stitching and her favorite- ceramics.

She loved her family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Blanch and Calvin; her loving husband of 60 years, Lercy Joseph Braus, brother, Clifford “Teboy” Robinson; sister, Mae Rose Blanchard; and her youngest son, Billy Joseph Braus.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, James E. Braus and wife Sissy, and Mark S. Braus; grandchildren, James R. Braus, Melanie Braus-Benlien, Jeffrey S. Braus, Bradley J. Braus, Laci Braus-Becker, Christopher S. Braus, and Andrew J. Braus; great-grandchildren, Maigan C. Braus, Brody James Braus, Azlin Benlien, Bree Becker, Brody Becker, Marshall Braus, Lane Braus, and Lilly Braus; as well as many other extended family and dear friends.

Serving as pallbearers will be James R. Braus, Jeffrey S. Braus, Bradley J. Braus, Laci Braus-Becker, Russell Robinson, and Kaplan Robinson.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her Godson, Clinton Findley and especially his wife, Linda Findley, for their unwavering love and support.


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