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Kathleen "Kathy" Longron Block, 72, Orange

Kathleen “Kathy” Longron Block, 72, of Orange, Texas, passed away on November 28, 2023, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas. There will be a graveside memorial at a later date with Brother Keith Pennington officiating. Born in Orange, Texas, on March 4, 1951, she was the daughter of Sidney Howard Longron and Elva Jane Granger Gordy. Kathy was a very caring and loving woman who adored her family. She enjoyed going to the casino and going dancing. She absolutely loved having big family gatherings. Kathy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Burch; her mother, Janie Gordy; her sister, Tammy Longron; her grandson, Chaz Block; her nephew, Jonathon Jordan; and her best friend and aunt, Shirley Mae Longron Whisenhunt. She is survived by her sons, Ed Block and wife, Tammy of Orangefield, Chris Block and Robyn Shugart of Orange, and Daryn Block of Orange; her daughter, Faryn Block of Orange; her “Daddy”, Sidney Longron; her brothers, Todd Longron and wife, Judy, who she was so proud to have in her life for both always leading by example, Terry Longron and Barbara Waters of Orangefield, Edgar Longron and wife, Donna of Buna, and Kaleb Longron of Orange; her sisters, Sydney Longron of Orangefield, Dolly Longron of Orange, and Gwen Longron and Richard Jones, Sr. of Orange; her 7 grandchildren including Ty Wiles, who she raised for 18 years; her 6 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Serving as honorary pallbearers are Patricia “Cricket” Williams and Debbie Lou Currie. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Harbor Hospice nurses and doctors, our “angels”, and to Southwest Home Health in Bridge City, and to her sisters who were her caregivers every day: Sydney, Dolly, and Gwen.


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