Mark Vincent


Stephen (Mark) Vincent, 63, of Silsbee, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Mark was born on August 16, 1958, in Beaumont, Texas, to Percy (P.J.) and Pat Vincent. 

Mark spent his early childhood in Beaumont, graduating from Silsbee High School. He graduated from Lamar University and began a career in real estate. Over the years, Mark earned multiple awards as a top salesperson in this field. He had different careers throughout his life and eventually retired.  He traveled extensively to Mexico along with other countries. He was self-taught fluent in Spanish and French. When he was home, he spent his free time at Lake Amanda in Colmesneil.

Mark never met a stranger. To know Mark was to love him. He was a great friend to all who knew him.  He had numerous nieces and nephews who loved their “Uncle Mark” so much and were always in line to have their “liver turned upside down”, ready to “wrassle”, “pull his finger” or take a “trip to Candyland.”

Mark is preceded in death by his father P.J. who passed away last December. 

He leaves behind many dearly loved aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Left to mourn his unexpected death is his mother: Pat Vincent, sisters: Renée Long, Michele Daley, brothers David and wife, Minerva and Craig and wife Michele.  Mark also leaves behind ten nephews, seven nieces, twenty-two great nephews and nieces and two great great-nephews to grow and learn about all the kindness of this gentle soul. 

A gathering of Mr. Vincent’s family and friends will be from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2021, at Broussard’s,  490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, December 4, 2021, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 905 North 9th Street, Silsbee, with is interment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Please observe social distancing guidelines.

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James Pitts

James Allen Pitts, 82, of Lumberton, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021. He was born in Flemington, Missouri to Loren Pitts and Zena Lightfoot.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ann Pitts of Lumberton; daughter, Julie Jackson of Lumberton; brother, Larry Pitts; sister, Freda Haney; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation was under the direction of Lumberton Family Funeral Home in Lumberton.