Bernice Marie Mires, 98, of Orangefield, Texas, passed away on February 11, 2019, in Port Arthur, Texas.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph Daleo. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Portie Town, Louisiana, on December 28, 1920, she was the daughter of Emedis Foreman and Dolly Belle (Landry) Foreman Berry Parker. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas #1255 Our Lady of LaSalette at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church in Sulphur. She worked for Our Lady School Bingo for many years where she enjoyed working and playing bingo. Bernice loved her family dearly and was always there to take care of them for anything they needed. She will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emedis and Dolly; her loving husband, James Richard “Red” Mires, Sr.; children, J. R. Mires, Jr., Eugene Mires, Loretta Mires, and Burt Mires; and her siblings, Maureen Webb, and Curtis “Porkie” Parker.
Bernice is survived by her children, Marilyn Broussard and husband Tim, of Sulphur, LA, Wynne Mires and wife Patricia, of Orangefield, and Del Mires and wife Annabelle, of Orange; grandchildren, Gene and Felicia Mires, Joe Mires, Sal and Lisa Gomez, D.J. and Sha Mires, Heather Mires, Jessica and Chris Czepiel, April and Rory Slaughter, Jacalyn and Rick Padilla, Ashley and Russell Eddy, Stacey and Jarrett Rodrick, and Brittney and Luke Agerton; along with numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, J.C. Foreman; daughters-in-law, Virginia Mires and Sylvia Mires; sister-in-law, Jane Parker; and other loving family and friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons, Joe, Gene, D.J., Blake, Devin, Cade, and Daniel Mires.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/memorial-giving.html or PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 7312.
Bernice’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of The Meadows and The Medical Center of Southeast Texas for all of their loving care.