Donna Marie Broussard Pitts, 65, of Orange, Texas passed away at her home on February 10, 2020, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 14, 2020, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Born in Orange on August 12, 1954, she was the daughter of Willie and Helen Broussard. Donna was a devoted member of the Mauriceville Elementary School staff for 27 years. She loved her job, the kids that came down the halls, and she adored her co-workers. Her husband, children, and grandchildren were the loves of her life. When Donna was surrounded by family, she was the happiest. Her spirit was incredibly infectious and she made everyone feel loved. She was the matriarch of our family and the light of so many lives. She was a devoted wife, daughter, mother, sister, especially grandmother, and friend.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Helen (Bergeron) Broussard; her in-laws, Gerald Dewey and Joy Madge (Mayfield) Pitts; her sister, Carol Moss Cappen; her brother, Marshal Moss; her son, Matthew Hayden Pitts; her daughter, Kristen Renae Pitts Fuss; and her beloved husband Thomas Dewey Pitts.
Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Jason Pitts and wife Chastity Hodges of Austin, and Jeremy Pitts and wife Melissa Pitts of Orangefield. Also left to cherish her memory are her soon to be great-grandchild, Alice Joy Hardy; her much loved grandchildren, Brennen Pitts, Sage Jones, Rayven Fuss, Alisha Fuss, and their father, Spencer Fuss; her brothers, Larry Moss and Alan Broussard; her brothers-in-law, Harold Pitts and David Pitts; her sisters-in-law, Kathy Smith, Margie Pitts, and Penny Bays and husband Jerry; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends.
Serving as pallbearers are Julian Patillo, Hayden Powell, Cameron Pitts, Cody Criglow, Andrew Hardy, John Trussell, Matt Flowers, and Curtis Dunbar. Honorary pallbearer is Shane Marburger.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to M. D. Anderson G. I. Cancer Research, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030.