January 23, 1937 – April 30, 2021
Edith was born in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, January 23, 1937, to Hortense Francis (Simmons) Chesser and Frank George Chesser. She was a longtime resident of Orange, Texas, where she was known and loved by her family and friends. Edith was a very determined woman and a gogetter.
In March of 1987, the Beaumont Enterprise issued an article telling Edith’s story and naming her Disabled Woman of the Year. Years earlier, Edith had a major stroke, resulting in her handicap. She never let it slow her down or stop her but made her more determined in everything she did. Edith helped start the Walk to Emmaus in Southeast Texas. She had her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, a Master’s Degree in Psychology, and numerous Christian counseling certifications. Edith was also the Vice President of Human Services at Goodwill Industries and a Counselor at The Beaumont State Center. Holding bible studies and doing bible art were her favorite things to do. She enjoyed spending quality time with her family, growing flowers, and traveling. Edith was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend who will forever be loved and missed by all who knew her. Edith is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Hortense Chesser; sister, Ann Russell, and granddaughter, Ashley Y’ Barbo. Those left to cherish her memory are her loving children, Alison Gould and husband Don, as well as Kim Allen and husband Gene; grandchildren, Brittany Hughes and husband Joe, Laci Gould and fiancé Tyler Peet, Jessica Varner and husband Benji, Stormy Hamilton and husband Forrest, Lauren Neal and husband Trey, as well as Dustin Allen and fiancée Kim Brister; great-grandchildren, Ryker Roberts, Jaden Varner, Jordyn Allen, Jenna Hallman, Zachary Varner, Taylin Hamilton, Tinsley Hamilton, Stella Skomer and Trinity Hamilton.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE May 15, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Pathway Church Mid County 2326 Nederland Avenue Port Neches, TX 77651