1927 - 2016 Dora Mae Manasco Colston, 89, of Cheek, died Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. She was born on August 5, 1927, in Geneva, to Ola Gladys Jones and William Arthur Manasco. Dora was the youngest of three children; her father being a share cropper/carpenter and moving frequently; Dora graduated in 1945, from Robeline High School, Robeline, Louisiana. She met the love of her life and after a short six week courtship, at the age of 18; Dora married Johnnie Eugene Colston on June 5, 1946. From that marriage their love brought seven children, Lynda, Ronnie, Donnie, Terry, and a set of triplets that lived only a few hours. Dora lost her loving husband in April of 2003, having been married for fifty-six years. In December of 2013, she also lost her oldest son, Ronnie. With her great losses and the Lord by her side, Dora remained strong in her faith. She is survived by her daughter, Lynda France and her husband, Forrest; sons, Donnie Colston and his wife, Paula and Terry Colston and his wife, Kathy; daughter-in-law, Debbie Colston; grandchildren, Dawn Guidry, Missy Viator, Hope Standley, Stacey Day, Cody Colston, Ashley Colston, and Cade Colston; and ten great-grandchildren. Dora is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gene Colston; son, Ronnie Colston; and three beautiful baby girls. A gathering of Mrs. Colston's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 14, 2016, at Broussard's. 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Broussard's, with her interment to follow at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Temple, 2630 South 11th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Complete and updated information may found at: broussards1889.com .
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