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Mr. Authuree Bellanger

August 2, 1942 - July 5, 2020

U.S. Veteran

Funeral Home Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel

Interment Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Cemetery

Church Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church

Friday (07/10): Visitation – 12PM to 5PM; Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel

Saturday (07/11): Home-going Celebration of Life Service – 9:30AM; Mass of Christian Resurrection – 10AM; Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church Rosary; Interment – private

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Life’s Journey

Authuree ‘Ray Boone’ Bellanger age 77, of Beaumont, TX passed away on July 5, 2020. He was born on August 2, 1942 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Wilson Ardoin and Virginia Stevens. 

At a young age, Authuree moved to Beaumont, TX., where he attended and graduated from Charlton Pollard High School in 1962. Authuree joined the United States Air Force where he served 23 years as a Computer and Printing Technician. During his years of military service, he was stationed domestically and internationally including Scott Air Force Base and Yokota Air Base Japan.

After retiring from the Air Force, he served as a federal civil servant, managing the Defense Automated Printing Services Department at Yokota Air Base. 

In addition to his military/government work, Authuree was initiated into the Prince Hall Free Masonry in 1979. He climbed the masonry ladder to include serving as the first elected and Chartered Illustrious Potentate of As-Sami Temple #225, Mainland, Japan. This achievement he would cherish as his greatest achievement in Masonry and Shrinedom. In 1990, Dep, as he was known, would also have the honor of being elected as the Chartered Illustrious First Lieutenant Commander of John J. Story Consistory #111, Mainland, Japan. Dep would have the distinguished honor of receiving his 33rd and final degree as a Grand Inspectors General in May 1990. He would later also serve as the Deputy of the Oasis for Mainland, Japan. For more than 20 years, Dep Bellanger was the continuity of each of these masonic and shrine houses and was the ongoing connection for many brothers and nobles who hailed from Japan. He was also a coach, mentor, and father figure for more than 200 members of the distinguished   organization.

On Sunday, July 5, 2020 Authuree ‘Ray Boone’ passed away at Baptist Hospital.

Authuree  was preceded in death by his wife Helen Faye Barrow Bellanger. They were married for 23 years and had one daughter. He is survived by his one sister Marjorie Holmes, three children Derrick Bellanger, Sonji Bellanger and Allora Mariesa Bellanger. He leaves behind a multitude of family members including grand-children, great grand-children, nieces, nephews, in-laws and other close family and friends.

Services for Authuree ‘Ray Boone’ are as follows:

Visitation – 12 noon until 5 p.m.

Friday, July 10, 2020 @ Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel, 624 Irma St. in Beaumont.

Rosary – 9:30 a.m. & Funeral Mass – 10 a.m. concluding with military honors.

Saturday, July 11, 2020 @ Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 3390 Sarah St., Beaumont.

Final disposition of his remains are private.

7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day…….               II Timothy 4:7-8 (KJV)

*Per CDC/Jefferson County, Texas regulations, everyone is always required to wear face masks in the building. 

*Seating will be limited to 50% capacity of the chapel 

*6 – feet social distancing for attendees seating.

*Condolences may be expressed at

*Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel (409.838.6597) 624 Irma St., Beaumont, Texas.

23rd Psalms

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; 
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; 
my cup runneth over. 
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


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