Deneice Ronell Gerald, 79 of Buna died Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Harbor Hospice in Silsbee.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Sunday, October 24 at First Baptist Church in Buna with burial at Antioch cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 pm Saturday October 23, 2021 at First Baptist Church in Buna.

Deneice was born in Pampa, TX June 27, 1942 to Clarence Victor Burnett and Verda Louise Bretthauer. She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Larry Gerald; daughters, Vici Lewis McMahon (Richard), Sharon Linck (Stephen); son, Kevin Wayne Lewis; stepdaughter, Pamela Gerald Payne (Peter); stepsons, Martin Gerald (Alicia), Mark Gerald (Patty); twin brother, Dennis Roderick Burnett (Ann); sister, Penny Mae Guerrero (Larry Smith). Her childhood nickname was "Ronny". Her twins nickname was "Ricky". She was preceded in death by her parents, Vic and Verda Burnett; brother, Clarence Victor Burnett Jr.; sister, Bette Burnett Stobaugh.

Deneice was valedictorian of her 1960 high school class of Miami, TX.

She moved to Buna in 1977. She was employed by Buna Ace Hardware for several years. She was baptized in July 1987 and married Larry Gerald August 15, 1987. She became a member of First Baptist Church of Buna in January 1990. It was here that she studied and solidified her strong Christian faith.

She worked with her husband, Larry at Buna Ace Hardware as the CFO and HFO from 1990 until 2005. She and Larry retired in 2005 and she enjoyed many years of fishing, sewing, cooking, making music, and playing dominos with friends. In her spare time she enjoyed working on the farm. Health issues began to surface in 2003 but her faith in God never wavered.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Buna Building Fund, Buna Helping Place, or a charity of your choice.