Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4955 Pine Street, Beaumont, TX


Mina Jean Hamm

April 2, 1943August 21, 2019
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Mina Jean Hamm was born on April 2, 1943 in Vivian, Louisiana. She was the youngest daughter of Maurice Luker and Allene Luker. Her parents instilled in her a sense of family, of service to others, and a love for the Lord.

During her school years, she met the love of her life, Glynn Hamm and they were married in Beaumont, Texas. Their family grew to include a son, York Hamm, and a daughter, Jaylene Carr. Mina Jean passed on many things to her children, including a remarkable sense of humor, a love of family, and service to others.

Mina Jean touched the lives of all those who had the fortune of making her acquaintance. She had a way of making each person feel special and loved and important. Mina Jean was the first one to help any person or animal in need. Her tender heart toward all of God's creatures was the source of humor and pride within the family.

Mina Jean had a thirst for adventure and excitement. She was the first one to grab her purse whenever anyone asked the question, "Do you want to go". It didn't matter where. To Mina Jean, life's journey was less about the destination and more about the people with whom she traveled. She developed routine and regular adventures with those she cared about such as a group of high school girlfriends, her daughter, her nephew, and most importantly with her husband of almost 60 years.

Family held a place of great importance and pride with Mina Jean. Her devotion extended from immediate family, to extended family, and even to those who were not related but found themselves fortunate enough to be proclaimed part of Mina Jean's family. The degree of separation did not matter, once you were in the fold, you were loved, cherished, and protected.

The most important thing to Mina Jean was her commitment to her faith. Taught by her parents and influencing those around her, Mina Jean strove for the peace that passes understanding. She recognized that all fall short of God's grace, but she was determined to keep her eye on the reward of Salvation and be an example to others whenever she could.

Mina Jean Hamm led a wonderful life. She did all things in her life with passion, enthusiasm, and humor and as a result she brought great joy to everyone in her life.

Mina Jean Hamm is survived by her husband of 59 years, Glynn Hamm. One son, York Hamm and his wife Becky. One daughter, Jaylene Carr and her husband Curtis. One brother, Alex Luker and his wife Marie. One brother-in-law, Billy Knupple. Three grandsons, Larson Hamm, Holden Carr, and Landon Carr. Four great grand-grandchildren, Shon Hamm, Ella Hamm, Lila Hamm and Graclyn Carr. She is preceded in death by her parents, Allene and Maurice Luker and her sister, Maurlene Knupple.

Isa 40:29-31 “He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Humane Society of Southeast Texas.


  • Maurice Luker, Father (deceased)
  • Allene Luker, Mother (deceased)
  • Maurlene Knupple, Sister (deceased)
  • Glynn Hamm, Husband
  • York Hamm and wife Becky, Son
  • Jaylene Carr and husband Curtis, Daughter
  • Larson Hamm and wife Kim, Grandchild
  • Holden Carr and wife Hannah, Grandchild
  • Landon Carr, Grandchild
  • Alex Mitchell, Grandchild
  • Shon Hamm, Great Grandchild
  • Ella Hamm, Great Grandchild
  • Lila Hamm, Great Grandchild
  • Graclyn Carr, Great Grandchild
  • Al Luker and wife Marie, Brother
  • Billy Knupple, Brother-in-law
  • Keith Knupple, Nephew
  • Kyle Knupple, Nephew
  • Gary Luker, Nephew
  • Darrel Luker, Nephew
  • Kurtis Luker, Nephew
  • Mina also leaves behind numerous friends and church family to cherish her memory.

  • Holden Carr
  • Landon Carr
  • Shon Hamm
  • Kurtis Luker
  • Kyle Knupple
  • Larson Hamm


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, August 29, 2019
  • A Celebrataion of Mina's Life Thursday, August 29, 2019


Mina Jean Hamm

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Connie Edds

August 29, 2019

Glynnn, York, Jaylene and family,

It is so difficult to accept the fact that we have lost this wonderful person, we will surely miss her. We are saying prayers for peace and comfort from family and friends in the days and weeks ahead.

Con and Teddy

My heart aches for you, I am so sorry; your Mom was an amazing lady, and I was fortunate to know her.

Lindy Ryan

August 28, 2019

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Mina Jean. She was kind and spirited, and her energy touched so many lives. The last time I saw Mina Jean was in 2014, when my grandmother passed away. Mini Jean attended the reception and waited patiently in line to speak with me as I received visitors. I was shocked to see her and thought she had come for Shon, but when we finally got the chance to speak, she reminded me about being a school mate with my grandmother and, later, sharing class mom duties when my mother and Jaylene were in school--memories that go back generations and are cherished among many. I will always be grateful for that kindness and remember her fondly.

We send our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family.

Todd Grymes

August 28, 2019

Mina Jean was the sweetest of ladies and will be missed by all.
We pray the Lord will hold you all close to his side until the healing in all of your hearts are complete. She was such blessing to all who knew her.
We have you all in our daily prayers.
Todd and Leslie Grymes

Dennis Thomas

August 28, 2019

May our Great God provide comfort to Mina Jean’s family in the loss of a great Sister-In-Christ, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and remarkable friend to all who she came into contact!!! She will be missed.
In Christian Love,
Dennis & Bera Thomas

Carol Doyle

August 28, 2019

Dear Glynn, York, Jaylene, you and your families are in our hearts and prayers. Will always have the sweetest and fondest memories of Mina Jean. She left sweet impressions on us all.

Carol Doyle

A. J. Portier

August 27, 2019

Dear Jaylene and Family,
I remember you and your mom from the Jazzercise days. Your mom and I kept contact for many years through Christmas Cards. I lost contact a few years ago because I had my parents to take care of.
Funny, I just thought of ya'll last week, remembering those wonderful days.
My heart will always be with ya'll.
A. J.

Karen Abercrombie

August 27, 2019

I've known this family as far back as I can remember. I loved seeing all the photos posted in tribute to her life. I wish comfort, understanding and healing to all of her family.

Bonnie Coon

August 27, 2019

Jean was a part of my Thursday Weight Watcher family. And when I say family I mean that in every sense of the word. We are a unique group who truly love and care about one another and she fit right in. Jean was loved. She was beautiful inside and out. On behalf of all of us at Weight Watchers we send our deepest condolences to her family. She will be dearly missed by all of us.

Jerry Henderson

August 27, 2019

I knew Mina Jean from French High School. We were in Buffalo Belles drill team together. She was always so much fun to be around. Have not seen her in a while, but her memory is etched in my mind. That's the kind of person she was. Once you knew her, you didn't forget her. Prayers for Glenn and family. May God wrap his arms around you all and give you peace. And may Mina Jean rest in peace.
Jerry Henderson

Ramone Thomas

August 26, 2019

Was saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful mother Jaylene. Prayers for you and your family during this time.