Nathan Waye Maynor

February 24, 1962November 14, 2020
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Nathan Waye Maynor, 58 of Houston, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020 in Houston. Nathan was born in Kountze, Texas on February 24, 1962 to Reedus and Huberta Maynor. Nathan graduated from Forest Park High School in Beaumont, and attended Lamar University Nathan had a history in luxury retail at Marshall's Fields, Sak's Fifth Avenue, and Neiman Marcus, then was the owner of The Sugar Shoppe, a bakery in Bellaire, TX.

Nathan was preceded in death by his mother Huberta Mae "Sugar" Maynor.

Survivors include his loving husband, Virgil Burke of Houston; father, Reedus Maynor of Silsbee; sister, Melinda Mooney and her husband John Brady of Baton Rouge; brother, Kerwin Maynor and his wife Diane of Florida; nephews, Brad Mooney and his wife Sarah, of Alabama, Gary Mooney, of Baton Rouge; nieces, Nicki Weaver and her husband Chris, of Florida, Krystal Maynor, of Georgia Kalina Maynor, Florida; great nephews and nieces, Brady Mooney, Eli Mooney, Jacob Mooney, Isaac Mooney, Blaire Mooney, Matthew Eggen, Noah Eggen, Michaiah Eggen, Eli Weaver, Ty Maynor.

A Celebration of Life Service for Nathan will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Beaumont.



5 December

A Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Forest Lawn Funeral Home


4955 Pine
Beaumont, Texas 77703

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Kayli Riney

November 30, 2020

Losing uncle Nathan had really taken its tole on me mentally and I’ve been keeping it inside. Uncle Virgil Burke thank you for bringing him into my life. The both of you have loved me through my worst and stood by my side when most of the family was disappointed in me and loved me like I’ve never done anything wrong. It hurts knowing he’s gone but brings me a little bit of ease knowing he’s watching over us. You will both forever be my favorite people and I can’t thank you enough for all the love support and kicks in the butt when I needed it. You’ve saved my life more than I count.

Peggy McCall

November 30, 2020

My name is Peggy McCall RNMSN. I met Nathan a few years ago when he opened The Sugar Shack in Bellaire, Texas. I owned a small Assisted Living Business called ComForCare in Bellaire. Our business had two patient care homes around the corner from Nathan's. He provided all of sweeet things for the last few years that I owned CFC. A nicer person would be hard to find. He even brought donations of sweets when they were available. He is sorely missed in Bellaire as a friend and honest giving person. He also did the desserts for my grand daughters graduation party (even tho it was his day off) that is an example of the kindness of Nathan. We miss him.

Jeff Blackwell

November 29, 2020

I will miss Nathan and his bright smile. He was a fine man on many levels. A great baker, trustworthy friend, creative artist, handyman, and caligrapher. Knowing how well he and Virgil did life together is a testimony to how we all should love each other.

Kare Padgett

November 25, 2020

Nathan ... such a kind and gentle soul with a smile to rival the sun. When Nathan smiled at you, you felt it all the way to your toes! I don’t believe I have ever known a more genuine person in my life and it didn’t matter if he last saw you a week ago or 30 years ago - he was going to make you feel as though you were missed and that you understood how happy he was to see you again. Until we see each other in your Heavenly Sweet Shoppe .... Rest In Peace my friend.

Patti Blackwell

November 25, 2020

Virgil brought Nathan into our lives 26 years ago and we are so blessed to have known and loved him. He was like an Uncle to our children . Every Christmas Nathan and Virgil would bring over a very thoughtful gift basket with something for the entire family . When our daughter Katie was just a preteen , Nathan invited us to a fashion show he was hosting at Saks 5 th Avenue! Designer , Dana Buchman picked Katie out of the crowd to interview! Such fun & lasting memories were made that night ! Nathan could do anything, build anything , bake anything! It was only a year ago when cleaning out my attic , I found a 30 year old unofficial birth certificate that had been left blank by the hospital for our son Brent . Nathan used his talented calligraphy to complete it and make it beautiful. Nathan always had a smile and loved talking about his family . He adored his nieces and nephews and their children. Rather we were cruising Clear Lake , having dinner at Gringos, eating his cupcakes at my son’s wedding shower , or sweeping up endless spilled beads ( a weekend job we did together with young adhd children ) he brightened the room by just being in it ! We are praying for his family , friends and especially Virgil as we grieve a wonderful man , a shiny star taken too soon . ❤️🙏

Yolanda Ramirez

November 21, 2020

Nathan Maynor was My Business Neighbor, for many Years, & When He moved his Bakery, to its current location, The Friendship Grew stronger. He was The Big Brother I never had, My Business Ad designer, My computer tech, My Iphone tech, We could chat about anything, Business, Personal, Relationships, and was our Family go-to Baker. If He loved you, You were a Friend for life, if He didn't You were a respected individual. He was the Smile I will miss and My Taco Buddy, before We opened our shops, on Saturdays, or during the week when We wanted to Just hang out.R.I.P. my Darling friend. I love you.

Robin Foster

November 16, 2020

Nathan was so kind and loving. No matter how busy he was in the shop, he had a joyful smile. Nathan helped our family through many a milestone, from wedding cakes to birthday cakes and center piece desserts at every holiday. He was a wonderful friend and visiting with him always made me happy. He will be gravely missed and is memory cherished.

Ada Peters

November 16, 2020

Nathan always donated a beautiful cake, decorated as only he could, to our church's live auction. He was so kind and always had a smile for me when I came into his shop. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. To Virgil, I pray for your healing and continued fond memories.

Steve Davis

November 16, 2020

Nathan was a happy person with a giving soul. For many years, Nathan would donate a cake to the Willburn Heritage Scholarship Foundation Annual Awards Ceremony. He said that he enjoyed doing it and it was a way to give back to the community. He would always provide a 'huge' sheet cake and the scholarship recipients and families were always encouraged to take a few pieces home for later!

A kind and caring man.. Thank you Nathan.

Prayers of comfort to Nathans friends and family in this time of grief.

E Teale

November 16, 2020

A life cannot be measured by what one has obtained, but what they give freely to us all.

Nathan was my mother’s manager, who soon became her friend. The stories I would hear, of his kindness, generosity, empathy and leadership. So in my mind I imaged him to be like John Wayne, keeping the peace, trusting, and honorable…giant of a man. No surprise when I first met him, I was shocked. How does he get everyone to work together, he isn’t this giant of a man that everyone is afraid of.

So when I became a manager, I began reflecting on those stories my mother told me about her boss and her friend Nathan. I wanted to be the kind of manager he was. As it was clear Nathan was beloved by those around him. I hoped I learned a few things. I hope I learned how to listen and be supportive, that it was okay. I hope I learned to keep a level and fair playing field for everyone. I hope I inspired and motivated. And I hope I learned how to gain trust and lead.

Nathan was a good man who cared and loved. We are blessed to have shared but a moment in his life.

Virgil, I am so sorry for your loss


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