Drusilla Isaac Beglis

August 3, 1926October 13, 2020
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On October 13, 2020, our “Miracle Mama” who loved traveling, went on her final journey to meet Jesus. Drusilla Isaac Beglis, 94 years old, was born to Feyood and Josephine Isaac on August 3, 1926, in Sulphur, LA. She married Louis P. “Neg” Beglis on July 3, 1943. Upon Neg’s return from WWII, they began their family.

Mama Dru loved cooking, working crossword puzzles, playing solitaire, joking with her friends and family, and watching football and baseball on TV. She volunteered as a pink lady at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital for more than 30 years and was an example of a virtuous Christian woman lifting up others on her long prayer list for hours each day. In addition to being a wonderful role-model, she took life in stride, was quick-witted, and brightened a room with her fun-loving spirit.

Dru was labeled “Miracle Mama” after miraculously recovering from a massive stroke and two surgeries in 1985. When Neg died in 1992, she began traveling around the world. In 2011, Dru had another stroke and lived her last years at Stonebridge continuing to brighten the spirits of those around her. She will be greatly missed by all those she encountered. However, others may honor her memory by finding the joy in every situation.

Dru was preceded in death by parents, Feyood and Josephine Faris Isaac; loving husband, Louis P. Beglis; infant son, Peter Lynn Beglis; sisters, Jackie Martin, Dorothy “Fritz” Schrumpf, Joyce Guidry; brothers, Isaac “Ike” Isaac, Dr. George Isaac, John “Jay” Isaac; and son-in-law, Terry Backhaus.

She is survived by daughters, Dr. Dale Schanz (Jack), Louise Nichols (Tommy), Diana Backhaus, Drusilla Ellender (Kerry), Dr. Sallye Rhodes (Don); son, Peter W. Beglis; grandchildren, Dielle Barrentine (Robert), Dara Johnson (Happy), Jeff Nichols (Brandy), Amy Courtney (Shane), Brian Backhaus (Shiva), Annie Backhaus (Bobby Richard), Elizabeth Backhaus, Bradley Ellender (Tarin), Lauri Flanagan (Kade), Emily Wyatt (Cody), Katie Brown (Jesse), Benjamin Rhodes, Hudson Rhodes (Jessica), Blake Rhodes (Anais); sister-in-law, Ruth Isaac; 30 great grandchildren, one great granddaughter on the way; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Henning Memorial United Methodist Church in Sulphur beginning at 10:00 AM and will continue until the time of the service at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 19, 2020. The Reverends Juliet Spencer and Chris Blanchard will officiate. Burial will follow at Mimosa-Pines Cemetery- South under the direction of Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Stonebridge Place Assisted Living. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Sulphur Christian Community Coalition (SC3) and Henning Memorial United Methodist Church.

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  • Dr. Dale B. Schanz (David), Daughter
  • Louise B. Nichols (Tommy), Daughter
  • Diana B. Backhaus, Daughter
  • Drusilla B. Ellender (Kerry), Daughter
  • Peter W. Beglis, Son
  • Dr. Sallye B. Rhodes (Don), Daughter
  • Dielle Barrentine (Robert), Granddaughter
  • Dara Johnson (Happy), Granddaughter
  • Jeff Nichols (Brandy), Grandson
  • Amy Courtney (Shane), Granddaughter
  • Brian Backhaus (Shiva), Grandson
  • Annie Backhaus (Bobby), Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Backhaus, Granddaughter
  • Bradley Ellender (Tarin), Grandson
  • Lauri Flanagan (Kade), Granddaughter
  • Emily Wyatt (Cody), Granddaughter
  • Katie Brown (Jesse), Granddaughter
  • Benjamin Louis Rhodes, Grandson
  • Hudson Rhodes (Jessica), Grandson
  • Blake Rhodes (Anais), Grandson
  • Ruth Isaac, Sister-in-law
  • Louis P. Beglis, Loving Husband (deceased)
  • Feyood Isaac, Father (deceased)
  • Josephine Faris Isaac, Mother (deceased)
  • Peter Lynn Beglis, Infant Son (deceased)
  • Jackie Martin, Sister (deceased)
  • Dorothy "Fritz" Schrumpf, Sister (deceased)
  • Isaac F. Isaac, Brother (deceased)
  • Dr. George Isaac, Brother (deceased)
  • Joyce I. Guidry, Sister (deceased)
  • John C. Isaac, Brother (deceased)
  • Terry Backhaus, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • Ms. Beglis also leaves 30 great grand-children (1 great-granddaughter on the way) to cherish her memory.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020


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Carla Sigler

October 18, 2020

My deepest sympathies are with the family of this remarkable woman. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

Kelvin LeDoux

October 18, 2020

My family and I are so sorry for your loss. We want to extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. We will keep you and your family in our daily thoughts and prayers. May GOD bless ALL.

Roland & Jeanette Weekly

October 18, 2020

Our Deepest Condolences to the family of Mrs. Beglis. Pete and family we are so sorry for your loss.

Jackie Dupree

October 18, 2020

Oh I loved this family. I remember knowing the family all my life, lived a few houses from Grandmother Issics. All of the family are wonderful friends. I know she is happy in Heaven tonight with all her loved ones. We shall all see her later.
Jackie Bearden Dupree

Becky Venissat

October 17, 2020

Diana, I am so sorry about your sweet mom! Every time I was around her it was a blessing to me. She always would holler “when we gonna have another reunion”! Wish she would have made our 50th. Everyone loved Ms. Dru. A blessing to so many!!💛🙏💙💛🙏💙

Michael Swire

October 16, 2020

So sorry about your mom! I remember your mom when I was young- she was a very nice lady!
She sure led a good life and had a large family!
My PRAYERS for her and all the families!

Tracy MOSS Tidwell

October 16, 2020

Such fond memories of your mom! Beautiful lady inside and out! When my mom and dad moved to Sulphur they were the first ones to invite them over for dinner. From that first friendship they certainly had a great bond. Your mom was so funny too! God bless your family!

Wes Bridges

October 15, 2020

Dru & Diana

Our mom really enjoyed being a friend and next door neighbor to your mom at Stonebridge. I always had a good time talking with your mom when I came back to Sulphur to visit. I bet these two are already planning on playing dominoes in heaven.

Kim Broussard Martin

October 15, 2020

So saddened to read of your Mother's passing. She will be forever in all our hearts who knew her. Praying for Peace to her family during this most difficult time. So many memories with Sallye and visiting with her Mom & Dad as teenagers.

Debbie Maples Kotara

October 15, 2020

Beautiful lady always had a smile! Fond memories Ill cherish also! Praying for the family she will surely be missed!


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