Josephine "JoJo" Saldana Blake

July 30, 1947 - April 10, 2021


Josephine "JoJo" Saldana Blake, 73, of Beaumont died Saturday, April 10, 2021. She was born on July 30, 1947, she was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas.   JoJo was the daughter of Antonio and Louisa Saldana and was one of 10 children.   After Graduating from Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, she worked as an Orthodontic Assistant and retired with more than 25 years of service.

JoJo was fortunate to find her soulmate of more than twenty years, her BFF as she would say, Juan Garcia, he and JoJo adored each other, and were inseparable. She enjoyed the laughter they shared, and the adventures they had.

She had a passion for her church, and her family. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was lovingly and was often called “Mama JoJo” by her numerous nieces and nephews, who there are too many to list, you see JoJo was a great, great, great Aunt.

JoJo’s favorite things were the large family gatherings and the holidays, she loved to decorate to the extreme and in her spare time she loved thrift stores and sales!

Jojo is survived by her loving partner, Juan Garcia; her sisters; Elena Guerrero and her husband Marciano; and Ana Saldana; her brothers, John Anthony “Jr.” Saldana and his wife Juanita; Albert Saldana and his wife Ana; and Richard and his wife Maria; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Luisa Saldana; her sisters, Maria Elisa Saldana; Guadalupe “Ruby” Saldana; Antonia Saldana; and her brother Luis Saldana.

Serving as pallbearers will be her brother, Richard Saldana; her nephews, Robert Rodriguez; Ricardo Saldana; Mathew “Buck” Saldana; Xavier Sanchez; and stepbrother, Mike Ayala; and stepson, Johnny Garcia Jr.

Memorial contributions for Josephine “JoJo” Saldana Blake can be made to Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont, Texas 77705.

A gathering of Ms. Blake's family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2021, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, 2291 Pine Street, Beaumont.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, April 15, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Broussard's Mortuary - McFaddin Ave.
2000 Mcfaddin Avenue Beaumont, TX 77701
Thursday, April 15, 2021
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
4445 Avenue A Beaumont, TX 77705
Friday, April 16, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Magnolia Cemetery
Woodville, Texas

Comments (13)

  • María Isabel mamontiel

    24 April 2021 at 03:21 | #

    Please accept my belated condolences all families


  • Mary Ann Serafino Haughton

    18 April 2021 at 21:14 | #

    Rest in Peace, Dear Friend! Condolences to JoJo's family. I know you will miss her.


  • Charlotte O'Quinn Arceneaux

    18 April 2021 at 03:33 | #

    So sorry to hear about JoJo's death,]. Still remember her with beautiful long hair, when we were in school.. Prayers and thoughts for family and friends.


  • Beth Lomonte Gore

    17 April 2021 at 19:19 | #

    Remembering all the fun and happy times I shared with JoJo from 1st grade to 12th. Sending much love and sorrow to the family.


  • Mary A Lopez

    15 April 2021 at 22:20 | #

    Such a sweet person will be missed much


  • Frank Moore

    15 April 2021 at 00:13 | #

    Truly as her obituary said “ She was a beautiful person inside and out”. I pray for her family and friends that they will find his peace beyond understanding and knowing they will be with her again in heaven. God bless you all.


  • Brenda Kimbrough VanDerHeyden

    14 April 2021 at 21:57 | #

    Sending prayers to all of the family.


  • Albert Fumuso

    14 April 2021 at 21:57 | #

    JoJo was always fun to be around in school, she loved to play practical jokes 0n all her friends and was a delight to be around. RIP


  • Linda Bramer Myers

    14 April 2021 at 16:55 | #

    So sorry to hear JoJo has passed on. May the family find peace and comfort in knowing that JoJo has returned to her Creator, the Lord Jesus.


  • J. Patrick Rick

    14 April 2021 at 15:00 | #

    Count me among those 1966 Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School graduates that are so sorry to lose another beautiful classmate, "Jojo."


  • Billie Marie Bennett

    13 April 2021 at 20:01 | #

    So sorry to hear of JoJo's passing. Many wonderful memories we shared from St. Anthony's Grammar School and Kelly High.. RIP dear friend.


  • Pat Gafford Coldewey

    13 April 2021 at 18:48 | #

    I was so sorry to hear of JoJo’s death. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family..


  • Frank aguilar

    12 April 2021 at 21:24 | #

    A very pleasant lady from an exceptional family. RIP my friend


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