Josephine Myrle Starnes

January 18, 1932 - July 18, 2021

Josephine Starnes

Josephine Myrle Starnes, 89, of Beaumont, went to be with the Jesus, Sunday, July 18, 2021.  She was born on January 18, 1932, in Beaumont, to Josephine Littlepage Barnes and Charles Edward Barnes.

Survivors include her children, Marilyn Holt and her husband, Mike, of Weatherford; Gerald Sanford, Jr. of Warren; and Jody Sanford and his wife, Dana, of Colonial Beach, Virginia; grandchildren, Lee Holt, Josh Holt, Jon Holt, Chris Abshire, Megan Johnson, and Lauren Abshire; and fifteen great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nelson Starnes; sister, Lucille Edwards; and brothers, Edward Barnes and Gene Barnes.

A gathering of Mrs. Starnes’ family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 23 ,2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee.  Her interment will follow at Knupple Cemetery, Silsbee.

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Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee, TX
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Friday, July 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Friday, July 23, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Knupple Cemetery
Cemetery Rd. Silsbee, TX 77656

Comments (3)

  • Lynda Ingram

    26 July 2021 at 00:11 | #

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was an amazing lady and your lives had to be blessed to be her children. I am saddened we could not be there as I just found out today of her going home to Jesus. Please know your family are in my prayers.


  • Paula Smith

    21 July 2021 at 00:38 | #

    My heart is saddened by Jo’s passing but now she is with her Lord and Savior. I worked with her at the John Gray Institute and she was like a mother to me. She had a big heart. Prayers and blessings to her family.


  • Josh Holt

    20 July 2021 at 21:30 | #

    A wonderful grandmother who took us on many adventures as children. Taught us how to crab and make gumbo. She would encourage us to climb trees and make squirrel traps in her backyard. She drove like a nascar driver and didn’t mind letting you know when you were out of line. Welcome home, say hi to the family.


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