Rose Seymour

June 05, 1926 - August 22, 2017

Rose Nell Chirafis Seymour

Rose Nell Chirafis Seymour went to meet our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in Beaumont. She was born in Dallas on June 5, 1926, to Jennie and Angelo Chirafis.

Rose Nell moved to Beaumont at an early age. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1943 and married L.J. (Jay) Seymour on April 26, 1947. She was also a bookkeeper at The White House for many years. The pride of her life was her nine children. Rose Nell also helped Jay operate the family business, Seymour Upholstery, until his death. She was a lifetime member of St. Joseph Italian Catholic Church and worked tirelessly making biscotti cookies for St. Joseph Altars.

Survivors include her children, Sylvia Kampe of Katy; Larry Seymour of Reno, Nevada; David Seymour of Palestine; Jodie Knight and her husband, John, of Atlanta, Georgia; Mark Seymour; Tim Seymour and his wife, Vickie; Bonnie Seymour; and Steven Seymour, all of Beaumont; and Rose Lynn Grieco of Wimberly; sister, Mary Jo Canizaro of Beaumont; and many nieces and nephews. She was the proud Maw Maw of seventeen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jay Seymour; brothers, Louis, Johnny, Kelly, and Sammy Chirafis; sister, Annette Danna; nephew, Louis Chirafis, Jr.; grandson, Eric Zeto; daughters-in-law, Ruth Seymour and Anita Seymour; and son-in-law, Bill Kampe.

A gathering of Mrs. Seymour’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2017, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Street, Beaumont. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont. Serving as pallbearers will be: Kevin Kampe, Jake Kampe, Matt Seymour, Daniel Seymour, Jason Knight, Mark Seymour, Jr., Sean Seymour, Bryan Seymour, and Samuel Grieco.

We are very thankful for the staff and exceptional care of Altus Hospice.

Memorial contributions may be made to Altus Hospice, 3180 College Street, Floor 2, Beaumont, Texas 77701.


Gathering of Family and Friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, August 25, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, August 25, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1115 Orange Street Beaumont, TX 77701
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
4955 Pine St Beaumont, TX 77703

Comments (6)

  • NL

    06 August 2018 at 17:22 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


  • Sally Serio, Sammie Serio, James and Jenna Serio, Ayden Serio and Ron Jones

    14 September 2017 at 05:58 | #

    She was an amazing woman and will be greatly missed. I remember when I was little that she would always give me a biscotti when there was anything going on at St,.Joseph's Church. May God bless the family she leaves behind , take comfort that she is with Almighty God. May God bless you all


  • Beverly & Paul Hay

    26 August 2017 at 21:49 | #

    So sorry to hear about your mom. Paul and I are sending you and your family our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was a beautiful woman with a wonderful family.


  • Lisa Ozio

    23 August 2017 at 00:39 | #

    Tim , VIiclie & Girls,
    My thoughts & prayers are with the entire family. She was a delightful, kind, loving & funny woman. I am blessed to have known her. & will always cherish how kind she was to me & my children. Prayers for comfort & peace. I know how much you all will miss her.


  • Jean McFaddin.

    22 August 2017 at 23:59 | #

    I was fortunate to meet this lovely lady. God bless her and all her family


  • Bryan Brassard

    22 August 2017 at 20:23 | #

    So sorry for your loss. Your entire family are in mine and Genevieve's prayers. Love you guys.


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