Betty Jane Saleme (Maw Maw Betty)

November 4, 1940 - January 2, 2021

Betty Jane Saleme, 80, of Beaumont, passed Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Christus Southeast Texas St. Elizabeth-Beaumont. She was born on November 4, 1940, to Nita Richard Mott and Elton Mott, in Nederland. Betty was a 1960 graduate of St. Anthony High School. She enjoyed cooking her gumbo and chocolate pie for her family. Betty was a very passionate, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her grandchildren were her life and passion, and she enjoyed shopping at Kohl’s on a weekly basis for them. Betty also loved her scratch off tickets and spending time at Delta Downs.

Survivors include her husband of fifty-eight years, Tommy Saleme; daughter, Sheila Saleme; and son, Anthony Saleme and his wife, Tara, all of Beaumont; granddaughter, Kaitlin Berwick and her husband, Colton; grandson, Taylor Saleme; great-grandchildren, Caden Berwick and Mia Berwick; nieces and nephews, Frances Richmond and her husband, Darrell; Chris Saleme and his wife, Carol, and their children; and Lisa Saleme and her daughter, Keira.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Alvin Mott.

A gathering of Mrs. Saleme’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Street, Beaumont. Her entombment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 61420, Staten Island, New York 10306.

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Mass of Christian Burial

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Gathering of Family and Friends

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Ronnie and Carol Bennett

Tommy so sorry to hear about Betty. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Virginia Lisotta Funk

Betty Jane was a close friend in highschool. I was a bridesmaid in her wedding.

Donnie & Paula Colston

We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Miss Betty. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all in this time of grief & sadness. May you find comfort in knowing she is with the Angel's now, watching over you all. ❤❤

Diane Cannon

So sorry to read of the loss of Betty.

WADINE Carlson

Spoke with Betty & Tommy in Dairy Queen at some point last year.They had recently moved into a new home. May she rest peacefully in her now heavenly home. Wadine

mary ann shumaker

We are sorry to hear about Betty's death, are thoughts and prayers are with all of you especially Tommy and their children.

David Rabalais

Oh my,, Prayers for you all Tommy,Shelia And Antony,, God be with you all and sooth your hearts with his grace,, love all y’all ,

Anita Savino Fournier

We were in high school together graduating in 1960 @ St. Anthony. She was a really nice person. I extend sympathy to her family.

Janet Decuir

Tommy, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your beautiful family.

Brenda Perricone

My heart and prayers go to all of you. Hugs and blessings Shelia, Tommy and Anthony.

Diane Lacy

So sorry to hear of Betty's death. Prayers for the family.

Darren and Tammy Frederick

Tommy, Sheila, Anthony and the rest of the Saleme family..., We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow.

Lucy Lomonte

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there with you. Sheila, a special hug from your Godmother. Love and prayers, Lucy & Nick Lomonte

Mikale Thayer

Kaitlyn, I am truly sorry for your loss. I know how special you were to her and her to you. May your memories of her be a blessing . We love you! Nana and Grandpa Teddy

Christina Swanson

I am so saddened by the loss of this wonderful women. She was my sister in laws grandmother and then became our family. She never let anyone go hungry and showed love through cooking or treating you. I know that she will be missed deeply and I am thankful to have known her.

Lillian Kolander

Tommy so sorry to hear of your beautiful wife passing. We’re praying for peace and comfort for you & your family.

Janet Saleme Raines

We are all so sorry for your loss. I always remember Betty being so beautiful and kind growing up. Love to Tommy and all the family.