James Edward “Bull” Saleme

September 7, 1947 - April 24, 2022

James Edward “Bull” Saleme, 74, of Beaumont, died Sunday, April 24, 2022. He was born on September 7, 1947, to Theresa Daleo Saleme and Nick Saleme, in Beaumont.

James, or as everyone knew him, “Bull” was the youngest of three brothers. James looked forward to going to mass and dinner every Saturday with his brother, Tommy. He also loved playing Bingo with his oldest brother, Nick. James thought the world of his two brothers and his brothers thought the same of him. James loved when he got to play with his great-great nephew and niece, Caden and Mia. His nephew Anthony and his wife, Tara, loved spending time with him and taking care of him. James was a very unique and special person. He brought a smile to every face he came into contact with. Everyone who knew James loved him.

Survivors include his brother, Tommy Saleme of Beaumont; nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Nick Saleme; and sister-in-law, Betty Saleme.

A gathering of Mr. Saleme’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., Thursday, April 28, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 29, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1115 Orange Street, Beaumont, with entombment to follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • April 28, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • April 28, 2022
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • 1115, Orange Avenue, Beaumont, Texas, 77701,
  • April 29, 2022
  • 11:00 am


Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (6)

    Cyndi Piske says:

    My family and I were very sorry to hear about the Saleme family’s loss. James is truly a kind heart and loving soul. I imagine his reunion with his Mother in Heaven was quite an event.

    Sheila, I would like to send you a special note as I can only imagine how difficult this loss is, when you have not even had enough time to grieve the loss of your beloved mother, whom you cared for so lovingly. You are a wonderful person with such an incredible heart. I am so sorry for everything that you have had to deal with. We send you our most heartfelt condolences and prayers.

    May God bless all of those who loved James with peace and acceptance.

    Lisa Saleme says:

    Dear Uncle James,
    Chris, Frances, and myself will miss you so much! I am sorry we were not told you had been in the hospital prior to your passing. You know we would have been right there by your side!
    Our holidays and celebrations will not be the same without you. Sheila used to love when you would hide the Sunday ads under the couch at yours and maw maw’s house and wait for her to get there so you could show her which shirts you wanted from Sears and other places.
    Daddy loved always taking you to bingo when he was alive and bringing you to all the celebrations and out to eat with us. After mawmaw passed, Daddy and Uncle Tommy made sure you had a LVN come by everyday for your meds and well being. Sheila was always sure you had your Oreos too!!!!
    While Sheila was taking care of Aunt Betty, we all shared in the love for you one way or the other! You are very loved and I know all the family up in Heaven has welcomed you with open arms! Uncle Tommy misses taking you places with him now and Anthony and Tara miss helping with your care also!
    Rest easy Uncle James, your everlasting life is very fulfilling now!

    Charles Marino says:

    I am very sorry to hear of Jame’s passing. My dad owned the South Park Cleaners across the street from Jame’s grandparents back in the 50’s & 60’s. James would come over all the time to hang out and visit. I haven’t seen James in many years but I will always remember him as such a sweet and gentle guy. May he rest in peace.

    Diane Cannon says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember him from years ago. God Bless You during this sad time and may he RIP!

    george shumaker says:

    I remember how Tracy took such good care of James, he was my mother-inlaw and father- inlaws God child. Tony really took him under his wing. James always called him uncle Tony and aunt Minnie. Rest in peace James. Until we meet again.

    jean garza says:

    Bull was so sweet and so special. He is on his special journey with the good Lord. Blessings to him and the family. You are so loved.

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