Josephine Picazo

September 13, 1928 - January 21, 2023

Josephine Estrello Picazo, 94 of Nederland died peacefully at Magnolia Manor in Groves on Saturday, January 21, 2023.  Born in San Antonio, TX on September 13, 1928, to the late G. B. Estrello and Mary Alcala Estrello. Mrs. Picazo retired from Luby’s Cafeteria but was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker most of her life. She loved to crochet, work jigsaw and crossword puzzles and spend time with her family. She’s the Dallas Cowboys’ biggest fan!

She is survived by her children; Natalie Ann Picazo, Emily Picazo, Martha Picazo, and Gregory Alan Picazo and his wife Tammy. Her grandchildren, Jeremy Picazo, Corey Adams, Dr. Jesi Torres (Gene), and Gregory Picazo II. Her great-grandchildren; Elijah Picazo, Caiden Picazo, Landry Adams, and Lucas Torres; and her great-great granddaughter, Milaya Eve Picazo. Her brother, Dan Estrello and his wife Rose and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mrs. Picazo was preceded in death by her husband, Ernesto Recio Picazo; her son, John Ernest Picazo; her granddaughter, Jennifer Marie Adams; her great-grandson Julian Mykael Picazo; her mother, Mary Alcala Estrello, and her sister & brother-in-law, Lupe & Tony Reyes.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all her caregivers at Magnolia Manor and Best Hospice. We couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you.

Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons: Jeremy Picazo, Corey Adams, Gene Torres, Gregory Picazo II, Elijah Picazo, Caiden Picazo, Landry Adams, and Lucas Torres.  Designated as honorary pallbearers are her nephews Dan Reyes, Donald Reyes, Billy Paul Reyes, Danny Estrello; and her bonus sons, Dr. Kenneth Young and Burke Foster.

Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to The Shrine at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3648 S/Sgt. Lucian Adams Drive, 61st Street, Port Arthur, TX 77642 or to the charity of your choice.

A gathering of Mrs. Picazo’s family and friends will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2023, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2023, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 3648 S/Sgt. Lucian Adams Drive, Port Arthur.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • January 27, 2023
  • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • January 27, 2023
  • 6:00 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church – Port Arthur
  • 3648, 61st Street, Port Arthur, Texas, 77642,
  • January 28, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Greenlawn Memorial Park – Groves
  • 3900, Twin City Hwy, Groves, TX, 77619,

Comments (11)

    Debbie Holton (Gonzales) says:

    Natalie and Greg,
    My deepest condolences to your family. I pray that God will be with you during this difficult time. God love you all.

    Carole+Lambright says:

    My condolences go out to the family of a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and family. Peace be with you.

    Erica L Sindelar says:

    Condolences to Auntie. I can’t believe it! Sending out our love to all the family too.

    Faye Dismukes says:

    Natalie & family—
    My deepest sympathy and prayers during this time of great loss. What a blessing she was to you all and what a blessing you all have been to her. Exactly as it should be!
    May songs of the angels welcome her and guide her along her way!
    Eternal rest, grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

    Natalie says:

    Faye, my sweet friend… I always find such comfort in your words. Thank you.

    Patricia Velasco says:

    Picazo family and friends
    My deepest condolences to you the family and friends. I appreciate the love you have all have shown over the years. May you all find peace in this great loss🙏🏽 Amen

    Deborah Vickers says:

    So sorry,praying for all her family.

    Mary and T. Walden says:

    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Amen.

    Natalie, Emily and Family: Our hearts are with you as you lay your precious Mother to rest. Love you.

    Natalie says:

    Our dear friends… I don’t know what we’d do without you. Te amo.

    Leticia R Raffoul says:

    May Aunt Jo enjoy the open arms of her family in heaven, peace and eternal rest. My prayers for her family. May you receive solace in knowing that you cared for your mom so well even to the end. She certainly knew you loved her.

    Belinda Gongora says:

    You guys were so lucky have your mom with y’all as long as you did. She may have not been in great health but you all were lucky you were still able to give her a hug or a kiss on the forehead. Just remember all the beautiful, happy and fun memories you each had with her. Those memories will help you get through the upcoming days, weeks and years. Love you all. Sending cousin prayers and love

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