Julie Oszczakiewicz Cokinos

September 4, 1953 - January 17, 2021

Julie Anna Oszczakiewicz Cokinos, of Beaumont, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 17, 2021.

Julie was born to Thomas William Oszczakiewicz and Annabel VanSchoubroek Oszczakiewicz on September 4, 1953. The first of five children, she was immersed in family and cherished the opportunity to be close to her parents throughout their lives. Julie attended St. Pius X Catholic grade school and later graduated from French High School, class of 1972.

Julie loved traveling and the arts, often sharing vivid stories from her experiences with her family. She applied her interpersonal gifts and charisma towards a career in sales–she was a national salesperson for A.B. Dick based in Chicago and subsequently a director for the Beaumont Chapter of The American Red Cross. She loved the Junior Forum volunteering and the FOLLIES and had a wide variety of friends from all walks of life. Julie eventually became a realtor in Beaumont for American Real Estate and enjoyed the camaraderie of working with her agency family. Few things made Julie happier than quality time spent together with her loved ones, whether on cruises or on extended beach trips, which luckily were plentiful in her life.

Julie was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin, niece and friend. As a loving mother to her two children, she radiated pride for her kids as they studied at Kelly High School and Lamar University and later became incredible parents themselves. She adored her daughter-in-law Phoebe and her son-in-law Wayne, and both of her granddaughters immeasurably.

Julie knew what it meant to have a large family, and as the oldest of five children, the ability to keep close bonds with her siblings, parents and extended relations seemed to come naturally to her. This developed into a deep devotion for her ever-growing, multi-generational family unit. She took joy in small acts of praise, often pulling a family member close to her for a brief moment simply to whisper a compliment. Words fail to fully convey the impact of her constant, effortless presence as she participated fully in all of life’s most joyful and incredibly sorrowful moments with us all. She was always genuinely invested in everyone’s life progress and ceaselessly cheered us all on with encouragement. We will miss her more than we can yet know.

Julie was a devout Catholic and had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother Mary.  It is our sincere belief she was escorted to Heaven by many of the Angels and Saints upon whose constant intercession she relied upon for help.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Annabel and Thomas Oszczakiewicz, her niece, Grace Annabel Lee, and her brother, Karl William Oszczakiewicz.

Julie was surrounded in love by her daughter, Christina Marie Townsend and husband Wayne; her son, Thomas Peter Cokinos and wife Phoebe; and granddaughters, Elizabeth Ann Townsend and Lucca Alexandria Cokinos. Other family members include her aunt, Tommie Johnson of Pearland, Texas; sister, Suzanne Grable and husband Rick of Beaumont; brother, Dr. Michael Oszczakiewicz and wife Rhonda of Beaumont, Texas; sister, Mary Anne Lee and her husband Bryan of Beaumont, Texas; nieces and nephews, Kari Cardenas and husband, Israel; Jennifer Frazier and husband, Ryan; Jason Oszczakiewicz; Sarah Neiley and husband, Richard; Stacie Bauer and wife, Colleen; Nathalie Breland and husband, Jason; Nicholas Oszczakiewicz and wife, Alyce; Michelle Oszczakiewicz; Emily Lee; and Gabriella Oszczakiewicz; great-nieces and great-nephews: Isabella Mandujano, Annabel Cardenas, Ricardo Cardenas, Elliana Oszczakiewicz, Jasper Frazier, Jacinth Frazier, Evelyn Breland, Jett Oszczakiewicz, Anna Neiley, Clara Neiley, and Olivia Breland. Julie also will be missed by a multitude of cousins and friends whom she loved and admired. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Ms. Cokinos’s memory to the “Thomas Oszczakiewicz Memorial Scholarship in Engineering”, P.O. Box 11500 Beaumont, Texas 77710, or www.lamar.edu/give.

A gathering of Ms. Cokinos’s family and friends, will begin at 5:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Broussard’s, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 22, 2021, at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, 700 Jefferson Street, Beaumont, with her interment following at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

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Magnolia Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery
  • 2291 pine st beaumont tx 77703

Mass of Christian Burial

Mass of Christian Burial
  • 700 jefferson beaumont tx 77701
  • 01/22/2021
  • 11:00 am

Christian Vigil

Christian Vigil
  • 2000 mcfaddin avenue beaumont tx 77701
  • 01/21/2021
  • 6:00 pm

Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
  • 2000 mcfaddin street beaumont tx 77701
  • 01/21/2021
  • 8:39 am

Comments (3)

    Warren Wiggins says:

    Today, July 10th, 2022, taking a walk down memory lane.
    Love you guys so much,
    Julie was so special, she kissed my cheek in 1999 and I still have lip prints, 23 yrs later.
    To you Sue, aka” Sue Girl” and Rick and all the Family,
    God Bless, With All My Love,
    Warren L. Wiggins Jr

    Debbie Gonzales Holton says:

    To Julie’s family. Julie was not only my go to realtor, but my friend. I just found out that she had passed and I am so heartbroken. She always shared her pride in her children and her family. I will miss you Julie and our chats. Please know that your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Ron Cavanar says:

    Just saw this today. My prayers to the family.

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Best friend forever ,I’m going to miss you , UNTILL I see you again , love yo, prayers for family, love GALE

Pat leger

My heart hurts for you. May God bless you during this time.

Sandra Fertitta

I am so sorry for your loss! May God be with you and comfort you! Love, Sandra

Bertha O'Neill

to Julie's family. You are in my a thoughts and prayers. She was such a special lady. We met in the 80's. We also shared the same birthday. I am deeply sorry for your loss .

Ava Williams Watson

My deepest sympathy for your family’s loss. You will all be in my prayers. Sincerely, Ava

Nancy Angell

I have fun memories of times at French High...your smile and sense of humor

Gerrie Kelcher

I am so sorry for your loss, losing family is a crushing blow, I will be remembering Julie and all your family, asking for comfort and peace.

Jan and Andrew Droptini

Prayers for all the family. So sorry for your loss.

Johnny & Sharon Passmore

Sincere love & prayers for this beautiful family. Wie will miss you Julie. Much love, Sharon & Johnny Passmore

Crystal Coleman

Julie was always so hospitable and beautiful . Many Friday nights at Chula Vista were enjoyed in her company. She always had family around her and made you feel included as family. She will be missed.

Jo Ann Parigi

Sincerest condolences for your loss. Julie was a beautiful lady inside and out. Sending prayers for comfort and hugs. Jo Ann Parigi

Juliana Richmond Parks

All my love and prayers for your family, such a beautiful lady inside and out...

Richard,Mary,Madisen Tamayo

We are very sorry for your loss.I know it has been a tough time for y’all lately, but continue to keep your faith in god and he will ease your pain

Dori Melancon

Prayers to your family. Julie was a beautiful woman with a big LOVE. I am so proud to have known her and worked with her.. XOXO

Judy Finger Busceme

I'm so sorry for your lost. Julie was such a sweet person. I. Have a lot of memories from when we went to St Pius. Love and prayers

Laurie Wilcox

I shared many years of working with Julie. We laughed, and shared a lot of stories. She always was talking about her family, children and grandchildren. She would always say, "Thomas is playing here or there, come on out and hear him."! She was a great story teller, Prayers for the family. I will never forget my friend Ju Ju. Find peace in knowing that Julie had faith and is heaven.

Dana Archibald

Julie lived large and loved big! Always dressed to the nines and lipped up! We had such a great time at ChulaVista....some of my best memories with Julie and the rest of the Family. May ALL the good times and memories surround you as you grieve the loss of such a good soul!

Mike and Barbara Burrow

We knew Julie when she was a very young woman , beautiful and full of joy. Always kind and respectful of those around her. Her father worked with our company for years so we were able to keep up with her life somewhat and always enjoyed visiting with her. Your family has suffered two losses very close together and I know how difficult that is so please know that our prayers go with you on your grief journey.

Donna Schroeder

Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Julie. My memories of Julie are of a kind and gentle soul. Loved her. Sincerity. May God Bless you all.

Guy venable

So sorry for your loss Ms. Julie was a kind person I lived talking to and waiting on when she came by the store

Rone Luczynski

Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Julie. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Brian Kalinec

I remember Julie as a wonderful classmate from elementary school, high school, and beyond.. She was so sweet and kind to everyone. Love to and prayers for the family.


Julie was a beautiful soul with a heart the size of Texas. Always dressed to the nine . She will be truly missed by all of her American Family.

Kenny Scarborough

I remember so vividly first meeting Julie at my first day of Kindergarten....We were seated right beside one another. Through the years I remember Julie from school, she was always so sweet to everyone. Peace be with you dear friend... and prayers to the family...

Mary-Margaret Anzell Cutshall

My thoughts are with you, Julie, and your family at this very moment, as I wish I could be in the Cathedral now that Mass is just beginning. I’m so very sad to hear this news and would love to be there to give your family a big group hug from the entire Anzell family. We all have such fond memories of our time at St Pius with the Oszczakiewicz family. Our hearts go out to all of this beautiful family. We are with you in spirit. Peace, Love and Prayers are sent your way. Mary-Margaret

Tom LeTourneau

Our most sincere condolences ( the LeTourneau family)

Paula Atkins

I was so sorry to hear of this terrible loss of Julie’s passing. I met her in High school through a mutual friend and no matter how far between our paths crossed I always loved visiting with her as she made you feel like it was just yesterday. My prayers snd thoughts for your family and your derp loss. Truly, Paula Atkins

Becky & Rodney Ames

Sorry for the family’s loss and our thoughts/prayers are with you.. Julie was a nice person that we knew for many years and she will be truly missed.

Mary O Lee

Thank you so much for the comment and memories. We really appreciate it.

Mary O Lee

Thanks so much Ms. Donna. All our best to you and Mr. Eddie

Mary O Lee

Thanks so much Mary Margaret.. We do have so many shared memories through our two large clans. XX All the best to everyone.

Mary O Lee

Thank you so much. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.

Mary O Lee

Love you so much Gale. Thank you.