Mary Jo Franklin

May 7, 1938 - July 11, 2020

Mary Jo Franklin, 82, of Beaumont, died Saturday, July 11, 2020. She was born on May 7, 1938, in Beaumont, to Lillian Inez Cryer and Joseph Rizzato. 

Survivors include her children, Calvin Langford and his wife, Donna, of Jasper and Kenton Langford and his wife, Kathy, of Beaumont; grandchildren Justin, Ryan, Kristin, Krystal, Jessica, Gabe, Daniel, Jeremy, and Rusty; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Carolyn Arrington and Linda Winn; numerous nieces and nephews; and companion of eleven years, Clint Vineyard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Les Franklin; and son, Nathan Langford. 

A gathering of Mrs. Franklin’s family and friends will begin at 1:00 p.m., with her memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 N. Major Drive, Beaumont. Her cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium. 

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Broussard's Crematorium

Broussard's Crematorium
  • 5150 stivers street beaumont tx 77705

Memorial Service

Memorial Service
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 07/18/2020
  • 2:00 pm

A Gathering of Mrs. Franklin's Family and Friends

A Gathering of Mrs. Franklin's Family and Friends
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713
  • 07/18/2020
  • 4:36 am

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Becky Whitlow

Aunt Jo loves me as her own. I loved her just the same.. Her heart was so big and her love knew no bounds. She was my voice of reason when my world fell apart. She and Audrey had a bond that warmed m heart and made Audrey feel the love of a grand parent. Thank you for sharing her with us.

Connie Abshire

Our prayers and condolences to Clint and Jo's family. She was a beautiful lady and always so much fun. She will be greatly missed. Archie and Connie

Vivian Chan

Condolences to the family and Mr Clint. Prayers to the family.

Betty Hester

My condolences to Jo’s family and friends. She was a congenial and hospitable neighbor . She will be missed.

LaDelle Benoit

My prayers are with the family, even tho it is late, I wanted to say a goodbye to a good little lady. So sorry to see you go. May you RIP.