Mary “Sissy” Hale Salim

July 13, 1957 - December 15, 2022

Mary “Sissy” Hale Salim, 65, of Beaumont, died Thursday, December 15, 2022, surrounded by family. She was born on July 13, 1957, to Helen Marie Shelton Hale and William H. “Bill” Hale, in Syracuse, New York.

Sissy loved being at the beach. She could often be seen beach combing, collecting sea glass, or just relaxing watching the waves with a cool adult beverage in her hand.Spending time with her friends, Kim, Pat, Devin and Joann was always a joy for Sissy. She also went on many crazy road trips with “the sisters”, with whom she was inseparable. Those “adventures” always resulted in getting lost and hysterical laughter.

Besides her gentleness and steadfastness, Sissy was generous with her time and always supported anything that her nieces and nephews were doing.

Holding everything inside, and being very private, Sissy hated drama. But she was the one who always knew what was happening in our large family. She could listen to our carrying on without getting sucked in. Our Sissy kept our stories; our triumphs and our troubles. We told her everything, and she carried everything in her heart.

Sissy’s greatest legacy, however, was her family. Nick Salim was the love of her life, and together, they raised two fine young men, David and Adam. Those boys doted on her and absolutely adored her. Sissy also welcomed her daughter-in-law, Chelsee into her circle of love and thought the world of her. But, her absolute joy were her two grandsons. Even on her worse days, she would light up and gain strength just from seeing those grand babies.

Cancer tried to take away Sissy’s dignity, but it did not succeed. It could not take away her quiet beauty, her gentle spirit, nor her fierce love. We will miss her terribly.

Survivors include her sons, David Salim and his wife, Chelsee, of Beaumont and Adam Salim of Nederland; brother, Joe Hale and his wife, Sharon, of Friendswood; sisters, Sherry Maniscalco and her husband, Joe, of Lumberton; Teresa McReynolds and her husband, James, of Beaumont; and Kim Manuel and her husband, Paul, of Beaumont; brother-in-law, Sam Salim, Jr. and his wife, Beverly, of Lumberton; sister-in-law, Sulyn Hale; and grandchildren, Maverick Salim and Stetson Salim.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Nicholas Joe Salim; and brothers, Marty Hale and Mark Hale.

A gathering of Mrs. Salim’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Christian Vigil recited at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 22, 2022, at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 4445 Avenue A, Beaumont, Texas 77705; or masses for the repose of her soul.


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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 21, 2022
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Christian Vigil

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • December 21, 2022
  • 6:30 pm

Mass of Christian Burial

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church
  • 4445, Ave A, Beaumont, TX, 77705,
  • December 22, 2022
  • 10:00 am


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

Comments (15)

    Arian Fuller (Wildberger) says:

    Our condolences, Mrs Sissy was truly the sweetest and loving person she always made everyone feel loved
    We were blessed to know her
    She is in our prayers

    Renee Brown-Nembhard says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Sissy’s passing. Our boys were in scouts together. Sissy was a kind, gentle woman. She will be missed ????????????????????

    Bonnie Norton says:

    My condolences to the family and friends. What a Beautiful person she was .sending prayers of comfort and strength.

    Debra Hillin Smith says:

    Sissy was blessed to have a loving family and friends and they were blessed to have her in their lives. She now rest in God’s loving arms. Praying for all of you.

    Charlotte Duncan says:

    I’m so sorry to family and dear friends. I worked at Helena and met Sissy there. Would always love to stop and chatt with her. She was a very sweet and special lady. Blessed ????????

    Beverly Miller says:

    I was very saddened to hear about Sissy. She was a good work friend and I appreciated her. I know she will be missed by many. Sending comfort to her family and friends.

    Michael P Haynie says:

    Prayers of condolences for Sissy, and all the families and friends of Sissy that are grieving today, and in the days ahead, for all of God’s Holy graces, comfort, peace, mercy, healing, and eternal love.

    Billy Heiner says:

    Prayers of comfort and sympathy to you. I have many good memories of working with Sissy at Helena Labs. God’s Blessings.

    Beth A Randall says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Sissy’s passing. Praying for her loving family.

    Beke Cloud Valencia & Family says:

    May the Lord grant you peace and comfort through these painful times. Your mother will always be with you. Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you and the family.
    The Valencia Family
    Beke, Blythe V. Reich, Michael Reich, Trouper Reich, Blayde & Tori Valencia

    Jan Leonard says:

    I am so very sorry to hear this. I worked with Sissy for a very long time. I thought the world of her. Please accept my sympathy at this time. May she rest in peace.

    Kelly Suppes says:

    I’m so so sorry for your loss. I know she loved her family so very much. I’m sure Nick and her are having a grand reunion. Prayers for everybody

    Christine+Chimeno+Hartley says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear the news about Sissy. She’s been in my daily thoughts and prayers. May you all be comforted by your treasured memories together. May she rest in eternal peace.

    diane brown says:

    Im so sorry to hear this .we worked together at Helena labs for a good while. she was so sweet. she gave my daughter a baby shower in 1988 Fly high angel

    JeN McFaddin says:

    Sissy’s loving and caring personality will be missed by many of us. May God hold her tightly in his arms.

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