1930 - 2014 Mary Jo Meadows Nix, 84, of Beaumont, died Sunday, November 2, 2014, at Christus Hospital - St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Mary Jo was born on August 29, 1930, in Waco, Texas, to Emma Sawyer Meadows and George Meadows. It was in Waco that she met her husband of sixty-seven years. Mary Jo met Henry while working in the Registrar's Office at Baylor University. It was love at first sight. After their marriage they relocated to Beaumont where Mary Jo worked as a secretary at the Beaumont Independent School District. She had many hobbies including doing the Beaumont Enterprise's crossword puzzle every day. Mary Jo loved playing Bridge with her friends at the Beaumont Bridge Studio. She was quite an accomplished player achieving the rank of Silver Life Master. Mary Jo was loved by many. She will be deeply missed by her family including her husband, Henry; daughter, Cheryl Rumery and her husband, Kyle, of Lumberton; grandsons, Kyle Morgan Rumery and his wife, Cresta, of Lumberton and Jason Mark Rumery, of Beaumont; great-granddaughters, Presley Rumery and Berkley Rumery, of Beaumont; and sister, Margie Dickinson, of Waco. Mary Jo is preceded in death by her parents, Emma Sawyer Meadows and George Meadows; brothers, Bill Meadows and Jack Meadows; and nephew, Bill Oliver. A gathering of Mrs. Nix's family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Calder Baptist Church, 1005 North 11th Street, Beaumont. Her interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard's, 2000 McFaddin Avenue, Beaumont. Memorial contributions may be made to Calder Baptist Church Building Fund, 1005 North 11th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702. Complete and updated information may be found at:broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Nov. 5, 2014