Josephine Salvage

July 19, 1930October 26, 2018

On Friday, October 26, 2018, Josephine Ann Salvage, loving wife and mother of three children, passed away at the age of 88. Josephine was born on July 19, 1930 in Houston, TX to Charles and Bessie Messina. She married Joseph Emola and they had two sons, Louis and Charles, and one daughter, Gina. Later on she married Charles Salvage, and worked many years at Simone & Joseph's in the Heights as a beautician and was proud of her career. Josephine had a passion for cooking and baking. She also had an exceptionally strong sense of family. She was known for helping those in need with her kind and compassionate spirit. Josephine was preceded in death by her father, Charles, and her mother, Bessie, sisters Katherine, Marie and Bessie and brother Sam. She is survived by her three children, Louis Emola, Gina Chepely and Charles Emola, grandson Joseph Chepely and wife Melissa, great grandson Oliver and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 3600 Brinkman Street at 10 a.m. Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Mass at 11:30 a.m. Private Burial 1:30 p.m.


  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Rosary Service Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, November 2, 2018

Josephine Salvage

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Cathy Irwin

November 1, 2018

Gina, Louis and Charlie,

I am so, so sorry about your mom. She was a beautiful lady and I know she will be missed very much. Byron loved her and talked about her so many times, referring to her has his second mom. Now they are together with so many other loved ones. Happy, healthy and together. I know her service will be beautiful and am so sad I cannot be there. Please know I am praying for you all and sending my love.

Love and Prayers,
Cathy and Family

Amy Salvage

November 1, 2018

Our prayers to you, Gina, Louis & Charlie in the loss of your Mother.
She was a very loving and kind person who never met a stranger. I'll never forget all the holiday gatherings we all shared at her house. We truly miss those days. She will be greatly missed.

Ken & Amy Salvage

Traci Messina

October 29, 2018

Josephine was such a warm and friendly person that made yuu feel at home every time we were together. She will be dearly missed.

Prayers for peace and strength Gina, Louis and Charles.

Lee, Traci, Jake and Gia Messina