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Kingwood Funeral Home

22800 Highway 59 North, Kingwood, TX

OBITUARY

Joseph Frank Sarrat

August 9, 1927July 24, 2020

Joseph Frank Sarrat, age 92, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 24, 2020. Joe was born on August 9, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana to John and Agnes Sarrat. Family meant everything to him, the family he inherited when he married Emelda Porter Sarrat and the family he created with Mel: Colleen (Ken) Carpenter, Steve (Rosanne) Sarrat, Anne Sarrat, Chris (Cindy) Sarrat, Mike (Christina) Sarrat and Paul (Christi) Sarrat; grandsons Scott Carpenter (Helen), Andrew Carpenter (Kelly), Michael Sarrat, Christopher Sarrat, Payton Sarrat, Joseph Sarrat and Jonathan Sarrat; granddaughter Jena Hansen (Dave); great grandchildren: Khloe Carpenter, Deacon Carpenter, Lincoln Carpenter, Evelyn Carpenter and Ava Hansen. Joe leaves behind numerous nieces (you were all his favorite), nephews and friends (Rita & Sid Jones, June Irwin, Cathy and Kuno Trostmann) and too many others to name.

Joe was a proud graduate of Jesuit High School, New Orleans, Class of 1944 and served in the Louisiana National Guard. Joe played trumpet at St. Stephen’s Elementary School through Jesuit High School and loved good music and dancing. Joe and Mel married on October 13, 1951 and they moved to Houston, Texas in 1963. Joe worked in sales and always loved meeting and talking with people. Joe and Mel passed on their deep faith in God, lived the message to “love one another” and to cherish each other as family. Joe and Mel both volunteered their time and were Associate Members of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word (Villa de Matel). Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus and bowled with them for over 50 years.

Words cannot adequately express the gratitude we feel to the staff at Plantation Estates Assisted Living where Joe resided for over 4 years. He was loved and cared for by Courtney, Amanda, Courtney, Michelle and many others. He felt loved and at home there. One story recently shared wit by a staff member: “Joe was talking about how thankful he was for his children surrounding him and loving him. She said “Let’s call and tell them Joe”. He said, “no, I don’t want them to get a big head”. Sounds like “Dad”.

Joe’s Celebration of Life Mass will be held on August 7, 2020 at 10 am at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 1833 Sage Rd., Houston, Texas 77056 and will be live-streamed on their website: www.stmichaelchurch.net. Burial will follow at 12:15 pm at Forest Park Cemetery at 21629 Gulf Fwy., Webster, Texas 77598.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Mass

    Friday, August 7, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, August 7, 2020

Memories

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Ginger Hall

August 8, 2020

I remember Joe and Mel so vividly from the Songwood days . Such great days.
I met them. through Jo and Bill . Jo passed away a year ago. Joe and Mel were so much fun to be with and I do remember , then doing the Cha Cha Cha. They loved to dance. Joe was a wonderful man and I sure will be missed by all his loving family .

Ginger Hall

August 8, 2020

I remember the Sarrat family with fun and happy thoughts . Joe was the best along with Mel by his side.
In the Songwood days . Met them through Jo and Bill . My sister Jo passed away a year ago. Joe and Mel just seemed to have that extra something that always brought
Joy . I know he is going to be missed .Joe was a wonderful man . All my sympathy for the loss of Joe Sarrat

From the Family - Christi Sarrat

August 8, 2020

PawPaw holding Payton at 5 months old at Knights of Columbus Hall

Pattie McCaffrey

August 7, 2020

What a heart felt tribute to Uncle Joe. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful service with all of us for him. He truly was one of a kind.

Love Pattie

joey pena

August 7, 2020

Deepest condolences to the Sarrat Family. Great Man !! God bless you all and are in our prayers. Beautiful Mass!!

Eileen Bach

August 7, 2020

I met Joe and Mel in my early twenties, it’s been nearly twenty years, and I can still see them clearly in my mind. They were the most lovely couple, exuding so much love and joy to those around them. Joe, especially, was so good and kind to the retired CCVI sisters, that I remember thinking, when I grow up, I want to be just like him! May he rest in eternal peace.

My deepest sympathies to the Sarrat family. Please know you are loved and prayed for by the CCVI Associates.

With Love and God’s blessings,
Eileen Bach

Debbie Johnston

August 7, 2020

Personable,loving,witty,DEVOTED family man! That is how I think of Uncle Joe. He always had time and wanted to know what was going on in your world .He referred to you as babe, if you were lucky enough to be his favorite niece ! One of my earliest memories was going to visit and everyone going to Stevie’s ballgame. Uncle Joe and Aunt Mel were all about family, immediate and extended, making sure you felt the love. They passed this on to their children and I am proud to call them my cousins. I am so thankful they planned a wonderful 90th birthday party for Uncle Joe and we got to share it. And so very grateful they had a Porter reunion in 2019 and we got to be a part of it also. Like I said family was everything to Uncle Joe. Uncle Joe you will be sorely missed, but we are comforted in knowing where you are, and that you had a loving family that was waiting for you. I can only imagine the wonderful reunion in heaven. Love you Uncle Joe . Debbie (Porter) Johnston , just one of your many favorite nieces.

Mike Sarrat

August 7, 2020

Conversation between mom & dad
“ Can you believe Mike is getting married, Christina is our favorite daughter-in-law, now let’s go get our dance moves on”
Heard on open mike from June 19,1993

Mike Sarrat

August 7, 2020

Mike Sarrat

August 7, 2020

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