Joanna Lee Pedigo

Published 2:55 pm Thursday, August 3, 2017

Joanna Lee Pedigo, 48, of Pt. Neches, TX, passed away at her home on August 1, 2017, after a short illness. Born in Beaumont on May 2, 1969, Joanna was employed as sales manager for Lamar Outdoor Advertising in Beaumont for almost 25 years.

Her family, including her Lamar family, and many, many friends were an integral part of her life. We will always have happy memories of Joanna as a strong, creative woman with a can-do spirit, big heart, fondness for old movies, and wicked sense of humor. She was a skilled painter and enjoyed building furniture and decorating for her family and friends. On the weekends, Joanna was known for her trademark ball cap and ponytail.

She is survived by her daughter Clara Lee Pedigo and future son-in-law Colby Klima of Groves; parents Tanya and Michael Lee of Beaumont; sister Jennifer Lee Benton and husband Todd; nephews Owen and Adam Benton, niece Annabelle Benton, all of Beaumont; her partner-for-life Kevin Pedigo of Groves, and his parents Judy and Jerry Pedigo of Willis, TX; stepson Korey Pedigo and wife Danielle of Pt. Neches; grand daughters Tyler Marie Pedigo of Pt. Neches, and Mary Katherine Pedigo of California; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

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The family would like to thank Sharon Kent (MawMaw), Rose, and Angela for their tender care during her illness; Dr. Rodabe Amaria and the melanoma cancer team at MD Anderson in Houston for their extraordinary efforts and kindness; and Regina Rogers for her love and friendship.

Memorial contributions can be made to the organization for which Joanna had great admiration, the Gift of Life. (, or 2390 Dowlen Road Beaumont, Texas 77706)

At Joanna’s request, a celebration for family and friends is being planned. Details will be announced at a future date.