Jed Anthony Newsom

Jed Anthony Newsom, 63, of Jamaica Beach, TX, passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022. Jed was born in Houston, TX, on April 28, 1959, to Patricia Mocek and Daniel Newsom. A great day as Jed shared his mother’s birthday. Each year they called each other earlier and earlier in the morning to be the first to wish the other a happy birthday. Jed grew up in Houston and graduated from Lamar High School. Jed also grew up on the farm of his grandparents in Caldwell, TX. He rode motorcycles there and raced the trains to the crossing.

Jed recently retired from BMW in Katy, TX where he had worked for more than 20 years. He enjoyed the life of retirement and was often working in the yard or fishing on his boat in the bay. He loved to ride the golf cart around the neighborhood and to the beach. Jed especially loved the holidays with the decorations, lights, and of course, family time.

Jed was charming, witty, and quick. He kept everyone laughing with his stories. He was also a great cook and an amazing grill master. He loved motorcycles and attended the Lonestar Rally each year. His love of country music is well known by his family and friends. To end the day, Jed liked to have a drink on the porch or at the bar he built under the house.

Jed is predeceased by his parents. Jed is survived by his wife Melinda, and their children: Tiffany Newsom of Richmond; TX, Evan Martin-McKamie of Austin, TX; Jennifer Holmes of Houston, TX; Julia DeBenedictis and her husband Frank of Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; Emily Martin-McKamie of Houston, TX; Erica Velez and her wife Diana of Gray, Maine; and Ethan Martin-McKamie of Webster, Tx; Jed’s sisters Cindy King and her husband Lesley of Caldwell, TX; and Kim Sheppard of Bowie, TX; three grandchildren whom he loved dearly, and so many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

A memorial service for Jed will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 11AM, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1601 Lake Rd., La Marque, TX, 77568. Arrangements are under the care of the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Gulf Center for Sea Turtle Research Foundation (

Jed was the best husband, father, Poppie, uncle, and Captain of our boat.



  1. Melinda – you and the family are in our prayers and thoughts.

    Jacqui (Jennifer's sister)
  2. A loving, smart, and generous man, a fabulous husband to my wonderful niece, he will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him.

    Ron Southan
    • Dear Melinda
      Please absorb my heart felt sympathy! Jeb radiated a friendly warmth even when I was your new friend and a stranger to him. Allow me to be there for you as you have been for me. All my love, Wren

  3. We will miss Jed. He and I worked together for many years side by side. Undoubtedly he was my work husband. We both loved motorcycles, and we rode many miles together. He was the kind of guy that you just never lost your place with. He will always be very dear to me, and always have a place in my heart. Melinda our prayers go out to you. I pray God gives you strength and peace. We love you.

    The Fenleys

  4. My deepest sympathies to you and your kids. I remember all the stories you shared at work and was fortunate enough to enjoy his grilling expertise. Please know that you are in my thoughts during these difficult times. May your Christmas be one of great memories and continued competitiveness in his honor. Please know that your relationship memories will keep him close to your heart for years to come. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  5. His grace was only matched by, or perhaps enhanced by yours. Peace on you and all he loved.

    Lynn Southan
  6. Melinda,

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. I will be praying for you all.

  7. These past months, I was praying and asking God to heal Jed! I’m beyond grateful that I got to see him this summer! Jed definitely was great on the grill and truly a nice guy! I will miss him!! My thoughts are with you and his children and the rest of his family!! God bless Jed!! May he continue to watch over his family! Love Jeff

    Jeff Boyd
  8. Melinda and family,

    I am so sad because I know Jed was a wonderful man and what he meant to you. I wish I were closer so I could be there for you in person but know that I’m thinking of you and praying for you. Sending you hugs and love.

    Claudia Martinez
  9. There are no words to express our sympathy. Jed was sweet, kind and most of all he made you smile! We loved that! Lifting you and your family up in prayer asking to give you peace, strength and comfort during this time. Sending you hugs and lots of love!❤️🙏

    Scott and Kathy Hamilton
  10. Melinda, I am so sorry to hear this news about Jed. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Missy McKay
  11. Melinda and family,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. Sending healing prayers in these very difficult times.

    Nathalie Dumont
  12. My deepest sympathy, I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Nancy sadowski
  13. Best wishes as you face your life without Jed being physically present. I hope you can feel and know that he is still with you and the live never ends.

    Diana Gaillardetz
  14. Melinda, I am so sorry. I just read the news about Jed. I am heartbroken for you and your family. Sending you lots of love.

    April Wood

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