Josette Armendariz Obituary, Death – Without Josette Armendariz-Batiste in it, the world has become a little bit darker today. She was a wonderful nurse leader who inspired others around her and helped them develop professionally. For providing me my first position in the intensive care unit and enabling me to advance in my profession, I will be eternally thankful to her.
Please say prayers for the Galveston community, which has suffered the loss of a bright light, as well as for the UTMB family, who has suffered the loss of its captain and Chief Nurse Executive. She was always very cordial and courteous to me, even as she became the boss of more and more people, and I first became acquainted with her when she was the boss of my boss’s boss. A lovely nurse leader.
She gave a lovely speech on the first heavenly birthday celebration for her mother in February. Josette was a constant presence at UTMB, so any employee who ever worked there was certain to run across her at some time. I pray that she finds eternal rest. She is very wonderful. It was at Jeannie Sealy in Galveston that we first connected. Volunteer work is something I do in both Galveston and League City. A tragedy of epic proportions for the neighborhood. It was an honor and a pleasure to have known Josette and to have collaborated with her. I pray that God would shower blessings and comfort onto her family.
Because she was such a lovely coworker in SICU, always smiling and encouraging the staff, I am going to mourn her forever because of how much she contributed to our team. She remained the same way even after she was promoted to Chief Director of Nursing at UTMB. I find it difficult to comprehend why she passed away. How is it even feasible for such to happen? I have been reduced to tears, and my heart no longer want to smile. RIP Josette