Jewell Poole Thompson, resident of Royse City, TX, for the past 10 years, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the age of 97. Jewell was born February 12, 1921, in Oberlin, LA, and was a longtime resident of Bridge City, TX, where she was a member of Second Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Jewell was a very giving person and showed the love of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to friends and family alike.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Reeves; her first husband: James L. “Jimmie” Poole; second husband: William Alvis “Tommy” Thompson; brother: Murphy Reeves; and sisters: Minerva Frazier, Lottie Patin, Zula Moore and Faye Roberson. She is survived by her son: Robert W. “Bob” Poole and his wife, Lee Dell of Royse City; granddaughter: Joanna Duncan and her husband Rick of Royse City; great grandson: Sam Duncan; great granddaughter: Kate Duncan; and loved just like family: Carla and Mike Frank and their children, Emma and Grayson, also of Royse City; along with several dear nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Jewell’s caregivers, Denise Hardwick, Sylvia Duncan and Debbie Strauch, along with Centric Home Heath of Greenville for their many kindnesses.
Graveside services will be held 3:00pm Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 3900 Twin City Highway, Groves, TX 77619, with Dr. Phil Sigman of Central Baptist Church of Port Arthur officiating. A gathering for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening at Rest Haven Funeral Home – Royse City Location from 6:00 to 8:00pm. As an alternative to flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial gifts in Jewell’s name be made to Highland Terrace Baptist Church, 3939 Joe Ramsey Blvd., Greenville, TX 75401, or to Second Baptist Church, 340 Bland Dr., Bridge City, TX 77611.