Plano, Texas, from complications following open heart surgery.
Jackie will always be remembered as a follower of Christ, a loving wife to Steve, a cherished
and adoring mother & grandmother, and an inspiring adopted mom to the extended family she
lovingly gathered in every circle of her life’s journey.
A eulogy of Jackie’s life, without a bound book, seems trite and will leave out so much that
needs to be mentioned. Jackie was born in Dallas, Texas, on January 25, 1941, to Lofton
Alonso and Corrie Elizabeth Pope. She grew up in Pleasant Grove, graduating from W.W.
Samuell High School in 1959. Jackie and Steve Sr. were married on July 15, 1961, under a
blooming mimosa tree in her parents’ front yard (they would have celebrated 60 years of
marriage in July). They raised their three children to seek Christ first, love others with Joy, serve
unselfishly, work diligently, gather often to enjoy others in celebrating life and always to dance.
Jackie honored her husband in a relationship that set an example for the way a marriage should
be. Always loving, encouraging, sharing her experiences, and supporting their faith, she loved
her grandchildren the “mostest”!
Jackie’s love, influence, and efforts will echo for generations through the lives of her family, the
construction industry, those into whom she poured life, and those touched through her life of
She and Steve led many Bible Studies impacting individuals, marriages and churches. Even up
to the end of her life she and Steve were in the midst of leading a couple’s marriage study at
Humphrey & Associates utilizing Tommy Nelson’s guide through the Song of Solomon.
YoungLife influenced their lives during their teen years, and they became strong advocates &
supporters as adults serving in various committee and leadership roles. They helped build the
original YoungLife clubs in Grapevine and the HUB (Hurst/Euless/Bedford). Steve and Jackie
were named as the National 2020 YoungLife Alumni Service Award winners on November 9th.
They have championed the Coaches Outreach Ministry since its formation by Tommy Maxwell,
and they faithfully supported countless other missions and charitable efforts and organizations
too numerous to list.
Raising their young children in Austin and Arlington, Jackie volunteered at Tate Springs Baptist
and other churches, teaching youth and young married Sunday School classes with Steve and
actively participating in International Friends. Jackie was a certified Zig Ziglar speaker and Zola
Levitt instructor, constantly encouraging all to be professional and Christ-like.
Moving to Grapevine in 1978, Jackie was the matriarch of Humphrey & Associates, the
company that she and Steve built from its start in 1977 into one of the Top 600 Specialty
Contractors in the country. She always cared for and loved the employees of H&A, creating the
culture of love for people, mutual respect for everyone from the entry level employee to the
CEO, and a team that always gives back to the industry and the community. She told everyone
she had three kids she birthed and hundreds at the office whom she loved as her own.
Jackie was an inspirational leader, serving locally, regionally, and nationally on many
construction industry committees and boards, as well as supporting Steve’s service to the
industry. She helped start programs like the North Texas Construction Industry Awareness
Program (CIA) and Get into Politics or Get out of Business with Associated Builders and
Contractors. She served on the original board of the National Center for Construction Education
and Research, and was part of the brainstorming team which established a national image
awareness program with the Independent Electrical Contractors PRIDE (promoting responsible
independent dedicated electricians) in the 80’s.
Jackie had the gift of encouragement. She always found and shared encouraging words and
phrases that carried a story focusing on positive attitudes and actions. “Pray towards heaven,
but row towards shore.” “Make the choice to rejoice.” “Better to light a candle than to curse the
Jackie is survived by her spouse Steve Humphrey, Sr., of Argyle, Texas; her children Stephen
Jr. and Mary Humphrey, Leah and Rick Rennhack, Randy and Scottie Humphrey; and her
grandchildren Hunter, Cody and Samantha Humphrey; Riley, Annelise, Nathanael, and Grace
Rennhack; and Brayden, Grantham, Marshall and Corey Humphrey. She is also survived by her
children by choice of Humphrey & Associates, the construction industry, and the many Bible
studies she and Steve led.
She was preceded in death by her father Lofton Alonso Pope, her mother Corrie Freeman Pope, and younger brother Ronnie Pope of Dallas, Texas.
A visitation is planned for Wednesday, December 2nd, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the chapel at
Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville. The Celebration of her life will be held at the First
Baptist Church of Colleyville on Thursday, December 3rd at 10:00 am with the internment
immediately following at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park. Those who wish to join virtually may
view the service online through Facebook Live. A link will be available on the Humphrey &
Associates Inc. Facebook page.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 - Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all
circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
If you prefer making a donation to honor Jackie’s memory, here are some of her favorites:
YoungLife ( https://giving.younglife.org/s/ ), Coaches Outreach(https://www.coachesoutreach.org/donate ),
Denton Bible Church ( https://dentonbible.onlinegiving.org/donate/login ).
If you wish to send flowers in honor of Mrs. Humphrey please contact Lilium Floral Design at 817-589-1566 or http://www.liliumflorals.com.