OBITUARY

Mrs. Jacquelyn Oneta (Pope) Humphrey

January 25, 1941November 20, 2020
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Mrs. Jacquelyn Oneta Pope Humphrey of Argyle, Texas, passed away on November 20, 2020, in 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 ministry.

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 darkness.”

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.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, December 3, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Thursday, December 3, 2020

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Nathan Bailey

December 11, 2020

SuZanne, Kadyn and myself extend our deepest condolences to the Humphrey family and the “Humphrey family.” Though we are saddened by her passing we rejoice in knowing Miss Jackie’s eternity. Her faith in Christ was always on display.

Our family is grateful for her support and call for prayers when our daughter Kadyn was born at 26 weeks in 2008. Our daughter is a living miracle of God and a testament to the power of prayer from believers like Miss Jackie.

We will continue to shower the Humphrey family in prayer. God Bless.

The Baileys
Sulphur Springs, TX

Meloni Raney

December 9, 2020

Mrs. Humphrey has always been so welcoming to me since the first day I started at TEXO! The entire Humphrey family became my sanity group and you all brought me in so quickly it was exactly what I needed during this transition in my life. What has always stood out to me is the way you all love people so well and Mrs. Humphrey was an amazing example of loving people like He does. When I first brought Ronny to the Gala he was sitting alone at our table and then the next time I saw him he was at the Humphrey table with you all and my heart was so happy. Because I knew if someone was in your presence, they would be well loved! Thank you for showing us what a marriage focused on Jesus should look like... it truly is an inspiration during a time when it's desperately needed in this world! I'll miss you so much Mrs. Humphrey but am so thankful for the time I spent with you on this earth. See you in Heaven someday! I love you and appreciate the many legacies you've left on this earth, in our industry and in my heart!

Patty Patterson

December 7, 2020

Words cannot express the sorrow in my heart for the loss of Ms. Jackie. May the peace of God, which passes all understanding, comfort your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. The memory I cherish the most is Ms. Jackie accepting me into the company as family with open arms like she had known me forever. She just had that love and remarkable spirit about her that was contagious. We begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. Till we meet again...
Always loved, never forgotten, and forever missed!

Lynn Cunningham

December 3, 2020

No one who knew Jackie and Steve could not be immeasurably blessed. When I remember Jackie I think of how joyful she always was. Her smile could light up a room and her love for Jesus was obvious. She was such a wonderful reflection of Jesus and the family she raised and loved were evidence of it. I will miss her insight and words that she shared on social media. And though her loss will leave a void here, I know those of us who love Jesus will see her again and what a reunion that will be. When she crossed the threshold of heaven, I know God said “welcome home.”

Phil Brinkley

December 3, 2020

When I heard of Jackie's passing, the first word that came to mind was "Legacy". What a legacy she leaves. She's an inspiration to love well, welcome well and "Never stop talkin' about Jesus". My own personal favorite memories of her was at Trail West Lodge playing "Shoot the Moon" with her and Steve and just being loved on by someone who loved so well. Thank you Lord, for the life of Jackie Humphrey and blessings to such an amazing family. May the Great Comforter do His promised work in your lives.

Steve Taylor

December 3, 2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of Jackie's passing but are elated to know that she is going to meet Jesus. She IS a woman of Christ.
She was the leader of the Humphrey Family. Steve, you are the head of the family but we all know who was in charge.
The little amount of time that I got to be around her was a joy. While working for her and Steve, she treated me more than just an employee. She always made me feel like a friend first.
I have always thought that you are never gone as long as you leave a memory for someone to remember. Jackie will never be gone.
Thank you for allowing me to have been part of your family.
Sincerely,
Steve & Jackie Taylor

Eddie Corbitt

December 3, 2020

Jackie was a dear friend and inspiring Christian influence on myself, my family and everyone she came in contact with. She was such a positive role model as a woman, wife, mother, grandmother and person. Her presence in this world will be / is missed.

Russell Crawford

December 3, 2020

I do not believe that I have ever met anyone with a bigger heart for her family and other people. Her smile and warmth came through in every encounter. The family pictures and the pictures of Jackie and Steve are a display of the love she had for them.

We are grieving here, but I know there is a celebration in Heaven as Christ welcomed one of his children.

May God Bless the entire Humphrey Family and all who loved this wonderful Woman of God.
Russ & Suzanne Crawford

Jesse Abercrombie

December 3, 2020

Jackie was one of my favorites of all time. I felt like every time that I met or spoke with her I learned something. She was very smart, kind and just an all around caring person. She always asked about my family and was just a wonderful person to be around. I'll miss her very much.

Jaeson Thornton

December 3, 2020

"Today, Make the Choice to Rejoice - Mrs. Jackie/Mimi/Mom/Mrs. H" - this is how she would always sign her emails. She was all of those things to me. Such an amazing Christian woman that had such an incredible smile and grace filled heart. She will be missed by so many. A ripple effect that will never stop....... Thank you for all that you did for me and my family.

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