Cage-Mills Funeral Directors

4901 Everhart Road, Corpus Christi, TX


Thelma Jean Estell

August 12, 1955June 11, 2019

Thelma J. Estell, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born on August 12, 1955 to DC Estell and Bertha Estell in Corpus Christi, TX. She graduated from Moody High School in 1973. During her high school years, she was an avid track and field star. Thelma was a generous individual who loved to spend time with family and friends. She was also passionate about watching her soap operas uninterrupted, and completing crossword puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, DC Estell and Bertha Lee Estell and her brothers, David and Joseph Estell.

Thelma is survived by her sisters, June Estell Douglas and Dolores Estell Wilson (Randolph); her special friend, Wanda; Billy Ray whom she raised as her son, all of Corpus Christi, TX; her favorite aunt, Mrs. Jimmy Lee Tolbert of Brunswick, Maine; her favorite cousin, Jackie Tabor of Missoula Beach, CA; her favorite nieces, LaTysha Grant and Star Gallegos (Mark); and her nephew, DJ Estell, along with numerous other family and friends.

Honorary Pallbearers are Billy Ray, Wilbert Sipsey (Stephanie), Matthew Grant and DJ Estell.

Visitation services in celebration of her life will begin on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm at Cage Mills Funeral Home with a Prayer Service at 7:00 pm. A Memorial Service is planned for Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Cage Mills Funeral Home.

Online condolences and fond memories may be expressed at www.cagemillsfuneraldirectors.com


  • D.C. Estell, Father (deceased)
  • Bertha L. Estell, Mother (deceased)
  • David Lee Estell, Brother (deceased)
  • Joseph Lee Estell, Brother (deceased)
  • June Douglas Estell, Sister
  • Dolores Estell Wilson, Sister
  • Wanda Ray, Special Friend
  • Billy Ray, Special Friend
  • Jackie Tabor, Favorite Cousin
  • Jimmie Lee Tolbert, Favorite Aunt
  • Miss Thelma Jean leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins to cherish her memory. . .

  • Billy Ray, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Wilbert (Stephanie) Sipsey
  • Matthew Grant
  • D.J. Estell


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Latysha Grant

June 19, 2019

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