OBITUARY

Genever Eunice Tompkins

October 22, 1941February 12, 2020

Genever Eunice Self Tompkins passed away peacefully at her residence on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. She was 78 years old. Beloved wife of Nathan Tompkins for 59 years. Loving mother of William Tompkins, Elisa Richard (Rene), and Theresa Tompkins. Loving grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 4. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her 7 siblings and her parents. Genever was a native of Metairie, Louisiana and has been a resident of Folsom, Louisiana for over 15 years. She was a faithful member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Franklinton, LA. She enjoyed sharing her faith and her ministry, and teaching people the bible for over 50 years. Genever has touched many lives through the years and will be greatly missed. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 42590 Louisiana Highway 16, Franklinton, Louisiana on Saturday afternoon, February 22, 2020 at 3:00. Visitation will begin at 2:00. An online guestbook is available at www.gracenorthshore.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Nathan Tompkins, Spouse
  • William Tompkins, Son
  • Elisa Richard (Rene), Daughter
  • Theresa Tompkins, Daughter
  • Loving grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 4. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her 7 siblings and her parents.

Services

22 February

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

42590 Louisiana Highway 16
Franklinton, Louisiana

22 February

Memorial Service

3:00 pm

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

42590 Louisiana Highway 16
Franklinton, Louisiana

Memories

Genever Eunice Tompkins

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Carolyn Blackburn

February 22, 2020

Tommy and kids. I know this is going to be a hard day. You are going to be hearing and talking a lot about Genever today. We hope it won't be too painful. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. We are so sorry for your loss. Take comfort in all the wonderful years you had together and will have again soon in God's new world. We love you all very much and wish we could be with you today and hug you all. Consider yourself hugged. May Jehovah strengthen and comfort you all. Love to you. Blackburns

Prince & Cynthia Campbell

February 21, 2020

It is with sad hearts that we send our sincere condolences. Our hope is that the love of Jehovah and the many friends sustain you at this time. Prince and I have many memories of Genever and Tommy that we are looking forward to share with Genever in the near future when she is brought back to us, in good health and sharing her wonderful smile with us all.
Prince and I send our love to you all from here in California.
Agape

Heidi Bowers

February 21, 2020

Hello:

Thinking of you. Really feel for you. Having recently experienced the loss of my mother I deeply relate to what you are no doubt experiencing. It is an indescribable loss. We do take comfort in the resurrection - that is a certainty. The thing to rise to is how to live without them in the interim. With Jehovah's help we'll manage - one day at a time. Everyone tells me it never goes away, but that coping with it will improve. I long for that day for myself and for you. Your mother was loved by many. She will be missed. It hurts my heart thinking about her having to lose her life and you all having to go on without her until you meet her again in Paradise. Oh, what a reunion that will be!!!! I am so thankful to Jehovah for setting things in place to eventually undo all that Adam and Eve (and Satan), have done to us. They threw us into such cruel circumstances. One friend told me that it's like we are riding a train. Some of us are in seats and some of us are in the sleeping quarters, but we are all headed to the same destination - PARADISE. On occasion that thought helps me some. Hang in there and I'll be over here trying to do the same. I know it hurts.
Very best to you!!! Love to all. Heidi Bowers

Ricky Swanner

February 21, 2020

Sis. Tompkins is a very special person to me and my family. I have very fond memories of being with her and Br Tompkins in the same congregation for years. They were a real source of encouragement! Especially when I worked with her on their paper route when Br Tompkins had knee surgery. I can still hear Br Tompkins say: “So you want to be a paper boy, huh?” She was an instrument in Jehovah’s hand, for if it wouldn’t have been for that time I may not have dedicated my life to Jehovah when I did. I will dearly miss her but I’m confident we will welcome her back in the joyous resurrection!

Sharon Baio

February 19, 2020

Lisa and family. I am so sorry for your loss. It was only yesterday I was thinking about my parents Please tell Bro Tompkins how sorry we all are. Much love to all of you

Carolyn Blackburn

February 16, 2020

Genever was my very first Bible study I conducted when my husband and I moved to Louisiana in the late 60's. She and Tommy gave us a lot of joy when they both dedicated their lives to Jehovah. Their daughters and due to Genever's zealous preaching many more of her relatives came to love Jehovah also. We also did a lot of fun things with them too. Genever helped a lot of people and I know she will be greatly missed not only by her family but by the congregation and all who knew her.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY