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Dr. Gail Helen Tompkins PsyD

December 25, 1942May 7, 2021
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Dr. Gail Helen Tompkins, PsyD, age 78, of North Las Vegas, Nevada passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021. Gail was born December 25, 1942 in New York City, New York.

Dr. Tompkins, PsyD, was a native of New York City and earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the City University of New York and California Southern University.

When a New York City hiring freeze prevented Dr. Tompkins from becoming a Police Woman, she began her career as an Administrative Aide for New York City’s Bronx District Attorney’s Office and Police Department. After completing her Master’s degree she accepted a position as the Director of the Open Door Drug Program for the Westchester Community Opportunities Program upon completion of New York State’s Certification as a School Psychologist accepted a position as Supervising Psychologist for the Federation of Puerto Rican Organization’s twenty Community Residential and Intermediate Care Facilities for the developmentally disabled throughout New York City’s five boroughs. In addition, Dr. Tompkins was the director of the Great Potential Program, New Rochelle, New York for the State University of New York and an adjunct professor for the Continuing Education Program instructing students in assertiveness at the City College of New York and an adjunct psychology professor at Poughkeepsie New York’s Community College, and the College of Southern Nevada.

Returning to Civil service as a Psychologist for the developmentally disabled, Dr. Tompkins was recruited by New York State’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, first, as a Chairperson for the Committee for Special Education, to bring the department into Federal compliance, and as a Regional Coordinator for Release Services for the state’s legislative Comprehensive Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (CASAT). Dr. Tompkins relocated to Nevada when she retired to try her hand at writing.

Dr. Tompkins is survived by her kids Rudolph Avalon Inman, William Henry Inman, and Michael Simmelkjaer Inman, step-son Sean Avalon, her grandchildren Daneisha, Jennifer, Nicole, Danielle, Johnathan, Joshua, Elayna, and Alannis, her great-grandchildren Sandra, Auriana, James, Jailen, Hunter, Imani, Nevah, Eric Jr., and Erica, her great-great-grandchildren Aaliyana, Isabelle, and James Jr., her aunt, Carlyn Jones, her cousins Bob, Lance, Pamela, Terence, Rob, Mark, Christina, Joanna, and Brian, as well as a special mention of Arrick, Tammy, Cathy Buck, other family, and scores of friends and associates.

A memorial service will occur Monday, May 17, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Palm Northwest Mortuary, 6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131. A committal service will occur Monday, May 17, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Palm Northwest Cemetery, 6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131. A reception for Gail will be held Monday, May 17, 2021 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM at Palm Northwest Mortuary, 6701 North Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.palmnorthwest.com for the Tompkins family.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, May 17, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, May 17, 2021

  • Reception

    Monday, May 17, 2021

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Daneisha Ballard

May 17, 2021

You will be missed. My sisters and I will take care of Daddy.

Daneisha

Sandy Inman

May 17, 2021

I've known Gail for a long time. My prayers are with her and the family.

Desiree Ishaaq

May 17, 2021

The last time I spoke to my Aunt Gail was in February. And like always, she inspired me abouts my book, not yet published. She told me to get the book done now. And through her, I will get my book published, exactly the way she told me.

I'll see her again on the other side with my arms open wide, waiting for her embrace.

Love always,
Sparrow

Lynn Nickerson

May 15, 2021

Friends since our early teens-Gail was my cousins first wife and we all grew up together. We remained friends over the years and though we didn’t see one another often, we considered ourselves extended family and stayed in touch.
Will miss being able to reach out but pray my friend is at peace.

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