OBITUARY

Bernice (Frizzell) Tomez

November 2, 1935May 31, 2019
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Services for Bernice Frizzell Tomez, 83, of Lufkin, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in the Gipson Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Kelly Ward officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. Mrs. Tomez was born on November 2, 1935 in Crockett, Texas, the daughter of the late Bill and Rena Frizzell. She passed away peacefully to her heavenly home on Friday, May 31, 2019 at The Joseph House with her loving family surrounding her. Mrs. Tomez resided in Lufkin, Texas all of her adult life. To know her, was to love her. She lived her life for the Lord, thanking Him daily through the good times and the bad, always trusting His will for her life. She was a strong, gentle, loving, caring, poised, and graceful woman who had the ability to make everyone feel special. She was a devoted wife to the late Ennis Tomez for 61 years, and to him she was his everything. It was truly a match made in heaven. She was a loving mother to all three of her daughters, always putting their needs first. She was an involved and caring Nanny to all of her grandchildren, and had a unique bond with each one. Her family was her pride and joy. She was a homemaker who was known for always keeping a tidy and loving home. She was a talented seamstress, a beautiful singer and she enjoyed cooking for her family. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and she taught Sunday School, led the Senior group, and for years led the worship and singing. She loved to shop and always carried herself with class and poise. She had a beautiful smile, contagious laugh and a kind spirit. She was a perfect picture of a Proverbs 31 wife and mother and to her family she was truly worth far more than rubies. She led a Christ-centered life with the utmost of integrity, leaving a lasting impression on all. She was a member of Victory Assembly of God. Mrs. Tomez will be remembered for her grace, poise and strength as she navigated both the difficult and good times. She relied on the Lord for strength and peace and had an unwavering faith that she has passed down to her children. Mrs. Tomez is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and John Horton and Beverly and Mike Shurley, all of Lufkin; grandchildren, Jason and Karen Horton, Brandi Gonzalez, Lynsi and Cory Denman, Zack and Jade Pouland, all of Lufkin, Ashley and Seth Marcantel of Lafayette, Louisiana, Hanna Shurley of Houston and Haley Shurley of College Station; great-grandchildren, Alli Gonzalez and Joseph Tubbs, Aron and Yanet Gonzalez, Cody and Cason Horton, Madix and Maverick Denman, Bentley and Chloe Pouland, Truman and Anna Kate Marcantel; great great-grandchildren, Justin and Paisley Tubbs and Yuliana Gonzalez; sisters, Betty Morris and Eula Mae Landers, both of Lufkin; along with a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ennis Tomez; beloved daughter, Catherine Tomez; parents; brothers, Grover, Brown, Acie and Billy Neal Frizzell; sister, Ethel Price; and granddaughter, Tamesha Horton. Mrs. Tomez will be escorted to her final resting place by her pallbearers, Jason Horton, Zachary Pouland, Cody Horton, Aron Gonzalez, Cason Horton, Cory Denman, Seth Marcantel, Joseph Tubbs and honorary pallbearer Madix Denman. Mrs. Tomez’s family would like to thank the staffs of Affinity Hospice and The Joseph House for the extraordinary care, love and support given during her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Tomez’s honor may be made to The Joseph House, 5784 FM 841, Lufkin, TX 75901. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.gipsonfuneralhome.com Services have been placed in the trust of Gipson Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Rita and John Horton, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Beverly and Mike Shurley, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Jason and Karen Horton, Grandchildren
  • Brandi Gonzalez, Granddaughter
  • Lynsi and Cory Denman, Grandchildren
  • Zack and Jade Pouland, Grandchildren
  • Ashley and Seth Marcantel, Grandchildren
  • Hanna Shurley, Granddaughter
  • Haley Shurley, Granddaughter
  • Alli Gonzalez and Joseph Tubbs, Great-Grandchildren
  • Aron and Yanet Gonzalez, Great-Grandchildren
  • Cody and Cason Horton, Great-Grandchildren
  • Madix and Maverick Denman, Great-Grandchildren
  • Bentley and Chloe Pouland, Great-Grandchildren
  • Truman and Anna Kate Marcantel, Great-Grandchildren
  • Justin and Paisley Tubbs, Great-Great Grandchildren
  • Yliana Gonzalez, Great-Great Granddaughter
  • Betty Morris, Sister
  • Eula Mae Landers, Sister
  • Mrs. Tomez was also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

    She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ennis Tomez; beloved daughter, Catherine Tomez; parents; brothers, Grover, Brown, Acie and Billy Neal Frizzell; sister, Ethel Price; and granddaughter, Tamesha Horton.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jason Horton, Active
  • Zachary Pouland, Active
  • Cody Horton, Active
  • Aron Gonzalez, Active
  • Cason Horton, Active
  • Cory Denman, Active
  • Seth Marcanetl, Active
  • Joseph Tubbs, Active
  • Madix Denman, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Memories

Bernice (Frizzell) Tomez

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Kay (Walker) Thompson

June 4, 2019

II Corinthians 5:8
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Seeing the pictures reminds me as kid at Oak Grove Assembly of God. The love and devotion Sister Tomez had as a Mother for her children as well as others. She will be missed.

Marjorie Clark

June 3, 2019

Rita, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's death. May your fond memories of her help sustain you during this difficult time.

Wayne and Cindy Phillips

June 3, 2019

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your FAMILY and FRIENDS in HONOR of this REMARKABLE soul that will be FOREVER Cherished. May God BLESS ALL who knew and LOVED her so!!!

Pam Watson

June 3, 2019

Ms. Bernice was always a woman I aspired to be like. She was the very definition of a wife and mother. Loving, patient, kind.....she always had a smile, a kind word, a loving heart and a prayer for anyone. She had many challenges in life and handled each with her steadfast faith. Her devotion to her husband will forever be a goal for all of us that knew her to strive for. She will be missed tremendously but I am personally thankful that God allowed my path to cross hers. I am a better person for having known her. Much love and peace to the family.

Katy Marcantel

June 3, 2019

Ashley and Seth, Beverly and Mike and Tomez family,
You were truly blessed by having such a wonderful matriarch. Nanny has left a great legacy for all of you. Now she is in peace with her beloved Ennis. You have our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
Bob and katy Marcantel

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