Thelma M. Jewell Autrey, age 88, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018 in La Marque, Texas. She was born in Galveston, Texas on November 29, 1929 to Virgil B. Jewell and Helen Bolton Jewell. She graduated from Ursuline Academy and married the love of her life, John H. Autrey, Jr on July 12, 1952. She raised her children in La Marque and was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church since 1955. She worked for Kempner Cotton Co., Cotton Concentration Co., a dedicated teacher’s aid at Queen of Peace Catholic School and in the office at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church.
She loved going to “Julia Circle” once a month with her Ursuline Pals. She loved working at the Fatima School Cafeteria once a week where her grandsons attended school and chauffeuring all of her grandchildren to and from school events.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother Virgil Jewell, Jr.
She is survived by her children Michelle Sullins(Chris), and John A. Autrey(Traci); grandchildren Roberto Elizondo, Jr., Michael Sullins, Craig Sullins, Gavin Autrey and Keeley Autrey; sisters Helen Reed(Clifford) and Barbara Broughton(John); brother Michael J. Jewell(Grace); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 at J. Levy & Termini Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., with a Rosary to be held at 6:00 P.M., with Deacon Joe Hensley officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in La Marque, with Father Chacko Puthumayil officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Roberto Elizondo, Jr., Michael Sullins, Craig Sullins, Gavin Autrey, Stephen Broughton and John Broughton III. Honorary pallbearer is Keeley Autrey.