Bettye Helen Tompkins

December 17, 1928 - August 10, 2020

Bettye Helen Tompkins, 91, of Beaumont, died Monday, August 10, 2020, at Atria Collier Park, Beaumont. She was born on December 17, 1928, and adopted by her parents, Corine Lillye Frazer and Jack Frazer in Kaufman, Texas, at the age of one.

While attending Lamar University, Bettye met her husband James. She was a patient mother to her two sons and an enthusiastic Kindergarten and Art teacher throughout her career.

An avid traveler, she ventured many places across the world both on her own journeys and on mission trips with the Methodist Church. Heavily involved with her church, she served as a Sunday school teacher, led exercise classes, and spent countless hours managing the church thrift shop to raise funds.

In her later days, Bettye enjoyed painting, socializing, and participating in activities at Collier Park. She never met a stranger and was always willing to try new things and live life to the fullest.

Survivors include her sons, Timothy Tompkins of Fannett and Wesley Tompkins and his wife, LuAnne of Shelbyville, Kentucky; grandchildren, Jeremy Tompkins and Samantha Richard and her husband, Jared, all of Fannett; great-grandchildren, Tori Valigura and her husband, Taylor, Katelyn Tompkins, Cole Tompkins, Luke Richard, and Camryn Tompkins; and great-great-granddaughter, Avery Jane Smith.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, James Tompkins; sister, Patricia Coffman; and daughter-in-law, Cathy Tompkins.

A gathering of Mrs. Tompkins family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. At a later date, an interment of her urn will be held at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

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Barbara Warren

Betty was such an inspiration. She truly lived until the angels called her. We went on mission trips to Costa Rica when Betty was at an age to sit and take it easy but she was helping build a church and teach people far from home about love and service. She showed us how to live a long time with grace and strength. Enjoy your time with the Angels, Dear Friend.

Wallace and Gwen Crossley

Our deepest sympathy on your loss, may the Lord comfort you at this time.

Anne Sykes Hillin

Not many people remember their Kindergarten teacher. I do!! She was a kind and gentle lady that I often talk about her. God rest her kind soul and Bless her family.

Nena Cokinos Marshall

I will always remember the perfect lady and kindergarten teacher Mrs. Thompkins was. I’m sorry our paths did not cross in later years so I could tell her so ! My condolences to her family .