Skip Navigation Links
Front Page
About GNSExpand About GNS
CommunitiesExpand Communities
EducationExpand Education
Links Directory
Medicine & Science
Opinion/ForumExpand Opinion/Forum
Public Safety

Jim Guidry Commentaries Hurricane Ike Remembered
In Remembrance
Jessie J. Edwards
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Jessie Jewell “Aunt Jewell” EdwardsJessie Jewell “Aunt Jewell” Edwards, 81, passed away April 27, 2009 at her residence in Galveston, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas on Friday May 1, 2009. Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas. The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm Thursday, April 30, 2009 at the funeral home. There will be another visitation time from 9:00 am until service time on Friday.

Jewell was born July 6, 1927 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Charly T. Turner and Cora Elizabeth Geddie Turner, she worked in the hospitality and food industry for over 30 years.  She enjoyed meeting people and never met a stranger.  She loved her family. All of her nieces and nephews were a very important part of her life.  She was an active member of the West End Lioness Club from 1978 to 1991.  She served as the Secretary, Treasurer, Lion Twister and Lion Tamer.  In 1991, the Lioness’ joined with the West End Lions Club to form a union of both organizations so that they could be bigger and better to serve the Community, the needy and less fortunate.  The motto of the Lions Club is “We Serve” and Jewell did just that.  She gave of herself 100% in support of the organization.  She was always ready and willing to help, from selling raffle tickets to serving meals to the children and families at the Ronald McDonald House.  She enjoyed going to the Texas Lions Club Camp to help with the Spring Clean Up project, so that the children with disabilities could go to summer camp.  She received the Lion of the Year award in 1995 for exemplary service.  In 2006 she was presented the honor of Lifetime Membership.  She was very proud of the Lions Club and was a member for 31 years.  Jewell will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Ralph L. Edwards and Jesse P. Tejeda, one child, Fay Charlene Snowden, sisters, Melba L. Odom and Emily Langston, brothers, Edward Turner and Belden Turner, nieces, Phyllis J. Stone and Elizabeth Turner, nephews Edward Turner, Jr., Gregory M. Willoughby, Charles Bremermann  and one great great, nephew James Bremermann, Jewell is survived by her sister, Joyce Berryhill of Starksville, Mississippi, sisters-in-law, Verna “Mae” Bramlett of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Carmen Tejeda Eckhart of Sealy, Texas, nieces, Barbara Bremermann and family of Texas City, Texas, Donnis Willoughby of Galveston, Texas, JoAnn Donkin and family of Hitchcock, Texas and Elaine Morse and family of Galveston, Texas; Mary Lessley and Family of Natchez, Mississippi; Kay Monroe and Family of Nashville, Tennessee; Sandra Thrash and family of Moselle, Mississippi; Susan Roberts and family of Jacksonville, Florida; Shelia Barron and family of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Linda Hansen and family of Sealy, Texas, and Jessica Tejeda of the United States Navy;  nephews, Jerry Turner, Sr. and Family of Fefugio, Texas, Darryl Berryhill and family of Livingston, Louisiana, Ray Berryhill and family of Starksville, Mississippi, Freddie Langston and family of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Tommy Turner and family of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Louis Martin Turner of San Diego, California, Dale Turner and family of Purvis, Mississippi, and Mitchell Turner and family of Hattiesburg, Mississippi; numerous great nieces and nephews and many friends.

Pall Bearers will be William Bremermann, Donnie Bremermann, Charles Bremermann, Christopher Morse, John Tejeda, Jr., Jerry Turner, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Morse and Kevin Donkin.
Friends may sign the register book and send the family condolences at  Please include the Edwards name

Remembering Jim Guidry Advertisement Robert Mihovil Photography

Guidry News Service is headquartered in Midtown Houston.
at 4001 Fannin Street, Suite 4109, Houston, TX. 77004-4077
(409) 763 NEWS(6397)
© 1996, Guidry News Service. Duplication of any part of this website in any manner is prohibited.