Iola Jennusa

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Mrs. Iola Mae (“Tommie”) Jennusa went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on November 24, 2015. Mrs. Jennusa, 93, was born in Saratoga, Texas, to Lona Mae and Miles Jordan on May 7, 1922. She had been a resident of Silsbee for over 40 years after moving from Port Arthur where she owned a successful beauty salon. She was a member of The First Methodist Church of Silsbee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Jennusa; her brothers, Gene and Doug Jordan; a sister, Mrs. Pete Rogers; and her son, Jim Tipton of Rockport, Texas. She is survived by her sister, Zelma Bertram; her brother, Jack Jordan and his wife Carol; and her sisters-in-laws, Mary Jordan and Yvonne Jordan. She is also survived by two daughters and a daughter-in-law, Linda Pittman and her husband Robert, Melba Heselmeyer and her husband Robert, and Judy Tipton. She was beloved by her grandchildren, Laurie Tipton, Jimmy Jr. and Kelly Tipton; Abby Salazar and Kevin Pittman; and Jennifer Barnhouse and Rebecca Milner, as well as by her great grandchildren, Jenny Elliff, Laura Thompson, Kelli Miller, Alyx Salazar, Casey, Benjamin and Sierra Pittman, Nathan and Andrew Tipton. Iola was also a beloved great-great-grandmother. In addition, she was cherished by a host of cousins and aunts, nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. “Tommie” will always be remembered for her love and concern of all those around her, her kind manner, her lovely eyes and smile and her loyalty to family. She was indeed beautiful in face, heart, and spirit and her door was always open to all. Our mother was deeply loved and will be truly missed. A service was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2015, at Farmer’s Funeral Home in Silsbee, Texas with interment following in Resthaven Cemetery in Silsbee. Visitation was from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday.
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