Eloise Thompson

Eloise Thompson began her life’s journey on December 18, 1919, born in Merryville, Louisiana and left this world to be present with her Lord on October 8, 2019 at the age of 99 in Katy, Texas. She was the oldest of five children born to Johnnie and Virgie Marze. She graduated high school from Merryville High School and soon after, she married the love of her life, Basile Thompson. They had four daughters, Jo Ann Thompson, Elaine Meyers, Diane Clark, and Justine Huselton. She was a charter member of Canaan Primitive Baptist Church in Orange. Eloise worked for the West Orange-Cove ISD for 37 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie and Virgie Marze; her husband Basile Thompson; two daughters, Jo Ann Thompson and Elaine Meyers; son in law, Dick Clark; brothers, Johnnie L. Marze, Jr. and Gilbert David Marze; and two sisters, Mae Eaves and Virgie Rae DeVore.

She is survived by daughters, Diane Clark of Houston, Texas and Justine Huselton and husband Charles of Richmond, Texas; grandchildren, Charisse Gregory (Gary), Sid Meyers, Christy Cummings (Charlie), Stewart Clark (Stephanie), Justin Clark, Jason Huselton (Andrea), and Karla Howell (Dave); 10 great grandchildren; and 4 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by special caregiver and friend, Karla Montana and her husband Jesse; special friends, Brenda and Charlie Blohm; numerous nieces and nephews, friends from Orange, as well as her special friends and caregivers from Atria Cinco Ranch, Katy, Texas. We would like to say a special thank you to the hospice caregivers from Amed.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with visitation at 10:00 a.m. and services at 11:00 a.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Burial will follow at Cooper Cemetery, Merryville, Louisiana, at 3:30 p.m.

Pallbearers are Justin Clark, Stewart Clark, Gary Gregory, Dave Howell, Dillon Huselton, Jason Huselton, and Sid Meyers. Honorary pallbearers are Noah Clark, Levi Cummings, Colby Howell and Gordon Worlow.

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